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Mahavir Jayanti special: Know the top 6 teachings by Lord Mahavir


Image credit: Twitter Lord Mahavira stressed on believing in soul and karma

Since, devotees of Lord Mahavir are celebrating his birth on 29 March this year, hereís letís put focus on his essential teachings that he propagated through lifetime. Lord Mahavir believed that every element was a combination of material and spiritual factors. While the material factor is perishable, the spiritual factor is external and consistently evolving itself. He held that the soul was held in a state of bondage due to karma.


Image credit: Twitter Lord Mahavira proposed Nirvana

Nirvana means salvation and Lord Mahavira stressed that the ultimate goal of being born as human is to attain salvation. He therefore insisted on avoiding evil Karmas, prevent all kinds of fresh Karmas and destroy the existing ones.

Image credit: TwitterLord Mahavirís non-belief in God

Lord Mahavira never believed in the existence of God nor did he tried to prove himself the creator of this world. According to his philosophy, the world never comes to an end. No matter ends, it simply changes its form. Since the universe is also composed of certain matters it simply changes its form.

Image credit: TwitterLord Mahavir rejected theory of Vedas

Lord Mahavira had rejected the theory of the Vedas and attached no importance to the sacrificial rituals of the Brahmans and so does Jainism propagates.

Image credit: TwitterLord Mahavir promoted the path of non-violence

According to Lord Mahavir all creatures, animals, plants, stones, rocks etc. possess life and one should not do any harm to the other in speech, deed or action. Though this principle was not entirely a new one, credit goes to the Jains that they popularized it and thereby put an end to the practice of various types of sacrifices.

Image credit: TwitterLord Mahavir focused on freedom of women

Mahavira favoured the freedom of women and believed that they also had the right to attain Nirvana. In this respect Mahavira followed the example of his predecessor, Parsva Nath. Women were allowed in the Jain Sangha and many women became Sarmini and Sravikas.

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