Jainism

Jainism

[jahy-niz-uhm]
noun
a dualistic religion founded in the 6th century b.c. as a revolt against current Hinduism and emphasizing the perfectibility of human nature and liberation of the soul, especially through asceticism and nonviolence toward all living creatures.

Origin:
1855–60; Jain + -ism

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Jainism (ˈdʒaɪˌnɪzəm)
 
n
an ancient Hindu religion, which has its own scriptures and believes that the material world is eternal, progressing endlessly in a series of vast cycles
 
'Jainist
 
n, —adj

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