Jainism vs. Sikhism Worksheet
Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in course-level APA formatting.
Respond to the following questions in 175 words each:
1. What do you think is the most important similarity, and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.
2. Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of Experiencing the World’s Religions, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?