A Holistic Approach to Peace: The Role of Jain Nuns. Presentation at 2004 Parliament Of The World's Religions.

Published: 18.07.2004
Updated: 02.12.2010

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A Holistic Approach to Peace
The Role of Jain Nuns


AGENDA

  • The Jain Congregation
  • Objectives of Jainism
  • Jain Nuns: Role Model for Peace
  • Objectives of a Nun’s Life
  • Significance of a Nun’s Role for Society


CATURVIDHA DHARMA SANGHA
Four-fold Religious Order



Objectives of Jainism

  • Conquer Inner Enemies
  • Achieve Omniscience with Perfect Qualities
  • Self-Realisation
  • Attain Liberation


Jain Nuns: Role Model for Peace

  • Non-Violence
  • Truth
  • Non-Stealing
  • Celibacy
  • Non-Possession
  • Self-Restraint
  • Self-Discipline
  • Renunciation
  • Detachment
  • Equanimity


Objectives of a Jain Nun’s Life

TINNAANANG TAARYAANANG
Practise thyself and show the path to others

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS


Significance of Nun’s Role for Society

  • Application of Peace Principles
  • Reinforcement of Values
  • Promotion of Meditation, Prayer & Rituals
  • Training in Non-violence
  • Foster & Preserve Jain Culture & Way of Life
  • Proper pronunciation & meaning of Sutras
  • Correct understanding of Scriptures


How Can We Make Non-Violence
A Natural Human Instinct?

  • Sincere efforts to reduce violence in our life
  • Respect thoughts and beliefs of others
  • Settle disputes through peace and harmony
  • Endeavor to solve problems of injustice, illiteracy, exploitation, and poverty
  • Practice self-dependency, self-restraint, self-control and self-introspection


Respect Thoughts and Beliefs of Others

Respect Thoughts and Beliefs of Others


Nuns’ Training Centre at Ladnun, Rajasthan - India

Nuns’ Training Centre at Ladnun, Rajasthan - India


Training for Initiation Mumukshu Sisters

Mumukshu Sisters


Kanakprabhaji & Nuns


Nuns in Morning Prayer

Kanakprabhaji & Nuns in Morning Prayer

Reading of Scriptures

Inspection of All Belongings

Pratikraman Rituals (Self-Introspection)

Hand Sewing

Wooden Bowls being made by Hand


Eating Bowl inscribed with Jain Sutras

GOCHARI (Door to door food collection)

Washing Bowls and Clothes by Hand


Visiting a Hindu Temple

Jain Nuns Visiting a Hindu Temple


Meditation Training for School Children in Colchester (UK)

Meditation Training for School Children in Colchester (UK)


Samanis Teaching Jain Philosophy at University

Samanis Teaching Jain Philosophy at University


Jain Prayer of Healing, Love & Non-Violence
at The Ohio Senate Chamber



Conclusion

You do not have to be a nun …

…or even a Jain …

… to take a holistic approach to peace …


The Holistic Approach to Peace

  • Respect the thoughts and beliefs of others
  • Preach the message of peace
  • Teach children from an early age
  • Make meditation and prayer a part of your daily life
  • Discipline your mind through training
  • Make time for daily self-introspection
  • Limit your use of the world’s resources
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  1. Celibacy
  2. Dharma
  3. Discipline
  4. Equanimity
  5. Gochari
  6. Jain Philosophy
  7. Jainism
  8. Ladnun
  9. Meditation
  10. Mumukshu
  11. Non-violence
  12. Pratikraman
  13. Rajasthan
  14. Samanis
  15. Sangha
  16. Violence
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