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"I say with conviction that the doctrine for which the name of Lord Mahavira is glorified nowadays is the doctrine of Ahimsa. If anyone has practiced to the fullest extent and has propagated most the doctrine of Ahimsa, it was Lord Mahavira."- by Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi
"Mahavira proclaimed in India that religion is a reality and not a mere social convention. It is really true that salvation can not be had by merely observing external ceremonies. Religion cannot make any difference between man and man."- by Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore
"We learn from scriptures (Sashtras) and commentaries that Jainism is existing from beginning less time. This fact is indisputable and free from difference of opinion. There is much historical evidence on this point."- by Lokamanya Bala Gangadhar Tilak Lokamanya Bala Gangadhar Tilak
"There is nothing wonderful in my saying that Jainism was in existence long before the Vedas were composed."- by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Prev. President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Prev. President of India
"Truly speaking, Jainism is an independent and original religion, for it is neither Hinduism nor Vedic religion, but of course it is an aspect of Indian life, culture, and philosophy."- by Shri Jawaharlal Nehru Shri Jawaharlal Nehru
"I am not Rama. I have no desire for material things. Like Jina I want to establish peace within myself."- by Yoga Vasishta, Chapter 15, Sloka 8 the saying of Rama Yoga Vasishta, Chapter 15, Sloka 8 the saying of Rama
"O Arhan! You are equipped with the arrow of Vastuswarpa, the law of teaching, and the ornaments of the four infinite qualities. O Arhan! You have attained omniscient knowledge in which the universe is reflected. O Arhan! You are the protector of all the Souls (Jivas) in the world. O Arhan! The destroyer of kama (lust)! There is no strong person equal to you."- by Yajur Veda, Chapter 19, Mantra 14 Yajur Veda, Chapter 19, Mantra 14
"Jainism is of a very high order. Its important teachings are based upon science. The more the scientific knowledge advances the more that Jain teachings will be proven."- by L. P. Tessetori, Italy L. P. Tessetori, Italy