Shvetambara
(Sanskrit = white clad)

There are two major divisions amongst Jains. They are:

(1) The Digambara order who believe that nudity is mandatory and that women are incapable of becoming enlightened — which means that they have to upgrade their karma and hope that they are reborn as men.

(2) The more feminist Shvetambara order who believe that nudity is optional and that women can become enlightened.
Categories: jainism



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