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Jain Values

Compassion for All Viewpoints: When the Jain Principle of Anekantavada Meets Practice

JAINA | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
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The Jain principle of anekantavad is about respecting the variety of perspectives in the world, but it has its roots in the interconnectedness of all beings.

Planning a Cross-Cultural Thanksgiving

JAINA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
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The first issue is the Thanksgiving prayer. How is it possible for a Jain and a Christian to pray together? Jains do not believe in a creator god, and Christians do.

Response to Feedback on 'Is There Room for God in Jainism?'

JAINA | Posted 11.17.2013 | Religion
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My time with Maharaji and with ISJS allowed me to discover that the notion of God is not bound by such strict parameters in India. Rather, God is made more infinite and more personal simultaneously.

Interfaith and Jainism

JAINA | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
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Interfaith is about having a deep awareness that faith or religion is an essential part of our lives, and that we must learn, respect, and understand other people's faiths.

Animal Rights and Plant Based Diets: Short-Lived Fad or Longstanding Tradition?

JAINA | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
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While the majority of westerners believe vegetarianism to be a mostly recent phenomenon, Jains know this is not the case.

How to Deal With Anger

JAINA | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
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In Jainism anger is also linked to karmic bondage. The higher the intensity of anger, the stronger the bondage and the more serious the impact on one's destiny.

Cultivating Nonviolence In A New Era

JAINA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
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If values like ahimsa (non-violence) are taught in creative ways that deepen tradition, the positive impact on children's actions and interactions can only multiply.