Brahmacarya – chaste living. Chaste living is important to Jains because sexual indulgence gets in the way of the road to liberation. Sexual passion is so powerful that it can overcome rational …
What is Jainism? Jainism (also known as Jaina dharma) is a religion originating in India that emphasizes non-violence towards all living things and equality among all life. Self-control and non-violence are taught as the means to obtain liberation from the world’s suffering.Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins
Jainism (pronounced jayn-izm), traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is a dharmic religion with its origins in the prehistory of India, still practiced today by several million people.Jainism has as its religious ideal the perfection of man’s nature. The universe is seen as being eternal—having no beginning and no end—precluding God from being a creator.
Jainism or Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion.Followers of Jainism are called “Jains“, a word derived from the Sanskrit word jina (victor) and connoting the path of victory in crossing over life’s stream of rebirths through an ethical and spiritual life. Jains trace their history through a succession of twenty-four victorious saviours and teachers known as tirthankaras, with the …Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins
Yes it is explained in many karnanuyog scriptures. There are 3 veds stri (female), purush (male) and napunsak (third gender). By birth, one has 2 types of ved (gender). One is called physical or dravya ved (defined by the body structure) and secon…
Jainist sects also have differing views of sex. Some seeing it as no sex outside of marriage, the other as no sex at all. Why? Attachment. Sex can insure positive or negative karma.. I find the idea that women can’t achieve liberation in that life questionable.
The third-sex, known as napuṃsakas, were an important consideration because there was a social stigma attached to them. As Zwilling and Sweet explain, the fear was that the broader populace would assume things wrongly of Jain mendicants if the napuṃsakas were ordained as monks or even if mendicants accepted alms from them. Thus, another …Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins
Jains must have sex only with the person they are married to. Jains must avoid sexual indulgence even with that person. Jains must give up sex, if possible, after the marriage has yielded a son.
Shaped by her experiences, "Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking," is a new film by Shree, 33, screening Friday in New Orleans. As an adult, Shree joined a Jain monk community and …Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins
GENDER AND RELIGION: GENDER AND JAINISM. The birth act for the study of gender concerns in Jainism is undoubtedly the publication of Padmanabh S. Jaini’s Gender and Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women (1991). Jaini’s monograph goes to the heart of the Jain tradition by dealing with a gender-based issue that is crucial to it and that marks one of the clearest …