Posted: 05.07.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Central Chronicle A student can lead a successful life if he comes by the formula of transformation of cultivating right traits and rooting out wrong traits- Acharya Mahaprajna That 'non-violence is the supreme religion' is regarded as the great saying of the Jain religion. How can I say that there is no truth in this? But I look at this truth the other way round. The first truth is 'non-possession is the...
Posted: 23.06.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Central Chronicle The gist of Prekshadhyana is the knowledge of Self, to know thyself. Some people live only at the mundane level and do not know their own Self. Those who do not know themselves, cannot know others well. The root centre of our knowledge is the knowledge of Self. Only those who know themselves can know others realistically. Self- realisation and Ishwara are not dual entities. In fact, one who is...
Posted: 08.06.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
The Times Of India The whole world is one; it's a synthesis. Life is possible only through cooperation. All species and sub-species, all that exists, is the result of synthesis, of integration. Disintegration means decay. The order of the universe would get disturbed with division and discord. The science of environment underlines the importance of union for survival, of the desirability of not interfering with...
Posted: 25.05.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Central Chronicle It is very essential to develop non-violence. But how to bring it about? Acharya Mahaprajna explains Non-violence and introspection are not unrelated. Similarly, violence and looking outwards cannot be kept apart. Man is bound to resort to violence if he has always seen material objects and people other than himself. As soon as he starts seeing himself and looking within himself, he gets...
Posted: 19.05.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
White Drums Jain community’s senior most Acharya and most versatile, learned Terapanth Acharya Shree Mahapragyaji passed away on Sunday, 09th May 2010 afternoon 2.55pm at Sardarshahar in Rajasthan. Born on 14th June 1920 at Tamkor in Rajasthan, he took his Jain monkhood on 29th January 1931 at Sardarshahar and has been continuously serving humanity with his broader learning, understanding and enhancing...
Posted: 15.05.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
The Pioneer What is life? It is not only what meets the eye. At the root of life there are two operative principles: Substance and mode. Knowledge is both of these things. Knowledge is self-reliant as well as reliant on others. In its self-reliant form, there is constant endeavour of the self to learn more. In its original form, knowledge is constant. But when it is concerned with learning about changing modes,...
Posted: 08.05.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
The Pioneer Once upon a time, a traveller, while crossing a desert, was confronted by dacoits. The dacoits overpowered him and searched his belongings. They were surprised to find that he had only a penny with him. They wondered why he had fought so much for a single penny. The traveller remarked that he attached a great value to money. For him it was money that mattered and not the amount. Hence, it was a...
Posted: 05.05.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Central Chronicle As a matter of fact man is more attached to material objects than to members of his own race. He is more attached to the beliefs of caste, color and creed than that of humanity- Acharya Mahaprajna Three kinds of distinctions rooted in caste, skin colour, and creed prevail in our society today. These three distinctions have divided humanity into various groups. The divisions are so deep and...
Posted: 29.04.2010
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Deccan Herald Why is it believed that spiritual practice is possible only within traditionally accepted limits and not outside them? Meditation, observance of silence and physical relaxation are indeed spiritual practices but are speaking, eating, drinking, sitting and standing not spiritual practices? The following story illustrates this point: Once two kings went hunting, riding their own chariots. One...

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