Hinduism and Jainism
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This paper details the similar origins of Hinduism and Jainism, explaining that both evolved from the ancient Vedic religions in the region of the Indus River. The similarities of custom and dress of the followers are given as well as their ideas about rebirth, salvation and heaven. The paper looks at their religious literature and their different ideas on the purpose of life.
From the Paper:"Jainas and Hindus do not outwardly appear to be different. They are alike in many ways such as dress, occupations, games, language, literature, outlook on life, behavior, superstitions, religious festivals and fasts, sacraments, rituals and diet. Their similarities would not seem so great if we only examine the surface [Liebert, 1976]. However, that is where the similarities end. The Jaina deities, temples, places of pilgrimage, holy days, fasts, festivals, rituals and ceremonies are quite different from those of the Hindus. Although to the Westerner, they may appear to be the same. "
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