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Mahavira
Known for twenty-fourth tirthankara

Mahavira:

see JainismJainism
[i.e., the religion of Jina], religious system of India practiced by about 5,000,000 persons. Jainism, Ajivika, and Buddhism arose in the 6th cent. B.C. as protests against the overdeveloped ritualism of Hinduism, particularly its sacrificial cults, and the authority of
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For instance, the Civakacintamani written by the Digambara Tiruttakkatevar probably in the ninth century, one of the best-known Tamil epics, tells how King Jivaka (or Jivandhara), after marrying eight wives, finally abandons them all and becomes a Jaina monk in the preaching arena (samavasarana) of Mahavira (tr.
Mahavira was born a prince, but because he had such deep love and respect for all living creatures, he renounced his wealth and power to become a wandering monk.
In defense of their interpretation, they argue that Mahavira traveled by boat many times in order to accomplish his own goals, (24) and moreover, they question why electricity is used for many aspects of a contemporary monastic's life such as food, clothing, and books, but not others.
Mahavira was born a prince in India, but he wanted more in life than being royalty.
En esta unidad, la autora se concentra en el Buddha, pero menciona tambien a Mahavira y a otros gurues, y describe tambien las implicaciones sociales de sus doctrinas.
Sitting on the banks of the river Bhogavo, Wadhwan is a sacred place for Jains as they believe Lord Mahavira walked here.
La preservacion de la armonia social es una preocupacion que parte de la premisa de no violentar la integridad del projimo y, por eso, aparece con diversas formulaciones en practicamente todos los codigos de conducta de diferentes sociedades y tradiciones religiosas, desde el budismo hasta la Biblia, desde Mahavira hasta Benito Juarez.
Different from the Chinese architecture of Puren Temple in Chengde built during the Kangxi period, Puning Temple is a combination of both Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles, whereby the structure within the temple gate is of Chinese style and the structure behind the Hall of Mahavira is of Tibetan style.
By his time the teachings of Gautama Buddha and Mahavira had come to be known as Buddhism and Jainism, respectively.
Nathaputta (or Nataputta) is the name invariably used in conventional readings of the Theravada Buddhist scriptures to denote the Jain founder Mahavira.
In the land of Buddha, Mahavira and Gandhiji, let it not be said that there is no place left in our hearts for mercy or that the national conscience can only be satisfied by the killing of Kasab," the letter concluded.
My visit to Bangladesh coincided with the celebration of the 80th birth anniversary of Suddhananda Mahathero, the sagacious abbot of Dharmarajika Bouddha Mahavira, the biggest Buddhist temple in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.