The message of the observance is that those who are engaged in the pursuit of their souls must regard it as a personal faith and not indulge in discussions with others on their religious practices. According to Jainism, one who is striving for soul-realization or 'nirvana' should engage himself or herself in metaphysical contemplation alone with neutrality towards worldly affairs and diverse views.
The festival is a reminder for the followers that they should have deep faith in pacifism, respect for diversity and non-violence towards all living beings. In Jainism, an individual that has conquered his or her own inner enemies or vices to achieve the ego-less state of Supreme Being is called Jina.
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