Jainism is an Indian religion that prescribes a path of ahimsa – nonviolence towards all living beings and emphasizes spiritual interdependence and equality between all forms of life. Practitioners believe that nonviolence and self-control are the means by which they can obtain liberation.
Asceticism is thus a major focus of the Jain faith. The three main principles of Jainism are nonviolence (Ahimsa), non-absolutism (Anekantavada) and non-possessiveness (Aparigraha).
Believing that all life forms are equal a Jain Sadhu (religious ascetic or holy person) performs Anshan (fasting till death) to stop the slaughter of cows in India.
A Facebook user shared these photos saying “Media is not bothered for the coverage of such a noble cause or the spreading of non-violence at all.”
“I request you all to spread this post to as many as possible. The so-called government is turning a deaf ear”
I admirably salute all those people who give value to any life form, especially the belief in equality, as today’s society take advantage of our intelligence believing that humans are the most dominant species. Yes, we might be dominant but we shouldn’t abuse that privilege.
It’s so sad that this honorable man has to give his own life just to send us that message. Isn’t it wonderful to live in a world without violence? Where even animals are being protected? So I might be stopping from eating cows from now on. What do you think?