Jainism (Cabbage)

Photomicrograph of Cabbage

Jainism is one of the oldest religions, which has been continuously practiced in India since about 1000 BC. Their fundamental belief is that the universe is composed of two eternal energies named Jeev and Ajeev, or life and non-life. While Jainism does not subscribe to a deity or creator God, they do believe there is potential of godhood in the soul of each individual. The photomicrograph above illustrates crystallites of cabbage extract, a representation of the very strict vegetarian nature of the Jain faith.

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