Definition of Jainist in English:

Jainist

noun

See Jainism

  • ‘Buddhists, Jainists, and Hindus all place a great value on personal austerity and are concerned with the final escape from the cycle of birth and rebirth known as reincarnation.’
  • ‘The Jainists believe that all humans have an eternal soul (or ‘Jina’) that is capable of reaching spiritual Enlightenment or ‘Moksha’, by living a spiritual life that is strict and based principally around the virtue of respect for all living forms.’
  • ‘Jainists are famous for self denial. One group of monks, the Digambaras, does not wear clothes.’