Essay heading: Jainism

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Jainism does not include a belief in an omnipotent supreme being or creator, but rather in an eternal universe governed by natural laws, the interplay of the attributes (gunas) of matter (dravyas) that make it up. The primary figures of Jainism are Tirthankars. Jainism has two main divisions: Digambar and Shvetambar...
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Jainism has two main divisions: Digambar and Shvetambar. Both believe in ahimsa (or ahinsa), asceticism, karma, samsar, and jiva. Jain scriptures were written over a long period and the most cited scripture is the Tattvartha Sutra, or Book of Reality written by Umasvati (or Umasvami),the monk-scholar, more than 18 centuries ago...
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