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Jainism is a Religion of Practice (Jain Way of Life) Non-Violence is the Supreme Religion of All Religions Most all are vegetarians and some are vegan Would avoid business that involves violence Many would not eat root vegetables Many would even avoid walking on grass Practice of fasting or eating only one meal/day Practice of not eating after sunset Minimize use of water and fire Charity – Animal Welfare - Philanthropy
Jainism is a Religion of Practice (Practice for Jain community) Building of Animal Shelters Building of Schools and Hospitals Support Language Research Institutes Research and training in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Other Ancient Indian Languages Remarkable contribution by Jain Monks in all Major Indian Languages
Practice of Jain Monks Non Possessiveness: Would not possess any property, assets, money, or Furniture Travel by Walking Lifetime Celibacy Many would not even posses any clothing Some would possess only 2-3 pieces of fabrics Intense Practice of Austerities and Penance Study of Scriptures Research in ancient Indian Languages Contribution – Social Uplift and Education
Jain Prayers Universal Forgiveness Prayer I grant forgiveness to all living beings. May all living beings grant me forgiveness. My friendship is with all living beings. My enmity is totally nonexistent.
Universal Peace and Friendship Prayer Shivmastu Sarva Jagatah, Par‑ hit‑ nirata bhavantu bhutaganah, Doshah Prayantu Nasham, Sarvatra Sukhi bhavantu lokah. May the whole Cosmos be blessed. May all beings engage in each others well beings. May all weakness, sickness and faults diminish and vanish. May everyone and everywhere be healthy, prosper, blissful, and peaceful.