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Volume 7 Issue 5
May-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2005103

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729-736

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AHIMSA IN RELIGIONS ESPECIALLY IN JAINISM, A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF INDIA

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2349-5162

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"AHIMSA IN RELIGIONS ESPECIALLY IN JAINISM, A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF INDIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no.729-736, May-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005103.pdf

Abstract

An ethical principle of major religions of India is ahimsa. It is the cardinal virtue and central theme of Jain scripture. Concepts of ahimsa in Indian ethics and in Jain philosophy is dealt here. Ahimsa means non-violence that is in action, speech and thought and is a cardinal virtue. It was a courageous stand of samkhya and yoga to take steps to condemn violence under all circumstances. Active Non-violence comes from the association of two principles, force and gentleness. Non injury in thought, word and deed, love, goodwill, patience, endurance and self purification constitute the Buddhist morality. Jainism means it as kindness to living beings and avoidance of mental, verbal and physical injury. It also means reverence for life in totality. Ahimsa is the pre-eminent and principal vow in Jainism which upholds the vitalities of the living beings. Vitalities are those elements that are necessary to sustain life. Ahimsa emphasizes social virtues to develop self culture such as meditation on love for all creatures, delight at the virtues and indifference to the vicious. Thus it makes social harmony and mutual exchange of love towards nature and humans.

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Jainism, Ahimsa, non-violence, virtue, vows.

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"AHIMSA IN RELIGIONS ESPECIALLY IN JAINISM, A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF INDIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no. pp729-736, May-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005103.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2005103
Registration ID: 231677
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 5 | Year May-2020
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Page No: 729-736
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"AHIMSA IN RELIGIONS ESPECIALLY IN JAINISM, A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF INDIA", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no. pp729-736, May-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005103.pdf




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