samvatsari

forgiveness michchhami dukkadam

Wonderful surprise seeing so many of our non-Jain friends celebrating Forgiveness Day by sharing this powerful phrase – “Micchami 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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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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Jain monk just before diksha

Right now, we are in the midst of Chaturmas – the four months when our monks and nuns stop their nomadic movements and stay in one place. This gives the lay persons an opportunity as well as an environment to […]

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Forgiveness Michami Dukkadam

On this day of Samvatsari Festival which is the festival of forgiveness and inner cleansing, these thoughts pour from the heart:   Can we trace the history of hurt?   How often have I explained myself saying – “I did […]

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