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BPS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS 1989
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-81

Jaina Religion and Psychiatry


Head and Hon. Psychiatrist (Retd), Rajawadi Municipal General Hospital, Ghatkopar, Mumbai, Hon. Prof of Psychiatry, Hon. Psychiatrist: Sulabha Special School, (Retd): D.Y. Patil Medical College Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1229.153306

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Jaina religion has existed for thousands of years. Lord Mahavir was the last of the 24 Tirthankaras, 23 having preceded him. The principals of Jaina religion teach us: (1) Self-control, which includes: (a) Control over physiological instinct of hunger and sex; (b) control over desires; (c) control over emotions; (2) meditation; (3) introspection; (4) concentration; and (5) healthy interpersonal relationship. The principles of Jaina Religion can contribute to Positive Mental Health.


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