Jainism

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sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism

religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism

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The dispensation of Nigantha Nataputta had gone to destruction.
The Samagamasutta relates that the novice Cunda approached Ananda with the story of the disputes among Nigantha Nathaputta's former disciples, and together they approached the Buddha to ask for advice, for, as Ananda puts it "Venerable sir, it occurs to me at the demise of the Blessed One, may there be no dispute, for the good and welfare of many".
When Upali, a disciple of Nigantha Nataputta, wanted to become a disciple of the Buddha, the Buddha requested him to reconsider and respect his old religious teachers.