The philosophy of non-violence influenced Mahatma Gandhi who used to free a whole society from colonialism and later came to influence people like Martin Luther King Jr. Jains have a beautiful psychoanalysis of the methods of ethical living with a pure mind and they believe this is much needed in the world today.

Jains avoid professions which involve harm to other living beings such as butchery, leather trade, even military and go for medicine, accountancy, education, dentistry and are widely recognized as highly skilled traders and businessmen. Their self-discipline and integrity often puts them in leadership positions in the trades and professions they pursue.

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