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REL113 University of Phoenix Jainism vs Sikhism Religion Comparison Paper

REL113

University of Phoenix

Question Description

Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in course-level APA formatting.

Core Beliefs

Jainism

Sikhism

1. Non-violence and austerity

1.Military defense

2.Jaiminsm rejects belief in the Creator God or in higher beings.

2.Worshiping One God who has many names

3. non-lying and non-stealing

3.Accept meat eating

4. Jain beliefs in karma and reincarnation.

4.They belived in samsara/reincarnation

5. Everything is full of life and is capable of suffering

5.drinking of alcohol, smoking and taking ileagal drugrs is prohibited.

Part 2

Respond to the following questions in 175 words each:

  • What do you think is the most important similarity, and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.
  • Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of Experiencing the World’s Religions, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?

References:

Final Answer

Attached.

Jainism vs. Sikhism
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University of Phoenix Material
Jainism vs. Sikhism Worksheet
Part 1
Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible
when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in course-level APA
formatting.

Core Beliefs

Jainism

Sikhism

1.Non-violence and austerity. The religion
believes that individuals should be extremely
gentle and harmless in their interactions in
society. This, Ahimsa, is the belief that the
religion is based on and does not allow
individuals to indulge in careers or ways of
life that harm other animals.

1.The religion allows the development of a
military defense system based on the fact
that early times Gurus was murdered hence
the military section was formed. The soldiers
that were then put in place were titled,
Khalsa.

2. Jainism does not support the belief in God
being the creator of the word. Instead, the
religion believes that the world came as a
result of natural forces in motion.

2. Sikhs generally believe that the universe
was brought forth by one supreme force,
God. This supreme force is the divine entity
in the monotheistic religion. Among Sikhs,
the sup...

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