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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:Worldviews and Ecology: Religion, Philosophy, and the Environment
Article/Chapter Title:Jainism and Ecology
Editor(s):Tucker, Mary Evelyn; Grim, John A
Author(s):Tobias, Michael
Publisher Name:Orbis
Place of Publication:Maryknoll
Date of Publication:1994
Annotation:Tobias asserts that the inner soul of Jainism is its strict adherence to ahimsa (nonviolence) and connects this notion to Jain conceptualizations of vegetarianism and reverence for nature. Tobias concludes by emphasizing that for both lay and monastic communities, Jain ecology is grounded in the practice of meditation and self-restraint.
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