Jainism, (जैन धर्म) , is a religion and philosophy originating in the prehistory of South Asia. Now a minority in modern India with growing communities in the United States, Western Europe, Africa, the Far East and elsewhere, Jains have continued to sustain the ancient Shraman (श्रमण) or ascetic tradition.
Those women sadhus, or Sadhvis, part of the Shvetambars order, believe that women can attain liberation and that there are still untampered-with texts.
mardi 28 novembre 2006
Dishes. On the road
Then at about half way, they decided to ghave lunch. Since they wanted to be left alone to have lunch, we went for a tea, and came back when they were doing the dishes, using as little water as possible. Everybody is cleaning his own dish.