>it kind of is a divine revelation. the tirthankara dedicates their life to spiritual practice and acheives perfection, liberation, and becomes omniscient. by acheiving omniscience they become an authority to teach religion, so the information we have today is seen have come from mahavira, an omniscient being.
I do not buy it one minute. Omniscience is not an attribute accessible to humans. It would mean this individual knows everything at any time, which could be quickly verified by checking if he knows what you're thinking, knows about your life, what you have in your pocket, what goes on at the surface of Jupiter, the exact weight of all matter in our solar system, etc.
>jainism seems to be more like mankind before the AI war/warp rift that destroyed humanities galactic empire and birthed slaanesh and vedic religion seems more like the post horus heresy imperium of man if you catch the reference.
Pardon me? Is that another teaching?
>the universe is here and always has been, no being created it or maintains it and no explanation is needed for its existence.
Ontologically, a purposeless universe is a troubling idea.
>the vedics have their puranas and all claim they are perfect
No religion can be perfect unfortunately. It would be like cheating. In fact, from the jainist perspective, even having a religion is cheating, based on what you said about advanced ascetics calling on superior minds for knowledge gifts.
I prefer that which didn't consider it as a form of quantity wherein the less there is, the better the individual, but more as a measurement tool, so it can be rather dark or bright.
>In vedic culture out of the four varnas the kshatriya varna is the only one that is forbidden to take sannyasi, renouncing the world. this restriction is not in jain religion
A renouncing kshatriya would logically stop being a true kshatriya. If he were capable of pure spiritual search, he'd even be considered a brahmin.
>the jain mahapurana describes the kshatriya as the best and foremost of all races
Evola might like this.
An actionless life, an extremely passive one, really does sound like a corruption of the premise of life and existence.
I think it should be about a healthy diet, with action and
If all that was required was thinking, then incarnation would not even be a thing. To which Gnostics will jump in and say that we weren't meant to be stuck in bodies.
>>According to Vedic injunctions there are six kinds of aggressors
This is very limited, almost to the point of being stupid. What if a house is destroyed through a bulldozer? What is kids are kidnapped?
Others are so vague such as the one about poison where anything could be figuratively declared poisonous.
That's uncalled for.