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Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma (जैन धर्म), is a spiritual religion of Indian origin dating back at least as far as the 9th century BC, but believed by Jains to stretch back many centuries into the very distant past.
A Jain is a follower of Jinas ("conquerors"), [Jainism has about 10-12 followers now in present day Inida] Hindi jaina, from Sanskrit jaina-, relating to the saints, from jinaḥ, saint, victor, from jayati, he conquers. Human beings who have rediscovered the dharma, become fully liberated and taught the spiritual path for the benefit of beings.
(जैन धर्म), is a spiritual religion of Indian origin dating back at least as far as the 9th century BC, but believed by Jains to stretch back many centuries into the very distant past.
Jains follow the teachings of 24 special Jinas who are known as Tirthankaras (those who have discovered and shown the way to salvation). The 24th and most recent Tirthankar is Lord Mahavira who lived from 599 to 527 BCE according to traditional history.
This is a site created by the Jain monk, Gurudev Chitrabhanu. 
He has been giving talks for over 35 years and they just started podcasting.
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