Q. Which of the following is/are tenet/s of Jainism?
1.Non – violence
2.Nonexistence of God
3.Performing austerities
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: The central tenet of Jainism is non-violence. No other religion lays as much emphasis on non-violence as does Jainism.

  • It also criticizes human emotions. Jainism denies the existence of God. In its early stages, deity was not worshipped in Jainism.
  • It emphasizes that salvation cannot be attained by worshipping god or by sacrifices. It stipulates that one can escape misery only by performing austerities.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT