Jainism

Arham couple marriage book Pratibha Jain

Will you drive a vehicle without any training? According to Gurudev Upadhyaya Praveen Rishi, most conflicts that arise in marriage are not based on bad timing, karma, or ideological differences. Rather, they are due to untrained drivers who try and […]

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Ferryman Jainism Book by Dulichand Jain Pratibha Jain SM

“Papa, is there a God?” she asked her father when she was all of seven. “Yes, there is,” the father replied gently. “Not one, but many gods. Each one of us can become a god.” One question led to the […]

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forgiveness michchhami dukkadam

Wonderful surprise seeing so many of our non-Jain friends celebrating Forgiveness Day by sharing this powerful phrase – “Michchhami Dukkadam.” It leads me to wonder how many actually understand the meaning behind this catchphrase. This question is what prompted me […]

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Santhara Sallekhana

My Badi Ma – my father’s elder brother’s wife – passed away in Santhara at the age of 87. There is no greater way to depart from this world. As Jains, we are taught to celebrate the arrival of death […]

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Samvatsari Forgiveness Day & Michami Dukkadam

Why is forgiveness such an important ideal and a way of life in Jainism?   Forgiveness is deeply connected with and is considered another name for non-violence, which is one of the cardinal principles of Jainism. Forgiveness begets love and […]

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Arihanta Janism Mahavira

“It is not the Mughals who have defeated you, it is not Akbar who has defeated you, it is not the lack of resources that has brought defeat upon you. O King! If you feel defeated, it is by your […]

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directions

In the bounty of Mother Nature, many magical secrets reside which the great seers have attempted to unravel. They have dwelled upon the mysteries of space and time so we can maximize the power of whatever we do. They have […]

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Equanimity - Jainism book on Samayika

Transform your life by understanding the power of equanimity. A life-defining quality, it creates an inner equilibrium and composure at all times. An English translation of Part 1 of Upadhyaya Amar Muni’s ‘Samayika Sutra’.   Specifications Title: Equanimity | Author: […]

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Inner Protection, inner peace

We must come to terms with our unprotectedness, known as Asharana Bhavana. As a habit, we keep looking for external protection, for someone to be our saviour. We feel secure when we believe that someone is taking care of us. […]

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Anitya Bhavana ~ Impermanence of Jainism

This parable sheds light on the Impermanence of Life, or Anitya Bhavana, as explained by the Jaina seers. The ardent seeker must contemplate upon this truth to grasp life in its myriad changes. An extract from “Jeevan ka Utkarsh” by […]

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