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"There are about three million Jains, mostly in India. Strict Jains, especially monks, sweep the footpath before walking on it to minimise the chances of treading on an ant. They carry a 'small broom or whisk with which to brush away gently any living creatures before one sits or lies down; the Sthanakavasi practice of wearing a mask stems from a desire to prevent even accidental ingestion of invisible creatures' (1) The Jain's nine 'Directive Principles of Anuvrat' include sensitivity to the existence of others (2), 'others' meaning all living creatures. This encompasses not only killing of but also cruelty or injury to any living creatures."

ObjectionsEdit

Nil

References for the ArgumentsEdit

Wadell, John, 'But You Kill Ants', Australia, 2004Edit

  1. Hinnels, 'A Handbook for Living Religions', p264
  2. Hart, 'The 100:A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History', p507
  3. [1]

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