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10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

Big Think - Nov 20, 2017
The first teacher of Jainism to be generally recognized as a historical individual, as he is mentioned not only in Jainist texts but in Buddhist works as well. Parshvanatha was a monk who taught for 70 years, and had a wide group of followers. His ...

Tracking the lesser-known Bahubalis of Karnataka

The Hindu - Dec 10, 2017
He attributed this to the Jain influence in the region while pointing out that even historically, south Karnataka was a strong bastion of Jainism. It is established that Chandragupta Maurya, who reigned from 322 BC to 298 BC, abdicated his throne and ...

Could we please retire the "Special Place in Hell" metaphor?

WDEL 1150AM (blog) - Dec 14, 2017
Jainism holds that one's stay in Naraka is not eternal; and multiple hells exist in the seven grounds of a lower universe. Even mystical Judaism alludes to seven "compartments" or "habitations" of hell. (Funny how the number 7 keeps coming up ...

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Why Jainism Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion

Hearing Color, Seeing Sound. This Is Synesthesia. (360 Video) http://jainism.purzuit.com/video/_EyPXmy7R9s.html Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Jainism is revered for its commitment to nonviolen...

Introduction to Jainism | Belief | Oprah Winfrey Network

Varun Soni , dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, gives a primer on Jainism, one of the four major religions out of India. Jainism centers on the belief that there...

James Powell: an Overview of Jainism

Here, Powell examines how the Jain tradition emerged, its nature and how it is to be distinquished from the other two big Indian religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Sam Harris Real religion of peace Jainism Or Islam?. Is Quran & Prophet Muhammad Perfect? Facts

Scientist Dr Sam Harris assesses Muslim claims of perfection of Quran & Muhammad This clip is part of lectures of Sam Harris an eminent Neuroscientist & scientific rational thinker from USA....

The Two Minute Warning: Jainism and the Practice of Ahimsa

Professor Andrea Diem-Lane narrates this film, partially based on an excerpt from Michael Tobias' moving book, Life Force, which provides a glimpse into Jainism and its ancient practice of...