Key Terms on Jainism

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Department
Religion
Course
RLGA01H3
Professor
Henry Shiu
Semester
Summer

Description
Key Terms for the lecture on Jainism: 1. Karmamarga - Exemplifies the way of works 2. Ahimsa - Closely related to the principle of non-violence 3. Sramanas - lit. strivers 4. karma (in the context of Jainism) - Jains believe karma to be material in nature. Intention is important to determine the quality of karma. 5. Tirthankaras literally Ford maker. Epithet for the 24 Jinas who through their teachings created a ford across the ocean of Samsara. The transformative path to attain moksa is believed by the Jains to have been laid out by the tirthankaras. The tirthankaras, or ford finders are those who transcended the ocean of samsara and found moksa from matters clutches. 6. Moksa - The transformative path to attain moksa is believed by the Jains to have been laid out by the tirthankaras. The tirthankaras, or ford finders are those who transcended the ocean of samsara and found moksa from matters clutches. st 7. Rsabha the 1 tirthankara of our current time cycle aka adinath. Rsabha is believed to have lived in the Jambudvipa. According to Jains, there were 24 tirthankaras in all, beginning with Rsabha. 8. Mahavira literally great hero. Epithet of the 24 and final Jina of our time cycle born th rd th Vardhamana Jnatrpura in the 6 C BCE. Modern scholars believe the 23 and 24 tirthankaras, Parsva and Mahavira,
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