Jainism is a relatively small religion that exists in India. The religion follows the tradition and teachings of Vardhaman Mahavira and other gurus. Mahavira and his followers reject the idea of the Vedas; wherein there is a creator god as well as a caste system. Through the right behavior, faith, and total non-violence, they believe that everyone can be liberated from having to be reborn again.
Surprisingly, Jainism has one of the largest libraries in the world. Practitioners consider non-violence as the central encompassing principle of their religion. Jains are also vegetarians. Their monks tend to wear cloth on their mouths so that they can avoid harming any living creature that may exist in the air.
The religion itself provided a vast number of contributions all over India, from the political, economic, and ethical perspective. Although this religion is still largely predominant in India, it is quickly growing across the globe.
Confucianism is first founded by Confucius and is an ancient Chinese religion. The religion strongly believes in hierarchy, family, and integrity. Other central values are righteousness, sincerity, morality, compassion, and wisdom. The doctrine teaches that although one is not inherently born with these traits, they can be acquired through constant practice.
An individual, family and society’s well-being is entirely dependent on one’s moral values. Through a noble person’s moral actions, he can serve as a role model to other people with his actions.
The primary source of Confucianism teachings is based on the Lunyu, a collection of sayings. Today, people from Vietnam, Korea, China, and Japan practice this religion.