12.01.2018 ►JVB NJ ►Inspiration | Vol 50 News & Upcoming Programs

Posted: 12.01.2018

Samani Sanmati Pragya

jammi ya arahiyammi
arahiyam vyaminam savvam
silam tavo yavinao ya
samjamo ya khamti gutti mutti

By practicing celibacy one can fulfill all other vows-chastity, penance,
humility, self, restrain, forgiveness, self protection, and detachment.



From Acharya Mahashraman


Roj Ki Ek Salaah
Don’t worry about the fate; put right efforts. The fortune will favor itself.

Preksha Meditation - By Appointment only

Tuesdays  - 7:30PM - 8:30PM - JVBNA Iselin Center


Thursdays - 7:30PM  - 8:30PM - JVBNA Iselin Center

Gyanshala Central & Gyanshala North

alternate sundays. commenced oct 1st, 2017

For more information reach #732 404 1430, Email-info@jvbnj.org


From Acharya Mahapragya     

Independence and dependence
I was discussing independence, who is independent in our world? Only on the base of existence, can one be independent? The deciding factor of independence is relative to matter. Independence depends on the percentage of matter in the composition of the particular substance. Existence is independent. The existence of one does not interfere with that of another. A particle has its independent existence. Other particles do not interfere with its existence.They do not attack it or attempt to destroy it. Every object is independent in its existence.
Excerpts from "ANEKANTA, THE THIRD EYE" By Acharya Mahaprajna


Awakening Message for 2018

Dear Readers,

2017 will soon draw to a close. How was it for you and your family? We hope it was replete with joy, peace,  growth and achievement. Now 2018 is knocking at our doors, so here's a New Year's gift for you-a resolution"- NOT TO WASTE FOOD" in the New Year and beyond. Why? Food is crucial for our sustenance. However every morsel of food that appears on our plate arrives after extensive efforts from scores of individuals and after causing much himsa. Let us respect the efforts of any and save ourselves  for unnecessary himsa by resolving to stop food wastage.

Here are some tips for HOW TO NOT WASTE FOOD:

1) Serve yourself with awareness of your appetite.
2) Take smaller servings and then go for seconds or thirds.
3) Make a resolution never to leave anything on your plate.
4) Teach children to follow all of the above.
5) If you are serving food to others, do not force them to take much more than they want.
6) Shop for groceries with awareness-  Buy only what you can use before things start to spoil.
7) Cook meals with awareness- cook only what you can consume.
8) When invited to functions and events either by individuals or organizations: 

  •  Please honor the RSVP- the host counted you when preparing/ordering food.
  •  Please honor your RSVP count - Please show up along with everyone you RSVP'ed 'Yes 'for.
  •  Do not RSVP 'yes' if you are not sure - Use 'maybe" option.
  • Inform the host if you have few 'yes' attendees and few 'maybe' attendees in your party - This is specially applicable if you have teenagers in your family. 
  • If you know you are only attending the function and not will not be partaking in the meal, please inform the host.
  • If for any reason you find yourself /member of your family unable to attend an event please inform the host a few days in advance.
  • If due to unavoidable situation, you are unable to attend at last minute, do inform the host so any last minute adjustments are possible.
  • Follow all the above guidelines to stop wastage of food as well as to show respect towards the efforts and resources expended by the host.
  • Follow these guidelines not just for individuals host but for organizations as well.The organizations counted you when planning for food.

9) When hosting an event and functions--

  • Take extra care in estimating quantity of the food to be prepared/ordered.
  • Please allow for some last minute no shows when planning.
  • Have a backup arrangement in place in case there are any left overs-never throw food.

Let us hope that 2018 will be the beginnings of a new era when JVB families will be free from food wastage problems and related avoidable himsa.



New Year Mangal Bhavna Samaroh

JVB held a Jaap on January 1, 2018 to spiritually uplift the members. On this occasion Samani Samani Pragyaji and Samani Jayant Pragyaji led the Jaap, followed by: Mangal Bhavana, Anand Bhavana and Pravachan. Ashish Jain presented the activities done during the year of 2017. Shri Pratap Jain given the oath to new members of executive committee. Almost the same team is nominated for 2018. The extended EC members will be taken oath in Holi Milan Program. Shri Ashok Bhansali conveyed  thanks to Shri Sampat Jain and family for donating $111,111.00 for Puja Temple at JVB. Sampatji’s son, Mr. Sandeep Sampat Jain came forward to donate generously. President Shilpa Bhansali expressed her thanks all her team for a very successful year and requested others to work in a team for this year. The program was very enriching. Kamal Daga was the master of the ceremony for the event, and program was concluded with Mangal Path.


JVBNA upcoming Events 2018

  1. Holi Milan: Sunday, March 11
  2. Utsav Group:  Path of Ahimsa: Sunday, April 21st
  3. Fulwari Group:  Gyanshala Annual Day:  Saturday, June 2nd
  4. Workshop on Preksha Meditation by Dr. Pratap Sancheti from Jodhpur: Sunday, July 8th
  5. Spiritual Family Camp: June 8, 9, & 10
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