“Death is a Dialogue between The Spirit and the Dust.” ~Emily Dickinson Though fundamental to our existence, life and death are still not well understood; their meanings have many keepers.
What would Jainism in practice look like in today’s world? How could core Jain principles be translated into contemporary action?
Non-violence as a core philosophy and a vegetarian diet as one of its outcomes are the two most well-known aspects of the Jain community. Practicing Jains from all sects and subsects are strict vegetarians.
Jainism and Buddhism are not offshoots or versions of Hinduism. They are not even protest movements or heretical groups that developed on the basis of opposing Hinduism.
If we’d met them in any other circumstances, it would have been difficult for us to picture Neha and Bineeta as novice ascetics.