Doctrines of Jainism: Its relevance to present time situation
Author(s): Dr. Malina Basumatary
Abstract: Jainism is an ancient Indian religion that teaches the way to live a simple and blissful life with liberation of soul and renunciation of worldly materials. It is traditionally known as Jain Dharma. The essence of Jainism is to be kind and generous to every living being for the betterment of the universe in general and for every living being in particular. Nowadays the present world is growing rapidly with lots of violence and hatred among each other. The Térthaìkaras believed that peace and harmony of the society can be achieved through Ahiàsä or Non-violence which is one of the doctrines of Jainism. According to the Jains all its doctrines is ancient and eternal. Therefore, in this paper, an attempt is made to analyse how the doctrines of Jainism is relevant to present time situation in maintaining peace and harmony in the society.