Posted: 07.09.2015
 
Anveshan Living Jainism Text and photographs: Sweta Daga Awakening In September 2014, we met a young svetambara nun, Sadhvi Risabh Ratna. At 29 years old, she took diksha almost four years ago. Currently she is working on her Ph.D on the subject of Jain yoga. Her spiritual journey, however, started much earlier. She explained that she never felt like she belonged in society and her normal life was not bringing...
Posted: 05.09.2015
 
Anveshan The Ancient Roots of 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 understand that the terms Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are reasonably...
Posted: 04.09.2015
 
Anveshan About Jainism Parasparopagraho Jivanam “All life is bound by mutual support and interdependence.” Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that believes in non-violence as the highest duty of every individual. Jain mythology postulates that their way of life has always existed since the beginning of mankind and that Mahavira was the last of a line of enlightened teachers called tirthankaras who appear...

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