Devotional Jainism

the way of ahimsa; Digambara and Svetambara
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Devotional Jainism

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There's a devotional form of Jainism in which one relies on the help of a particular Tirthankara, rather than one's own efforts, to attain enlightenment. I don't remember the name of this sect and neither do I remember the name of the particular Tirthankara associated with it. Can someone please help me on this?
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I believe both of the two major forms of Jainism include devotional practices to the Tirthankaras. The major forms are Digambara and Śvētāmbara. Jains don't believe that nirvana is non-existence (at least as we know existence in this life) the way many Buddhists believe. Jains see nirvana as a permanent, peaceful, blissful state and not non-existence.
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Re: Devotional Jainism

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I don't remember if the sect is recent or ancient, but there's a devotional Jain sect dedicated to a particular Tirthankara, though I don't remember which Tirthankara. It might be similar to Pure Land Buddhism or bhakti Hinduism.
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