Posted: 19.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
These little Primary School students came back from a short excursion on the campus of Jain Vishva Bharati. They had been to the park to admire some flowers and to draw them afterwards. Their way of walking in a group is one of the first exercises in non-violent behaviour. It is not easy to move fast in a group together as shown on the photo, without being harmed or causing harm to others...
Posted: 18.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
Digambar Jain Temple Ladnun When our stay in Ladnun neared the end, we remembered a location worthwile a second glimpse, the ancient Jain temple below the Old Ladnun Jain temple. To get to this location, one important condition has to be fulfilled at the time of our visit, the person with the key has to be present in the Old Jain Temple above the ancient one. We luckily descended to these vaults, unknown to...
Posted: 17.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
Mr. Bhaskar proved every single word by facts he was collecting from the field, as he did by proving the definite quality of his Rajasthani crop, called Batara by local people. It is a habit among him and his farmer colleagues, to work for amelioration of and to exchange crops. He was happy to contribute to this cooperation with his Batara seeds.
Posted: 17.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
One afternoon, Ashok Bhaskar, student of Jeevan Vigyan at Jain Vishva Bharati Institute in the final stage and yoga teacher, approached us with an invitation to his father’s farm for the next day, which we happily accepted. Punctually, at the appointed time, he came for us and took us to the farm by three-wheeler. The farm is situated 4 km north-west of Ladnun.
Posted: 16.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
The first thing catching our attention, was the modern water jar in the midst of ancient facilities, continuing the Rajasthani tradition, to offer fresh water to the guests in the moment, they are entering the house. This reminded us to an incident in another house, where we were asked how many water taps are in the ground floor of our house in Berlin. We were informed that this house gave access to 21 water...
Posted: 15.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
So far, no mention was made of the sky, gradually turning its colour into sulphurous-yellowish grey, accompanied by an increasing wind, transporting grains of sand. People seemed to be used to this kind of weather in Rajasthan.
Posted: 15.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
After the ceremony where the monks and nuns had renewed their vows to observe ascetic conduct, the atmosphere was different. It had undergone some kind of purification. The three Mumukshus (middle) hurried back to their training centre with smiling faces, one Sadhvi in the foreground talked to some worldly relatives. People were still impressed by the ceremony they had witnessed.
Posted: 15.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
The Sangh's attention was already focussed on the inner activities, even those sitting outside the circle, were following nearly breathlessly the ongoing activities. We did not know what was about to happen, but increasing silence among the audience made it not difficult to guess that something important was going to be watched.
Posted: 14.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
In the morning of Day 2, more people than usual rushed to the house, where Acharyashree and the monks were accomodated. Groups of Sadhvis and Samanis had come for Guru Darshan and morning lecture. Once, we were told that this kind of spiritual activities in presence of their Guru is like holidays for the saints.
Posted: 13.02.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Carla Geerdes
From 13th to 15th February 2005, the campus of JVB Ladnun resembled to a beehive. It was annual Maryada Mahotsav. The normally peaceful and quiet campus resembled nearly to a big city’s parking place.

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