06.10.2016 ►JVB NJ ►Inspiration | Vol 35 September News & Upcoming Programs

Posted: 07.10.2016
Updated on: 08.10.2016

 

From Acharya Tulsi

 
 
Kalah kadagraha kutilta
Irshya dvesh vishad
Tab tak jab tak supta ho
Atma ka ahlad
 
As long as strife, malice, crookedness, jealousy, aversion, unhappiness etc. are active, ecstasy of the soul is not awakened. In order to awaken the ecstasy of the soul, it is essential to remain absorbed in the soul.

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Regular Sessions
Tuesdays  - 7:30PM - 8:30PM - JVBNA Iselin Center


Swadhyay

Thursdays - 7:30PM  - 8:30PM - JVBNA Iselin Center


Youth Forum

3rd Friday of every month - 7PM - 9PM - JVBNA Iselin center
New Session begins October 28


Yoga & Preksha Meditation

Saturdays - 9AM - 11AM - JVBNA Center for Peace and Preksha Meditation
 
Samayik
Saturdays -  7PM - 8PM -  JVBNA Iselin Center

Prayer, Preksha Meditation & Swadhyay
Sundays -  10AM  - 11:30AM - JVBNA Iselin Center


Gyanshala

Two Sundays every month - 3:30PM - 6PM - Franklin Temple Classrooms - New Session Began October 2


Pakshik Pratikraman

Every Pakkhi - 7:30 PM - JVBNA Iselin Center - Upcoming - Oct 15, 30

Online Classroom
Weekly - 4th quarter - Shad Dravya101 - Began Oct 1

 

 

From Acharya Mahaprajna

 

Relativity is a Great Science

The word syaad informs us of relativity. Without it, we cannot know the truth nor can it be explained. This truth has been propounded two thousand five hundred years ago but our philosophers could not hold on to it. We should confer monk hood on the contemporary scientist who proved that without relativity truth cannot be explained. He got idea of relativity so adroitly that today the scientific world looks towards it for all explanations. All science and scientific beliefs that developed before that stand annulled. Today in physics, math and statistics the concept of anekanta is being used uninhibitedly; relativity is being employed freely for further research and study.

 

Excerpts from "ANEKANTA, THE THIRD EYE" By Acharya Mahaprajna

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Gyanshala North 


JVBNA announces the launch of Gyanshala North in the Englewood, NJ area under the auspicious guidance of Samani Sanmati Pragyaji & Samani Jayant Pragyaji. This new branch will mirror our existing Gyanshala. Registrations are open for children aged 5-14. Classes will be held from Oct-June, twice per month on Sunday afternoons. The curriculum includes Jain Philosophy, Prayers (Bhajan, Stotra), Science of Living (Yoga & Preksha Meditation), and Hindi. Please call 732-404-1430 or email info@jvbnj.org for more information and to register your children.

 

 

JVBNA Upcoming Programs 

  • JVBNA Online Classroom - Registration is open - 4th Quarter - Shad Dravya 101 - Began Oct 1 - See Flyer
  • Gyanshala 2016-17 Session - Began Oct 2 - See Flyer
  • Youth Forum 2016-17 Session - Begins Friday, Oct 28 - See Flyer
  • Chakra Cleansing & Healing Workshop with Swami Mahesh - Sat, Nov 5 - JVBNA CPPM - See Flyer
  • Diwali Milan - Saturday, Nov 12 - JVBNA CPPM
  • 8-Day Weekend Agam Workshop on Vipakshrut Agam - Begins Sat, Nov 19 - JVBNA Iselin Center

 

 

     


'Know Yoga, Know Yourself'
A Workshop with Yogi Omprakashji 

 
JVBNA hosted a special session on yoga and meditation under the guidance of Yogi Omprakash Ji Maharaj on September 10 at the JVBNA CPPM. Yogi Omprakash Ji utilizes the platform of yoga and music as a form of therapy for the ailments in life such as anger, ego, etc. along with his extensive knowledge on Patanjali Sutra in India and worldwide.

The attendees learned the wisdom of the yoga through Patanjali Sutra and the purpose of each pose along with the correct form of music. They also learned that yoga can bring rejuvenation and enlightenment on a daily basis with practice. Yogi Omprakash Ji Maharaj explained the benefits and the positive changes to relieve the stress that we deal with everyday and also give us the tools on how to manage ourselves better.

The event was followed by Q&A and lunch. Virendra Jain was the MC for the event and coordinated the entire program. Ramesh Parmar delivered the vote of thanks.

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JVBNA celebrated Kshamapana, Bhikshu Jaap, and Bhakti Geet Gunjar with Maestro Sudhir Narain, under the auspicious presence of Samani Sanmati Pragyaji and Samani Jayant Pragyaji on Sep 18 at the JVBNA CPPM.

The MC for the program was Saloni Jain and the event began with the recital of Namokar Mantra and Bhikshu Jaap led by Samanijis. President Madhumita Sacheti welcome the audience and spoke about Kshamapana, new center status, and upcoming activities. Treasurer Sudhir Jain thanked and recognized the Annual Contributors for 2016-17 and encouraged others to come forward. Samanijis shared the contributions of Acharya Bhikshu and spoke about Kshamapana. The first segment of the program ended with a beautiful skit on leshyas presented by the Gyanshala and Youth Forum children. 

The second segment of the program consisted of melodious Bhakti Geet performance by well known singer Maestro Sudhir Narain accompanied by singer Kirtika Narain, and Avirodh Sharma on Tabla. The bhakti geet were  well received and enjoyed by all attendees. The vote of thanks was delivered by Kamal Daga.

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Nammutthunam Sutra


namutthu nam, arihantänam, bhagavantänam……………...1.
äi-garänam, tittha-yaränam, sayam-sambuddhänam…….2.
purisuttamänam, purisa-sihänam, purisa-vara-
pundariänam, purisa-vara-gandha-hatthinam………………..3.
loguttamänam, loga-nähänam, loga-hiänam,
loga-paivänam, loga-pajjoa-garänam…………………………...4.
Samutthunam Sootra
abhaya-dayänam, cakkhu-dayänam, magga-dayänam,
sarana-dayänam, bohi-dayänam………………………………...5.
dhamma-dayänam, dhamma-desayänam,
dhamma-näyagänam, dhamma-särahinam,
dhamma-vara-cäuranta-cakkavattinam……………………….6.
appadihaya-vara-näna-dansana-dharänam,
viyatta-chaumänam…………………………………………………..7.
jinänam, jävayänam, tinnänam, tärayänam, buddhänam,
bohayänam, muttänam, moagänam…………………………….8.
savvannunam, savva-darisinam, siva-mayala-marua-mananta-makkhaya-mavväbäha-mapunarävitti
siddhigai-nämadheyam thänam sampattänam,
namo jinänam, jia-bhayänam……………………………………...9.
je a aiyä siddhä, je a bhavissanti-nägae käle.
sampai a vattamänä, savve ti-vihena vandämi……………..10.

नमुत्थु णं सूत्र:
नमुत्थु णं, अरिहंताणं, भगवंताणं……………………………………...1.
आइ-गराणं, तित्थ-यराणं, सयं-संबुद्धाणं……………………………...2.
पुरिसुत्तमाणं, पुरिस-सीहाणं, पुरिस-वर-पुंडरीआणं,
पुरिस-वर-गंध-हत्थीणं…………………………………………………...3.
लोगुत्तमाणं, लोग-नाहाणं, लोग-हिआणं,
लोग-पईवाणं, लोग-पज्जोअ-गराणं…………………………………….4.
अभय-दयाणं, चक्खु-दयाणं, मग्ग-दयाणं,
सरण-दयाणं, बोहि-दयाणं………………………………………………..5.
धम्म-दयाणं, धम्म-देसयाणं, धम्म-नायगाणं,
धम्म-सारहीणं, धम्म-वर-चाउरंत-चक्कवट्टीणं…………………….6.
अप्पडिहय-वर-नाण-दंसण-धराणं, वियट्ट-छउमाणं……………….7.
जिणाणं, जावयाणं, तिन्नाणं, तारयाणं, बुद्धाणं,
बोहयाणं, मुत्ताणं, मोअगाणं……………………………………………...8.
सव्वन्नूणं, सव्व-दरिसीणं, सिव-मयल-मरुअ-मणंत-
मक्खय-मव्वाबाह-मपुणरावित्ति सिद्धिगइ-नामधेयं
ठाणं संपत्ताणं, नमो जिणाणं, जिअ-भयाणं…………………………...9.
जे अ अईया सिद्धा, जे अ भविस्संति-णागए काले.
संपइ अ वट्टमाणा, सव्वे ति-विहेण वंदामि…………………………..10.

Meaning:
Obeisance to the Arihanta Bhagavants. Obeisance to the Jinas the beginners of the Scriptures, the Tirthankaras, and the self enlightened ones.
Obeisance to the best among men, the lions among men, the best lotus among men, and the elephants of the gandhana species among men.
Obeisance to the best in the world, the guides of the world, the benefactors of the world, the beacons of the world, and the enlighteners of the world.
Obeisance to the liberators from fear, the givers of vision, the givers of the path, the givers of refuge, the givers of right faith, and the givers of enlightenment.
Obeisance to the givers of law, the preachers of law, the masters of law, the leaders of law, the world monarchs of law, and those who are the best in all four directions.
Obeisance to those who are liberated from the bondage of wrong knowledge, who are the holders of unrestricted and best knowledge and faith, who in this world are the light, the liberators, the refuge, and the movers and givers of rest.
Obeisance to those who are the victors and the givers of victory, the saviors and the saved, the givers of enlightenment and the enlightened, and the givers of liberation and the liberated.
Obeisance to the all-knowing, all-seeing Jinas, who have conquered fear and who have attained the happy, stable, formless, infinite, imperishable, unobstructed, and eternally perfect state and existence.
Obeisance to the Shraman Bhagavan Mahävir, the Adikara, and the last Tirthankar, whose advent was determined by the preceding Tirthankars.
I pay homage and obeisance to the Lord and may the Revered Lord from there cast his gracious glances at me here

Utility:
Shakarendra is the supreme god of the heaven, known as Saudharma heaven. Due to his special clairvoyance knowledge he immediately knows whenever the soul of a Tirthankar Bhagawn is conceived. Shakrendra then assumes a specific posture (as depicted in the diagram below) and recites Namutthunam Sutra. Therefore, this Sutra is also known as Shakra Stava Sutra and Pranipt-danda Sutra. This Sutra enumerates the virtues of Tirthankar and offers obeisance to all Tirthankaras and omniscients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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