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In certain religions like Jainism, killing, or eating of seeds or unicellular microorganisms is banned. Does slicing of sporangia kill all the spores?

In certain religions like Jainism, killing, or eating of seeds or unicellular microorganisms is banned. Does sectioning of sporangia kill all the spores? And by the way do the spores form a part of ...
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Is Rishabdev who is worshipped by Jains the same as the one mentioned in Shrimad Bhagvat or he is Shiva?

In Bhagavat Puran Rishabhadev is mentioned as Avatar of Vishnu Bhagwan. In Shiv Puran also an Avatar of Shiv Bhagwan is mentioned as Vrishabh.
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Is it possible to get liberation(moksha) just by believing something?

Even if a man cannot act up to the precepts of the Jain religion, he crosses the sea of pain and misery if he only believes this to be the only true religion in the world." Prakaran Ratnakar, ...
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Do any Hindu Scriptures talk about Mahavira or any other Jain Tirthankaras?

Jainism, unlike Buddhism, has a cordial relation with Hinduism. Jains even accept that Rama was a divine incarnation. Hindu scriptures do talk about Buddha. I wonder whether Hindu scripture mentions ...
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Why Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism require to do blasphemy against our dharma and God like shri ram,hanuman and shri krishna to promote their faith? [closed]

I have respected Jainism, buddhism and Sikhism from childhood, but now, I only tolerate them (due to current law)because their scriptures are blasphemous against shri hari and mahadev avtars. Now ...
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Are there any refutations of Jinasena's criticism of Hindu (astika) philosophy?

From Sources of Indian tradition: The following example of Jain dialectic is taken from the Great Legend (Mahapurana), a lengthy poem in excellent Sanskrit, composed by the Digambara teacher Jinasena ...
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What kind of meditation did Mahavira practice?

First of all I know that this is not community for jains and I am not a jain either. But since there is no Jain stack exchange, I thought of asking here. My question is regarding details of how ...
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Did buddhism and jainism decline because they are anti ritualistic and contrary to what brahmin hindus propagate? [closed]

Also, can someone tell me where to start from for Indian philosophy and culture like some map which covers all Philosophies?
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Is Rishabha, the founder of Jainism and the avatar of Lord Vishnu, the same characters or two different characters that only share the name? [duplicate]

Is Rishabha, the founder of Jainism and the avatar of Lord Vishnu, the same characters or two different characters that only share the name? I'm Hindu but don't believe that there is a connection ...
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Is Hinduism related to Jainism? [duplicate]

I see a lot of stuff that sort of show that Jainism is related to Hinduism.For example, Was Parsvanatha, the 23rd tirthankara of Jainism, an avatar of Lord Shiva? Asks if Parsvanath, the 23rd ...
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What are necessary and sufficient conditions for being a Hindu, if they are to make Jains, Sikhs, etc. non-Hindu? [duplicate]

What parameters are used to classify Jains Sikhs Buddhists etc as Non-Hindu?
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What is the role of Jainism and Buddhism in introducing Vegetarianism to Hinduism?

It is said on multiple occasions that initially Hinduism was not a vegetarian society. From Was Lord Rama a non-vegetarian? :– I know meat eating is not restricted to any Hindu Caste, while in ...
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How did some Jain Bunts became administrators of Hindu Temples?

From this Wikipedia Article, Some Jain Bunts are hereditary trustees abd administrators of Hindu Temples, an example being at the Dharamsthala Temple How and why did Jain Bunts became the ...
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Which scripture is the source of the following sloka?

Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath quotes one line of a sloka in one of His writings: na sikshed yaavanim bhaashaam na gachched jaina-mandiram meaning : One should not learn any European (Yaavani) ...
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Marici (Mareechi), in Jainism and Hinduism. Are they the same?

Hinduism has Rishi Marici, who is one of the Saptarshis. Wikipedia says that he is the founder of Vedanta. However the first systematized book on Vedanta is the Brahma Sutras, composed by Badarayana. ...
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What are the main theological differences between Hinduism and Jainism?

I know Jains do not accept the authority of the Vedas. But what are the main theological differences between Hinduism and Jainism?
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