Jainism is a religion that origins from India, teaching a path of spiritualism, purity, and enlightenment through disciplined and nonviolence (Ahimsa, literally, not harming any living being) to all living creatures.
It is believed that there's no supernatural being, and thus there is no selectivity in this religion's worship but worshipping great victors and Jaina. In addition, it is also believed that conquering the inner self will lead to spiritual growth. One must detach oneself from the outer world and material desires and live with discipline in life.
Jains have a strong belief in vegetarianism as the purest practice of survival and that's why Jain cooking is completely vegetarian and does not include root vegetables such as potato, garlic, onion, etc., to prevent harming small insects and microorganisms; and also to prevent the entire plant getting uprooted and killed.
Jainism also speaks about microorganisms in drinking water. To prevent such living organisms in water it is suggested to only drink boiled water which has to be filtered by traditional techniques and served in a copper vessel. The Jains follow many traditions that are science-based and cannot be overlooked as old-style practices.
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