Jainism emerged in Northern Indian around 6th century BCE. Nowadays, over 4 million adherents of Jain tradition are there around the globe. Jainism teaches how to attain moksha through your own karma, liberating your soul without seeking any assistance. There is no single founder of Jainism, and the founders are called Tirthankaras, meaning a teacher guiding a way. Jains believe that 24 Tirthankaras existed who attained and taught the way to salvation or nirvana. Listening to Bhaktamar songs can be a great way to boost your spiritual contemplation. Jains do not consider their teachers as an incarnation of god. According to them, they are ordinary souls who meditated and acquired the ultimate purpose of existence through equanimity and penance. So, Tirthankara means the highest state of a soul.
The difference between two Jain sects
There exist two Jain sects 1) Digambara, and 2) Svetambara. Both carry the similar basic principles and teachings of Jainism, but disagree in beliefs regarding the spiritual roles, wearing of clothes for monks, status of women, rituals as well as texts.
Digambaras believe that women are not capable of achieving liberation unless they were born a man first. They live naked without any worldly possessions.
Svetambaras believe that liberation can be attained by both men and women. They wear while clothing, possessing reading and writing materials.
Karma dedicates the moral quality
The basic principle of Jainism is to promote non-violence. For Jains karma means the moral quality of an individual’s life, and the soul must not experience karma. They believe that without getting rid of all your karmas, you can’t attain liberation. You can easily find Jain arti Hindi online.