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Jina

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The "victorious" one as contrasted with Buddha the merely "awakened" one) is in the religion of the Jainas ( q. v .) a sage who has achieved omniscience , and who came to re-establish the law in its purity where it has become corrupted among men; one of a class, of which it appears there have been 24 in number, who have appeared at intervals after long periods of time, in shapes less imposing or awe-inspiring than at first, and after less and less intervals as time goes on The Jainas claim that Buddha was a disciple of the Jina, their founder, who had finished the faith to which the latter had only been awakened.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Jina'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/j/jina.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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