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DSST World Religions

Ahimsa Non-violence, a central Jain principle, includes respect for life and all living things. To the extent that some wear masks to prevent breathing in tiny insects and killing them.
Aparigraha The Jain principle of giving up all worldly things and human attachments.
Digambara A highly ascetic order of Jain monks who wear no clothes. Believe in total renunciation of worldly possessions.
Jina In Jainism, someone who has conquered attachment to the world and won victory of knowledge and enlightenment. Said to be 24 of them. AKA Tirthankaras.
Jiva The soul in Jainism.
Samsara The continual round of birth, death, and rebirth in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
Muni A Jain monk.
Tirthankaras The great enlightened 24 teachers in Jainism, of whom Mahavira was the last. They are spiritual guides able to make a ford across the ocean of rebirth. AKA Jinas.
Shvetambara Jain order of monks and nuns who are less ascetic than the Digambara. Where white robes.
Mahavira Founder of Jainism. Former Hindu.
Brahmacharya To abstain from sexual activity
Asteya Not to steal
Five Great Vows Monks and nuns agree to these principles: Ahimsa, Asteya, Satya, Brahmacharya, & Aparigraha
Satya to speak the truth
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