• Our research on Jainism

    Read something about Jainism.

    Jainism and Buddhism are not offshoots or versions of Hinduism. They are not even protest movements or heretical groups that developed on the basis of opposing Hinduism. Both of them are the living versions of what in India was once famous as the sramana tradition. To understand this, we must...
    A message for all Jain lore holds that when Mahavira attained enlightenment, he did not speak right away. He gave his first sermon after more than two months of silence[1][2]. To hear the Jina speak, not only humans, but all beings assembled in a specially created hall, which included lakes for...
    Non-violence as a core philosophy and a vegetarian diet as one of its outcomes are the two most well-known aspects of the Jain community. Practicing Jains from all sects and subsects are strict vegetarians.Jains who are engaged in any kind of active spiritual pursuit will even avoid vegetables...
    “Death is a Dialogue between The Spirit and the Dust.” ~Emily Dickinson Though fundamental to our existence, life and death are still not well understood; their meanings have many keepers. Whether a transition or an end, death is illuminated only in the context of life. But life is more...
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