Posted: 10.02.2014
By Kishor Bhimji Shah
Jain Calendar 2014 in English A useful resource for Jains of all ages. Informative, educational, practical & visually stunning. Jain Calendar 2014 by Kishor Bhimji Shah 01 Jain Calendar 2014 by Kishor Bhimji Shah 02 Jain Calendar 2014 by Kishor Bhimji Shah 03 Jain Calendar 2014 by Kishor Bhimji Shah 04 Jain Calendar 2014 by Kishor Bhimji Shah 05 Jain Calendar 2014 by Kishor Bhimji Shah 06 Jain Calendar...
Posted: 07.12.2013
 
Ode to Nelson Mandela © by Anish Doshi Seven plus twenty, Years seem more than plenty! To be in prison For no apparent reason. He emerged like the sun Of South Africa, the most beloved Son: Mandela, Nelson For years he toiled. For us it seems spoiled Yet he worked as if there was no tomorrow To overcome his sorrow. From him, we could so much borrow. From perpetual slavery, he saved millions. Now he rests in...
Posted: 27.11.2013
 
Five Contemplations This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard, loving work. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it. May we recognize and transform our unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed, and learn to eat with moderation. May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that we reduce the...
Posted: 10.06.2013
 
By John Guy LaPlante I should have written that headline differently. I should have said, “For folks who should know something about them!” I’ll tell you why. Bear with me. Jains are Indians - meaning India Indians. A small minority but India is one of the most populous countries in the world. So Jains are numerous. And the Jains have influence and power far beyond their numbers. They’re big in business...
Posted: 26.04.2013
 
Pictures: shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 01 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 02 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 03 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 04 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 05 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 06 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 07 shree 108 parshvanath darshan & names 08 Table of names [text] 1 Shri Shankeshver Parshvanath 2 Shri...
Posted: 25.04.2013
 
Shri Ganesh Prasad Varni Ji Founder Syadwad Mahavidyalaya at Varanasi in 1905 Simple hearted and simple natured, the great spiritual saint Ganesh Prasad Ji Varni was born to Shri Hira Lal and Smt. Ujyari Devi in a middle class Vaishnava family in village Hansera in district Lalitpur (U.P.). Having religious leanings from his very childhood, he used to visit the Jain temple near his house in Mandawara...
Posted: 02.04.2013
 
Shri Narendra Prakash Jain, Head of Motilal Banarsidass (MLBD) Publishers, passed away on March 5th, after a long illness. He was 74 years old. Born in Lahore, he joined this publishing house, after graduating from Delhi University, which was started by his great grandfather. From a small book store of Sanskrit books in the beginning of the 20th century, it developed to be a unique Indological Publishing House...
Posted: 07.01.2013
 
SUBJECT: Entire Jain Samaj is shocked and anguished by the attack on a Jain monk in Girnar, Junagarh & Killing of two Jain monks in road accident on NH no. 8 at Bharuch both incident took place in the State of Gujarat in India. The beginning of year 2013 is really alarming for Jains across the world. On Jan 1, 2013, Jain Monk Muni Shri Prabalsagarji Maharaj was returning from the Girnar Hill (5th Peak) at...
Posted: 02.01.2013
By Kishor Bhimji Shah
Slideshow: Use fullsize, pause & single picture views Pdf version: click to open pdf CONCEPT & CREATED BY: Kishor Bhimji Shah ASSISTED BY: Hansha B Shah | Damyanti B Shah | Kastur B Shah INSPIRED BY & DEDICATED TO: My late Parents & Brother Bhimji Kumbha Shah | Monghi Bhimji Shah | Naresh Bhimji Shah
Posted: 28.12.2012
 
ref: Bernard Shaw Mahatma Gandhi A Good doctor
Posted: 20.12.2012
By Dr. Manoj Jain
The Washington Post Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/10/2012 Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 - DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved. On Thanksgiving weekend, with family and friends, I watched Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece “Lincoln.” It was a history lesson on racial inequality. Abraham Lincoln championed the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery,...
Posted: 20.08.2012
 
On July 26, 2012, Gurudev Chitrabhanu, who generously funded the majority of the Jain conference on Bioethics, celebrated his 90th birthday. After giving up his life as a monk in India, Chitrabahnu, came to the U.S. to support the growing Jain communities in North America, started a renowned center of Jain Meditation, and worked tirelessly to spread the Jain message of compassionate action and insight.
Posted: 18.08.2012
By Dr. Navin C. Shah
After my pilgrimage to ancient Jain shrines in Gujarat and Rajasthan in 2010 an unusual calmness entered my temperament. It also made me aware of the final destination of the present life - is it death and nothing beyond or rebirth based on the karmas collected over multiple past lives! Thoughts of the final destination of the present sojourn stimulated me to undertake another exploratory pilgrimage. In...
Posted: 02.08.2012
 
Gurudev Chitrabhanu Last week in July could be very hot and humid in the US but not this year. In 2012 mother nature kindly provided us cool weather as hundreds of Jains in New York and New Jersey gathered at various Jain centers to celebrate 90th birthday of Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji. Gurudev had expressed his desire that the celebration should be called a day to collect blessings and not a celebration of...
Posted: 30.07.2012
 
ADMIRATION FOR GURU JI CHITRABHANU JI On Guruji's special occasion of 90th Birthday Dinesh and Saroj Vora Jai Jinendra We very respectfully wish you a very happy 90th Birthday and humbly convey our greetings and well wishes. Your presence in America has been very influential to Jainism in a new land far away from Bharat kshetra. Your continuous and progressive development of true Jain knowledge and teaching in...
Posted: 18.07.2012
 
Gurudev Chitrabhanu As we celebrate the 90th birthday of Gurudev Chitrabhanuji and honor his spiritual leadership, our heart is filled with gratitude and respect. Much can and should be said about Gurudev’s contribution to Jain communities especially in North America. His remarkable orator ship, his compassionate leadership, his inspirational teaching and his commitment to Jain dharma & Jains around the globe...
Posted: 17.07.2012
By Dilip V. Shah
Gurudev Chitrabhanu As we celebrate Gurudev Chitrabhanuji's 90th Birthday, let us look back at the remarkable journey of a visionary, a guiding and unifying voice for Jains in North America who has spawned not one but two revolutions and even today is nourushing jains on four continents with his message of Ahimsa and Peace -pure spirituality and revrance for all lives. Gurudev Chitrabhanuji was born in 1922 a...
Posted: 06.03.2012
 
Govt Of India Releases Special Cover On Acharya Sohanlal Ji Maharaj
Posted: 05.03.2012
By Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh
Jainism is one of ancient Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings through mind, thoughts, actions or speech and praying for wellbeing of all. The Jain religion, according to the Jain scriptures is eternal, revealed in every cyclic period of the universe. The time is divided into 2equal half cycles namely Utsarpini (ascending) Kal & Avasarpini (descending) Kal. Each cycle...
Posted: 29.12.2011
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
Correlation Between Karma And Genes In psychology, the difference between the living organism ( jīva ) and life is very specific. The study of karma theory makes the difference quite clear. Heredity is related to life, in the same way karma is related to jīva , in which all the karmas and reactions of so many pre-births are accumulated in the form of karma śarīra . So the individual's ability and...
Posted: 28.12.2011
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
High Blood Pressure Because of the blind race of the present age for so called development and progress and accumulation of material things, man is increasingly getting afflicted with various diseases and ailments. High blood pressure is one of them. It is a disease that brings man to the door of death and snatches life. The whole world is scared of it. This disease can be divided into various catagories such...
Posted: 27.12.2011
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
Introduction With the tremendous advance in medical sciences in the recent centuries, man’s longevity has increased as well as health care sciences have taken new shape. For example, medical and pharmacologic advancements have made it possible to transplant organs successfully and thereby to save the lives of many persons who otherwise would die from irreversible end stage organ disease. The existence and...
Posted: 23.12.2011
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
Definition of Spirituality Spirituality is a very thought proving word. The meaning of spirituality has shifted since our parents generation when the concept of spirituality and religion seemed to be interchangeable. A recent survey indicates that many people see organized religion as “intolerant and divisive”. In modern terms the meaning of spirituality is much more personal and can be defined in different...
Posted: 04.12.2011
 
We know that life is temporary We Know that life is uncertain, We know that nothing accompanies Us to the other worlds Except our good deeds and our character. But somehow, most of us, most of the time, forget these simple facts of life and live our lives as if we Are going to continue here forever Jain Calendar 2011-2012
Posted: 03.12.2011
 
Amar Chand, 76, died after observing "santhara", a centuries-old Jain practice where a person starves to prepare spiritually for their death. Mr Chand's family members in the city of Ajmer said, he had been ill for some time and decided to fast. He attained salvation by observing santhara. Two more women in the state - Kela Devi and Dhanni Devi - are observing the practice and have given up eating. Some time...
Posted: 03.12.2011
 
News In Hindi: Bhilwara , 03.12.2011 आचार्यश्री के स्वागत की तैयारियां भीलवाड़ा जैन तेरापंथ न्यूज ब्योरो वस्त्र नगरी में आचार्यश्री के ऐतिहासिक स्वागत के लिए तैयारियां की...
Posted: 30.11.2011
By Dr. Pankaj Jain
The Huffington Post Jain Dharma Goes Beyond Religion Religion is derived from Latin word religio meaning reverence or conscientiousness. It also means Res (With regard to) + legere (to gather) and Re (again) + lego (read). Hence, etymologically "religion" is meant to gather a community to read the Holy Book and to have reverence for the Holy God. This unique focus on the book and God makes a religion...
Posted: 16.11.2011
 
"First step for Jain of interest in Jain holy scriptures is familiarity and knowledge of Jain terminology. Subsequent to acquiring the confidence and comfort in knowledge of Jain words, the Jain of interest moves on to reading and mastering the Jain scriptures on spiritual way to eternal happiness." "TERMINOGY OF JAINISM” in the digital book format is in international circulation and is available free for...
Posted: 16.09.2011
By Fakirchand J. Dalal
How Do Jains Honor Their Elderly It is a Wonderful Thought to Think about forgotten Seniors, particularly the First Generation of NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) in the West i.e. U.S.A., U.K., etc. I am One of them, an 84 year Old Retiree for over 20 years living in U.S.A. with my Retiree wife since 1969/70. I have Read, Written and Talked about the Comprehensive Solution for First Generation Vegetarian Retirees in...
Posted: 09.09.2011
By Dr. Philip Clayton
Philip Clayton Reimagining the Future of Faith Who Is My Brother? Or: What I Learned from the Jains Encountering difference is not just a one-time experience. It’s one thing to merely tolerate individuals who are not like you or who believe different things from you. It’s something else to genuinely appreciate others — to celebrate difference even while recognizing it as real difference. At Claremont...
Posted: 09.08.2011
By Dr. Bipin Doshi, Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh, Preeti Shah
Virchand Raghavji Gandhi, a contemporary of Swami Vivekananda, too was a great exponent of Indian culture. Although a legend during his time, not many records are available on his invaluable contributions. He, alongside of the Swamiji at the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago in 1893 corrected the false and perverse impression of India as created by the Christian missionaries. Referring to the glory of...
Posted: 09.08.2011
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Bhagvan Mahavira gained omniscience on the tenth day of dark fortnight of Vaisakha month on the bank of river Rajuvalka after a long period of penance and meditation of about twelve and half years. By a series of unprecedented spiritual efforts he eliminated all his psychical karma covering the infinite psychical powers of his soul. This resulted in the state of the soul with infinite intelligence, intuition,...
Posted: 08.08.2011
By Paras Maalde
In my first post on this blog ( Is being an Oshwal compatible with being a Jain?) I argued that today's Oshwal youth (myself wholly included therein) lack the humility so essential for progress on the Jain path. My question was and still is this - how can we be held to be adherents of the Jain tenets of non-violence (ahimsa), non-possessiveness (aparigraha), non-stealing (asteya), self-control (saiyyam, or what...
Posted: 08.08.2011
By Paras Maalde
As an Oshwal who grew up in East Africa, my identity is clear. I hail from a prosperous migrant community of high-achieving individuals. Traditionally, we are businessmen and traders, and congenital economists (remember the acronym for what a SHAH is? Sastu Hoi Apnu Hoi! That which is at the right price, will be ours!) Thinking of getting a good bargain for anything in life? You need to meet an Oshwal. Economy...
Posted: 20.07.2011
By Fakirchand J. Dalal
An Appreciation: We saw the drama on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at High Point High School, MD. It was organized by the Jain Society of Metro, Washington. The Drama was first presented at JAINA Convention in Houston, during July 4th, long Week-end. Though all the artists were Gujarati Speaking, it was presented in Hindi. The reduced rate of $15.00 made it affordable to a larger number of people. The Drama: Based on...
Posted: 24.05.2011
By Dr. Nirmal Baid
Jain Knowledge Representation by Dr. Nirmal Baid Preamble The current knowledge on Jain philosophy was expounded by Mahavir in 6th century B.C. time, and his preaching was orally compiled into many scriptures by his disciples. Jain knowledge was mostly passed on from one generation to the next generation via oral tradition for long time. Jains have a unique concept of Knowledge and a unique...
Posted: 23.04.2011
 
Leshya is spiritual mental colourisation . Jain scriptures state that Bondage and Liberation mainly depend on mental state. Mental stages are never uniform. They go on changing. They change to following different patterns: Intensely black that is highly defiled, excessively evil Black that is defiled, evil Grey (brinjal flower) that is less defiled, less evil Yellow (Rising Sun) that is evil-cum good, impure-cum...
Posted: 11.03.2011
By Bal Patil
Representation To The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, For Notification Of Jains As A Minority Under Section 2 (III) Of The National Minority Commission Act Feb 28, 2011
Posted: 22.02.2011
By Pravin K. Shah
Jain Karma Philosophy - Punya (Meritorious) and Pāp (Sinful) Karma Introduction In Jain philosophy, karma are classified in many different ways. They are classified as Ghāti or Aghāti karma depending upon whether they subdue the qualities or innate nature of the soul or create the physical environment of a living being. The same karma are also classified in a different way into Punya and Pāp karma...
Posted: 10.02.2011
 
2nd round of National Census - 2011 From Feb 9th to Feb 28th, 2011 Question # 1 Put 'Jain' with your and all your family member's Name Question # 7 6 Jain Question # 10 Mother tongue Question # 11 Apart from Mother Tongue, put any two languages of Jain literature out of Prakrit/Sanskrit/Apbhransh. Many of you might be aware of the census which happens every 10 years in India. The entire process is carried out...
Posted: 10.02.2011
 
CENSUS - 2001- JAIN POPULATION STATISTICS (In India) STATE/UNION TERRITORY TOTAL POPULATION JAIN POPULATION PROPORTION OF POPULATION SEX RATIO LITERACY RATE FEMALE LITERACY RATE INDIA 1028610328 4225053 0.4 940 94.1 90.6 JAMMU & KASHMIR 10143700 2518 0.0 856 86.5 83.3 HIMACHEL PRADESH 6077900 1408 0.0 877 96.3 94.8 PUNJAB 24358999 39276 0.2 914 95.9 94.2 CHANDIGARH 900635 2592 0.3 940 97.3 95.8 UTTARANCHAL...
Posted: 19.01.2011
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
1. Introduction The Doctrine of Karma dictates that the actions of jiva (soul) are determined by his karmas, which are imprints of his past actions. This theory may appear not to grant any freedom to jiva to act independent of (rising) karma. This inference is not correct; the soul has freedom or free will, to act. However, the freedom is not absolute and the free will is relative, as the actions of the mundane...
Posted: 29.12.2010
By Ravinder Jain
Pravartini Parvati Jain International Award of 2010 To Dr. Peter Flügel S.S. Jain Sabha Ambala, 22 November 2010 In the auspicious presence of the most senior Sadhvi Sudha Ji, worthy disciple of Sadhvi Swarn Kanta Ji, the 26th Lord Mahavira's Birth Kalyanak Centenary Committee presented the Pravartini Parvati Jain International Award of 2010 to Dr. Peter Flügel who is Professor in Jainism on Jain Chair in the...
Posted: 23.12.2010
 
Jain Brothers and sisters, Jai Jinendra and happy holidays and new year. AN INVITATION TO JOIN US & BUILD TEMPLES OF LEARNING JINVANI (GNAN MANDIRS) Samyagdarśanjñānacāritrāṇi moksamārgah ̣ TS1.1 Right faith, right knowledge and right conduct all together constitute the path to liberation . Over several millennia, Jainism and Jain traditions have made enormous contributions to Indian psyche and to the...
Posted: 01.12.2010
By Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
Intellectual Development There are four types of Development: Physical Development Mental Development Intellectual Development Emotional Development In today's Scenario Intellectual Development is given the utmost importance. Best of knowledge is gained with high competitive spirit. The result of Intellectual Development is before us in terms of great professionals taking up various new fields such as Medical,...
Posted: 01.12.2010
By Prof. Dr. Pratibha J. Mishra
A Source of Intellect Power The total area of the brain has been divided into frontal parietal, occipital and temporal lobes dealing with different functions of the body. Depending upon the specialized functions related to sensory and motor activities brain is also classified into somatic, visual auditory and association areas. All these areas meet one another in the back side of the temporal lobe, where in...
Posted: 01.12.2010
By Samani Rohini Pragya
Genius : Born or Built We all resolve: 'Let I be endowed with the power of intellect.' We always aspire to sharpen this cognitive faculty, because it is the gateway to knowledge. Indian tradition proposes various discipline such as meditation, contemplation, spell and rites that assist in enhancing ones power of intellect. All these aspects though appears orthodox in nature are not devoid of its significance...
Posted: 27.11.2010
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
We know Jainism through the teachings of Bhagwan Mahavira. The main subject of his teachings is emancipation of the soul. And for that he formulated rules of spiritual living for both the ascetics and the householders. He described the realities and the rules of jiva in his worldly existence. He showed the path how an individual could come out of the cycle of rebirths, escape the sorrows and miseries and attain...
Posted: 20.11.2010
 
Meri Bhāvanā My Prayer (The Spiritual Conqueror), who has vanished affection, hatred and other sensual temptations. Who has gained the knowledge of the whole world and who has discoursed upon the teachings of the Right Path of Liberation (for the benefit) of all in a quite unselfish manner. (You may call Him Either by the name of) Buddha, Vira, Jina, Hari, Brahma or Independent (Deity). Enamoured by devotion...
Posted: 08.11.2010
 
Healing Power of Namaskar Mantra The experiments in the efficacy of a mantra (spell and incantation) have been going on not only among Indian religions and castes but among the religions of every country in the world. It is a unique discovery by Indian rishis and sages. The scriptures which describe these mantras are not the result of their wayward imagination but they are the result of their sadhana and inner...

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