With over 4 million adherents (most of whom live in India and across Southeast Asia), Jainism is one of the world's oldest religions. Developed and maintained by Professor Yashwant K. Malaiya of Colorado State University, this site contains a number of links that will be quite helpful to those seeking to learn more about this religion that places a premium on non-violence, reverence for all life, and the freedom from attachment to material things. Persons looking for a broad overview of Jainism will want to browse through some of the links contained in the Introduction section, as many of them lead to sites that outline the basic tenets of the faith. Other sections of the site contain links to its key texts, regional organizations, and vegetarianism. Overall, this is a helpful compendium of links for persons hoping to learn more about Jainism.
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