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Old 11-07-2009, 03:32 PM
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HI! I am a white american and i was wondering if i could convert to jainism. I really like the religion and i feel that it is true. When i look up how to convert on yahoo and google there are no real answers. I dont get a yes or a no. So i was wondering if anyone here had the answer. THANK YOU!
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:41 PM
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I thought I was the only one! Once you consider yourself a Jain and follow ahimsa, you are a Jain.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:44 PM
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Are you kidding me, THATS IT! WOW OMG THANKYOU!
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Welcome to the forum Mahavir
My impression with most dharmic paths is that it is your adoption of the teaching rather than conversion which opens the door.

I look forward to reading more posts on Jainism

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Old 11-07-2009, 05:24 PM
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To echo the other answers, I don't think there is any conversion ritual; one simply begins to follow the Jain dharma -- which is no small undertaking.
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What has drawn you to Jainism ? Why do you think this is the right thing to do?
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:23 PM
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Jainism, buddhism, sikhism are all extentions of SANATN DHARMA.
Sanatan Dharma means the ETERNAL PATH or a WAY OF LIFE.
Which simply means a PATH that was, is and will remain. There is no ownership.
Any human whatever may be his way of life is covered by it.
However since as usual minds [thoughts] create dualities and so the same definition will not be accepted by followers of islam or christ and so it is now narrowed down to people who follow some known or popular PATHS .
To live in society and fulfill many obligations one has to declare which is his religion for records and for visiting places of worships certain times some novice may ask if you are a follower and if not may embarrass and so to avoid it best is to go to a JAIN temple and ask the priest to ordain you in jainism and thereafter be inducted and follow it.
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Again, can someone explain to me why they think this is the right religion to follow?
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I thought I was the only one! Once you consider yourself a Jain and follow ahimsa, you are a Jain.
hi i've never heard of Jainism before. could you please give a brief explanation of your path? what do you believe in? what's your aim in life?

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To live in society and fulfill many obligations one has to declare which is his religion for records and for visiting places of worships certain times some novice may ask if you are a follower and if not may embarrass and so to avoid it best is to go to a JAIN temple and ask the priest to ordain you in jainism and thereafter be inducted and follow it.
For those who are interested, a list of Jain temples in the US can be found here:

Jain Temples, Jain Mandir in the USA and North America, Jainism including other links of interest ... Garamchai.Com
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