Posted: 17.07.2015
By Dr. Brianne Donaldson
Patheos Orthodox Jain philosophy centers on practicing non-harm to others and to the self. These principles are being directed toward environmental advocacy, meditation, civic and gender equality, interfaith alliances, and community service. Jainism is an ancient, non-theistic tradition rooted in India whose 2500-year recorded history is characterized by a remarkable commitment to non-harm, or ahiṃsā ,...
Posted: 23.06.2015
 
IndiaToday As you drive down south-west of Kolkata, about 12-km off the busy Thakurpukur traffic intersection at Behala, an old iron gate welcomes you to Karuna Kunj - a recyclable pet burial ground that stands as the symbol of eco-end-of-life movement in this bustling eastern India metropolis. Karuna Kunj offers dignified farewell to the departed 'mute members of the family'. It has become a home for about...
Posted: 03.06.2015
 
Sirkenayo.com 58-year-old Bhanwarlal Doshi, who was profiled by Forbes and said to be worth over $600m, runs a plastic company in Delhi, India. But Doshi would get converted into the famous Jain monk’s life, prompting him to give up his $600m empire. He got converted on Sunday and became one of the disciples of Jain Acharya, Shri Gunratna Surishwarji Maharaj. To kick-off his monk life, a lavish three-day...
Posted: 25.05.2015
 
New York Times I was 15 when Bhagwan came to Erode, the city where I lived. He showed us the Jain kriyas , the ways to maintain patience, to sit in meditation. I had never seen that before. I was in 10th grade, and had decided that I was going to study medicine. But Bhagwan’s teachings began to make an impression on me. When he would preach to us, his talks made a path full of thorns feel like one full of...
Posted: 06.05.2015
 
Star of Mysore Sthanakwasi Sangh President Mohanlal Kothari and Sthanakwasi Jain Yuva Sangatan President Umesh Kothari along with the members of the sangatan are seen handing over the cheque for Rs. 2, 51, 000 towards Nepal Relief Fund in city on Sunday. Mysuru, May 5-2015 Following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Apr. 25, more than 300 Akhil Bharathiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad volunteers are serving in...
Posted: 23.04.2015
 
The Himalayan Times Non-violence walk of Acharya Shree Video(s): 13 more videos KATHMANDU : 22.04.2015 The Non-violence Walk and Peace Rally, led by Acharya Shree Mahashraman, concluded at Bal Mandir in Kathmandu yesterday. Vice President Parmananda Jha was invited as the chief guest in the rally. Around 8,000 followers, including Hindus and Buddhists, had participated in the rally that began from Khula...
Posted: 23.04.2015
 
KATHMANDU, APR 22, 2015 Chairman of CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli, said that the religious activities have importance to maintain sustainable peace by building a civilised society. Addressing a religious programme organised at Naxal-based Balmandir in the Capital on Wednesday, Chairman Oli said the spiritual teachings could be great guidelines to lead the human beings towards the path of discipline. On the occasion,...
Posted: 02.04.2015
 
International Business Times India Edition The main festival of the Jain community, Mahavir Jayanti, falls on 2 April this year. It marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira and is also known as 'Mahavir Janma Kalyanak.' Lord Mahavira was the twenty fourth and the last Tirthankara; and his birth anniversary is a religious holiday for Jains. He was the propagator of Jainism and developed a five-fold path for...
Posted: 21.11.2014
 
The New York Times Munishri Ajitchandrasagarji, a Jain monk who captivates audiences with his ability to memorize hundreds of random items in sequence. Credit Graham Crouch for The New York Times 17.11.2014 MUMBAI, India The young man sat cross-legged atop a cushioned divan on an ornately decorated stage, surrounded by other Jain monks draped in white cloth. His lip occasionally twitched, his hands lay limp in...
Posted: 19.11.2014
 
Speaking Tree BERNIE MEYER dresses like Gandhi and travels globally, addressing concerns on Peace and environment. Popularly known as ‘American Gandhi’, he spoke to RANJENI A SINGH in Delhi on the sidelines of the Anuvrat International Conference on ‘Ecology and Conservation of the Environment’ We remember M K Gandhi as a historic figure. How relevant is he today? We need Gandhi’s message the most...
Posted: 19.11.2014
 
Posted: 28.10.2014
 
ANI News New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, who received the first copy of " Tulsi Smriti Granth" on Acharya Tulsi at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today, complimented all those who contributed or have been associated with this commemorative volume on the great saint. President Mukherjee said every word inscribed in this book is an article of faith that followers should bear in their...
Posted: 27.10.2014
 
President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee Rashtrapati Bhavan Auditorium, Delhi, 26.10.2014 1. I am happy to be present at this function for the release of ‘Tulsi Smriti Granth’, which has been brought out on the eve of the Birth Centenary Celebration of Acharya Tulsi. At the outset, let me thank the Acharya Tulsi Janam Shatabdi Samaroh Samiti for the opportunity to receive the first copy of this book. I also...
Posted: 27.10.2014
 
President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee Delhi, Rashtrapati Bhavan, 26.10.2014 The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of "Tulsi Smriti Granth” on Acharya Tulsi at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 26, 2014). The President received the book from Dr. Karan Singh who formally released it. Speaking on this occasion, the President complimented all those who contributed...
Posted: 25.10.2014
 
Business Standard Press Trust of India | New Delhi October 25, 2014 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Congress leader Digvijay Singh and a number of leaders today paid rich tributes to Acharya Tulsi, a jain religious leader. Speaking at an event to mark the birth centenary of Acharya Tulsi, Gogoi hailed the Jain leader's contribution, saying his teaching was still relevant. "The need of the hour is to follow...
Posted: 10.10.2014
 
by Sailesh Gandhi. Brings together participants from over 22 countries New Delhi 2014 Sep XXVI(SGP2,STU2): Acharya Tulsi Birth Centenary Celebration Committee organizes a three-day International conference ‘Anuvrat International Conference 2014’ at the Bhikshu Auditorium in Chattarpur in New Delhi from 26th to 28th September, 2014. The conference aims to raise awareness on the burning global...
Posted: 10.10.2014
 
Lens Eye News Portal Our duty is not just to plant trees but also to protect them : Maneka Gandhi [ Union cabinet minister for women and child development ] Delhi, 28 September 2014: In the pious presence of Acharya shri Mahashraman,Anuvrat International conference took place at Adhyatma sadhna Kendra, Mehrauli, Delhi. The chief guest for the event was the Union cabinet minister for women and child development...
Posted: 08.10.2014
 
Worldcrunch After monks went on a hunger strike to push for a citywide ban on animal slaughter, the local government declared Palitana a meat-free zone. But the city's Muslims are not happy. Shuriah Niazi (2014-10-05) A cityscape of Palitana PALITANA - Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-violence towards all living beings. In India, about 5 million people practice it...
Posted: 02.10.2014
 
अणुव्रत अंतरराष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन कल से Sep 25 7:35 2014 नयी दिल्ली: तीन दिवसीय अणुव्रत अंतररराष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन कल से यहां शुरू हो रहा है जिसमें बीस देशों के प्रमुख...
Posted: 02.10.2014
 
The Financial Express New Delhi | Updated: Sep 26 2014 To raise awareness on and find solutions to the burning environmental issues, Anuvrat International is hosting a conference from September 26-28 in New Delhi, bringing together renowned scholars, experts, international presenters, speakers from across the world. The speakers, panelists and experts from over 20 countries will present their thoughts and spark...
Posted: 02.10.2014
 
APN News New Delhi, 26.09.2014 Acharya Tulsi Birth Centenary Celebration Committeeorganizesa three-day International conference ‘Anuvrat International Conference 2014’at the Bhikshu Auditoriumin Chattarpur in New Delhi from 26th to 28th September, 2014. The conference aims to raise awareness on the burning global environmentalissues. Eminent speakers, panelists and experts from over 22countries have come...
Posted: 22.08.2014
 
Paryushan Parva is organised in the Shukla Paksha (second fortnight) between the fifth and fourteenth day of the month of Bhadrapad. Bhadrapad the sixth month of the Indian calendar, better known as Bhado, is important for several reasons, from cultivation to celebrations of important festivals across the country. The month of Bhado coincides with the rainy season. In 2013, the month of Bhadrapad began on 21...
Posted: 11.08.2014
 
/ The Dodo India Bans Animal Dissection In Universities "To Save Precious Lives" 07 August 2014 By Stephen Messenger In an unprecedented move aimed at removing cruelty from higher education, India has banned dissection and experimentation on animals at the nation’s universities. Instead, students will learn about anatomy through humane alternatives, like computer simulators that replicate the experience...
Posted: 04.08.2014
 
Daijiworld Yashodhar Bangera Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore Mangalore, Jul 6: It's been a year since the sensational theft of ancient idols worth crores of rupees from the Siddhanta Mandir at Moodbidri. Around 19 idols made of gold and encrusted with pearls, precious stones and diamonds were stolen on the night of July 5 from Siddantha Mandir of Guru Basadi. The theft had grabbed much media attention, and...
Posted: 07.06.2014
 
LENS EYE New Delhi, 07 June 2014: The welcome ceremony of the world renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader H H Acharya Shri Mahashraman Ji will be held on the 8th of June 2014 at the Talkatora stadium. PrakashJavadekar [Information and Broadcast Minister] and Dr Harsh Vardhan [Union Health and Family Welfare Minister] will preside as Chief Guests. Besides the chief guests, the event will be dignified by the...
Posted: 03.06.2014
 
In Delhi, 03.06.14: Acharya Mahashramana the supreme leader of Jain Shwetambar Terapanth Dharm Sangh today entered Delhi as a part his visit to Delhi for Chaturmas 2014. Chaturmas is a sacred 4 month long period observed by entire jain community world over. Chaturmas is reserved the year for penance, austerities, fasting, bathing in holy rivers and religious observances for all. Devotees resolve to observe some...
Posted: 03.06.2014
 
News Wala The Hyderabad Deccan English Daily Acharya Mahashramana the supreme leader of Jain Shwetambar Terapanth Dharm Sangh today entered Delhi as a part his visit to Delhi for Chaturmas 2014. Chaturmas is a sacred 4 month long period observed by entire jain community world over. Chaturmas is reserved the year for penance, austerities, fasting, bathing in holy rivers and religious observances for all...
Posted: 01.05.2014
 
New Delhi Television President Pranab Mukherjee administers oath of office to the new Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday. New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was today sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee. 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over from Justice...
Posted: 13.04.2014
 
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation on Mahavir Jayanti and urged the people to follow his path of "righteous action". In his message, Mukherjee said: "On the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my countrymen and in particular, to the Jain community." "Lord Mahavira's message of peace and non-violence has enriched our...
Posted: 08.02.2014
 
Outlook magazine > Minority Status - An extensive coverage Click on Photo or following link: http://jain-minoritystatus.blogspot.de/2014/02/minority-status-extensive-coverage-in.html
Posted: 08.10.2013
 
Agence France Presse A young boy prays at the Oshwal centre at the beginning of a 24 hour Jain prayer vigil for victims of the Westgate mall massacre Nairobi: September 29, 2013 08:25 IST As a jihadist commando sowed death and horror inside Westgate mall last week, Nairobi's Jains became the silent heroes of the days-long emergency effort. The Jain community, whose small Indian religion upholds non-violence as...
Posted: 20.08.2013
 
NPR BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP), 18.08.2013 The ancient Indian religion of Jainism, a close cousin of Buddhism, has often been a hard sell in the U.S. with a strict adherence to nonviolence that forbids eating meat, encourages days of fasting and places value on even the smallest of insects. Now younger Jains who resist the elaborate rituals of their parents, which include meditating 48 minutes a day and presenting...
Posted: 03.08.2013
 
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Posted: 06.06.2013
 
The Wall Street Journal. By AVERY JOHNSON Getty Images Practitioners of a vegetarian diet were found to be 19% less likely to die from heart disease. Vegetarians live longer than meat-eaters, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a Journal of the American Medical Association. The authors tracked 73,308 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost six years. The church is...
Posted: 05.06.2013
 
Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented “16th Mahaveer Awards for Excellence in Human Endeavour” instituted by Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation at a function here today. These awards were presented to four distinguished awardees who have made remarkable contribution to society in their respective fields - (i) Mohd. Shafique Khan, of Sagar, Madhya...
Posted: 05.03.2013
By Pankaz Chandmal Hingarh
Virchand Gandhi, a Gandhi before Gandhi August is month dedicated to Forgotten Indian Patriot Shree Virchand Raghavji Gandhi (VRG - August 25, 1864 - August 7, 1901), who captivated 1893s’ first ever world religion of parliament organized in Chicago. As for all Indians, August 15, happens to be a day dedicated to Indian Patriots, August also happens to be the birth and death month of Gujarat’s legend...
Posted: 11.01.2013
 
The Indian Express Ahmedabad/Vadodara, 10.01.2013, 02:57 hrs Bharuch police on Wednesday arrested the driver of the truck who allegedly ran over two Jain monks on National Highway 8 near Bharuch on January 1. “We have arrested one person identified as Ashwin Nayka. Based on his identity established by CCTV footage, we picked up Nayaka from Padra in Vadodara and arrested him later,” Bharuch District...
Posted: 11.12.2012
 
MANGALORE, December 10, 2012 A three-day National Jain Culture and Heritage Festival began at Moodbidri on Sunday. Organised by Bharatvarshiya Digamber Jain Teerthkshetra Committee, Mumbai, in association with Dhavalatraya Jainakashi Trust, Moodbidri, the three events would have seminars and cultural events on the premises of Tribhuvana Tilaka Choodamani Basadi, also called Thousand-Pillar Basadi. Addressing a...
Posted: 29.11.2012
 
Slideshow: Prepared by: Gayatri Parivar Youth Group, Bangalore Based on the works of Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya: "Vishwa ko Bharat ke ajastra anudaan" http://www.awgp.org http://bangalore.awgp.org Then click on this photo ► Flickr ► & choose the next photo.
Posted: 10.10.2012
By Muni Jayant Kumar
Summary in English Muni Jayant Kumar who is Media In Charge of Terapanth sect wrote an article in which he explained that for a householder earning is necessary. A monk is entitled to beg as he left his home and doing Sadhana but for a householder it is shameful to beg. Lord Mahavir never barred to earn he mention that keep your desires in limitation and earn with honesty and morality. To help other...
Posted: 21.09.2012
 
Daily News & Analysis Ahmedabad, 20.09.23012 Thousands of Jains dressed up as Jain monks and flocked to the Upashrays for performing rituals (Pratikraman) on Wednesday, the last day of Paryushan better known as Samvatsari, for self purification and in pursuit of salvation. During the previous eight days of Paryushan, Jain devotees kept a fast and consumed only boiled water. Acharya Yashpremsurishwarji Maharaj...
Posted: 03.09.2012
 
The South Asian Times Virchand R. Gandhi (1864-1901) was a friend to Mahatma Gandhi and a contemporary of Swami Vivekananda; he represented Jainism at the World Parliament of Religions in 1893 in Chicago. August 25th was his 148th birth anniversary. The community recognises this scholar, humanitarian, reformer and exponent of Indian culture. While great Swami Vivekananda received his recognition primarily for...
Posted: 03.09.2012
 
The South Asian Times 1863-64: Goddess Padmavati appeared in dream of Mahuva Nagar Sheth Shree Raghavji Tejpalji Gandhi and conveyed that his wife will give birth to narkesari son whose fame will spread worldwide and as an auspicious sign from his house an ancient Lord Parwanathji idol will be discovered. Discovered Lord Parswanathji’s idol as per forecasting of Goddess Padmavati. 25th August 1864: Born to...
Posted: 28.05.2012
 
The Express Tribune By Yashwant K. Malaiya Published: May 18, 2012 Gori temple is located in the village of Gori between Islamkot and Nagarparkar in Tharparkar district. At least a dozen major Indian Jain temples, all of them named Godiji Parshwanath, trace their heritage to Pakistan’s Gori temple. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS FORT COLLINS: There is silence at Gori temple in Nagarparkar these days. But right...
Posted: 06.05.2012
 
Punjab Newsline Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:00 Daler Mehndi who has been singing and composing music since he was 6 years old recently performed at Acharya Mahashraman Amrit Mahotsav in Jodhpur. He also met the Jain Guru ‘Aacharya Shri Mahashraman Ji Muni’, and they both had prolific discussions concerning world peace. Mehndi expressed that he is proud of his country India where Hindus, Muslims, Jains,...
Posted: 20.04.2012
By Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro
Jain temple at Bodhesar Nagarparkar in Sindh has great historical significance, boasting such sites as the Bodhesar mosque, the Sati and hero stones, the fortresses of the Rajputs. Equally spectacular, though less well-known, are its Hindu and Jain temples. Lord Parsvanatha being flanked by Yaksha Dharanendra and Yakshi Padmavati Another temple at Bodhesar Situated on the south-eastern border of Sindh,...
Posted: 05.04.2012
 
The Times of India Apr 5, 2012, 12.00AM IST Respect for all living beings is non-violence. Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads to destruction. Just as I dislike pain, so also all other beings dislike pain. A wise person does not kill, nor cause others to kill, nor consent to the killings by others. Non-violence is the highest religion. Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and...
Posted: 29.01.2012
 
Posted: 18.01.2012
 
Their dream is for a world of nonviolence By Jill Carroll Published 05:56 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2012 The prayer room at the Jain Society of Houston Temple, Sunday June 19,2011.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle) Photo: Dave Rossman Ramila Shah prays at the Jain Society of Houston Temple. Jainism's tenet of nonviolence influenced Mohandas Gandhi and, by extension, Martin Luther King Jr. Photo:...
Posted: 01.01.2012
 
The Times of India Ahmedabad TNN | Dec 31, 2011, It has often been seen that those settled away from homelands feel the need to connect with roots, religion and culture more intensely. So, it shouldn't surprise one to know that apparently the best online resource on Jainism recently was conceived in London, UK. The website, aptly called JAINpedia, has it all - right from answering queries about the basics on...

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