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To liberate self, Mahavira taught the necessity of right faith (samyak-darshana), right knowledge (samyak-gyana), and right conduct (samyak-charitra').

Aneka-ntava-da, pluralism, is the most important doctrine of Jainism.

Aneka-ntava-da suggests truth and reality are perceived differently from different points of view and no single point of view is the complete truth.

Jains compare attempts to explain absolute truth with adhgajanya-yah, or the maxim of the "blind men and an elephant".

In this parable, one man felt the trunk of an elephant, another the tusks, another the ears, another the tail. All the blind men believed they understood the true entire appearance of the elephant, and yet, due to their narrow perspectives they only understood a small portion of the elephant.

This principle is more formally stated by observing that objects are infinite in their qualities and modes of existence, so they cannot be completely grasped in all aspects and manifestations by finite human perception.

The historic origins of aneka-ntava-da can be traced back to the teachings of Ma-havi-ra, the 24th Jain Tirthankara.

The dialectical concepts of sya-dva-da (conditioned viewpoints) and
nayava-da (partial viewpoints) arose from aneka-ntava-da, providing it with more detailed logical structure and expression.

The Sanskrit compound an-eka-anta-va-da literally means "doctrine of non-exclusivity"; it is translated as "skepticism" or "non-absolutism".

An-eka-nta "uncertainty, non-exclusivity" is the opposite of eka-nta (eka+anta) "exclusiveness, absoluteness, necessity".

Aneka-ntava-da encourages its adherents to consider the views and beliefs of their rivals and opposing parties.

Proponents of anekantva-da apply this principle to religion and philosophy, reminding themselves that any religion and philosophy, even Jainism, that clings too dogmatically to its own tenets, is committing error based on its limited point of view.

The principle of aneka-ntava-da influenced Mahatma Gandhi's principles of religious tolerance.



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