The religion i chose is Janism. To first start off i thought Janism was very interesting is the 2 minute rule, where you wait 2 minutes after something either annoys you or makes you mad and see if you still feel the same way after the 2 minutes. What i thought was also is cool is I try to apply this rule and I had no idea their is a religion that lives there life off of it. Janism tries to teach people about love and kindess. Sushil Kumar was a big role in Janism and teaching his ways of love to every creature no matter how big or small. What was also interesting is Janism in a way is like Buddhism, they do not believe in a god,
1. According to the film “Acharya Sushil Kumar and the way of non-violence”, fear drives human beings to protect the self from the threats of other separate existence. Kumar believes that in fighting for the self, we only inevitably lose the self; and that the only solution to this is to give up the idea of the individual self and “view the creation as one indivisible whole.” This is why he is a follower of Jainism, which provides us with a rather simple message, non-injury and respect toward all living things. Although there is no god in Jainism, followers believe that the universe is spiritual in nature. The monks must take five vows: not to harm any living creature, be absolutely truthful, not to steal, be chaste in thought, and practice non attachment by strict limitation of possession. They also practice Ahrum Yoga as a means to “withdraw one’s consciousness from the body and merge it with the transcendental light and sound”. Because Jainism uses meditation to directly access higher forms of consciousness within and beyond the rational mind, it has a high degree of authenticity, and a lesser degree of legitimacy .