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(in Jainism) a great teacher who has attained liberation from karma.
- ‘We have come to the end of the Mandala of the five Jinas and looked at the five Wisdoms.’
- ‘One of the Jinas, by the name of Rishabha, is said to have lived millions of years ago.’
- ‘Hence, Samantabhadra examined the statements of the omniscient Jinas to examine if they were compatible with anekantavada.’
- ‘Great teachers called Thirhankaras (also called Jinas) had already established the religion.’
- ‘Those Jinas who, in every age, preach the law and establish the order, are called Tirthankaras.’
- ‘Numerous ahistorical Buddhas make an appearance in Mahyna literature, notably the five Jinas who are popular in tantric schools.’
- ‘Therefore, they were always found around Jinas and that has reflected their presence in the Jain temples and also around the idols of the Jinas.’
- ‘In the Jain religion, it is a symbol of the seventh Jina, Suparsva.’
- ‘It is a non-theistic religion with its own sacred texts and Jinas, or ‘Spiritual Victors’.’
- ‘In addition, each of the Jinas was associated with a specific period of cosmic time.’
- ‘The standardization of Jina images is such that most Jinas cannot otherwise be distinguished.’
From Sanskrit (see also Jain).
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