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Janaism is an Indian religion of peace. It's doctrine proclaims that every being has a soul with potential divine properties. The goal of Janaism is self-control, also called Shramana (self-reliant). Spiritual development is encouraged and as it provides a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal. Souls are divided in two categories: liberated souls and souls attached to the world. Jains do not believe in creationism, instead they believe nature follows it's own laws.

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This is the English translation of the Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Charita (literally “The lives of the sixty-three illustrious People”), a Sanskrit epic poem written by Hemachandra in the twelfth century. The work relates ...
by Helen M. Johnson
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