Arhat Vandana - Newly Launched Book By JVB London

Posted: 30.04.2008
Updated on: 29.11.2012

 

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Prasanna Pragya

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After publishing a book ‘PratikramanJVB London took one more project to publish the book ‘Arhat Vandanā’. It was planned to launch this book on the special occasion of Mahaveer Jayanti. And by the blessings of HH Acharya Mahapragya and Samaniji’s effort ‘Arhat Vandana’ was launched on 26th May 2008. The purpose of publishing this book is to make the people know about teachings of lord Mahaveer and inspire to apply them in day-to-day life for leading a peaceful life.

To pay homage with devotion is known as vandanā. When expressed towards the Arhat, who has conquered attachment and aversion, it is known as Arhat Vandanā.

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Newly Launched Book By JVB London

This prayer was composed by Acharya Tulsi in 1968. It is now sung every day by all monksand nuns and followers of the Terapanth Sect. Arhat Vandana starts with the Namaskār Sutraand ends with Mangal Sutra. The remaining verses are selected maxims found within the Āgams, the sacred Jain scriptures. It is thus relevant to all Jains regardless of sect. This prayer is directed towards those who have realized infinite power, in an effort to help us move towards the goal of self realization. When we sing Arhat Vandanā with full devotion and concentration, it works as a powerful mantra. It is one of the best means of awakening our inner wisdom.

Arhat Vandanā is a collection of canonical maxims, thus its recitation automatically enables studying (swādhyāya) of the Āgams. On account of being a means of swādhyāyait aids in the destruction cum subsidence of knowledge obscuring karmaand hence increases our knowledge. Regular singing of Arhat Vandanā increases concentration of the mind and bestows mental peace. It increases our listening and speaking power and helps to improve our pronunciation. Each and every spiritual maxim of Arhat Vandanā is a guiding principle, which will help us to perform our day-to-day activities in a proper manner.

Arhat Vandanā is written in the ancient language of Prākrit. Although it is available in English and Gujarati, to make it more simple and explain with the word meanings an effort is done by Samaniji, so that everyone, young and old alike, can understand the secret of Jain scriptures and apply it so as to lead a successful and peaceful life.


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