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By Dr.

Priyadarshana Jain Asst Prof & Head i/c Dept of Jainology, University of Madras, Chennai 600005
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Then and now  Sat Yuga: Harishchandra  Dvapara Yuga: Sri Rama  Treta Yuga: Mahabharata  Kali Yuga: Individuals are becoming intolerant and violent due to many reasons 3 .

Fast Life-1  Fast Foods  Fast Cars  Fast Girls       Addicted to electronic  Loud Music/Dance floor  In & out of relations  Abusive language  Endless Internet Surfing  Cool attitude  Drink & drive  Use & throw attitude   gadgets Violent video games Suicidal tendency Intolerance Lack of integrity No direction Blindly aping the Western Culture No pride in Indian Culture 4 .

sports (hockey. jokes.Dimensions of Violence-1  CAUSE OF VIOLENCE  Personal Bodily Needs  FORMS OF VIOLENCE  Food.  Leather furniture. firearms. for home. hunting. boxing. and boat. ivory.  Furnishings  Entertainment and Sports stuffed animals. ethnic and cultural slurs and insults. foot wear. shooting. silk. video games. bull fights. drinks. and medicine. toys. animal horns. Many of these products are derived from animals. clothing. 5 .  Movies. beauty. down. games. etc. fishing. wrestling). hygiene. cock fights. horse/dog racing. child labour and sweat shops. fur. auto.

lack of food. rest. and exposure to extreme heat and cold.  Killing or torturing of animals. landfills. nuclear wastes. shelter.Dimensions of Violence-2  Environment and Ecology  Toxic pollution and waste. bio and medical wastes. industrial discharges. 6 . exhaustion and torture due to excess loading. strip mining.  Transportation of Goods and People chemicals. water. hazardous waste dumping. deforestation.

use of pesticides and herbicides. killing. torturing. Practices that directly and indirectly kill or torture humans and animals through engineering. accounting. 7 . business. etc. technology.  Disregard of moral and social ethics. advertising. dairy farming. trading. stoning of  Practice of Profession and Trade animals and humans.Dimensions of Violence-3  Worship and Rituals  Killing. Practice of traditions and systems which endanger human and environmental safety. torture and misuse of animals. medicine. fish and humans. law. Trade. etc.

unjust and discriminatory laws and regulations. Dissection in schools. 8 . Administration. terrorism.  Investments and profiting from use of animals and humans. and Governance  Investments medical research on animals. product testing and  Justice. crimes. irresponsible corporations which damage environment and human health and safety. slavery.  Discrimination. violent media.Dimensions of Violence-4  Research. untouchability. Product Development  Vivisection. and waging unjust wars. Education. racial profiling.

entertainment.Stress. research. environmental degradation. physical abuse.Summary of dimensions of Violence  Physical . etc. terrorism. lifestyles. high society.      abusive language.Injustice.Exploitation. materialism. absence of self-realization. insensitive to the suffering of others. negative thinking. casteism. media. global warming. life of addictions. ignorance. Social . Intellectual . etc. depression. etc. 9 . discrimination. etc. Spiritual . Emotional . Environmental . fashion.Arrogance.Diseases.Ignorance. racism. investments. etc.

Chastity.Uniqueness of Indian Culture  Land of Avatars. Hospitality. Saints and Seers  Spirituality over Materialism  Divinity in all aspects of Life & Nature  Honesty. Integrity  Acceptance .Many Religions yet Peace  Simple Living and Highest Thinking  Unity in Diversity 10 .

Web of Biosphere cro ms i M nis ga Or Hil ls  POLI N TI G IO I CS EL R Ozone Layer W ild Li fe ds ien s Fr Foe & L CU  E TEC TUR HN OL GY O TRA DITIONS  Family Sun Moon Stars MAN W at er Aquatic Plants & Animals S CU MS  TO SCIEN C E A So ir il s ee r T Bi r In ds & se cts  11 .

Man as steward Man Secondary Consumers Primary Consumers Primary Producers 12 .

dealing in leather. none wants to die. wax etc. animal and environmental rights.  All living beings desire to live. Ahimsa is a     religion of the brave. Use the available natural resources discreetly.Ancient view of Environment  It recognizes sanctity of all life-forms. 15 forbidden trades-cutting of forests. not exploiting the environment.. Fore-runners-protecting human. 13 . Mutual interdependence. Limiting one’s desires.

Sensual and Carnal  Moksha . Nirvana 14 .Righteousness  Artha .Wealth.Pleasures.Four Purusharthas  Dharma .Emancipation. Liberation. Power  Kama . Money.

 Compassion towards all life-forms is Dharma.  Practice of three jewels is Dharma. self-control etc. 15 . are Dharma.  Forgiveness. contentment.What is Dharma?  Nature of all things is Dharma.

Mother Nature  Bharat Mata .Mother  Prakriti Mata .Mother Cow  Matru Bhasha .Five Great Mothers  Janani .Mother Tongue 16 .Mother Land  Gau Mata .

Solutions        Insight.words. character. far-sight. thoughts. habits – destiny  Spirituality over materialism 17 . fore-sight Eco-friendly life style Vegetarianism Vows for self – protection Simple living high thinking Ahimsa – the supreme religion Watch. action.

Need of the hour……  Consumerism to  Convenience to  Conservation!!!!! 18 .

All life is interconnected  Prithvikaya Earth-bodied.  Traskaya Mobile beings 19 .  Vanaspati Plant-bodied.  Vayukaya Air-bodied.  Apkaya  Teukaya Water-bodied. Fire-bodied.

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The Three A’s  Ahimsa -Non-violence  Anekanta -Non-absolutism  Aparigraha -Nonpossession/Non- attachment 21 .

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King Shibi 23 .

.The compassionate elephantMeghkumar……. 24 .

The five great vows-yamas  Ahimsa  Satya  Asteya : : : Complete Non-violence Complete Truthfulness Complete Non-stealing  Brahmacarya : Complete Celibacy  Aparigraha :Complete Non-possession 25 .

7 Debaucheries  Taking to intoxicating drinks and drugs  Meat eating  Stealing  Gambling  Hunting  Visiting prostitutes  Visiting other men/women (extra-marital affairs) 26 .

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Thank You! 28 .