Discussion 2: “Plain Jain.” Please respond to the following:

timer Asked: Apr 18th, 2013

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  • Imagine that a group of Jains have decided to send missionaries to the United States.
  • Explain what message you think they would offer to Americans about their lifestyles.
  • Describe how you think Americans might respond.
  • Explain how the teaching of ahimsa influences the daily lives of lay Jains.
  • Make a list of your daily activities from the time you rise in the morning until lunchtime. Review your list from the perspective of a person who is newly converted to Jainism.
  • Identify the activities a convert to Jainism would have to alter or abandon and explain why.

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