“Hindu and Jain Ways of Life” Please respond to one or both of the following:

1. Please name and describe a Hindu deity or ritual that you find particularly interesting and say what intrigues you about your chosen deity or ritual.

2. Explain how the teaching of ahimsa influences the daily lives of lay Jains and discuss one element of the Jain ecological ethics which you think might be adaptable for Westerners wanting to help with environmental issues facing the planet.

You may answer either or both questions for your Week 2 formal response. Note that formal  need to be at least 125 words, carefully proofread, and they need to be based exclusively on your understanding of our required text. No outside materials, please.