Existence in the world is full of sufferings. One who transcends birth and death becomes free from all sufferings forever.
Freedom from such reactions leads one to Liberation and Bliss.
All living beings have equal right to live; all enjoy living and dislike dying. Killing any living being amounts to killing oneself. Do not kill, injure, enslave, torture, or exploit any living being. Befriend all living beings.
1. Not to kill any creature
2. Not to hire or pay anyone else to kill them
3. Not to praise or support anyone else who kills them
All distinctions on the basis of race, caste, color, and sex are arbitrary.
Do not consider anyone inferior to you.
Discard absolutistic attitudes and remain in peaceful co-existence with all.
is knowledge of the Self
is faith in the philosophy of Soul
Right Conduct is practice of self-discipline by:
Renunciation of all actions which come from 'passions' (e.g. violence, falsehood, dishonesty, incontinence, and attachment to possessions
Constant awareness of the self
Equanimity in all situations, whether pleasant or painful
Right Spiritual Practice
Efforts of self-purification such as meditation, fasting, spiritual studies, etc
Bhagwan Mahavira's teachings have even a greater relevance and deeper significance in the modern age in the context of establishment of:
Universal friendliness and peace through non-violence and disarmament
Social patterns without exploitation and violence
Economic policies based on forswearing of acquisitiveness
Reconciliation between diverse religious faiths, political parties, community and racial factions, etc, based on the doctrine of relativism or non-absolutism
Mental peace through spiritual development based on freedom from various 'passions'