Jainism definitions

jī'nĭz'əm
An ascetic religion of India, founded in the sixth century bc , that teaches the immortality and transmigration of the soul and denies the existence of a supreme being.
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A religion of India, founded in the 6th cent. b.c.: it emphasizes asceticism, nonviolence, and reverence for all living things.
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A religion and philosophy, with a focus on nonviolence and personal effort to progress the soul towards divine consciousness.
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