Posted: 02.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm welcome to our new JAINA Member - Jain Center of Los Angeles - JCLA. JAINA invites your views and opinions on blog where the topic is Jainism and Modern Lifestyle. JAINA is observing December as month of Anekantvad and is inviting Essays on Principles of...
Posted: 25.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I humbly request you to join me in prayer for eternal peace for departed souls this weekend. Kindly participate in Namokar Mantra Japps, which are being held in several Jain Centers. Details are below. As you may have noticed, Ahimsa was the Theme of JAINA Newsletters in October. Aparigraha is the Theme of JAINA Newsletters in...
Posted: 18.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We are publishing a brief overview of our Tirthankars in serial order in our weekly JAINA Newsletter. Please visit www.jaina.org and click on Religious Topics to learn about the life of first seven Tirthankars already published and also take Dharmalabh of reading outstanding Religious articles. Jain Milan is a great opportunity...
Posted: 14.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Jain Milan 2016 event will be held from December 2-4 in Newark, New Jersey. Please forward this Newsletter to anyone who may benefit from this event. Details are provided below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD QUOTE OF THE WEEK Non-possessiveness controls the senses in the same way as a hook controls...
Posted: 05.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you enjoyed Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvana celebrations at your Jain Centers. Sal Mubarak on behalf of JAINA EC and BOD. We are celebrating November month as Aparigraha month. Please consider submitting a story about Principle of Aparigraha. Details given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD QUOTE OF...
Posted: 02.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Grand 153rd Birth Anniversary celebrations of Shri VirChand Raghav Ji Gandhi At 100 + places across Jain Sanghs in India & abroad - August 25, 2016 For those of you who have not heard about “The GANDHI Before GANDHI “Shri Virchand Raghav Gandhi (VRG), born Aug 25, 1864 was a Great Jain Scholar, linguist, Patriot, Humanitarian, Reformer, Philosopher. The 1st...
Posted: 29.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Wish you and your family Happy Diwali and spiritually enlightening New Year! The mode and significance of Diwali Parva is multi-faceted, varying according to mythology and scriptures. In Jainism, Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the attainment of Moksha by Bhagwan Mahavir. The act of illuminating homes and temples with lamps...
Posted: 21.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! A new Jainism Chair has been installed at University of North Texas in Dallas. We now have Jain studies being offered in 10 major academic institutions. We are thus increasingly sharing Jain values with our inter-faith Communities across USA through such programs. Thanks to all who submitted essays on “Practicing Ahimsa in our...
Posted: 16.10.2016
 
JAINA AND WHITE HOUSE CREATES HISTORY In the history of White House, it is for the first time a Jain Organsation has been invited to have its function. JAINA is really overwhelmed and proud to be the first organization to create this history. On October, 7, 2016 a 70 member delegation under the leadership of Ashok Domadia, JAINA President, along with Acharya Chandanaji, Sadhvi Sanghmitraji and Sadhvi Sahejaji...
Posted: 14.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! JAINA had conducted youth survey at YJA Convention 2016. This survey excerpts will help us to influence youths’ involvement in Jainism and spread Jain way of living among future generation. Survey results and insights are given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote of the week "One should...
Posted: 07.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! JAINA delegates will be holding “World Peace through Non-violence” conferences in both White House and on Capitol Hill this Friday. We are blessed to have Acharya Chandanaji attend these events in person Congratulations to incoming YJA Executive Board for 2016-2017. Please send your entries by October 17 for an essay...
Posted: 30.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! We are celebrating October month as Ahimsa month, where this whole month we will learn about one of the most important principles of Jainism i.e. Ahimsa through quotes, articles and stories. We have organized an essay competition on ‘Practicing Ahimsa In Our Daily Life’. To participate, please read the details given below...
Posted: 23.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! At the outset, let me acknowledge all the Tapasvis and lot of Anumodna to them. You all are blessed souls who have been able to do Tapasaya. Tapasvis are recognised at www.jaina.org and in this Newsletter. All Jain Centers must have celebrated Paryushan Parva and Das Lakshan Parva with lot of purity. JAINA had tried a small...
Posted: 17.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! At the outset, let me acknowledge all the Tapasvis and lot of Anumodna to them. You all are blessed souls who have been able to do Tapasaya. Tapasvis are recognised at www.jaina.org and in this Newsletter. All Jain Centers must have celebrated Paryushan Parva and Das Lakshan Parva with lot of purity. JAINA had tried a small...
Posted: 15.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the last and the most important day of Das Lakshana Parva where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Uttam Brahmacharya is the tenth Dharma and it is said that practicing Bhrahmacharya automatically fulfills other nine Dharmas. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we have knowingly or...
Posted: 14.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the ninth day of Das Lakshana Parva which is known for Uttam Aakinchay i.e. Non-Attachment from all worldly pleasures and attachment towards our soul. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 9 Let me give up attachment through unattachment. My soul will be my only support...
Posted: 13.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the eighth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting). I wish you sukh sata. Let us learn about eighth Dharma i.e. Uttam Tyag. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 8 External renunciation is...
Posted: 12.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Hope you are in sukh sata. Today is the seventh day of Das Lakshana Parva which is known for Uttam Tapa, it helps to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 7 Knowing that the earth with its crops of rice and barley, with its gold and cattle,...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on the fifth day of Das Lakshana Parva, we will learn about the fifth Dharma i.e. Uttam Satya which tells us to give up falsehood and embrace truthfulness in our life. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshahna Day 5 A truthful man is treated as reliable as the mother, as venerable...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the sixth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Hope you are in sukh sata and especially those who are fasting. Let us learn about the sixth Dharma i.e. Uttam Sanyam. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 6 My soul characterised by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other...
Posted: 09.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on fourth day of Das Lakshana Parva, we will observe fourth Dharma i.e Uttam Shauch, which teaches us to be content with what we have and lessen the worldly possessions. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Day Lakshana Day 4 The yogi who is indifferent to worldly affairs remains...
Posted: 08.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the third day of Das Lakshana and many Shravak and Shravikas will be completing Atham (3 Upvas). Hope all are in sukh sata. Uttam Arjava is the third Dharma which means Supreme Straightforwardness. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 3 The virtue of uprightness is...
Posted: 07.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on the second day of Das Lakshana Parva, let us learn about second Dharma i.e. Uttam Mardav and keep ourselves free from egotism by practicing humility. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 2 Have compassion towards all living beings, hatred leads to destruction. - Bhagwan...
Posted: 06.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the first day of Das Lakshana and I wish you all sukh sata during this auspicious Parva. JAINA will be sending a quote and message on each Dharma daily. Uttam Kshama is the first Dharma among all 10 Dharmas. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 1 The word Kshama means...
Posted: 05.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the most important day of the year where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Jainsim is a unique religion. Jain religion gives us many opportunities to clean our souls, live a happy and peaceful life. JAINA has always worked for the cause of Community. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we...
Posted: 05.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America GATHA FROM JIV VICHAR In this stanza, the fifth and final type of sthavara jiva i.e. vanaspatikaya jiva are defined and explained. VANASPATIKAYA: Vanaspatikaya jiva are living beings that have vegetable or flora as their own bodies, also known as vegetal bodies. Now vanaspatikaya are classified into two groups as stated in the Jain scriptures: i. Sadharana...
Posted: 04.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Time flies so fast and we are today in last leg of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. Hope you are in sukh shata and especially those who are fasting. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting). Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD GATHA FROM JIV VICHAR In this...
Posted: 03.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the fifth day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. The day reminds us of great mother Trishla who had been blessed to give birth to Bhagwan Mahavir and had seen 14 symbols in her dream. Congratulation to JAINA Convention team for record registration of 1000 attendees within first 48 hours! Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA...
Posted: 01.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the fourth day of our festival and usually we read scriptures from the Kalpa Sutra, a scripture which recounts the life of Bhagwan Mahavir, the 14 dreams of his mother before his birth, followed by the story of his birth, life and liberation. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD GATHA FROM JIV...
Posted: 31.08.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the third day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva and many Shravak and Shravikas will be completing Atham (3 Upvas). Hope all are in sukh shata. Let us find the true essence of happiness and contentment during this festival and thus rise to a new level of living. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD...
Posted: 30.08.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the second day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva and hope all are in sukh shata. We have been religiously celebrating Paryushan Parva for years and let us vow that we shall put in practice the Jain way of Life. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD GATHA FROM JIV VICHAR PRUTHVIKAYA: Pruthvikaya jiva...
Posted: 29.08.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message   Jai Jinendra! Today is the first day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. Let us all walk on the path showed by Bhagwan Mahavir during Paryushan Parva. JAINA will be sending you daily a Gatha for those keen on scriptures, a Quote of the day and message on one of the facets of Paryushan. JAINA has received a Message from President Obama on the...
Posted: 27.08.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! I wish you and your family Sukh-Shata during upcoming Paryushan and Das Lakshana Parv with each of us getting involved in prayers, fasting and cleansing our souls. Master Schedule of Paryusan and Das Lakshana Programs at various Jain Centers in North America is available at www.jaina.org Links for English Pratikaman and Paryushan...
Posted: 12.08.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. President Message Jai Jinendra! Shilanyas Mahotsav will be held in Richmond, Virginia on August 14, 2016. Please take Dharmlabh. Jain Professorship will be inaugurated at University of North Texas, Dallas on Sept. 30, 2016. Kindly consider signing a petition in USA for Diwali Stamp. Please encourage Youths in your Community to join YJA Executive Board. Details...
Posted: 04.08.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Connect, Collaborate & Innovate Jain Entrepreneurs & Professionals Dear Member, Jai Jinendra! Jain International Trade Organization (JITO), headquartered in India, in partnership with Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) and Jain Center of Northern California (JCNC), presents "G2G Going Global," an unique International Business and Networking...
Posted: 29.07.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. President Message Jai Jinendra! Shilanyas Mahotsav will be held in Richmond, Virginia on August 14, 2016. Please take Dharmlabh. Jain Professorship will be inaugurated at University of North Texas, Dallas on Sept. 30, 2016. Kindly consider signing a petition in USA for Diwali Stamp. Please encourage Youths in your Community to join YJA Executive Board. Details...
Posted: 15.07.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! Congratulations to YJA on an amazing Convention 2016 with 650+ youths participating! On behalf of JAINA, I deeply appreciate all the efforts by YJA Convention Board and all the volunteers. It is sad to know that three students from American Universities were killed in Islamic terror attack in Dhakka. JAINA extends deep...
Posted: 01.07.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! Warm Welcome to 700+ Youths to Los Angeles for YJA Convention from July 1-4, 2016. Theme of YJA Convention is Young Jains: Agents of Change. Our next JAINA Convention will be held in New Jersey from June 30 to July 4, 2017. Please mark your calendar for our first 5-days JAINA Convention! ActionShow App provides a wonderful...
Posted: 21.06.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! GoJainYatra.com is a wonderful platform to reserve Dharmshalas at various Jain Tirths in India. Link is provided at www.jaina.org on home page for your convenience and future use as well. JAINA presents “Young Writers Competition 2016”, Youth are encouraged to participate. Please consider selecting JAINA as your charity...
Posted: 03.06.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! GoJainYatra.com is a wonderful platform to reserve Dharmshalas at various Jain Tirths in India. Link is provided at www.jaina.org on home page for your convenience and future use as well. JAINA presents “Young Writers Competition 2016”, Youth are encouraged to participate. Please consider selecting JAINA as your charity...
Posted: 20.05.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! Jain Center of Greater Austin and Jain Center of British Columbia are celebrating Khatmuhurat/Shilanyas Mahotsav and Pratishtha Mahotsav respectively. Details are given below. JAINA held biannual EC/BOD meeting in Dallas on May 13-15. Details are given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Jain...
Posted: 06.05.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! I am pleased to announce that, JAINA has significantly increased digital presence in last few months. Now you can also keep in touch on social media platforms for Jain news, religious articles/videos and other updates. More details are given below. Hope you and family enjoyed colorful Jain Digest. Next Jain Digest will focused...
Posted: 19.04.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Read about Mahavir Janamakalyanak Message from President Jai Jinendra! Wish you and your family sukh sata on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Janmakalyanak! In last newsletter, we had published about Janmakalyanak of Bhagwan Mahavir. Today, on this auspicious day, we bring you few incidents of Bhagwan Mahavir’s life and also an animated film on the life of...
Posted: 14.04.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! Wish you and family sukh shata on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Janma Kalyanak! JAINA, with JITO, is proud to present the second phase of the Jain Youth Exchange Program. Details are given below. JAINA Yatra committee brings you wonderful opportunity to perform 99 Yatra at Shree Shatrunjay Mahatirth in India from November...
Posted: 02.04.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm welcome to our newest and 71st JAINA Member - Jain Sangh of Greater Austin. I look forward to greeting them at JAINA BOD meeting in Dallas from May 14 to May 15. Less than 100 spots are left for YJA Convention from July 1-4, 2016 in Los Angeles. Please...
Posted: 21.03.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Message from President Jai Jinendra! Hope all are doing good. 108 feet Rishabhdev’s idol enters in Guiness Book of Records making the Jains, around the world, proud. Shatrunjay Giriraj Mahatirth, Palitana to witness Jain Saints and Devotees to celebrate the auspicious day Fagan-Sud-Teras on 21st March. Warm Regards, Ashok Domadia JAINA President 108 feet...
Posted: 04.03.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Pratishtha Mahotsava of tallest statue (108 feet) of our first Thirthankar Bhagwan Rishabhdev is underway in Nasik, India until March 6, 2016. Jain Community lost an eminent and divine Sant last week - Gurudev Jayantilal Muni. Over 10,000 disciples from all over the world participated in his Samadhi yatra in Petarbar. I was...
Posted: 19.02.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you are keeping warm with storms on both Coasts. Punjab Government in Pakistan demolished a centuries old Jain Temple in Lahore recently. Mr. Amit Shah, BJP President, expressed his displeasure and plans to raise the issue with Pakistan Government. JAINA regrets such senseless act and will work with Jain Leaders in India...
Posted: 05.02.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America  1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I and several JAINA members attended Veerayatan Global Conference in Rajgiri, India last week. Focus was on upliftment of poor through free Education. JAINA will continue to collaborate in this noble effort. Most of you have received amazing JAINA Calendar 2016. Thank you for your thoughtful donation checks. Micchami...
Posted: 15.01.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAIN Population, Health Secret, Tallest Jain idol, etc. 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Thank you for positive feedback about our recent Jain Digest from many of you. Per Rajeevji Pandya, Chairman - JAINA Calendar Committee, a change in mailing house this year has caused a delay. If you do not receive JAINA Calendar by this month, please contact him...

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