Muni

Published: 25.12.2003
Updated: 17.01.2012
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Munis

Jain monks are called Muni.
Dedicated form of adress: Munishree

An ascetic, monk (sadhu), who keeps Maun (silence).
Munis only observe, without praising or complaining.
Asks for food and walks by foot.

Terapanth monks and nuns are wearing white clothes.

Monks (munis) and nuns (sadhvis) follow the 5 great vows (mahavrata)

See also: guru

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