Sanjay Jain ,10th , Kanpur , 29 Nov : Jainism is the earliest religion of the universe. The word Jina literally means one who has conquered ( inner passions) like desire and hatred. Jainism is preached by Jina. Formely this religion was also known as nirgrantha religion a religion of one who has got rid of all knots.
Jainism is one of the major religious traditions to originate in ancient India. Like Buddhism, Jainism developed at a time when people were questioning the established norms of social conduct and religious ideology. Jains do not believe in a creator, god who punishes or rewards. Instead the emphasis is on human responsibility, with each individual soul being responsible for its own spiritual progress. Jainism teaches equality of all souls, regardless of creed, caste or gender. The basic principles stress non-violence (ahimsa), care for life in all its forms and many-pointedness (anekantavada) which affirms that reality can be viewed from a number of different perspectives. Ahimsa & vegetarian is the most widely known of these principles, familiar to many people through the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
WE ARE BORN WITH NOTHING AND DIE WITH NOTHING BUT ONLY OUR GOOD KARMAS COME WITH US