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Jainism – The Principles of Jainism as Preached by Mahavira

Jainism – The Principles of Jainism as Preached by Mahavira

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Life of Mahavira
  • Born in 540BC at Kundagrama near Vaisali.
  • Siddhartha was his father: Trisala his mother,Yasoda his wife and Jameli was the daughter.
  • Attained Kaivalya at Jrimbhikagrama ineastern India at the age of 42.
  • Died at the age of 72 in 468 BC at Pavapurinear Rajagriha.
  • He was called Jina or Jitendriya, Nirgranthaand Mahavira.

Way to Nirvana (Three Ratnas)
  • Right faith (Samyak vishwas)
  • Right knowledge (Samyak jnan
  • Right conduct (Samyak karma)

The Principles of Jainism as Preached by Mahavira


  • Rejected the authorityof the Vedas and theVedic rituals.
  • Did not believe in the existence of God.
  • Believed in karma and the transmigration of soul.
  • Laid great emphasis on equality.
Five Main Teachings
  • Non-injury (ahimsa)
  • Non-lying (saryai)
  • Non-stealing (asateya)
  • Non-possession (aparigraha)
  • Observe continence (Bralmmcharya).

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