Jains

The soul can be made pure by living a balanced life...

...a man must have right faith, right knowledge and right conduct. By right conducted he meant not telling lies, not stealing, not injuring living beings and not being greedy. Extra wealth must be shared with others, by building hospitals for human beings as well as for animals. The threefold virtues to be parctised were called the three jewels or tri-ratnas. Since everything has a soul, much care had to be taken to avoid killing even an ant. Jains avoided walking at night to avoid stepping on insects. This was the new teaching of Ahimsa or non-violence. It meant that no living thing should be hurt..