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…