Posted: 17.06.2018
By Acharya Tulsi
Value-based education is the slogan of this era. Education without the acquisition of values leads to a life devoid of cultures or principles. There may be a difference between valueless education and illiteracy in the context of livelihood but there is no significant difference as such in context of life-building. This could be the reason why values have become a topic for debate in the field of education...
Posted: 17.06.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
The term kevala implies independence from all sorts of aids. Thus, kevalajnana is distinct from those types of knowledge that are determined by the destruction-cum-subsidence of karma. Perfect knowledge is not identical to clairvoyance and mind-reading. Rather, omniscience directly cognizes all substances, material and non-material, with all their modes, at all places and in all times; nothing is unknown to the...
Posted: 16.06.2018
By Acharya Tulsi
Newspapers are fast becoming the carriers of news only on criminal activities. Every day, news on murder, loot, assault, accidents are splashed across the front pages of newspapers. Why? Admitted that crime has crossed the limit but this is certainly not the manner to get the solution. The relentless streaming of headlines and images on crime incite the younger generation, especially teenagers to possess...
Posted: 16.06.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Mind-reading, or the cognition of mental modes, is the revealer of the modes of the substance of which mind is made. Mind-reading is the direct knowledge of the thoughts of others. Scholars are divided as to whether mind-reading should be conceived as perceiving the states and modes of mind alone, as held by Jinabhadra (7 th CE), Hemchandra (11 th CE), etc., or if it can also perceive external objects known to...
Posted: 15.06.2018
By Acharya Tulsi
Every year, new years are added on the international horizon. A year is completed and a new calendar is published. The old calendar is removed as there is no use for it except to use it as a piece of used paper. Is this not the state of international years is same? We have year of the youth, year for women, year of peace, habitat year, sometimes this and sometimes that. When these years are completed, what do...
Posted: 15.06.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Clairvoyance is knowledge that is dependent on only the self (soul) and that takes stock of material substances as its objects. Clairvoyance is a limited form of cognition. In the case of the denizens of heaven and hell, clairvoyance is congenital: it appears immediately upon genesis. Cognition does not require the assistance of sense organs but emerges in the soul directly and immediately. This happens only if...
Posted: 14.06.2018
By Acharya Tulsi
The Indian government has fixed a new goal - of adult education. The Government's resolution is to make at least 10 crores of people literate in one year. The numbers of illiterate women is higher than that of men. Forget about reading books etc; there are such women who cannot read or sign their own name. These women fall prey to cheating and conspiracies very often, it is imperative to make such women...
Posted: 14.06.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Besides the above two types of cognitions involving the mind, there are three other types of direct cognition described in Jain philosophy. Direct cognitions arise from the soul without any external help: the soul apprehends objects that are remote, past, future, tiny, hidden, or otherwise non-cognizable through the senses. It is supernormal. These are manifested according to the partial or total removal of the...
Posted: 13.06.2018
By Acharya Tulsi
There are some elements in Indian soil and water which keeps connected this land to the spirituality. Several countries in the world export consumer goods and develop their relationship with other nations. India is such a country who used to export life-values and spirituality. Why that land is becoming barren? Why the compost that used to grow the values has become inferior after mixing up with chemical...
Posted: 13.06.2018
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Cognition that is made by the soul by the means of material symbols like words, gestures, etc. is called articulate knowledge. The cause of articulate knowledge is matijnana . Really, this form of knowledge is matijnana with prolonged activity. Srutijnana, like matijnana, is also produced by the senses and the mind. Both empirical and articulate knowledge refer to states of the soul that has been transformed by...

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