Discussion: Jainism

Description of Assignment:

Choose ONE option.

CHAPTER 5 of the book

Option 1: Based on the reading material in the textbook, the weblinks provided for this lesson, and other outside source materials, argue whether or not any forms of vegetarianism should be practiced in modern life.

Option 2: The weblinks for this lesson describe an element of Jainism that is similar to Euthanasia.  First, briefly describe the Jains view of death and then argue whether or not self-starvation and/or euthanasia should be practiced in any culture.

BBC Article on Santhara – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5390162.stm
Fasting in Jainism – http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism/customs/fasting_1.shtml
Ecology and Vegetarianism in Jainism – https://luthar.com/2008/09/22/ecology-and-vegetarianism-in-jain-dharma-by-pramoda-chitrabhanu/
Jain Dietary Customs  – http://www.clovegarden.com/diet/jain.html