Posted: 01.07.2016
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Thousands of years ago when science was not in existence, ancient Jain Shramans known as Dhundias or ‘seekers’ of truth, used spiritual wisdom, logic and mathematics to understand God, Universe and Truth. They made history by discovering spirituality in science, nature and in self rather than in God and superstition. They discovered physics of the universe, soul, body, and postulated theories, which are...
Posted: 07.05.2016
 
“Thousands of years ago when science was not in existence, ancient Jain Shramans known as Dhundias or ‘seekers’ of truth, used spiritual wisdom, logic and mathematics to understand God, Universe and Truth. They made history by postulating concepts and theories, which are similar to those found in standard textbooks on quantum physics, quantum cosmology, quantum biology, psychology, neurology and life...
Posted: 09.03.2016
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Introduction The universe we live in has always been an object of inquiry. All ancient civilizations have pondered over this matter and developed different philosophical understanding. The omniscient Tirthankaras experienced reality in its absolute form and knew the whole loka . Mahavira replied to all questions about loka and some of these are recorded in agama texts. These descriptions are based on direct...
Posted: 19.02.2016
 
Video (Part 2) by Phil Langdon I always wanted to expand on the previous video called Fibonacci's Fractals but felt I didn't have the conceptual or visual ingredients to explain well enough where this all goes. I always wanted to be able to convey ideas and concepts in the simplest terms but even with crystal clear explanations many people only understand things from their perspective and point of view,...
Posted: 18.02.2016
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Introduction: I find that revolutionary discoveries such as ‘Theories of Special and General Relativities’ made by Einstein during 1905-1915 are in fact mathematical expressions of basic Jain Principle called Satyasat Property of matter and Avagahan Guna of Akash Dravya. More than 2500 years ago Bhagwan Mahavir declared that empty cosmic space is infinite Akash Dravya with Avagahan Guna, which means space...
Posted: 12.02.2016
 
MAJOR Discovery: Scientists announce finding Gravitational Waves confirming Einstein's theory at Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), Livingston, Louisiana, USA Scientists at LIGO announce major discovery. Physicists detect Gravitational Waves, proving Einstein right. A team of physicists who can now count themselves as astronomers announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded...
Posted: 27.10.2015
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Abstract ‘The world or ‘ Loka’ we perceive through our senses is a Physical Reality of eternal Panchastikaya that has time changing characteristics, finite dimensions and multiplicity’ said Bhagwan Mahavir long ago. Existence of Panchastikaya Loka is Absolute Truth (Sat), which is devoid of all limits, diversities and distinctions. But the physical universe Loka, which we see is limited by space and...
Posted: 11.12.2014
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Essence: We present below in brief, the findings of our research on Swetambar and Digambar Jain scriptures conducted during the period 2008- 2013 under the supervision of a quantum physicist. The research team consisted of eminent Jain saints, Ph. D. students, university professors and some followers of the two Jaina sects. The research team evaluated the scientific contents of both Swetamber and Digamber...
Posted: 01.12.2014
By Dr. N.L. Kachhara
Introduction It is emphasized in Jain philosophy, and other Indian philosophies, that Enlightenment is the aim of life. All Jain agamas and scriptures describe the importance of Enlightenment and the ways and means to achieve it. The worldly soul is in impure state due to its association with karma. All efforts to be made are aimed at eradication and annihilation of karma, auspicious and inauspicious, and to...
Posted: 15.08.2014
By Ashok Kumar Dhammani
Background A large number of next generations of Jain Community is adopting Science and Technology as their path to pursue. Their religious Jain teaching and scientific discoveries pose challenges to them and finding relevance & reconciliation of their religion in new era of science and technology. While vegetarianism, jeevdaya and way of living is supported, modern finding in physics, chemistry, biology,...
Posted: 15.08.2014
By Ashok Kumar Dhammani
Background Carbon is an element which is basics of creation of life. It is available on home blue planet earth environment as carbon dioxide (CO2) (0.04%). There is a carbon cycle running in living beings on earth and there is estimated 560 billion (one billion is 100 crore) ton biomass on earth. As per this carbon cycle plants absorb CO2 during sunlight and using photosynthesis convert into carbohydrates and...
Posted: 15.07.2014
By Amit Jain
ABSTRACT This paper is aimed at analyzing various verses from Jain Annals that tend to explain the structure of space and time in this theology. The specific purpose of this paper is to explain that the current interpretation of Jain annals, which claims that planet Earth is flat with Mt Meru in its center, and two sets of sun and moon roving around it is wrong. This paper then presents an alternate model,...
Posted: 07.07.2014
By Dr. M.B. Modi
I received some appreciative comments and queries from a wide section of the readers on my following two articles posted on HN4U website. Jainism, Quantum Physics and Evolving Spiritualism Concepts of Space, Time and God Particle in Jainism and in Science The readers apparently seem to be excited about my presentation which is refreshingly different from the routine exercise of comparing Jainism with science...
Posted: 07.06.2014
By Dr. M.B. Modi
Bhagwan Mahavir in 560 B.C. and Albert Einstein in 1905 A.D. said, ‘the universe has no creator’. Mahavir called the universe as Akashastikaya and Einstein named it Cosmic Space . Both believed that the universe consists of finite size material space and infinite empty space. Mahavir named the material space as Panchastikaya Loka and infinite empty space as Aloka. Einstein used exactly the same terminology...
Posted: 08.04.2014
By Dr. M.B. Modi
This flyer is being published for free distribution on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti by Shri Arinjaya Jain, 3E. Green Park, Delhi. Readers are requested to please email/distribute this flyer to friends, media, students and Intellectuals, so that the world knows the contribution of Jain Shramans to development of science long before it was discovered in the west. This flyer logically and unambiguously...
Posted: 22.10.2013
By Dr. Sudhir V. Shah
Presentation by Dr. Sudhir V. Shah: Jainism a super science - by dr. sudhir v. shah
Posted: 30.12.2012
By Vidyadhar Danawade
Perception of the universe has remained a great mystic to philosophers as well as scientists. Preaching of religion by supermen is incomplete without reference to the universe. On this topic some important information is depicted in Jain scriptures. These scriptures are recorded from the speech of omniscient lord Mahavir. Lord Mahavir was 24th Tirthankar. He was Kevalgyani. He had attained full and perfect...
Posted: 02.10.2012
By Dr. M.B. Modi
0. Introduction I am a senior retired DRDO scientist presently engaged in research on Jain Agams. Our research is unique and different from others. We are searching science in Jain Agams. We believe Mahavir’s spirituality is not about religion, God or rituals but it is about Truth and oneness of the universe. He preferred education to devotion and knowledge to faith. Jainism is more relevant to the modern...
Posted: 30.05.2010
 
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem Science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and….. Prof: So you believe in God? Student: Absolutely, sir. Prof: Is God good? Student: Sure. Prof: Is God all-powerful? Student: Yes. Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill...
Posted: 12.08.2008
By Dr. Mahavir Raj Gelra
World Congress of Philosophy “Rethinking Philosophy Today”, Seoul, South Korea, July 30 to August 5, 2008 International Roundtable: 'The Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of Philosophy' JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY New Model For Scientific And Technological Policies In Jain Perspective We, women and men, have gathered here from all over the world, to participate in the XXII World...
Posted: 04.07.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Idealism And Realism In Western And Indian Philosophies Over the centuries the philosophical attitude in the west has never been constant but undulated between Idealism and Realism. The difference between these two appears to be irreconcilable, being more or less bound up with the innate difference of predispositions and tendencies varying from person to person. The result is an...
Posted: 18.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY The Form of Soul in Indian Philosophies A living being is one that lives, that feels livingness and life-determining karma. That is why a creature is known as a living being. ( jāhā jīveti jīvattaṁ āyuyaṁ ca kammaṁ upjīvati tamhā ‘jīve’ tti vattatvaṁ siyā. ) In the scripture ‘Bhagawatī Sūtra’ 23 names have been given for a living being1: Jīva (living...
Posted: 13.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Reality as per Western and Indian Philosophy Since the dawn of civilization, men in different times and different climes, have tried to solve the riddle of the universe. They have tried to find out what the universe was, what was its origin and destiny, its size and shape, who created it, why how and when? The result of these deliberations has given rise to number of theories that...
Posted: 09.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
7.0 Method of Using Common Man's Language It is incontrovertible that the 6th Century B.C. witnessed the rise of the 24th Tirthańkara, Mahāvīra who played a dominant role in shaping the cultural history of India. He revolted against the socio-religious exploitation and oppression of man and introduced vigorous innovations in the then existing social law and order. In fact, he serves as an illustration both...
Posted: 08.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
6.0 Method Of Emphasizing Individual Liberty Along-With Social Responsibility Mahāvīra fought for individual liberty in the context of social life. He revolted against the economic exploitation and social oppression of man and introduced vigorous innovations in the then existing social law and order. In a way, he was a social anarchist. In this way, Mahavira regarded individual and his social responsibility...
Posted: 07.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
5.0 Method Of Propagating The Doctrine Of Karma Mahāvīra ascribed responsibility to an individual for the actions that he does in society. For establishing this he propagated the doctrine of Karma. Individuals differ from one another in respect of cognition, conation and affection etc. What is the cause of this difference? How to account for these perceptible distinctions among individuals? The answer of...
Posted: 06.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
4.0 Method To Propound The Philosophy Of Fighting Defensive Wars And Of Vegetarianism The term hińsā may be defined as the committing of injury to the Dravya- Prāņas and the Bhāva- Prāņas through the operation of intense-passion-infected Yoga (activity of mind, body, and speech).[19] Suicide, homicide and killing of any other life whatsoever aptly sum up the nature of hińsā, inasmuch as these...
Posted: 05.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
3.0 Method Of According Religious Freedom to Women and Downtrodden People Mahāvīra gave complete religious freedom to women. They were allowed to accept the life of asceticism like men. Mahāvīra himself initiated Candanā into the ascetic order. In the Sańgha of Mahāvīra 36000 Sādhvīs were following religious observances. "The followers of Jaina religion have been divided into four categories, viz.,...
Posted: 04.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
2. Socio-Ethical Method: Effective social changes were made by Mahāvīra through the promulgation of the socioethical values of Ahińsā , Aparigraha and Anekānta these three are the consequences of Mahāvīra’s devotedness to the cause of social reconstruction. (a) Ahińsā In an unprecedented way Mahāvīra clarified Ahińsā . In the Ācārāńga he says, " none of the living beings ought to be killed or...
Posted: 03.06.2008
By Prof. Dr. Kamal Chand Sogani
In the cultural history of mankind, Mahāvīra is one of those few towering personalities who fought for individual liberty and revolted against the economic exploitation and social oppression of man and introduced vigorous innovations in the then existing social law and order. Mahāvīra regarded the individual and his social responsibility as the key to the progress of both individual and society. Mahāvīra...
Posted: 24.05.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Victory Over Afflictions and Calamity Jaina Philosophy is the ideology of Lord Mahāvīra. In the centre of this philosophy, there is soul. Detaching the soul from Karma and to attain an absolutely passion free stage is the sole aim of practices for spiritual development. Ācārya Tulasī has said in his book Manonuśāsana " Ātmaśuddhi sādhanam dharmaḥ "[1] The first step to...
Posted: 24.05.2008
By Acharya Mahaprajna
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY World Congress of Philosophy “Rethinking Philosophy Today”, Seoul, South Korea, July 30 to August 5, 2008 Substance has infinite modes. The figure of known modes is limited. Therefore, the field of philosophy is infinite. Truth is not confined to what is already known. Truth is not all that we know today. Known truth is simply a small island in the vast ocean of unknown ones...
Posted: 04.05.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Deterioration Of Cultural Values We see that there has been a great deterioration in human values all over the world. Eternal values like spiritualism, non-violence, harmony, tolerance and truth etc. are getting deteriorated. That is why immorality violence, intolerance, terror, callousness, fear and discontentment are on the spread. Man fears his fellow-beings, there is no trust...
Posted: 01.05.2008
 
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY World Congress of Philosophy “Rethinking Philosophy Today”, Seoul, South Korea, July 30 to August 5, 2008 Cordial Invitation For International Roundtable: 'The Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of Philosophy ' It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that with the blessings and inspiration of His Holiness Acharya Shree Mahaprajna and under the guidance of the...
Posted: 28.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Cause of Karmic Bondage according to Jaina Philosophy (a) Karmic Bondage Getting one of various substances by uniting is known as bondage. Accordingly, the synthesis of the living being and the karma is said to be bondage. 23 A living being receives fine particles of matter by its disposition. The combination of the particles of matter received and the space points of the living...
Posted: 23.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Definition Of Karma In Jaina Philosophy And In Other Philosophies India is a country in which religion plays a very dominant role. All the ideologies and religions having faith in God have acknowledged karma or some such entity as affects, covers or blunts the various powers of the soul. Different philosophies have given different names instead of karma to that entity. In Vedānta...
Posted: 14.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Present Scenario of the Globe Today the entire world is witnessing a horrifying situation because of territorial conflicts, religious fundamentalism, violation of human rights, global terrorism, environmental and ecological imbalances, global warming, economic disparity etc. We are aware of the fact that, in spite of mind-boggling scientific and technological advancements along...
Posted: 07.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY A detailed expatiation regarding the living being is found in Jaina Philosophy and attempt has been made to define its evolution as well. Biologists have a vast knowledge of the living being yet they find it a bit difficult to present the evolution of the living being as compared to Jaina Philosophy. Characteristics of Living Beings The characteristics of living beings that are...
Posted: 02.04.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY What is Yoga? Yoga is the science of life and the art of living. It is the common sense answer to overall physical and mental fitness. Basically yoga is a system of physical and mental self-improvement and final liberation that people have been using for thousands of years. Yoga arose in the age of the Vedas and Upanishads. It is India's oldest scientific, perfect spiritual...
Posted: 28.02.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY New Model For Moral And Spiritual Progress Jainism has got full ability to become a new model of Global ethics for moral and spiritual progress. The term 'moral' closely associated with ethics, comes from the Latin word 'mores' which primarily stands for 'custom' and 'habit' and secondarily means character. 1 The person who leads highly moral life is appreciated in his family,...
Posted: 27.02.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY download pdf version (correct diacriticals) Principle of Jaina Ethics Ethical discipline (acara-dharma) is an important aspect of Jainism. It has a two-fold objective. First it brings about spiritual purification and secondly makes an individual a worthy social being who can live as a responsible and well-behaved neighbour. The ethical discipline is well graded in Jainism to suit...
Posted: 06.02.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY cover of the book version ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I have great feeling for those dignities who motivated, guided and blessed me during my research journey, which cannot be expressed in words. Even then I feel my moral duty to pay gratitude to those honourable persons and scholars who co-operated with me in completing this research work in a proper way and with in the stipulated time...
Posted: 06.02.2008
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
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Posted: 03.01.2008
 
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY The Theme for Round-Table Discussion at JVBU Ladnun from February 21st to 23rd, 2008: The Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of Philosophy At the present juncture of time humanity is passing through turmoil and facing a crisis, which is manifold and multi-dimensional. Humanity is stationed at a crossroad and is in a fix. On the one hand there are marvels of science and...
Posted: 02.01.2008
 
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY National Seminar And International Round-Table Session On The Role of Jainism in Evolving a New Paradigm of Philosophy It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that with the blessings and inspiration of His Holiness Acharya Shree Mahaprajna and under the guidance of the Honourable Vice Chancellor, Dept. of Jainology and Comparative Religion and Philosophy is going to organize a...
Posted: 31.12.2007
By Dr. Pooja Sharma
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTION Stride of mankind from Ape Age to the present advance modern age is not a miracle, which took place in few seconds. Man being an extraordinary component of environment made this possible by implying his intellect, power and vigour. In his beautiful journey of development, nature proved to be the true companion right from the very beginning of his journey. It revealed...
Posted: 27.12.2007
By Dr. Anil Dhar
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Problem Crime had been a constant irritant for different types of rulers and the social reformers. It is a major social problem and since ages society is trying to minimise it. Letting crime have its own way without attempting to eradicate it by psychologically sound methods cannot benefit society. Crime is a phenomenon, which is of primary concern to every members of society...
Posted: 24.12.2007
By Dr. Anil Dhar
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Dr. Anil Dhar The nature of man is such as to urge him to participate in the fullness of life, to be receptive of the significant and to lie open to whatever has meaning and value. Fortunately, our country has a cultural heritage which is at least five thousands years old and quite a few of its elements have been widely appreciated and acclaimed. There is a common belief, that...
Posted: 23.12.2007
By Dr. Anil Dhar
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY Religion & philosophy have been with us (mankind) since times immemorial. This world has had different religion & philosophies, during the course of development. Religion gives ethics, morality, and philosophy together with logic and reasoning. In India, we have seen the rise and development of Vedic, Jain & Buddhist religions and their allied philosophies, in a complementary...
Posted: 21.03.2006
By Isha Gamlath
The Resemblances Between Greek Philosophy And Jain Theories Are Many. This Paper Is An Attempt To The Observe The Atoms Of The Atomists Of Greece And The Anu Of The Jains And Comment On Their Resemblances. The term anu corresponds with atoms of the atomists in Greece. The elaborator of the atomic theory, Democritus said 'atoms and void (alone) exist in reality' (Fragment 9).Jains believed that pudgala meant...

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