Posted: 05.05.2008
By Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos
Issue 18 Understanding Aparigraha Robert Zydenbos Examines The Meaning Behind Non-Possession From earliest times, Jainism has been characterised as a way of life in which wafers or 'vows' play a very prominent role. One characteristic of a vrata is that it is an individual matter. Certainly the vows have a very strong social relevance, but it is up to the individual to decide which vows he or she wishes to...
Posted: 18.04.2008
By Punit Haria
Issue 18 Music has come a long way. Just as the human race is evolving, so is music. In today's fast moving world, many rare forms of music have been introduced to the East and the West. When these rare and ancient traditional music forms are explored and indeed mastered, there comes a stage where one begins to look beyond the boundaries. Combining artistically stimulating inspirations from one genre of music...
Posted: 17.04.2008
By Lavinia Plonka
Issue 18 Did you know that even the placement of a baby's crib can affect a child's development? Whatever the crib's relationship to a sunny window, the baby instantly orients his gaze towards the light, perhaps making one eye dominant or creating a skeletal bias towards turning in that direction. Does this mean you need to dash into the nursery right now and place the crib in a symmetrical relationship with...
Posted: 16.04.2008
 
Issue 18 On the cold Sunday evening of 21st December 2003, thousands of people from all over the United Kingdom journeyed to the Oshwal Centre in Potters Bar, North of London, to pay their respects to the family of the late Mr. Gulabchand Meghji Shah. This was repeated two days later when his beloved wife and pillar of support Shantaben returned from Palitana. Gulabbhai died unexpectedly, during his pilgrimage...
Posted: 06.04.2008
 
Issue 18 Acharya Mahaprajna - Jain Muni Receives Indira Gandhi National Integration Award The Venerable Acharya Mahaprajna, the eighty-three year old Supreme Head of the Terapanthi sect of Shvetambara Jainism, has received one of India's highest honours: the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration. This achievement crowns a long career as a Jain muni (monk) living out the ideal of ahimsa and combining...
Posted: 05.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. John Cort
Issue 18 Maurice Bloomfield, The First American Scholar Of Jainism John Cort Analyses The Pioneering Contribution Of A Unique Academic The early study of the Jains took place in Great Britain, Italy, France and especially Germany. British studies were made largely within the context of the imperial rule of India. Authors such as Major James Delemaine, Lieutenant-Colonel William Miles, W. Franklin, H. T...

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