Monday, September 20, 2004

Hinduism, Jainism

With Jainism, which always remained an Indian religion, Hinduism has so much in common, especially in social institutions and ritual life, that nowadays Hindus tend to consider it a Hindu sect. Many Jains also are inclined to fraternization. The points of difference - e.g., a stricter ahimsa practice and the absence of sacrifices for the deceased in Jainism - do not give


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