You Don’t Need Math to Follow the Path…

June 2, 2016

Granted, Wikipedia is greatly improved since its early days.  Often it now cites its sources; often inaccurate information is removed almost as soon as a rogue editor adds it.

Still, for anyone who carelessly assumes that Wikipedia today is simply accurate and trustworthy, occasionally Wikipedia itself provides a cautionary reminder.  From the first paragraph, the very top, of the article on Jainism:

It prescribes ahimsa (non-violence) towards all living beings to the most possible extent. The five main principles of Jainism are ahimsa, anekantavada (non-absolutism), aparigraha (non-possessiveness) and guruajna (obeyance of the preachings of the preacher).

Further down in the article, it talks about the “extreme difficulty” of “attaining true faith”.  I don’t see what’s so difficult; all you have to do is embody five out of four principles!

 

Edit (June 2nd, 2016): Corrected my own typo…

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