01.08.2009 ►Naming Nuclear Submarine As Ins Arihant Is In Blatant Disregard To Jain Religion Says Muni Shri Tarun Sagar Ji

Published: 01.08.2009
Updated: 26.01.2010
Naming Nuclear Submarine As Ins Arihant Is In Blatant Disregard To Jain Religion Says Muni Shri Tarun Sagar Ji

Jain Muni Shri Tarun Sagarji Maharaj, presently holding his chaturmas at Nagpur, has recently expressed his deep sense of concern and displeasure, to a group of media correspondents on learning that the nuclear sub-marine recently developed indigenously, has been named as INS ARIHANT.

Prime Minister, Shri Manmohan Singh had announced the name at the inauguration ceremony held on the 27th July, 2009. He mentioned that 'Arihant' is the most revered and respected word for the entire Jain community, which denotes the elimination of all sort of 'internal' enemies, like pride, anger, violence, attachment, emotions etc.

According to Jain philosophy, Arihantha has been the propagator of "Live and let live" and non-violence concepts, meant not only Jain community but by the entire humanity. A submarine, which is used only for mass destruction just cannot be called as 'Arihant'. It would be entirely incorrect and ridiculous to do so.

Sources

Ahimsa Times 2009-03

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