The devotee of vishnu is called a Vaishnav; the devotee
of Shiva is called a Shaiva; the follower of the Buddha is called a
Buddhist: the follower of Christ is called a Christain. In the same
manner, the follower of Jineshwer is known as a Jain. Hence, this dharma
has become current, established and reowned under the name of the Jain
dharma. One who follows the path shown by Jineshwer is a Jain.
Such a man is a Jain to whatever nation he may belong;
to whatever sect or creed he may belong; in whatever philosophical context
he might have been born or brought up. The Jain dharma is not a religious
sect or creed. Anyone can adore and follow this dharma irrespective of his
caste and creed. This living dharma is meant for all.