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"Souls are not only the property of animal and plant life, but also of rocks, running water and many other natural objects not looked on as living by other religious sects. "

The above statement reflects one of the core beliefs ofWhich one of the following religious sects of ancient India?
(a) Buddhism
(b) Jainism
(c) Shaivism
(d) Vaishnavism



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Jainism teaches the concept of Jiva, which refers to the eternal soul or consciousness present in all living beings. According to Jain philosophy, souls exist not only in animals and plants but also in other natural objects such as rocks, running water, and various elements of nature. This belief highlights the Jain principle of non-violence and the reverence for all forms of life, extending beyond just sentient beings.


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