What were the four basic principles of Jainism?
In the age of Mahavir, Jainism was known as "Jin Sashan" which would roughly translate to "Jainism" itself, because 23 other Tirthankaras had preceded Mahavir and spread the principles of Jainism. In the age of Mahavir, his parents and many others were already following Jainism propagated by Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism.
Jainism requires a lot of self sacrifice and effort. However, it depends on which sect of Jainism you wish to follow. jainism itself preaches giving utmost care to all living beings and being the best you can be- considering your fellow beings. Though people may not intentionally make people sad or hurt other's feelings, it happens. We are normal human beings who cannot always restrain ourselves to the limitations of Jainism. People who can control…
As roman law developed, certain basic principles evolved, many of which are familiar to americans today. Four main principles applied to all citizens: All citizens had the right of equal treatment under the law. A person was considered innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof rested with the accuser rather that the accused. Any law that seemed unreasonable or grossly unfair could be set aside.