Jainism Perspectives

Jainism , traditionally known as Jain dharma, belongs to the śramaṇa tradition and is one of the oldest Indian religions. It prescribes a path of non-injury (ahimsa) towards all living beings. Practitioners believe non-violence and self-control are the means to liberation. Followers of Jainism are called Jains and must observe five major vows:  not lying,  not stealing, chastity, and non-attachment. Self-discipline and asceticism are thus major focuses …