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Unit 3: Jainism

ahimsa Nonviolence, a central Jain principle
Aparigraha Nonacquisitiveness; a major Jain principle
Anekantwad Jain principle of nonabsolutism, because truth has many aspects
Tirthankaras The great enlightened teachers in Jainism, of whom Mahavira was the last in the present cosmic cycle
jiva The soul
ajiva Matter
Anuvrat Small vows; apart of the Anuvrat Movement; used to help people keep strong moral standards against the looser moral code of the society around them
Digambara A highly ascetic order of Jain monks who wear no clothes; left when the Jains split up during the famine; adhere to the traditional standards; sky-clad
Shvetambara Jain order of monks who are less ascetic than the Digambara; stayed when the Jains split up during the famine; have more contemporary standards; white-clad
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