“Original Collection”; the primary scripture of the Sikhs.
Matter without soul or life.
“Clothed in sky”; a member of the Jain sect in which monks ideally do not wear clothing.
A Sikh temple.
The belief that all physical matter has life and feeling.
A poem by Guru Nanak that begins the Adi Granth; the poem is recited daily by pious Sikhs.
“Conqueror”; the Jain term for a perfected person who will not be reborn.
Spirit, soul, which enlivens matter.
Ritual in honor of a tirthankara or deity.
“Holy death”; death by self-starvation, valued in Jainism as a noble end to a long life of virtue and detachment.
“Clothed in white”; a member of the Jain sect in which monks and nuns wear white clothing.
“Disciple”; a follower of the Sikh religion.
“Building person”; a member of a Jain sect that rejects the use of statues and temples.
“Thirteen”; a member of the newest Jain sect.
“Crossing maker”; in Jainism, one of the twenty-four ideal human beings of the past, Mahavira being the most recent.