lecture 12

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Published on 14 May 2011
School
UTM
Department
Religion
Course
RLG205H5
Professor
Week 12 RELIGIOUS NATIONALISM
Jainism: may have developed before the 6th century BC. Jainism developed because
of religious bigotry + exploitation + corruption. It tried to reduce monopoly of the
community.
In past spoke Sanskrit which is not the language of the people. People did not
understand -> get exploitation.
Brahmin:
1.Did not let the poor live in the community.
2.Force people to celebrate religious ceremony by killing people.
3.Gender exploitation by forcing women to stay at home.
Start Buddhism and Jainism to stop the exploitation.
Factors to start Jainism:
1.Difficult language
2.Philosophy
3.Exploitation
Satriya function is to protect the people.
Jains believe in karma + transmigration of souls from 1 body to another.
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Jainism: may have developed before the 6th century bc. Jainism developed because of religious bigotry + exploitation + corruption. It tried to reduce monopoly of the community. In past spoke sanskrit which is not the language of the people. Brahmin: did not let the poor live in the community, force people to celebrate religious ceremony by killing people, gender exploitation by forcing women to stay at home. Start buddhism and jainism to stop the exploitation. Factors to start jainism: difficult language, philosophy, exploitation. Jains believe in karma + transmigration of souls from 1 body to another. Kataragama is a pilgrimage town popular with buddhist, h indu, muslim and indigenous veda communities of sri lanka and south east. Kataragama is a multi-religious sacred city as it contains an islamic. In spite of the differences of caste and creed, many sri lankans show great reverence to god.