Glossary

Fast
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TermFast
Alternative Termsfasts, fasting, faster, fasters, fasted, Fast, Fasts, Fasting, Faster, Fasters, Fasted
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Giving up or limiting food or specified foods for a period of time, usually as part of a religious practice. Fasting is a key part of Jainism, chiefly because it is believed to:

  • help destroy karmas that bind to the soul
  • gain merit – puṇya.
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