We can trace the origin of Jainism to Indus Valley Civilization, one of the most ancient civilizations in the world. This religion was basically for living an ascetic life. Jainism does not believe in creator God. It believes in the birth cycle, soul and its liberation. For every Jain, i.e. the follower of Jainism the ultimate goal of life is Moksha, i.e breaking the cycle of Birth, Death and Rebirth.
Followers of Jainism are peaceful people and they do not like to engage in any violent activities and businesses. They are staunch vegetarians and do not kill or cause to kill any animals.