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...
Posted: 01.01.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Academic Liaison, Jain Digest, YJA/ YJP ETC 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We wish you & your family a very Happy, Healthy and Spiritually rewarding 2016! Hope we all keep walking on the path of love, compassion & forgiveness as showed by Bhagwan Mahavir in 2016 and beyond. I had the opportunity to meet Jain Leaders in Sydney, Australia and Auckland,...
Posted: 18.12.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Chennai Flood Victims Relief Fund 3rd VEERAYATAN GLOBAL CONVENTION HURRY UP LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION: 12/31/2015 Jai Jinendra! Veerayatan International in collaboration with JAINA announces 8 days Yatra of Tirthdhams in Bihar starting from January 24, 2016. The Yatra will include first three days of stay at Rajgir where Veerayatan Global conference will...
Posted: 15.12.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Chennai Flood Victims Relief Fund CHENNAI FLOOD VICTIMS RELIEF FUND Jai Jinendra! Over the last few weeks, our Madras/Chennai has been inundated as a result of record rains (the worst in over a century). Lakes, rivers and streams have all breached their banks. Millions have been stranded; hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes, leaving all...
Posted: 11.12.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Bhagwan Idol stolen, Paris attack, etc…  1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Wish you and your family Happy Holidays! As we close out 2015, I take this opportunity to THANK all the volunteers across 70+ Jain Centers in USA and Canada, JAINA Executive Committee, BOD, and JAINA Committees for all your efforts in serving Jain Community, promoting Jain...
Posted: 26.11.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America White house Fellow Program, Manglam TV and Virtual tour 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hopefully, you are preparing to enjoy upcoming Holidays with your family and friends. As you prepare to close-out this year, kindly consider making your tax deductible donation to JAINA - your Service organization - at www.jaina.org today. JAINA team appreciates...
Posted: 10.11.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Wish you and your family Happy Diwali and spiritually enlightening New Year! Bhagwan Mahavir attained Moksha on Diwali day at mid-night in Pavapuri, Bihar in 527 B.C.. Let us celebrate Mahavir Nirvana with prayers and compassion for all living beings. JAINA recently launched Women’s Committee during JAINA BOD/EC meetings in...
Posted: 30.10.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Calendar, Parliament of World’s Religions and more! 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra and Happy Diwali! A beautiful Jain Temple graced the main entrance of Parliament of World’s Religions in Salt Lake City last week for the first time in history of the Parliament - with 9,500 attendees. We had record 40 Jain presentations. JAINA booth was...
Posted: 15.10.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER Jai Jinendra Aparigraha, "Where Potential Meets Opportunity" JAINA, Federation of Jain Associations in North America, in collaboration with JITO, Jain International Trade Organization, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) is proud to present: The 2nd phase of Jain Youth Exchange Program [JYEP]. This year's inaugural JYEP Program will take twelve Jain...
Posted: 15.10.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held in Salt Lake City this weekend. You can watch it live at link provided below. JAINA Leaders are participating as Speakers in several sessions. It may be noted that V. R. Gandhi - first Jain in USA - had addressed this forum with Swami Vivekananda in Chicago in 1893. YJA...
Posted: 05.10.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Hope you and family had good sukh shata and Michchami Dukkadam upon conclusion of Das Lakshan Parv. India’s Prime Minister Modi held a private lunch-on with Community Leaders last Saturday in San Jose, California. JAINA was invited to participate in the lunch. I met and requested PM Modi to strive to stop beef export from India. PM Modi...
Posted: 19.09.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE We wish you sukh shata on auspicious occasion of Das Lakshan Parv. It is a time for introspection in journey towards purification of the soul. The world will become a better place when one will learn the art to seek forgiveness. There are times, when we do or say things, which cause pain to our loving JAINA members. As we reach the...
Posted: 10.09.2015
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA Executive Committee, we wish you sukh shata on auspicious occasion of Paryushan and Das Lakshan Parv. It is a time for introspection in journey toward purification of soul. It involves examining our own actions/faults, gather good karmas while shedding bad karmas, requesting and granting unconditional forgiveness and initiate a...

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