What sets Jainism apart from other religions such as Hinduism or Buddhism?

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The key beliefs of Jainism are that the way to achieve freedom  and liberation of the soul is to live a life characterised by peace and sacrifice. In addition, there is a massive emphasis placed on caring for all living forms of life, including the universe itself. For example, Jainism states that all living creatures have their own souls, just like humans, and that these souls are equal. Therefore, each living creature must be treated in the same way as humans. This is why Jainists are vegetarians, and believe in eating and living in such a...

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