The meaning of Jainism Jambupati


The Jain religion was founded in North India by a revered ascetic named Vardhamana, who became known as Mahavir, "great hero." The Jains base their entire system of values and ethics on ahimsa, a doctrine often translated as the non-harming of all living things. Like hinduism, Jainism maintains a belief in karma. Like Buddhism, Jainism began as a reform movement of the Brahmanic religious beliefs of the 6th century B.C.E. but never spread beyond India. The two main sects are Digambara and Svetambara.

A mythical Indian emperor who was too vain to listen to the Buddha's teachings. The Buddha changed himself into a great and magnificent emperor and invited Jambupati to visit him. The experience changed Jambupati and made him receptive to the Buddha's teachings. This story is a Southeast Asian addition to the legend of the Buddha and does not appear in the Buddhist literature of India or Sri Lanka.

Azibaza Home Page

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive updates on new arrivals and special offers

You can also follow us on our social media

Read the last news
about Asian antiques and Buddha images in our blog

  • Ancient statues and other relics found during repair of Takav Gate
  • Three heads of Asura discovered at Takao Gate
  • Buddha, Shiva, Lotus, Dragon: The Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society
  • Thai temple says construction of giant Buddha statue visible across Bangkok nearly complete