Posted: 04.10.2010
 
Samani Charitra Pragya and Samani Prasanna Pragya Celebrated Paryushana in San Diego (USA) On the auspicious occasion of Paryushan Parva 2010, the Jain Society of San Diego was blessed by the presence of Samaniji Charitra Pragyaji and Samaniji Prasanna Pragyaji. Even during their short stay in San Diego, they did lot of activities to elevate entire Jain Sangh and help progress them on their spiritual path. To...
Posted: 18.09.2010
 
Samani Sanmati Pragya Samani Shukla Pragya JVB New Jersey celebrated Paryushan Mahaparva under the auspicious guidance of Samani Sanmati Pragya ji & Samani Shukla Pragya ji from September 5-12. The 8-day celebration was very well attended and was a true spiritual journey for all. Every evening, participants engaged in Pratikraman under Samanijis' guidance. This was followed by Samani Shukla Pragya ji's...
Posted: 16.09.2010
 
A true jain must resolve the knot of enmity to keep the jewel of Samyaktwa protected - Sadhvi Kanak Shri Howrah (Kolkata), 13 September, 2010: The celebrations of Paryushan Mahaparva, the greatest annual function of the Jains, organized by North Howrah Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha, concluded at SAM GARDEN in the pious presence of Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji and fellow Sadhvi - Sadhvi Veenakumari ji, Sadhvi...
Posted: 16.09.2010
 
Samvatsari is a festival of self introspection -Sadhvi Kanak Shri North Howrah (Kolkata), 12th September 2010 SAMVATSARI was celebrated on the eighth day of Paryushan Mahaparva organized by North Howrah Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha, at SAM GARDEN in pious presence of Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji, a learned disciple of Acharya Shri Mahashraman ji, amidst the presence of thousands of lay followers (Shrawaks and...
Posted: 15.09.2010
 
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Posted: 14.09.2010
 
Do Think: In right direction - Sadhvi Kanak Shri North Howrah (Kolkata), 11th September 2010 The Seventh of Paryushan Festival organized by North Howrah Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha at Sanyam Samawsaran SAM GARDEN was celebrated as ‘DHYAN DIWAS’ (MEDITATION DAY). Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji, a learned disciple of Acharya Shri Mahapragya ji. Addressing thousands of lay followers (Shrawaks and Shrawikas) on...
Posted: 13.09.2010
 
Samani Sanmati Pragya Samani Shukla Pragya LET'S FORGET AND FORGIVE क्षमा दान देती हूँ सबको, क्षमा मुझे दे वें सब जीव | सब जीवों से मैत्री मेरी, नहीं किसीसे मेरा वैर || The earth has been named the icon of Forgiveness. She nurtures her creation just like a mother...
Posted: 13.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
My mother-in-law, who herself had done four fasts, spoon-feeding me with joy and pride. Food prepared for the guests coming to the Parna ceremony. Yes, I had accomplished my goal - but so many had helped me along the way, from my family to my friends and relatives and members of the community. It opened with a lovely blue sky and a September warmth which was really inspiring and uplifting. I was not hungry,...
Posted: 13.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
The finale - the final day of Paryushan, Samvatsari, the day of Universal Forgiveness Anger crowds the soul. It makes us feel bitter and frustrated, and eats us from the inside. Forgiveness, on the other hand, cleanses the soul and releases us from bondage into freedom. This is the opportunity, the reason why Paryushan has been and continues to be the central festival for the Jains. It is a triumph of humility...
Posted: 13.09.2010
 
To Err is Human - To Forgive is Divine In The Fast Paced Life and the Worldly desires, we simply forget that we are just mortal being and playing our part of the role in this grand drama. We start to take things to heart, too literally and too seriously. We hurt; we fight, get jealous and go through all possible negative emotions. On this auspicious occasion of Jain Festival 'SAMVATSARI' (where we fast to...
Posted: 12.09.2010
 
||OM ARHAM|| Paryushana or Samvatsari is a great religious festival of Jainism. It is related with the spirit of friendliness. On this occasion, people mutually seek forgiveness. If any bitter behavior is indulged in by anyone, one should wipe it off on this occasion. This is the message of this festival. An attitude of enmity is produced in human being on account of attachment and aversion; this may also give...
Posted: 11.09.2010
 
Lisa Mielke Payan One of my favourite stories is about the two men who meet each other many years after being prisoners of war in Vietnam. One says to the other, 'So have you ever forgiven our captors for what they did to us?'. The other man replies, 'No. Never. I could never forgive them for the way they treated us.' The first man says, 'Well they still have you in prison then, don't they.' Aacharya Shri...
Posted: 11.09.2010
 
On the occasion of Paryushan Parva, today is the 7th day, celebrated as DHYAN DIVAS. Upasak Sri Sushil Bafana and Sri Phoolchand Chhatrawat are with us at GURUKRIPA BHAVAN, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh to celebrate Paryushan Parv since 5th of this month, on which the Paryushan Parv is started. Today they delivered speech on PREKSHYA DHYAN which was grasped by the devotees including gents, ladies, and...
Posted: 10.09.2010
 
What benefit will you get out of the external combat? Combat the soul. Man gets real happiness when soul conquers the soul.. - Bhagwan Mahavir It is necessary for every man to understand the use of materials and not to become its slave. - Acharya Mahapragya Wherever there is attachment, there is Bondage and wherever there is equanimity there is Liberation - Acharya Mahashraman
Posted: 10.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
All those who accomplished a minimum of eight days of fasting, at the Harrow Leisure Centre stage in London being recognised by the community for their achievements. Today was the most difficult day of my whole fast, because I had to go on the longest journey. I had to travel four hours by train to Cardiff with my daughter Jaina to meet the University staff for the Open Day as she was keen to go and study...
Posted: 10.09.2010
 
One must have strong belief and right motive while chanting mantras. - Sadhvi Kanak Shri North Howrah (Kolkata), 10th September 2010 The Sixth day of Paryushan Festival organized by North Howrah Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha at Sanyam Samawsaran SAM GARDEN was celebrated as ‘JAAP DIWAS’(MANTRA CHANTING DAY). Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji, a learned disciple of Acharya Shri Mahapragya ji.. Addressing...
Posted: 09.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
Giving my lecture at Liverpool Hope University I was invited yesterday to give a lecture at Liverpool Hope University, in the famous city of Liverpool in Britain. The subject was - My Jain Faith - What in My Faith I cannot live without. It was a very apt moment to speak on this subject as I was fasting and it was our festival time. The audience was mainly postgraduate students and members of the Merseyside...
Posted: 09.09.2010
 
ANUVRAT is the process of internal transformation of soul - Sadhvi Kanak Shri. North Howrah (Kolkata), 9th September 2010 The Fifth day of Paryushan Festival organized by North Howrah Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha at Sanyam Samawsaran SAM GARDEN was celebrated as ANUVRAT CHETNA DIWAS. With reference to Anuvrat Chetna Divas & inspiring to be conscious about consciousness of continence and patience,...
Posted: 08.09.2010
 
Who have come out of the powerful clutches of death and one who knows that one will never die can hope for tomorrow. - Bhagwan Mahavir The secret of a peaceful life is development of spiritual consciousness for a peaceful co-existence of any family or society. - Acharya Mahapragya Luck favors those who put forth the most effort, whereas a person who sits idle can never enjoy good fortune. - Acharya Mahashraman
Posted: 08.09.2010
 
From the prudent of voice, quarrel, tensions and problems fade away. -Sadhvi Kanak shri North Howrah (Kolkata), 8th September, 2010 The fourth day of Paryushan 2010 was celebrated at SAM Garden, North Howrah organized by North Howrah Shree Jain Swetamber Terapanthi Sabha as VAANI SANYAM DIWAS (Speech Restraint Day). Addressing the gathering of shrawaks and shravikas Sadhvi Kanak shri ji said - “For...
Posted: 08.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
◄ Young Jains doing the morning puja at Kenton temple in Harrow, North London DAY 5 - SCIENCE AND JAINISM Health is generally good, though as usual there is weakness in the morning. Today is a very auspicious day as we celebrate the birth of Lord Mahavir - the 24th Tirthankar and prophet. About eight months ago, I had agreed to give a lecture on Jainism at Liverpool Hope University, so I am making my way...
Posted: 07.09.2010
 
Principle of Non- absolutism means: There should be no rigidity of thoughts. There should be no dispute in speech. There should be no imbalance in behavior. - Bhagwan Mahavir In order to rectify one's behavior it is necessary to develop the vision of harmony. - Acharya Mahapragya A surgeon cuts into the stomach of a person with a knife and a murderer might do the same. Though similar in action, the objectives...
Posted: 07.09.2010
 
Samayik is the Practice to Attain Equality and Equanimity - Sadhvi Kanak shri North Howrah (Kolkata), 7th September, 2010 The Third Day of Paryushan-2010 in the sequence of Ashtahnik Upasadiksha (eightfold initiation) was observed as the “Samayik Diwas” at SAM Garden, North Howrah. Samayik is an act through which lay followers practice and prayer and keep themselves away from all sinful act, be it by body,...
Posted: 07.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
JAIN FAST - DAY THREE The best thing I find about this whole experience is the spirit of reflection. I have applied a handbrake on my life, and am introspecting on where I am and where I wish to go. By I, I dont just mean the body, I am now beginning to think about my soul and its own future. In fact, Jains believe that the body is mortal, but the soul is immortal. So the more we can live in...
Posted: 06.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
JAIN FAST - DAY THREE The best thing I find about this whole experience is the spirit of reflection. I have applied a handbrake on my life, and am introspecting on where I am and where I wish to go. By I, I dont just mean the body, I am now beginning to think about my soul and its own future. In fact, Jains believe that the body is mortal, but the soul is immortal. So the more we can live in...
Posted: 06.09.2010
 
Keep yourself always awake. One who keeps awake increases his wisdom. He who falls asleep is not great. Blessed is he who keeps awake . - Bhagwan Mahavir It is important to know the method to be forgetful so that we are free from tensions & miseries. - Acharya Mahapragya An egotistical person shuns reality.  He might exhibit his pride among others, but his pride cannot overcome his own fear of death.  -...
Posted: 06.09.2010
 
Continuously Studying The Scriptures Leads To Peace In Life - Sadhvi Kanakshri North Howrah (Kolkata), 06 September, 2010 The second day of Paryushan Festival was celebrated as the “Swadhyaya Diwas” in the pious presence of Sadhvi Kanakshri ji. The relevance of swadhyay is very much today, because the academic knowledge takes us into the materialistic world which makes the life money centered. Education is...
Posted: 06.09.2010
 
Paryushan Is A Pilgrimage To Ones Inner Self - Sadhvi Kanakshri North Howrah (Kolkata), 05 September, 2010 The eight day long celebrations of Paryushan 2010 began in the pious presence of Sadhvi Kanak Shri ji and fellow Sadhavis., learned disciples of Acharya Shri Mahashramanji at SAM Garden, Salkia School Road, North Howrah. Paryushan, the greatest annual function of the Jains, is being celebrated this year at...
Posted: 05.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
◄ A mother and son conducting their morning puja at the Jain temple in Kenton, Harrow JAIN FESTIVAL: DAY TWO - RISK AND RETURN Thank you for all your messages of support and encouragement. This helps my fast become easier. I woke up this morning feeling weak. I also have a dry mouth. Having fasted many times before, I know what to expect, and understand that these phases will pass. Fasting never kills, it...
Posted: 04.09.2010
By Dr. Atul Keshavji Shah
◄ Lecturers from Tapovan School based in Ahmedabad, India addressing the huge London Jain community ◄ Women doing puja at the Jain temple in Kenton, Harrow. JAINS START FESTIVE PARYUSHAN TO REPENT AND FORGIVE Every year, the Jains celebrate their most important festival - Paryushan, all over Britain and the world. It is a spiritual festival, whose aim is to repent, forgive and renew, and lasts eight days...
Posted: 04.09.2010
 
Samani Sanmati Pragya Samani Shukla Pragya click to enlarge Although religious activities/tapasya are important at all times, they have a special meaning when undertaken during the 8 days of Paryushan. A chart with suggested religious activities is attached. We would like to encourage you to print the chart out and use it for recording your activities during the 8 days of Paryushan. Please try to engage in as...
Posted: 03.09.2010
 
Paryushan Parva Details 5th Sep 2010: Khad Diwas 6th Sep 2010: Swadhyay Diwas 7th Sep 2010: Samayik Diwas 8th Sep 2010: Vani Sanyam Diwas 9th Sep 2010: Anuvrat Chetna Diwas 10th Sep 2010: Jaap Diwas 11th Sep 2010: Dhyan Diwas 12th Sep 2010: Samvatsari Diwas 13th Sep 2010: Kshama Diwas
Posted: 03.09.2010
 
Sadhvi Yashaji Maharaj and Sadhvi Sampragyaji Maharaj will be here in London from Veerayatan and will be conducting Paryushan events at Navnat this year. Please do come along to listen to their lectures, which promise to be enlightening to all age groups. We have organised a one hour session for children with the sadhvijis between 2.30 and 3.30 pm on Sunday 5 September. Please do come to this as it will be a...
Posted: 03.09.2010
 
Samani Sanmati Pragya Samani Shukla Pragya JVBNA cordially invites you to participate in the Celebration of Paryushan Mahaparva (Sep5 - Sep12, 2010) Under the spiritual guidance of Samani Sanmati Pragyaji & Samani Shukla Pragyaji (Disciples of Acharya Mahashramanji) Featuring: Daily Pratikraman Pravachan for all Simultaneous session for children in English. Time: 7.30PM - 9.30PM Venue: American Legion - T...
Posted: 03.09.2010
 
Samani Mudit Pragya ji Samani Amit Pragya ji JVB ORLANDO PARYUSHAN 2010 SCHEDULE In the auspicious presence of Adarniya Samani Mudit Pragyaji & Samani Amit Pragyaji Update: As our Paryushan begins, this is an excellent opportunity for kids and youth to learn Pratikraman & Paryushan in detail. Parents, Please be encouraged. Do not miss it, see details below: When: Saturday, 09/04 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Pratikraman &...
Posted: 03.09.2010
 
Samani Akshay Pragya Samani Vinay Pragya Paryushan Mahotsav 2010 A Festival of Forgiveness A Festival of Self-Discipline A Journey of Self-Awareness Sunday September 5th - Sunday September 12th, 2010 Full Programme Details
Posted: 31.08.2010
 
Michchhami Dukkadam A Thought for Paryushan On This Upcoming Auspicious Occasion of Paryushan and Das Laxan Parva We Beg Forgiveness For Our Intentional and Unintentional Wrongdoing Michchhami Dukkadam “Hats off to all those Jain Youths who are practicing and promoting total Ahimsak (Vegan) Life Style in North America” We would like to request you to circulate the recent brochure originally prepared...

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