Posted: 27.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Now, if we scan this view, we find that such a view cannot be accepted even on the basis of common sense or general scientific facts. For we know that there exists in the universe a number of such substances which do not form the object of our sensory perception. Bertrand Russell explains this by giving an illustration: “There are, in addition to my own experience and other people also, events, which no one...
Posted: 27.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
The third form of idealism is empiricism. Locke, Berkeley, Hume and William James are the famous exponents of empiricism. In Berkelian empiricism, the objective reality of the external world is denied. Only the percipient mind is considered to exist really. It is the contention of the empiricists that the things, unless they are perceived by any mind, do not exist. It follows from this view that all the things,...
Posted: 27.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Nevertheless, there remains an essential difference in the two philosophies regarding the concept of “the object” and “the percipient.” Kant believes that the objective structure thing-in-itself-can never be known by man, whereas Jain philosophy asserts that through extra-sensory-perception, it is possible to know it. According to Kant, it is only the percipient, who is responsible for the nature of the...
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
JAINA Convention 2015 Jai Jinendra! JAINA Convention in Atlanta from July 2-5, 2015 Theme - Jainism: World of Non-Violence Registration fee is only $ 179/adult and $ 149/youth Convention Updates: More than 2,100 people registered – a record in 35 years of JAINA Conventions history Over 800 Hotel rooms have been booked already. Please note hotel room will be booked through Convention website only either during...
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Vrindavan: 27.11.2014 Ahimsa Yatra Led by Acharya Mahashraman will Reach Vrindavan. News in Hindi
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ShortNews in English Bhuj: 26.11.2014 Muni Jinesh Kumar and Muni Parmanand is Addressing Students. 500 Students took vow to stay addict free. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Chhata: 25.11.2014 Acharya Mahashraman is Staying at Chhata Today. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Bhilwara: 25.11.2014 Muni Ravindra Kumar is Addressing Students. He spoke on Anuvrat and Life Style for Children. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Delhi: 25.11.2014 Muni Sumermal (Sudarshan) is Doing Vihar towards Gurgaon. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Kosikalan: 24.11.2014 Grand welcome of Ahimsa Yatra Led by Acharya Mahashraman. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Sivani: 24.11.2014 Spiritual Meet of Muni Tatvruchi and Sadhvi Mohan Kumari News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
Vegan Jains Animal sanctuaries in the US, like panjrapols in India, protect, feed, and provide medical care to farm animals. Rescue animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chicken, turkeys and rabbits that would have been killed for food Educate people and promote vegetarianism Support laws that reduce animal suffering During events such as Thanskgiving they heighten awareness of animal slaughter and hold...
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Vrindavan: 27.11.2014 Ahimsa Yatra Led by Acharya Mahashraman at Vrindavan. Ahimsa Yatra will stay two days at Vrindavan. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Hodal: 25.11.2014 Anuvrat committee, Mumbai Reached in Feet of Acharya Mahashraman. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Mumbai: 25.11.2014 TPF has held Seminar on Indian Economics Challenge and Opportunities. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Kosikalan: 24.11.2014 Ahimsa Yatra Led by Acharya Mahashraman was welcomed. Acharya Mahashraman give points of time management to devotees. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Hodal: 24.11.2014 Ahimsa Yatra led by Acharya Mahashraman Reached Hodal. Acharya Mahashraman gave points for happy family. News in Hindi
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
Federation of Jain Associations in North America JAINA Education Committee Thanks Giving Meal Prayer Start the meal with the seven contemplations , or with whatever traditional grace or prayer you prefer to use to express our gratitude. This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky, numerous living beings and much hard, loving work. May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy...
Posted: 26.11.2014
 
Samani Pratibha Pragya Samani Pranav Pragya Jain Vishva Bharati London Flyer:
Posted: 26.11.2014
 
Samani Sanmati Pragya Samani Jayant Pragya Jai Jinendra Wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving weekend. Samanijis will be conducting 1 day Meditation Camp on Saturday, December 13th. Theme of the Camp will be " Opening the window for 2015 ". For complete schedule click here To register for the camp click here Flyer:
Posted: 26.11.2014
 
Anuvrat International Conference Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life:, Video Anuvrat International Conference 2014 Delhi [26.-28.09.2014] Master of Ceremony: Shivani Wazir Pasrich 27.09.2014 Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life (Session 6) Remarks by Convenor Mr. Surendra Borad Patawari Speaker: Dr. Christine Chojnacki
Posted: 26.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Now, if we compare Kant’s view with the Jain view, we find that both of them agree in the fact that the external objects do exist independently of the percipient. According to Jain Philosophical view, each of the material things, whether it be in the form of an atom (the ultimate particle) or in the form of an object composed of a number of atoms, possesses the four essential attributes viz., touch, taste,...
Posted: 26.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
As we have already seen, in Kant’s idealism, it was pointed out that the real things did exist, but whatever we perceived by our senses was a mere appearance. He called the reality as a thing-in-itself. Thus, according to Kant, the object as it appears to us is a phenomenon, an appearance, perhaps very different from the external objects which we can never know. The “thinking-itself” may be an object of...
Posted: 26.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Refuting Plato’s views, Bertrand Russell writes: “If appearance really appears, it is not nothing, and is therefore, part of reality; this is an argument of the correct Parmenidean sort. If appearance does not really appear, why trouble our heads about it? But perhaps someone will say: ‘Appearance does not really appear, but it appears to appear’. This will not help for we shall ask again : ‘Does it...
Posted: 25.11.2014
 
Anuvrat International Conference Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life:, Video Anuvrat International Conference 2014 Delhi [26.-28.09.2014] Master of Ceremony: Shivani Wazir Pasrich 27.09.2014 Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life (Session 6) Speaker: Dr. Shin Fujinaga
Posted: 25.11.2014
By Ritu S. Jain
Terapanth Professional Forum Raipur TPF Raipur successfully organized an interactive programme on "Professionalism in Family Business" in the auspicious presence of Renowned Speaker Mr. Sanjay Jain on 16th November 2014, Sunday at 10.00 AM at Vrindavan Hall, Civil Lines, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The programme started with Mangalcharan presented by Dr. Mamta Jain, Mrs Shobha Sethia, Mrs Ritu Pokarna and Mrs Indu...
Posted: 25.11.2014
 
Vighyapati 34, 23rd Nov to 29th Nov 2014
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Terapanth Professionals Chaturmas Biratnagar SUGGESTED TOUR PLAN (NEPAL - NORTH BENGAL – SIKKIM – BHUTAN) TRIP TO KATHMANDU Its best to fly directly to Kathmandu from cities like Mumbai/Delhi/Kolkata. However, if the fares are too high, you may try an alternative via Siliguri (Bagdogra): Fly to Bagdogra connected from all major cities/towns Take a Train to Siliguri (NJP) Cross Border to Nepal (Bhadarpur) by...
Posted: 25.11.2014
By Hermann Kuhn
Now that you have read the book, the question might arise: - How may I experience all this myself? - What can I do to unfold all these intriguing dormant states of consciousness within myself?' Well, - first of all, - regard your path to freedom from karmic limitations not as a grave obligation or as a heavy load on you, but rather as an adventure, - a venture of discovery, - a romantic quest for something new...
Posted: 25.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
We have already discussed the metaphysical view of Jainism regarding the reality of the things. According to it, the ‘pudgalāstikāya’ (or matter) is the only reality which can be perceived by senses. The rest of five substances are not perceptible by senses. Even all material things cannot be perceived by senses, for the ultimate particles (atoms) and some other minute bodies are not perceptible by...
Posted: 25.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Another trend of idealism, which regards reality to be transcendental, is mainly due to the philosophers such as Plato and Kant, According to the theory of ideas, advocated by Plato, the objective reality exists, but it is not experienced by us. Whatever we perceive is only ‘appearance’. Thus, according to the metaphysical part of the doctrine, the word ‘cat’ means a certain ideal cat, ‘the cat’...
Posted: 24.11.2014
 
Anuvrat International Conference Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life:, Video Anuvrat International Conference 2014 Delhi [26.-28.09.2014] Master of Ceremony: Shivani Wazir Pasrich 27.09.2014 Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life (Session 6) Speaker: Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
Posted: 24.11.2014
By Dr. Peter Flügel
Anuvrat International Conference Panel Discussion 2 – Relevance of Anuvrat in Day to Day Life We are sorry to say that at the moment the videos for the following part of Session 5 are not available: 11:45am -12:45pm Session 5 Professor Josef Bartosek – Czech Republic Dr. Muhammed Muzzamil Cader – Sri Lanka Professor Richard J. Cohen – USA Ms. Shivani Bothra – India 12:45pm – 12:55pm...
Posted: 24.11.2014
 
21.11.2014 Faridabad Mission of harmony Bishop Jacob met H.H.Acharya Mahashraman and express his view that initiative to spread the message of peace, love and ahimsa is really praiseworthy. This is a need of our time. My best wishes and greetings to ahimsa yatra.
Posted: 24.11.2014
 
Shri All India Swetamber Stankwasi News in Hindi:, Photos 2014.11.22 Delhi - Shri All India Swetamber Stankwasi Jain Conference Youth Wing 01 2014.11.22 Delhi - Shri All India Swetamber Stankwasi Jain Conference Youth Wing 02 2014.11.22 Delhi - Shri All India Swetamber Stankwasi Jain Conference Youth Wing 03 2014.11.22 Delhi - Shri All India Swetamber Stankwasi Jain Conference Youth Wing 04 2014.11.22...
Posted: 24.11.2014
By Hermann Kuhn
The Western world regards Yoga mainly as a system of gentle Indian exercises, aimed at balancing our body and mind. Yet the usage of the word Yoga exclusively for this kind of exercises does not do justice to its original, far broader meaning in the context of Hinduism. Yoga is one of the six classical systems of Hinduistic philosophy. Its development was completed about 1500 years ago. One element of this...
Posted: 24.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Pantheism, which considers God as the only reality, is not accepted by Jain philosophy. Though Jainism does not deny the objective existence of the supreme souls, it does not consider the universe as a mere manifestation of God. In the philosophical works of Jains, we come across long discussion on and refutation of pantheism on logical basis. Even, on the basis of common experience and general logic, we find...
Posted: 23.11.2014
By Hermann Kuhn
Karma is easily associated with reincarnation. Not without reason; - though karmic mechanisms definitely operate in the actual present, they also are placed in the context of successive embodiments. The West often looks upon this model with disdain and without much further consideration relegates it to the domain of oriental fairy tales - usually with a mild ironic smile. But we easily forget that our precious...
Posted: 23.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Now, if we compare the views of idealism with that of Jain philosophy, we find that there are similarities as well as dissimilarities between them. Jainism is a spiritualistic philosophy. Soul (or consciousness) is considered as an independent objective reality in Jain metaphysics. Soul is a reality, possessing consciousness as its main characteristic, and therefore, knowledge is its fundamental attribute. A...
Posted: 23.11.2014
 
19.11.2014 Delhi On behalf of the Anuvrat Anushashta Acharya Mahashraman Pravas Vyavastha Samiti , I would like to express my heartiest gratitude for the excellent coverage provided by you of the Chaturmas of Acharya Shree Mahashraman ji. The positive exposure you gave to the Chaturmas, helped in spreading the messages of Acharya Mahashraman ji to a larger audience and provided the community, the nation and the...
Posted: 23.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Udaipur: 22.11.2014 Spiritual Meet of Sadhvi Kanak Shree and Sadhvi Vidhyavati (Second). Both groups are with five nuns each. News in Hindi
Posted: 23.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Kishangarh: 22.11.2014 Muni Ramesh Kumar and Muni Hemraj is Guiding Students for Mahapran Dhvani. Muni Ramesh Kumar was speaking in seminar held at Adarsh School. He guided students how to improve good Sanskar and he also guided students to perform some experiment of Preksha Meditation. Mahapran Dhvani is useful for concentration and good memory. News in Hindi
Posted: 23.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Palval: 22.11.2014 Acharya Mahashraman is Reading Code of Conduct for Monks and Nuns. Monks and Nuns are accepting with folded hands and in standing position. After every fortnight all monks and nuns repeat code of conduct in public. Discipline and Maryada is backbone of Terapanth Sect. News in Hindi
Posted: 22.11.2014
 
Samani Parimal Pragya Samani Vikas Pragya Pravachan Jai Jinendra, Please join us on Sunday, November 23rd 2014 at 2:30 pm for bi-weekly swadhyay. Swadhayay will be given by Samani Parimal Pragya ji and Samani Vikas Pragya ji. We encourage you to join us and take advantage of learning new things in the swadhyay every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Regards, JVB Orlando Gyanshala Dear Students and Parents, Jai...
Posted: 22.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Palval: 22.11.2014 People in large number are seen during vihar of Acharya Mahashraman from Palval. News in Hindi
Posted: 22.11.2014
 
Jain Star 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 01 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 02 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 03 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 04 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 05 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 06 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 07 2014.11.16 JainStar 2-25 - 08
Posted: 22.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Faridabad: 22.11.2014 Acharya Mahashraman asking students to resolve against drug addiction. News in Hindi
Posted: 22.11.2014
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Jai Jinendra Arvind , Jain Center of America, Queens, NY (JCA) in collaboration with Young Jain Professionals (YJP) and Young Jains of America (YJA) will celebrate World Compassion Day to discuss and promote Ahimsa and Jain Way of Life and its relevancy in the modern world. World Compassion Day is to pray for the lives and souls of tens of millions of fellow...
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Hermann Kuhn
The fourth freedom is customarily interpreted as 'the restraining of sexual activity'. Yet this restrictive understanding does not agree with the dynamism with which the other four freedoms accelerate the expansion of human experience and development. Yet there is a deeper dimension of the Sanskrit-word ' brahma ' denoting this freedom that has been totally lost during the last millennia. 'brahma' means...
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Empiricism is another trend of idealism. According to it, when we think about anything or perceive it by senses, the object comes into existence. In itself, no external object has a real objective existence. Thus, in empiricism, perception is considered to be the essence of reality. In addition to these, there are several more forms of idealism prevalent in the western philosophy.
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Another form of idealism, as we have seen, maintains that the universe of our experience is a subjective reality. This form of idealism does believe in the existence of the objective reality, but considers it transcendental; for it is beyond the human knowledge and sensory perception; whatever men perceives and comprehends is unreal, a mere appearance.
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
When “God” is considered to be the only objective reality and the rest of the world is believed to be a mere appearance, idealism takes the form of pantheism. The Indian philosophy of Vedānta , which considers “ Brahma ” as the only reality and the universe as non-reality, also can be said to belong to the idealist school.
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
We have seen that the riddle of the nature of reality has not only baffled the metaphysicians, both of the orient as well as the occident, but also the explorers of the scientific world. Numerous philosophers and scientists have tried to solve this intricate aspect of the enigma of universe, and as a result of their efforts, the two trends - idealism and realism - have come into existence in the West. The...
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
In the preceding chapters we have studied the theories, hypotheses and speculations of the scientists as well as the views of the western philosophers and the doctrines of Jain philosophy regarding the various aspects of the universe. A critical discussion of all these views, including their comparison and contrast, may serve as a helpful guide in solving the enigma of the universe. We have seen that different...
Posted: 22.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
In summary, it can be said that according to Jain philosophy, from the existence-point of view, universe is without beginning or end. In this universe, every moment there is transmutation, i.e., creation and cessation. In certain portion of the universe (time-zone), there exists time-cycle of avasarpiṇī and utsarpiṇī.
Posted: 21.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Tamkor, Rajasthan: 21.11.2014 Mahapragya International School an undertaking of Jain Vishwa Bharati is being examined by JVB Team. News in Hindi
Posted: 21.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Palval: 21.11.2014 Acharya Mahashraman is Talking with Monks. News in Hindi File Photo of H.H. Aacharya Shri Mahashraman Ji. The Leader of Nonviolence March(Ahimsa Yatra) JTN Team Delhi.
Posted: 21.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Gangashahar: 20.11.2014 Loonkaran Chhajer wrote book on Acharya Tulsi. He tried to highlight those moments who prove Acharya Tulsi was Messiah of downtrodden people. Book was released in presence of Sadhvi Chandrakala and Sadhvi Punya Yasha. News in Hindi
Posted: 21.11.2014
 
Jain Education and Research Foundation Florida International University Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism International Conference Nov 1st and 2nd 2014, FIU, Miami, USA To commemorate the birth centenary of Acharya Shri Tulsi, The Florida International University organized an international conference with the theme: “Acharya Tulsi and the making of Modern Jainism” This conference was attended...
Posted: 21.11.2014
 
13.11.2014 Kolkata Jain Karyavahini holds regular classes on every Thursday at Mahasabha Bhawan wherein Karyavahak’s congregate and observe Samayik regularly. This week’s class was held on Thursday, 13th November 2014 at Mahasabha Bhawan which was attended by 52 Karyawahaks. The principal speaker was Sri Sushil Bafana who happens to be an Upasak also. Sri Bafana explained finer points of Ahimsa Yatra...
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: 21.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
What would be the manifest shape and mode of the continent of Bharata in the Island of Jambūdvīpa, O Lord! in the severest aeon of extreme privation in this descending cycle? Gautama! the period will be sorrowful, fraught with groaning of animals, tumultuous. By the influence of the time there will blow cyclonic winds, full of dry and rough dust, unbearable, storming and terrible. The directions will be...
Posted: 20.11.2014
By Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
At present we are in the fifth ārā of avasarpi ṇī . This ārā began 3 years and 8½ months after the death of Śramaṇa Bhagavāna Mahāvīra. The Nirvā ṇa of Bhagavāna Mahāvīra took place in B.C. 527. Thus the fifth ārā began in B.C. 524. This ārā will last for 21000 years and it will end in the year 20476 A.D. and sixth ārā named Dushama-Dushamā will begin. The detailed description of...
Posted: 20.11.2014
 
Jain Engineers Society Newsletter 2014-11 2014.11 Jain Engineers Newsletter 01 2014.11 Jain Engineers Newsletter 02 2014.11 Jain Engineers Newsletter 03 2014.11 Jain Engineers Newsletter 04
Posted: 20.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Faridabad: 19.11.2014 Acharya Mahashraman is Addressing Devotees at Sector 59. News in Hindi
Posted: 20.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Faridabad: 19.11.2014 Acharya Mahashraman is Doing Vihar towards Sector 59. News in Hindi
Posted: 20.11.2014
 
Jain Center of Greater Boston Jai Jinendra, With our Jain center tradition on Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 27) we will have Namokar Mantra Jaap and Bhavana program at the Center. Please Join with your college going students, family members and guests. Thanksgiving Day Namokar Mantra Jap and Bhavana (Thursday, November 27, 2014) Timing for the program: 2.30 PM to 3.30 PM. Namokar Mantra Jaap and Bhavana...
Posted: 20.11.2014
By Nitin H.P.
Jain Heritage Centres An article about an ancient Jain temple on a small hillock in the midst of western ghats in Chikamagalur district of Karnataka which is unknown to the external world. Narasimharajapura (N.R.Pura) & Humcha the twin Jain Heritage Centres of central Karnataka are well known to the Jain community and has a huge follower ship world over. Thousands of pilgrims visit these places every day and...
Posted: 19.11.2014
 
When we reached Adhyatma Sadhana Kendra after the morning lecture by three wheeler again we did not know what compelling events lay ahead. The time of arrival was well chosen for encounters with monks and nuns, and perhaps even HH Acharya Mahashraman, we supposed. Muni Kishan Lal still was busy with other visitors, as there was some time left until our meeting. So we wanted to find out if Muni Kumar Shraman was...
Posted: 19.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Faridabad: 18.11.2014 Sukhraj Sethia is Speaking in Presence of Acharya Mahashraman. Today is last day for Ahimsa Yatra to stay at Faridabad. Tomorrow Ahimsa Yatra is reaching Sikri. News in Hindi
Posted: 19.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Faridabad: 17.11.2014 Kanyamandal is Presenting Welcome Song in Presence of Acharya Mahashraman. News in Hindi
Posted: 19.11.2014
 
ShortNews in English Gangashahar: 16.11.2014 Oath Taking Ceremony of TPF Executive Committee in Presence of Muni Rajkaran. News in Hindi

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