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Jain Digambara (sky-clad) monks

Discussion in 'Jainism DIR' started by Aupmanyav, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    With all due respects, since I represent the Jains in this forum.

     
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  3. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    That is renunciation, complete renunciation. The fans/brooms are to gently clean the ground before taking the next step, keeping in mind that one does not harm any living creature.
     
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    An honourable path to be sure. As we didn't have microscopes back in Mahavira's time, I wonder how they deal with the newer scientific knowledge about microbacteria. Do you know, Aup?
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    What can one do about what is unmanageable? However, some do not take medicines to kill the germs and worms. Rather than that, they would like to die. As I hold, Mahavira was a radical. There was no middle ground with him.
     
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    So what's going on here? A handful of sky-clad Jains and supporters obstruct traffic then walk to a temple, then leave?
     
  7. satyaroop

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    I have to ask, why do you claim to represent jains in this forum?
    you're not a jain, are you?
    if I remember correctly, you mentioned that you're not a vegetarian, and isn't that a necessity for a jain?
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I am not a jain. But I had my childhood and studies in Rajasthan. I know Jains and Jainism. My best friend is a Jain. I have highest respect for Lord Mahavira and Jainism, though it is not my way. And, unfortunately, there are no Jains visiting the forum. That is why I said I represent Jains here. Yes, I am not a vegetarian, though I accept the position in dharmic religions that vegetarianism is better than non-vegetarianism. My fault and short-coming. Vegetarianism is absolutely necessary in Jainism, actually they even avoid some vegetables.
    In the first video, they are welcoming a honored monk, felicitation. I suppose he must have given a lecture about their religion.

    In the second video, Jains are protesting against any possible government intereference in their tradition of 'Santhara' (willful acceptance of death by fasting).
     
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