7.1 Purpose of Shravak's Life

Posted: 10.02.2020
 
Four scientists were passing through a wild forest. They encountered a dead lion. One of the scientists claimed, 'It is a skeleton, I can generate its flesh again.' He used his skills to regenerate muscles around the skeleton. Another scientist said, 'I can start blood circulation.' And he did. The third one through his knowledge produced body organs. Now the fourth scientist said, 'I can inject life into it.'...

6.1 Characteristics of Right Faith

Posted: 08.02.2020
 
A 'shravak' is endowed with Right Faith, Right Knowledge, and Right Conduct . The question is how do we know that one has attained 'samyaktva' (right faith)? What are the parameters and defining characteristics of samyaktva' ? Five essential characteristics of 'samyaktva' have been expounded in the Aagams . Acharya Tulsi has explained these in Shravak Sambodh as: sham-ho kashaay ka sahaj shaman, samveg-mumuksha...

05 ►The Nature of Pragmatic Right Faith and Deshavrati

Posted: 07.02.2020
 
In ancient times, a shravak would observe twelve vows. By observing the vows, he would practice renunciation partially. That's why he is known as deshavrati (partial restraint). How does a shravak become deshavrati technically? Kshayopashama (subsistence-cum-destruction) of darshansaptak is the first necessary condition for partial restraint. The consciousness of restraint never gets awakened in the absence of...

31.01.2020 ►Mumbai ►Preksha Meditation session in celebration of Acharya Mahapragya Centenary Year

Posted: 03.02.2020
 
Mumbai: 31.01.2020 Marking the 2nd phase of Acharya Mahapragya Centenary Year on 31st January 2020, under the guidance of Preksha foundation, Preksha meditation and mantra sessions were scheduled on 31/01/2020 at Pan India level. In Mumbai at Kandivali East, total 8 sessions, 1 hour each, were organised. 5 sessions for 5 different groups were organised at the Preksha centers run at Kandivali east Mumbai, under...

1.1 Representative Scripture of Laymen

Posted: 01.02.2020
 
Gurudev Acharya Tulsi authored the book Shravak Sambodh. At the outset, Gurudev composed two verses dedicating the great work to his sangh (congregation). The day Shravak Sambodh was to be completed, I was about to proceed to deliver my daily sermon when Gurudev said 'Stay for a while!' I sat by Gurudev. He sang the first two and the last verse in his melodious voice and handed over the script to me...

Preface

Posted: 31.01.2020
 
Once Sahu Shantiprasad Jain requested Gurudev Tulsi, 'In your discourses you mostly discuss about the ethics of a monk which is good to know, but it is not of much benefit to us. More of Grihasth dharm and shraavakaachaar should be discussed with us.' This text (or book) thus focuses on understanding the code of conduct of a layman. Thereafter, the righteousness of a layman was often discussed during the...

Blessings

Posted: 31.01.2020
 
Two types of spiritual practices or righteousness are propounded in Jain religion: Shrut dharm (scriptural knowledge) Chaaritm dharm (conduct) Chaaritm dharm is further classified into two: Agaar chaaritm dharm (conduct for a layman) Anagaar chaaritm dharm (conduct for an ascetic) Only those people who are endowed with deep detachment to the materialistic pleasures and are full of spiritual fervour can...

23.01.2020 ►JAIN STAR ►News

Posted: 23.01.2020
 
Updated on 24.01.2020 10:44 खात मुहूर्त एवं शिलान्यास कार्यक्रम 3 फरवरी से By JAIN STAR /23 Jan 2020,Thursday गुड़ाएंदला। श्री पार्श्वनाथ जैन संघ, गुड़ाएंदला की ओर से प.पू. श्री चिदानंदसूरीश्वरजी...

21.01.2020 ►JTN ►Jain Terapanth News

Posted: 22.01.2020
 
जैन संस्कार विधि के बढ़ते चरण: गंगाशहर जैन संस्कार विधि के बढ़ते चरण- गंगाशहर www.jainterapanthnews.in ABTYP JTN Jain Terapanth News posts Acharya Mahashramanpravachans, terapanthi audios, videos, wallpapers, Prekshadhyan, Anuvrat, Jeevan Vigyan #ABTYPJTN PDF Bulletin अंक 21/2020,...

The Support Of Faith

Posted: 20.01.2020
By Acharya Tulsi
Doubt is an enemy of Samadhi (contemplation). As long as man remains a sceptic towards his object of knowledge, he does not experience the fruit of Samadhi. Bhagwan Mahaveer experienced this very truth. He gave expression to his experience in the following words—वितिगिच्छसमावन्नेनं...