Jainism is Hindu or what
- Dear friends
a long discussion is going on whether jain is hindu or a other religion . i
would like to tell you all that jain is not a religion . jain is a way of
jin by which tirthankars goes to moksha . after the 500 yrs of nirvan of
bhagwan mahavir their followers give this panth a new name called " jain "
. jain is who bealives the saying of bhagwan mahavir or other tirthankars .
all the vani of tirthankars are same . they were not jain . they were
kshatriyas . all the tirthankrs are born in kshatriya family by niyam and
there is never any change . once jiv of bhagwan mahavir was came in the
womb of bramhin mother . but the Indra came to know and they change the
womb and bring the jive of bhagwan mahavir in the kshatriya mother .
so the discussion has no meaning of jain or hindu . the way by which a jive
goes to moksha that is only one , and we call it jain.by following the
saying of tirthankars a christian , a muslim , a hindu or of any other
religion can go to moksha .
i hope the gyani members of group would be agree with me .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Abhinav Jain" <abhi9_jain@...>
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Jain Friends] jain is a part of hindu? - Jainism is not a part
> Jai Jinendra,
> I too support that Jainism is not the part of Hindu,
> but its a fact that nearly 90% of indians believe Jains are part of
> Hindus and no one can deny it.
> What i want to say is as many of the rules/preachings of our Gods are
> same as that of Hindu Gods so people misunderstand it and consider it
> as a part of Hindu.
> Again due to Hindu and Muslim riots and all such stuffs going around,
> which also casted a due effect in combining all the other religions
> and submerge into Hindus..
> But I think we should not go ahead on such a topic which creates
> diversity, but as India is made of many cast, sects, religions,
> languages etc we should stand together and should think on the
> progess of our country.
> I would like to throw light on one point : "have you heard of talks
> related to religion/language diversity in America or other developed
> So if we want to progress than we should come above all these
> Even our Tirthankars used to say the same thing and you people many
> be knowing that during "Samav Sharan" even animals used to leave
> their wild nature and sit and hear the preaching........
> I am sorry if I have offended someone, but its completely my views.
> And thanks for reading this..
> --- Naresh Shah <Naresh-IndiraShah@...> wrote: > Dear Friends:
> > Jai Jinendra. The following text from A Handbook of Jainology
> > clearly shows that Jainism is not a part of Hindu religion.
> > Regards,
> > Naresh
> > Evidence in support of the theory that Jain Dharma is an ancient
> > religion:
> > The Jain Dharma existed even before the emergence of the Vedas and
> > the Puranas which are said to be ancient. This point is proved by
> > what is said in the following stanza.