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Anekantavada of Jainism is multi-dimensional and an inclusive approach. Justify.

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

6. Anekantavada of Jainism is multi-dimensional and an inclusive approach. Justify. (150 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To explain the multi-dimensional and the inclusivity of the philosophy of Anekantavada.

Directive:

Justify – When you are asked to justify, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining the philosophy of Anekantavada.

Body:

Explain how according to it, no single definite, decisive or conclusive aspect (ek- anta) of anything is existed; on the contrary, various kinds of possibilities or meanings (aneka-anta) were existed when we make a statement about anything. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Conclude by stressing on the importance of Anekantavada in the present day.