Posted: 20.08.2016
 
To all the Jains My name is Shaleen Shah. My wife and I have started an animal sanctuary (Panjrapole) in Boulder, Colorado, USA since the past one year. In this year, we have saved the lives of 30+ animals, but we have saved thousands more through our outreach and education to promote a pure vegetarian lifestyle. I am writing to introduce ourselves, and the work that we are doing here at Luvin Arms Animal...
Posted: 17.06.2016
By Dr. Kamal Sethia
It is always the aim and endeavour of every human being to be HAPPY, but most of us do not know that the very nature of the soul is joy and happiness - the divine state of the soul! HAPPINES is always with us until we lose it. A child is born as happy- soul devoid of any unhappiness. Slowly, as the child grows, he learns to be unhappy. Those who seek happiness outwardly, do not know that true and everlasting...
Posted: 10.01.2013
By Dr. Rudi Jansma
There is a philosophical difference between non-violence and non-violent protest. Nonviolence In the Tattvārthadhigama Sūtra, violence is defined as “to hurt the prāṇas (vitalities) through vibration due to the passions, which agitate mind, body or speech (vii: 13).” So non-violence means not to do so. The prāṇas are the vital energies running through our body and the universe. They spring forth...
Posted: 10.12.2012
By Kristi L. Wiley
Non-harming or nonviolence. Ahiṃsā is the central moral tenet in Jainism and is the basis for the practices and vows for mendicants and laypeople. Jains today view the statement "nonviolence is the high­est religious duty" (ahiṃsā paramo dharmah) as an all-encompassing expression of the Jain faith. Non-harming is emphasized in the Ācārāṅga Sūtra, the earliest Śvetāmbara text on mendicant conduct,...
Posted: 01.07.2012
By John Ferguson
To achieve peace means to change both individuals and systems. To achieve peace means disarmament. The present arms race produces not security, but maximum insecurity. We know that any large number of nuclear explosions will bring the nuclear winter, the withering of plant life, animal life, human life over at least half the globe. We know that we have several times been close to nuclear disasters; we know that...
Posted: 29.02.2012
By Dr. Samani Shashi Pragya
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Introduction The continuing degradation of environment and depletion of life supporting natural resources by exploding population and its reckless consumerism are matter of serious concern. The most harmful impact of industrialization is that it is triggering consumerism more and more and to meet the increasing demands more and more industries are coming up, which further triggers...
Posted: 25.10.2011
 
MILK PRODUCTION: The Lotus Trust has finally found a suitable farm to produce slaughter-free milk after two years of searching. Working in partnership with OMSCo (Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative), an organic dairy in SE England has agreed to pilot the production of Ahimsa milk with a select herd of cows. Commonwork is an environmental charity, study centre and an organic dairy near Sevenoaks in Kent. It has...
Posted: 14.02.2011
 
12. Ahimsa Sutra PRECEPTS ON NON-VIOLENCE Eyam khu nanino saram, jam na himsai kamcana. ahimsasamayam ceva, etavante viyaniya. (147) It is the essential trait of a wise man that he does not kill any living being. Certainly, one has to understand just two principles namely non-violence and equality (of all living beings). (147) Savve jiva vi icchanti, jivium na marijjium. Tamha panavaham ghoram, niggamtha...
Posted: 26.01.2011
By Dilip V. Shah
Veganism is embraced by some, misunderstood by some, and resisted by others in the Jain Community. The primary tenet of Jainism is Ahimsa, or non-violence. Bhagwan Mahavir’s message in the Acharanga Sutra is clear: “all breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain, nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away.” The central philosophy of Jainism and veganism...
Posted: 01.11.2010
By Bal Patil
Mahatma Gandhi: Truth, Non-Violence And Jainism The Gandhian life was a legendary quest of Experiments with Truth , which was his autobiography. For the Mahatma Truth and Non-violence were interchangeable terms. It was out of these he honed his invincible weapon of Non-violent Non-Co-operation Satyagraha , which ultimately won India her freedom. Truth and non-violence were convertible terms for Gandhiji. There...

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