Acharya Shree Tulsi - A Legend Of Humanity: A Momentum for Academic Growth

Published: 21.12.2013

There was an obvious disparity between the education of monks and the nuns. Monks had many opportunities to fulfil their academic potential but the nuns were far behind in the sphere of education and knowledge. In the later days of his life, Acharya Kalugani inspired Muni Tulsi to give nuns an equal opportunity to pursue academic goals important to the faith, despite the gender bias of that time.

Although Acharya Tulsi had a daunting task ahead, he was able to follow Kalugani's vision and suggestions. Tulsi eventually developed the Terapanth organization into a multipurpose institution with the aim of fulfilling the spiritual, psychological, intellectual and social needs of the sadhus, sadhvis and common people.

At the start of his tenure, Acharya Tulsi remained in Bikaner province for a long period in order to build a strong foundation of education among the monks and nuns. He worked to develop an open, educational infrastructure by securing a sufficient number of quality teachers and ensuring that the requisite books and study materials were in place.

The organization was fortunate to appoint renowned scholars, Pt. Ghanshyam Das and Pt. Raghunandanji who became mentors and rendered their services to monks and nuns at no cost. Over time Acharya Tulsi built an organisation that could explore and interpret the extensive collection of Jain literature that had been carefully maintained since the time of Jayacharya (1803-1881), the fourth Acharya of the Terapanth sect. This material was further developed during the tenure of Kalugani. Kalugani focused on teaching Sanskrit and Prakrit, philosophy and more, to develop the academic personality. He would motivate the monks to study more without wasting any time. He would protect, preserve and prepare the hand-written copies of the ancient literature.

Acharya Shree Tulsi - A Legend Of Humanity

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Acharya Tulsi Janam Shatabdi Samaroh Samiti, Anurvat Bhawan, New Delhi HN4U Online Edition:

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