Rishabha is a theocratic nation that was formed by Tirthankar in c.2200 BCE. Tirthankar established the philosophical and religious beliefs that serve as the basis for the establishment of the Rishabhan state. Central to their beliefs is the teaching by Tirthankar that regards every living soul as potentially divine. When the soul sheds its karmic bonds completely, it attains divine consciousness. It prescribes a path of non-violence to progress the soul to this ultimate goal.


Rishabhan monks and nuns practice strict asceticism and strive to make their current birth their last, thus ending their cycle of transmigration. The laity, who pursue less rigorous practices, strive to attain rational perception and to do as much good as possible and get closer to the goal of attaining freedom from the cycle of transmigration. Following strict ethics, the laity usually choose professions that revere and protect life and totally avoid violent livelihoods.


Rishabhan practice the belief of Samayika, which means equanimity and derived from samaya (the soul). The goal of samayika is to attain equanimity. Samayika is begun by achieving a balance in time. If this current moment is defined as a moving line between the past and the future, samayika happens by being fully aware, alert and conscious in that moving time line when one experiences atma, one's true nature, common to all life forms. Currently the nation of Rishabhan nation is currently a non-aligned state, but it currently has border conflicts with the nation of Samkhya over the Tilak/Samachar province. During the period of 1592 CE, 1594 CE, and 1598 CE, religious sectarian violence erupted along the border regions of Samkhya and Rishabhan. This has led to border conflicts in the region since 1904.

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