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
Jain Sadhvis. Mysore. Karnataka
Some Jain Sadhvis (women saddhus) I met while in Mysore. This is just after I met them and they invited me to follow them to the Ashram they were staying at during their stay in Mysore. I did spend some time with them.