Class Notes (838,387)
Canada (510,873)
Religion (798)
RLG100Y1 (486)
Arti Dhand (157)
Lecture

RLG100 Lecture 26Wednesday.docx

4 Pages
121 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Arti Dhand
Semester
Fall

Description
RLG100 Lecture 26 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Jainism cont’d: -how the Jain communtoy evolved after the death of Mahavira -split into 2 sects -Digambara -wear no clothing, go nude (sky-clad) -wear the sky -view Mahavira as someone who is very god-like who was never corrupted by different poisons in the world -not really practical for women to throw off their clothes and wander out into the world -women cannot achieve enlightenment while they are in a women’s body -must be reborn in the next life in a man’s body for this -deny that Mahavira ever had the normal kind of familial or social attachments/committments -Svetambara -white-clad, where white robes -view Mahavira as a historical character, not much different from the rest of us -women too can achieve enlightenment in this life -understanding of Mahavira’s life is that he grew up with his family and married and when his parents died he renounced worldly attachments -the more popular sect today -both also differ on scripture -they are monastic communities -within first few hundred years, Jainism became quite popular -gained political patronage -due to this popularity the Jain community was essential in evolving Hinduism, Buddhism -spilt happened due to the different views on clothing -how monks should represent themselves -society constructs our ways of thinking, the values we hold -what the Sramana movement does is try to deconstruct these values and ideals society has given us and approach the world as individual -find answers for ourselves -leave behind habits constructed by society, our gender -the idea here being once we leave behind all these things our clothing still shrouds us -clothing represents our last vestige of our attachment to the world -clothing is a symbol of our attachment to the social system of the material world -this is how the Digambara viewed the idea of clothing -not a new idea, still exists today -the Svetambara view white as a monastic colour this is why the wear white robes rd Right Conduct (3 Jewel of Jainism) -5 basic ethical principles -Ahimsa -non-violent commitment (much more extreme than in other traditions) -highest duty at all times -non-harmfulness, live without causing pain t
More Less

Related notes for RLG100Y1

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit