- Indian Civilisation has produced many philosophies and
religions. Among them is Jainism, one of the oldest religions
in the world. Jains believe it to be an eternal religion.
In fact No religion of the World has explained the principle
of Ahimsa [non-violence] so deeply and systematically as
discussed, with its applicability in life, as Jainism. As
and when this benevolent principle of Ahimsa will be sought
for practice by the people of the world to achieve their
ends of life in this world and beyond, Jainism is sure to
have the uppermost status and Bhagawan Mahavira is sure
to be respected as the greatest authority on Ahimsa.
Jainism is nature in the purest and truest form. Jainism
is as old as nature, which has neither beginning nor any
end. The mission of Jainism is the mission of nature, which
is to work for the welfare of one and all, to rise from
the pitfall of ignorance and inaction to the spiritual climax
of infinite bliss and perfect knowledge. i.e. absolute freedom.
(Moksha) Jainism is a religion based on cosmic principles,
eternal principles on which this colossal machinery runs
without any mistake or even a single momentary halt. The
principles of modern science are true and temporary in particular
context of space and time only, but the principles of Jainism
are true for all time, for all space, for everybody and
everything. Jainism throws light on the colossal structure
of universe, its shape, size, origin, purpose and mechanism.
It deals in perfect details with six realms out of which
the universe is made. Everything that happens in the universe
is according to the fixed pattern of eternal laws, which
are unshakable and infallible.
A description of few fundamental concepts in Jainism is