Should we adopt a Jain lifestyle?

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Should we take care of the environment as seriously as Jains do? Typical Jain habits include wearing masks to prevent inhaling microbes. Sweeping the floor as they walk, to prevent stepping on insects. Being a veggie to prevent killing animals... Do you think it is worth being this serious about protecting nature?
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To be honest, sweeping the floor probably kills the insects anyway.
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To be honest, sweeping the floor probably kills the insects anyway.
HAHA! you are jokes. i did not even think of that, so true as well! xD
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Ridiculous.
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Should we take care of the environment as seriously as Jains do? Typical Jain habits include wearing masks to prevent inhaling microbes. Sweeping the floor as they walk, to prevent stepping on insects. Being a veggie to prevent killing animals... Do you think it is worth being this serious about protecting nature?
I think some of the stuff they do is a bit extreme. But I think they are most likely the only religion that takes peacefulness seriously. Props to them. Do you know any good books about Jain ethics?
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Should we take care of the environment as seriously as Jains do? Typical Jain habits include wearing masks to prevent inhaling microbes. Sweeping the floor as they walk, to prevent stepping on insects. Being a veggie to prevent killing animals... Do you think it is worth being this serious about protecting nature?
Well as a Jain, who has been Jain since I was born and all my family are too, I understand how this can seem extreme. Tbh, a lot of this is not practice outside India. In this I mean that there are not many people who sweep the floor before they walk in every day life, there are some parts of worshipping where this is done and actually for a certain festival called Paryushana, people fast with eating any food and only drink boiled water. There are a lot of vegetarians though, there is quite a large temple in Leicester, the main principle being about non-violence to all living organisms.

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To be honest, sweeping the floor probably kills the insects anyway.
Yeah tbh that is the case, for certain festivals, they drink boiled water which appartently takes out any impurities, so it is more about purity tbh.

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I think some of the stuff they do is a bit extreme. But I think they are most likely the only religion that takes peacefulness seriously. Props to them. Do you know any good books about Jain ethics?
Here is a link to a website about Jainism, it will probably have more information about ethics in more detail. http://www.jaincentreleicester.com/
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I was fine up to being a veggie part... Bacon isn't going to eat itself now is it

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Well as a Jain, who has been Jain since I was born and all my family are too, I understand how this can seem extreme. Tbh, a lot of this is not practice outside India. In this I mean that there are not many people who sweep the floor before they walk in every day life, there are some parts of worshipping where this is done and actually for a certain festival called Paryushana, people fast with eating any food and only drink boiled water. There are a lot of vegetarians though, there is quite a large temple in Leicester, the main principle being about non-violence to all living organisms.
To be honest I am actually amazed at how dedicated Jains are to their religion. When i first heard about it I wanted to know more because its such a fascinating religion with such unique practises. I would love to visit the Jain temples and if there are any other really interesting facts I would love to know more!
Thanks for the link, btw
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I think some of the stuff they do is a bit extreme. But I think they are most likely the only religion that takes peacefulness seriously. Props to them. Do you know any good books about Jain ethics?
I agree. I mean I actually find it kind of cool the way they can adopt such practises, which is why I want to know more about it. actually im looking for books too, i'll let you know.
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I was fine up to being a veggie part... Bacon isn't going to eat itself now is it

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haha yep! that's a hard one
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To be honest I am actually amazed at how dedicated Jains are to their religion. When i first heard about it I wanted to know more because its such a fascinating religion with such unique practises. I would love to visit the Jain temples and if there are any other really interesting facts I would love to know more!
Thanks for the link, btw
Here another link, there a couple of Jain temples in London too. http://www.jainology.org/resources/j...les-in-the-uk/ .
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Here another link, there a couple of Jain temples in London too. http://www.jainology.org/resources/j...les-in-the-uk/ .
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I agree. I mean I actually find it kind of cool the way they can adopt such practises, which is why I want to know more about it. actually im looking for books too, i'll let you know.
Thanks.
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