Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in course-level APA formatting.
Core Beliefs Jainism Sikhism 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 4. 4. 5. 5.
Respond to the following questions in 175 words each:
1. What do you think is the most important similarity, and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.
2. Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of Experiencing the World’s Religions, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?