Mahavira is also known as Vardhamāna and he was the twenty-fourth tirthankara (ford-maker) who revived Jainism. In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Mahavira was born in the early part of the 6th century BC into a Royal Kshatriya family in present-day Bihar, India. He abandoned all worldly possessions at the age of 30 and left home in pursuit of spiritual awakening, becoming an ascetic.
Mahavira practiced intense meditation and severe austerities for 12 years, after which he is believed to have attained Kevala Jnana(omniscience). He preached for 30 years and is believed by Jains to have died in the 6th century BC. although the year varies by sect. Mahavira attained nirvana at the age of 72, and his body was cremated.
Top 10 rules for Happy and Healthy Life.
-Our good and bad deeds are attached to our soul i.e. KARMA. Therefore, we must perform good deeds for happy and healthy life for our next rebirth.
-Materialistic possessions give temporary pleasure. These sorts of attachments result in anger, hatred, greed and other such bad deeds. So, we should abstain from all these defilements if we want to be happy all the times.
-Right faith (samyak-darshana), right knowledge (samyak-gyana), and right conduct (samyak-charitra) is necessary for liberation.
-.Everyone is equal in Jain philosophy so, at a spiritual level there is no difference between men and women who search for Liberation.
-Religion is very simple and natural. Anyone can accepts it’s teaching and will leads a happy and healthy life.
-The living body is an abode of the soul.
-There is no God as a creator, a destroyer and a protector of the universe.
-Idea of supremacy of human life and stressed the importance of the positive attitude of life.
-Message of nonviolence (Ahimsa), truth (Satya), non stealing (Achaurya), celibacy (Brahma charya), and non possession (Aparigraha) is full of universal compassion.
-All the living beings should be love equally as there’s none who wants to be tortured and live a unhappy life.