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Jainism Taoism and Lakhota Beliefs Religion has had a profound impact on the history of nations and how their citizens conduct themselves Religion has been the cause of wars while also creating a sense of unity Three religions or beliefs that have influenced todays world are Jainism Taoism and the animistic beliefs of the North American tribe Lakhota Jainism originated in ancient East India It is a syncretistic religion which is very similar to Hinduism and Buddhism A Jina or those who overcome was traditionally believed to have been a giant who lived approximately 84 million years ago The worlds 4 million Jains are almost entirely located in India However there are approximately 1000 living in Canada A specific belief of Jainism is that the universe exists as a series of layers both heavens and hells It is said to have no beginning and will have no end Jains believe these layers are the supreme abode the upper world middle world nether world the Nigoda universe space and the space beyond The supreme abode is said to be located at eh top of the universe and is where the free souls live The upper world has 30 heavens where celestial beings live The middle world is the earth and the universe the nether world has 7 hells with various levels of misery and punishments The Nigoda or base is where the lowest forms of life reside The Universe space is are layers of clouds which surround the upper world and the space beyond is an infinite volume without soul matter time medium of motion or medium of rest Like Hinduism Jainism has the belief that everyone is bound within the universe by karma or the accumulated good and evil that one has done they also share the idea of reincarnation The belief of the universe layers affects the daily life of a Jain How one conducts himself throughout life determines where they will be
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