Author: Ms. McKenzie Perkins

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McKenzie Perkins is a writer and independent researcher specializing in southeast Asian religion and culture, education, and college life. She has produced research in history and culture of eastern civilizations, education and political development in underdeveloped countries, and media and interpersonal relationships.

Jainism Beliefs: The Three Jewels January, 2024 Ms. McKenzie Perkins

As one of the world’s oldest religions, Jainism was established in India around 500 B.C. by Mahavira, though elements of the religion developed far before that. The focal Jainism belief is to reach kevala - a state of elevated or blissful existence, comparable to Buddhist nirvana or Hindi moksha - by way of practicing nonviolence.