Jainism rejects the idea of a creator or destroyer god. Instead, Jains believe in an eternal Universe, one which was never created and will never cease to exist.
Monasticism is very much supported in Jainism. Monks and nuns must follow the five vows absolutely and they live extremely ascetic lifestyles. They do not have a permanent home or any possessions and they always travel barefoot from one place to another. Jains practice a special type of meditation called samayika, with a goal of achieving perfect calmness and understanding the unchanging Truth of the Self.
According to ancient Jain texts, yoga is the sum of all the activities of mind, speech and body. "Tattvarthasutra," from the second century C.E., states that yoga is an essential element in the path to liberation. The five major vows of Jainism are very similar to the five yamas ("disciplines") of "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali," which indicates a history of strong cross-fertilization between these traditions.