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What happens if a Jain eats non veg?

What happens if a Jain eats non veg?

Most Jains eat only plant-based food and dairy products. But if any Jain is eating meat then there’s no one who can stop him or punish him in Jainism, as it is considered that he/she is doing his/her own sins by doing that. If Jains come to know about it, he/she may not get enough respect among those who know.

Can Jains eat non veg?

Jainism is one of India’s oldest religions and its adherents today total about five million. Followers of the religion are supposed to adopt a strictly vegetarian diet that also excludes onions, garlic and root vegetables. All are required to follow the principle of non-violence.

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Are most Jains vegetarian?

Nearly all Jains practice strict vegetarianism, and many Jains also avoid fruits and vegetables which are considered to cause more harm than others. For example, some Jains avoid eating figs due to the amount of seeds within them.

Is a Jain diet healthy?

Jains believe in eating food that is inevitable for survival. This practice makes them healthier than any other person.

Can Jains have milk?

Some Jains only eat or drink in the daytime. What do Jains eat then? Perhaps surprisingly, milk and cheese are part of Jain cuisine. Some Jains are vegans but it’s not required by the tenets of Jainism.

Is Jain community rich?

Jains are the richest religious community, with more than 70\% of their population in the top quintile. There isn’t much difference between Hindus and Muslims and they are very close to the national distribution of wealth. Scheduled Tribes are the worst-off section in terms of wealth.

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Do jains eat non-vegetarians?

Jains don’t eat non veg. persons name or birth in jain family don’t makes him/her jain but the practices they follow and their thinking makes them jain. so if you find anyone saying his religion is jain and eating non-veg means clearly he is not Jain. Do non-vegetarians live less than vegetarians?

Why don’t Jains eat potatoes?

Jains don’t eat root vegetables such as potatoes, onions, roots and tubers, because tiny life forms are injured when the plant is pulled up and because the bulb is seen as a living being, as it is able to sprout. Also, consumption of most root vegetables involves uprooting & killing the entire plant.

Why is nonviolence important in Jainism?

Jains consider nonviolence to be the most essential religious duty for everyone (ahinsā paramo dharmaḥ, a statement often inscribed on Jain temples). It is an indispensable condition for liberation from the cycle of reincarnation, which is the ultimate goal of all Jain activities.

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How can I help others try veganism?

In regards to helping others try the vegan way of eating, I have discovered that people are afraid of things being taken away from them, so if you gently suggest they try a few meatless meals, and learn how to prepare more fruits, vegetables and grains, they can ease into the wonderful world of plant based eating.