Mahavir Jayanti 2018 Special: Know the Lifestyle of a Good “Jain”

Jain dharma is known as Jainism, and the followers of Jainism are called “Jain”. The term Jain has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Jina’. Jain outlines their history throughout a sequence of twenty-four champion savior and teachers who are known as “Tirthankaras”. Jain religion is totally different from others creed, their rule and regulations are truly staunch. The aim of a Jain life is to accomplish liberation of the soul. Well, now we are going to discuss the lifestyle of a good Jain. Mahatma Gandhi has said well as Jainism believes that “your health is your wealth”. If you have a good ‘Jain’ best friend, then you can know their lifestyle through this article.

Mahavir Jayanti 2018 Special

There are lots of problems that have roused related to good health but by making few changes in your lifestyle you can be master of your good health. Health is directly regulated by mind, emotion, and body.  Similarly, the Jain people believe in surviving their lifestyle in two ways, inner peace and outer peace out of which inner peace is associated with mind, thought and emotion while outer peace is connected to health and material.  We’ll let you understand the concept of the lifestyle of good Jain.

Pure Jainism has a belief that they should not eat after sunset. Jains are strict vegetarians and also they do not eat root vegetables and some type of fruits. The main reason which supports this statement is to save insects and small organisms. In the rainy season, the intensity of insects and tiny animals fly around the tube –light, and bulb while in sunlight which contains UV rays doesn’t let insets to take birth. It ultimately leads to good health and protects from such type of bacterial ill.

The second and main reason for good health on which Jainism has a strong belief is not eating underground vegetables. Well, the same reason is to save small microorganism which took growth due to land. This also helps them to maintain their good health.  As we all know that those vegetables that are growing without the reach of sunlight are hardest to digest as compared to those veggies that grow on the land with the help of sunlight. Underground vegetables are termed as “Tamshik Bhojan” which is hardest to digest.

Jainism also has a belief to live a life of satisfaction and non-violence.  Jainism monks strongly believe in non-violence and on the concept of Syadwad, Anekant, 7 tatva, Krambadhparyay, 5 samvay, Nimitt Upadan, Nay, Punya, and Paap. It gives a whole new booklet to their life. Jain religion believes on “Ahimsa Parmo Dharma”, which means nonviolence is the main religion.

Note these few lines from a Jainism follower, “To appreciate good music in life you need to understand what silence is too, in the same way, I enjoy life but I don’t have to over-indulge. While everyone worries about what they are going to wear and what they are going to earn, my life is simple. I have my small amount of possessions and with that, I’m always happy.”

You must have got a simple and clear idea about the lifestyle of a good Jain.

Happy Mahavir Jayanti 2018!