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Title: Jainism

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Subject: Humanities
Author: Preston M
Date: October 11, 2012
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 8 / 2278
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The last of the Tirthankaras, Mahavira, is generally regarded as the religion’s founder. The son of wealthy members of the Kshatriya (warrior) caste in India, Mahavira lived in a state of dissatisfaction until he pursued a life of rigid asceticism. Neglecting his body, exposing himself to harsh weather conditions, he denied himself the pleasures of food, love, and hygiene...

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Neglecting his body, exposing himself to harsh weather conditions, he denied himself the pleasures of food, love, and hygiene. Just as devotedly, Mahavira practiced ahimsa by avoiding injury to all living beings. Finally, after twelve years of self-denial, the emaciated man “in deep meditation in the midst of abstract meditation…reached nirvana, the complete and full, the unobstructed, unimpeded, infinite and supreme, best knowledge and intuition called kevala”...

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