05.08.2016 ►JVB NJ ►Inspiration | Vol 34 News & Upcoming Programs

Posted: 05.08.2016

From Acharya Tulsi


Vidhimukh bhav pravah ka
Fal adhyatma prasad
Dhaara nishedh bhav ki
Lati hai avasad

Emotions can be categorized into two forms - positive and negative. Negative emotions cause depression and frustration, whereas positive emotions bring about mental peace.

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Youth Forum

3rd Friday of every month - 7PM - 9PM - JVBNA Iselin center
New Session begins in September

Yoga & Preksha Meditation

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Sundays -  10AM  - 11:30AM - JVBNA Iselin Center


Two Sundays every month - 3:30PM - 6PM - Franklin Temple Classrooms - New Session Begins in October

Pakshik Pratikraman

Every Pakkhi - 7:30 PM - JVBNA Iselin Center - Upcoming - Aug 2, 17, 

Online Classroom
Weekly - 3rd quarter - Nav Tattva 101


The New Meaning of the Word SYAAD

Only the enlightened, God or the omnipotent know the infinite truth. But even they or He does not have the capacity to express its myriad dimensions in words. It is impossible. A great man, an intellectual, can enumerate some ten or twenty or even fifty aspects.

None of us can ever articulate the entire truth. When we accept the few aspects we see as the entire truth and negate any other possibilities, then we are actually moving away from the truth itself instead of towards it. It is in this context that anekanta gives a suggestion. Anekanta says that you can escape traveling towards untruth if you take the help of the word syaad.

Prefix all that you say with syaad and that will save you from untruth. The essence of the meaning of syaad  is,”I am unable to express the whole truth and so present one aspect or mode of truth.”

In ancient literature the word syaad has many meanings. I want to present it in new light. The meaning of syaad is the acceptance of one’s inability to express, to accept the limitations of language. The one who uses the word syaad immediately declares that he must not be taken as telling the entire truth and that it is just one aspect. That he is informing the listener of only one aspect. And at the same time he is expressing his inability to know the entire truth.This is the merit of the word syaad.

Excerpts from "ANEKANTA THE THIRD EYE" By Acharya Mahaprajna 


JVBNA Upcoming Programs 

  • JVBNA Online Classroom - 3rd Quarter - Nav Tattva 101 - Started July 1 - Registration is open
  • A Presentation on "Anekantvad, Nayavad, and Syadvad and their implications for inter-religious relations" with Dr. Jeffery Long, Professor of Religion & Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, PA - Sunday, August 21 - JVBNA CPAM
  • Paryushan Celebration - Tuesday, August 30 - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - JVBNA CPAM
  • Kshamapana Diwas & Bhikshu Jaap - Sunday, September 18, 2016 - JVBNA CPAM


"Lifestyle and Diet for preventing and reversing Heart Disease and controlling Diabetes, High BP, and Obesity"

Workshop with Dr. Bimal Chhajer

On July 10, JVBNA hosted a workshop with Dr. Bimal Chhajer, renowned cardiologist from India, at the JVBNA Center for Peace and Meditation, in the auspicious presence of Samani Sanmati Pragyaji and Samani Jayant Pragyaji. Dr. Chhajer is widely known for his lifestyle program to reverse heart disease naturally. The master of ceremony for the program was Shanti Singhi.

JVBNA members and guests heard Dr. Bimal Chhajer's interactive lecture on lifestyle changes for the reversal of heart disease and control of diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. He discussed in detail the underlying causes of why these diseases are on the rise such as high fat poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress among other things. He further went on to discuss the limitations of traditional medicine and surgery to treat heart disease and why a lifestyle change was the most effective solution. 

Dr. Chhajer's lecture was so well received that by popular demand, JVBNA invited him for a full day camp that was held on Sunday, July 17. Camp attendees learnt in greater detail about zero oil cooking, stress management, exercise tools, etc. The camp also included a delicious "zero oil" lunch to give the attendees the proof that it can be done. Attendees left the workshop feeling inspired and empowered to take control of their health and well-being.

Family Day

The Family Day was held on July 16, 2016 at the JVBNA Center for Peace and Meditation. More than 30 JVB members attended the program under the auspicious presence of Samani Sanmati Pragyaji and Samani Jayant Pragyaji. 

Program started with Sadharmik Vatsalya hosted by Rohit and Deepa Jain's family. This time several neighborhood kids came to the center and had really good time. Rohit Jain introduced new families to JVBNA and announced donations in the program.

Samayik program started in the presence of Respected Samaniji with beautiful bhajan, Kayotsarg and lecture. Program concluded with Mangal Path.

Chatur Vinshati Stava (Logassa Sutra)

logassa ujjoyagare, dhammatitthayare jiNe |
arahante kittaissam, chauviisampi kevalii ||
Who have enlightened the world,
have established the dharma-tirtha,
I praise the Arhantas,
the 24 kevalis.
usabham_ajiyam cha vande, sambhavam_abhinadaNam cha sumaim cha|
paumappaham supaasam, jiNam cha chandappaham vande ||
I worhship Rishabha, & Ajita,
Sambhava, Abhinandana and Sumati,
Padmaprabha, Suparshva,
I worship the Chandraprabha Jina.
suvihim cha pupphadantam, siyal-sijjansa-vaasupujjam cha |
viamalam_aNantam cha jiNam, dhammam santi cha vandaami ||
Suvidhi or Pushpadanta,
Shitala, Shreyansa and Vasupujya,
Vimala and Ananta Jina,
I worship Dharma and Shanti.
kunthum aram cha mallim, vande muNisuvvayam namijiNam cha |
vandaami riTThanemim, paasam taha vaddhamaNam cha ||
Kunthu, Ara and Malli,
I worship Muni-Suvrata and Nami Jina,
I worship Arishtanemi,
Parshva and Vardhman.
aevam maye abhithuaa, vihuya-rayamalaa pahiiNa-jara_maraNaa |
chauviisampi jiNavaraa, titthayaraa me pasiiyantu ||
These are who I praise,
without the dirt of Karma, beyond old age and death,
the 24 Jinas,
may Tirthankaras bless me.
kittiya-vandiya-maye, je ae logassa uttamaa siddhaa |
aarogga-bohilabham, samaahivaram_uttamam dintu ||
Those who I praise and worship,
noble Siddhas in the world,
freedom from disease, possession of wisdom
give me the noble blessing of Samadhi.
chandesu nimmalayara, aaichchesu ahiyam payaasayaraa |
saagara_var_gambhiiraa siddhaa siddhim mama disantu ||
Cleaner than the moons,
brighter than the Suns,
deeper than ocean,
the Siddhas may bless me with Siddhi.

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