A2Z Qualities Jain’s Demonstrated Worldwide
26 Qualities from A2Z, Jains have Demonstrated in their KARM BHOOMI away from their JANM BHOOMI
As we all know, Jains had tendency to migrate out of their home town in search of purpose of their life. Today Jains are spread over globe and had earned wealth and fame with dignity. Jain is one of the most acceptable, admirable and respectable community. The reason for the same is, Jains collectively has demonstrated certain qualities which are appreciated by other religions and communities with respect. I have tried to cover it under 26 chapters arranged from A2Z. It is not exclusive list, but cover most of it.
A. Adaptability : Jains get mixed upon any geography, any environment, any community like sugar melts in milk and make it more tastier.
B. Business Leadership : Jains have demonstrated business leadership, whatever business they have adopted.
C. Character : Most of Jains have demonstrated strong character. Basic Jainism principles teach them honesty, truthfulness, non-violence etc.
D. Dedicated: Most of Jains migrated without much of resources with them. They had no option but to work dedicatedly and fight for survival.
E. Environment friendly: Jainism is the most environment friendly religion. It teaches to draw minimum from the nature for survival.
F. Focused: Jains are very focused on their purpose, particularly their business. If he has shop and if you knock him 12 in night, he will open and give service.
G. Goodwill: Most of the Jains initially did business of money lending where your reputation is prime. Jains protected and buildup their reputation with utmost attention.
H. Helping Others: Jains has demonstrated attitude of helping irrespective of caste and creed. I think act of giving is in blood of Jains.
I. Intelligent: Genetically Jains is an intelligent breed. They focused on giving good education to their children.
J. Judicious: Jain community has demonstrated Judicious attitude for all. Today highest position of Chief Justice of India is held by Shri Rajendra Lodha who is Oswal Jain from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
K. Kind Hearted: Jainism acknowledges life even in plants. They get teaching of respecting even plant and animals. Which has helped them in developing an attitude of kindness towards all JIWA.
L. Low Profile: Few years back, by looking at Jain in Dhoti and simple Kurta, you will never be able to know the vastness of his wealth. They always maintained low profile and never believed in demonstrating and showing off their status.
M. Multiplicity of view points: One of the main principle of Jainism is Anekantavada. You might be aware of story of few blind people and an Elephant. Jainism teaches multiplicity of views. Which helps every Jain to develop respect for others views and increases adaptability and learning.
N. Non-violence: Main principle of Jainism is Ahimsa. On the strength of this tool Gandhiji could get us freedom from Britishers. Jains never get involved in any violence.
O. Optimist: By and large most of the Jains are not pessimist. They actually found not afford to. When you leave your Janm Bhoomi, you have no option but to be optimist about life.
P. Polite: Ahimsa, Satya, Bramcharya, Aparigrah, Anekantvad are such principles which every Jain learns in childhood. That makes him very polite to deal with other communities and other religion.
Q. Quick Learner: Jains are quick learner of new environment, new languages, new culture. I have met thousands of Rajasthani Jains in Maharashtra who speak marathi even in their homes. Jain student scores 100 out of 100 in other languages.
R. Respect For Others: Jainism never teach that other religions or communities are bad. Forget other communities or religion, Jainism teaches to respect of even an ant.
S. Social Service: All over world Jains participate with lots of enthusiasm in all type of social activities and social organisations. All international organisations such as Lions Club or Rotary International, are dominated by involvement of Jains.
T. Trust worthy: Jains ancient business was money lending. People of all caste and creed had lot of faith and trust in Jains honesty.
U. Understanding and Empathy: Jains are by far more emotionally intelligent. They develop empathy with whom so ever they meet. That helps in developing understanding at much higher level.
V. Visionary: Jains are very good in maths. Probably that has helped them to be more logical and becoming visionary in whatever field they have adopted.
W. Wiseness: Jainism is morte a path of Gyana than Karma or Bhakti. We call our tirthankar as Keval-Gyani. Stress is more on knowledge. Probably one of the most scientific religion is Jainism. That has helped inculcating wisdom in every Jain.
X.. Xplorer: Jains have been explorer. Their is a saying JAHA NA JAVE GAADI, VAHA PAHUCHE MARWADI. Where even any vehicle can not reach, a Jain can reach and open his shop and develop his business.
Y. Yes I Can : The question of survival has helped in developing attitude of YES I CAN which is vey necessary to be successful in life.
Z. Zealous: Jains are full of enthusiasm and energy towards life and their surroundings which help them in getting mixed up with any environment.