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Jainism principles

Discuss the common characteristics Jainism shares with the others.

Analyze the interactions between the modern world and Jainism.

Provide examples of how these interactions influence both Jainism and the modern world.

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Jainism

Discuss the common characteristics Jainism shares with the others:

Jainism is an Indian religion that basically advocates for non-violence towards any human being. It has the philosophy that states that humanity need to personally strive to move his soul towards liberation as well as diving consciousness. As such, the common characteristics that Jainism shares with others include but are not limited to faith, works (action) and knowledge (Jain Dharma, n.d.). Most religions profess the importance of faith. The bone of contention may lie as to what this faith constitutes to, but the underlying similarity is that while it may be pegged on an unseen power or a known object, that it exists in some form. In regards to works or action, this characteristic calls for the conscientious effort to do something in regards to the faith that the individual professes. Most religions expect their followers to perform actions that are an external manifest of what is on the inside. Finally, knowledge is crucial as it enlightens the religion follower of what is expected of them.

Analyze the interactions between the modern world and Jainism. :

The interaction between the modern world and Jainism relies mostly on human nature. Jainism believes in the divinity if the soul, meaning that the interactions with this world needs be one in which the individual strives to achieve liberation from his earthly desires. In addition to the human nature, there exist life's purpose in which every individual is seen as going through certain levels towards an individual path of human development. Be it being a spiritual leader or ...

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This solution offers examples of how interactions influence both Jainism and the modern world through the Jainism principles of "non violence and the reverence for all life."

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