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- How foolish you are,
grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
To maintain ahimsa when away from their home is especially difficult. Travel destroys many beings and food created without killing so much as a plant is hard to secure. I know some Jains in the UK that have everything shipped to them from India in order to maintain their practices purely.
How wonderful that these nuns are representing Jainism in this way. Some of the Jain sects believe that women may not attain enlightenment until reborn as man who is a practising ascetic. In their order women are, think, regarded as equals.
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