Religion is supposed to guide us through life, to give us strength to overcome difficulties and help us to reach spiritual enlightenment. However, some of the religious movements seem to be so ridiculous that it becomes doubtful whether they can lead the believers anywhere at all. But may be it is just the fact of believing in something which is important no matter what you choose to be your sacred object or a supreme aim.
One of the most ancient religions in India is called Jainism and is supported by more than five million people nowadays. The main principle of this religion is not to hurt any living being, that’s why Jainists do not eat meat or carry weapon. Some of the supporters of this religion are called “dressed in light” and do not wear any clothes at all. They breathe through gauze bandages in order not to hurt any insect by accident and sweep the road in front of them with a special brush. They are very abstinent in food and the top level of sanctity to them is to starve to death.