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OVERVIEW OF JAINISM
Click on BBC JAINISM and answer the following questions.
1. What is “Jainism”?
2. Where do Jains mostly live?
3. What is the essence of Jainism?
4. What do Jains believe in?
5. What are the consequences of their beliefs on their daily life?
6. What are the three guiding principles of Jainism?
7. What is “ahimsa”?
8. How many priests do Jains have?
Click on BBC JAINISM CUSTOMS to dicscover their customs.
9. What is the aim of fasting in Jainism?
10. When do Jains fast?
11. Why do they practice “fasting to death”?
B. Choose five key words which would qualify the best aspects of this religion in your opinion.
C. What has surprised you the most in this religion?
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