Guru Maharaj: Regarding Jainism, there is mentioned a bit in the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam. The first Tirthankara is Rishabhadeva. And He is an avatāra of Kṛṣṇa. But the modern Jains have become atheists. And they follow like Buddhism. If you encourage them to read the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, what was the original teaching of Rishabhadeva, they can be benefited. They all accept that Rishabhadeva was the first Tirthankara. But they don’t know much about Him. He was a theistic. He was Himself Bhagavān! He was the father of Bhārata. This country is named as Bharatavarsha. And He was the son of Rishabhadeva. So they should study about Rishabhadeva.
10-Oct-2020 ŚRĪ MĀYĀPUR DHAM, INDIA