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Lecture on Jainism-Jan 17

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

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th January 17 Jainism ahimsa (non-violence) J039O03088 K,72O0883088 foundation of Jain ethics - assumes the backdrop of the Indic worldview - .4390[9419K087,2,3, movement of dissent establishment of Vedic tradition characteristics existence of homeless wondering; leaving home to find answer; source of foundation to the Indic tradition o major features seeking spiritual answers higher extreme asceticism (related to body) exposing body to all kinds of riggers and harsh environments in order to receive spiritual answers Ascetic : Western: the body is an impure thing that needs to be disciplined and controlled Indic: idea of strengthening the body and achieving control and mastery over it if one can rid of the concerns of that body one is free to study religion *ascetic NOT aesthetic - setting of 24 teachers different points in history (TIRTHANKARA -7LJ0-builder connecting this world
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