While discussing the oldest Indian religions, it is important to mention about the Jain tradition. Though Jains don’t believe there is no one founder of this profound philosophy, Mahavira is believed to be the last Thirthankara who taught love and compassion for every living being. Jainism is an old Indian religious practice that promotes nonviolence and unconditional love for all living beings, even the insects. It is also known as Jain dharma, and it originated in India in the 6th century BCE. Mahavira is regarded as the final Thirthankara. Jainism teaches peace and love for every living being Jainism is known for its nonviolence philosophy, which applies to everyday expression, feelings, and deeds. Dairy products obtained by the inhumane treatment of animals are prohibited in the Jain diet because Jainism is concerned with animals. Every living being is included in Jainism’s nonviolence, and Jains refuse to eat some vegetables that can sprout. Jainism has ten life concepts, including reincarnation and karma, but it does not believe in the existence of a creator deity. Mahashraman Ji Maharaj is a great leader of Jainism who preaches Jain philosophy. Some facts you must know about Jainism All living things, from plants to microorganisms, humans to animals, have a spirit, according to Jainism. As a result, they can also achieve nirvana. The Jain practice does not require the worship of a deity, and Jains work to achieve moksha, which they believe has already been attained by other liberated souls. Mushrooms, root vegetables, and honey are all avoided by many Jains. They still don’t think about drinking alcohol or using some kind of mind-altering medication. Five vows are taken by Jains, nonviolence (Ahimsa), truthfulness (Satya), no cheating (Asteya), non-attachment (Aparigraha), and chaste life (Brahmacarya). You can read books written by some of the great scholars of Jain dharma. Pravachan of Subhadra Muni Ji Maharaj can also be a great source to enhance your knowledge of Jainism and its teachings.