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Five great vows


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(mahāvrata).

Vows undertaken by Jain ascetics, accepted as fundamental to Mahāvīra's teaching by both Digambaras and Śvetambāras. They are (i) ahiṃsā, the avoidance of killing any life-form;(ii)satya, speaking and ...

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