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
First Stop. Mysore
6:30 AM, after a few Km, just outside Mysore; the Jaïn Sadhvis knocked on a door of some Jaïn People to be able to pray in their private temple inside their house. The Jaïn community is very close.