Posted: 25.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I hope you all are enjoying JAINA Mangalam App and exploring the various subjects covered under the App. Gurudev Rakeshbhai Jhaveri, a jewel of our Community, is a unique young Jain leader of our times. We have strived to bring you his life story in this Newsletter. Women have always been the inherent strength of our...
Posted: 23.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! It gives me great pleasure to announce the global launch of Jain content-rich JAINA Mangalam App, which is accessible with one click anytime and from anywhere in the world. JAINA creates history as the first organization to have a universal Jain App with all sects covered under one umbrella. This App is an on demand 24x7...
Posted: 15.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Mahavir Janma Kalyanak was celebrated with great enthusiasm at many Jain Centers across USA and Canada. Gujarat CM Vijaybhai Rupani attended special celebrations on banks of Sabarmati. We bring you life story of Muni Tarun Sagarji Maharaj - an eminent and vocal Jain Leader of 21st Century. JAINA Convention 2017 is bringing...
Posted: 08.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Greetings to you and family on this auspicious occasion of Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. Through-out the world, Mahavir Janma Kalyanak celebrations are being held. We all are blessed to inherit such a great religion. Bhagwan Mahavir has given the world a unique message of Non-Violence. Today, His teachings are very relevant to...
Posted: 07.04.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA, I wish all Tapasvis good sukh-shata during this Ayambil Oli. This month we present Theory of Karma which is universally accepted and now lets understand in detail. We will be giving a detailed biography of our religious leaders and their contribution to our society beginning with this News letter. We start...
Posted: 31.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA has taken an initiative to answer your queries through learned scholars and therefore we request you to ask your questions. Pertinent questions will be published in JAINA Newsletters. Jain Milan has been a huge success in our community for Jain Youths to meet and get to know each other for matrimonial purpose. Next Jain...
Posted: 25.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you found the series on “Know Your Tirthankar” over last 24 weeks informative. We covered a brief introduction of our Tirthanks of Avasarpani Kaal. Please click here to read all 24 articles. JAINA Convention Registration is now approaching 3,000 attendees. You will find valuable information about myriad of Day and...
Posted: 18.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Thanks for your outstanding participation on JAINA’s Facebook page and Twitter . As a result, we now have over 5,000 Likes on Facebook and more than 7,000 users on Twitter in last 2 years. JAINA is steadily growing on Instagram as well. Please participate in your favorite social media platform, if not participating yet, for...
Posted: 11.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA condemns senseless violence recently experienced by Indian and other minority communities in USA. Our prayers and support are with the victims and their families. Final preparations for upcoming launch of 24x7 global JAINA Mangalam application are in full swing. Content is now ready and beta testing is underway at present...
Posted: 04.03.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On February 17, 2017, Chair in Jain Studies was established at University of California, Riverside. Thanks to Maheshbhai Wadher, JAINA VP-West, for generous donation of $ 250K, along with donation of $ 250K by Dr. Jasvant Modi and $ 100K by Vijaybhai Chedda from Los Angeles. As a reminder, JAINA maintains updated Master Schedule...
Posted: 25.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Congratulations to Mrs. Mohini Jain for a generous grant of $ 1.5 M to establish Chair for Jain Studies at University of California, Davis. Jain Community has donated a total of $ 25 M to-date to establish Jain Studies at 16 Universities across USA - mostly in last 3 years. Thanks to efforts of Dr. Sulekh Jain and Dilip V. Shah,...
Posted: 17.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! A grand Anjanshalak Mahotsav was held at Jirawala Parshwanath Tirth in Rajasthan on Feb 3, 2017. Rashtrasant Namramuni Maharaj Saheb had a mild heart attack and underwent a successful Angioplasty on 9th Feb, 2017. Gurudev Namramuni is now recovering at Parasdham, Mumbai. Over 1,000 Ayambil’s have been conducted around the world...
Posted: 10.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation attended Veerayatan Global Conference at Kutch, India. JAINA Delegation also visited Agas Ashra, participated in a unique Acharyapad Ceremony, attended free Dental camp at Bidada Sarvoday Hospital - Kutch and met with JITO Leaders in Ahmedabad. Details are below. Deadline for low Registration rate of $ 269 for...
Posted: 03.02.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA Delegation attended many programs in India in January 2017 and summary of a few are given below. Details of other events will be provided in next Newsletter. YJA- Youth wing of JAINA - has rolled out on-line Pathshala. For the first time in history of Global Jain Community, children and youths can now access Pathshala...
Posted: 27.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! JAINA delegates along with me are visiting India. At present we are attending Veerayatan Global Convention at Kutch, Gujarat. JAINA delegates also inaugurated Eye and Dental camp at Bidada, Kutch Gujarat. We will publish more details of JAINA Delegation's visit to India soon. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman -...
Posted: 20.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Theme for this month is Meditation. Please feel free to submit article on Meditation to jainahq@jaina.org . Best article will be published in next Newsletter. JAINA appreciates initiative of Siddhachalam for reducing usage of Styrofoam and encouraging usage of steel plates. Please Register now for JAINA convention in New Jersey...
Posted: 13.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you are enjoying beautiful Jain Digest and innovative JAINA Calendar 2017. If you have not received JAINA Calendar, please contact Maheshbhai Wadher at mahesh.wadher@gmail.com . JAINA has extended the registration rate of $ 269 for Adult and $ 169 for Youth for JAINA Convention 2017 until January 31, 2017. More than 2,200...
Posted: 06.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Welcome to Jain Samaj of Long Island (JSLI) to JAINA family. As a result, JAINA now has 70 member Jain Centers across North America and represents 200,000 Jains. Congratulations to Hareshbhai Shah, Chairman - Membership Committee, for adding 4 new members to JAINA over last year. A JAINA Delegation is planning to meet Gujarat...
Posted: 01.01.2017
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA, I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year filled with Health, Spirituality, Peace and Prosperity. JAINA is planning to launch 24x7 JAINA Smart TV in early 2017. It will be available to you from anywhere globally, at any time and on any device (TV, Smart Phone etc.) Possible New Year Resolution: Attend...
Posted: 23.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! For the first time in history of JAINA, a 5-day JAINA Convention will be held from June 30 to July 4, 2017 in New Jersey. Registration fee will soon go up, so please Register now. JAINA Conventions are life-time memories that you can give to your family. Details are below. Enjoy an innovative and beautiful JAINA Calendar 2017 and...
Posted: 16.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Congratulations to Maheshbhai Wadher, Chairman - Jain Digest Committee, for realizing our vision of making Jain Digest self-sufficient - for the first time in 35 years of JAINA history! Thanks to generous donors and advertisers of Jain Digest to make it happen. JAINA provides many valuable services to our Community listed below...
Posted: 09.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Our new JAINA Calendar team has developed an innovative and unique design for 2017 JAINA Calendar. Hopefully, you will like the Design change after more than 10 years. We plan to mail next week both JAINA Calendar and Jain Digest (December issue) in the same envelope via bulk mail. You should receive them by end of this month...
Posted: 02.12.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm welcome to our new JAINA Member - Jain Center of Los Angeles - JCLA. JAINA invites your views and opinions on blog where the topic is Jainism and Modern Lifestyle. JAINA is observing December as month of Anekantvad and is inviting Essays on Principles of...
Posted: 25.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! I humbly request you to join me in prayer for eternal peace for departed souls this weekend. Kindly participate in Namokar Mantra Japps, which are being held in several Jain Centers. Details are below. As you may have noticed, Ahimsa was the Theme of JAINA Newsletters in October. Aparigraha is the Theme of JAINA Newsletters in...
Posted: 18.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! We are publishing a brief overview of our Tirthankars in serial order in our weekly JAINA Newsletter. Please visit www.jaina.org and click on Religious Topics to learn about the life of first seven Tirthankars already published and also take Dharmalabh of reading outstanding Religious articles. Jain Milan is a great opportunity...
Posted: 14.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Jain Milan 2016 event will be held from December 2-4 in Newark, New Jersey. Please forward this Newsletter to anyone who may benefit from this event. Details are provided below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD QUOTE OF THE WEEK Non-possessiveness controls the senses in the same way as a hook controls...
Posted: 05.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Hope you enjoyed Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvana celebrations at your Jain Centers. Sal Mubarak on behalf of JAINA EC and BOD. We are celebrating November month as Aparigraha month. Please consider submitting a story about Principle of Aparigraha. Details given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD QUOTE OF...
Posted: 02.11.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America Grand 153rd Birth Anniversary celebrations of Shri VirChand Raghav Ji Gandhi At 100 + places across Jain Sanghs in India & abroad - August 25, 2016 For those of you who have not heard about “The GANDHI Before GANDHI “Shri Virchand Raghav Gandhi (VRG), born Aug 25, 1864 was a Great Jain Scholar, linguist, Patriot, Humanitarian, Reformer, Philosopher. The 1st...
Posted: 29.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Jai Jinendra! Wish you and your family Happy Diwali and spiritually enlightening New Year! The mode and significance of Diwali Parva is multi-faceted, varying according to mythology and scriptures. In Jainism, Diwali is celebrated to commemorate the attainment of Moksha by Bhagwan Mahavir. The act of illuminating homes and temples with lamps...
Posted: 21.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! A new Jainism Chair has been installed at University of North Texas in Dallas. We now have Jain studies being offered in 10 major academic institutions. We are thus increasingly sharing Jain values with our inter-faith Communities across USA through such programs. Thanks to all who submitted essays on “Practicing Ahimsa in our...
Posted: 16.10.2016
 
JAINA AND WHITE HOUSE CREATES HISTORY In the history of White House, it is for the first time a Jain Organsation has been invited to have its function. JAINA is really overwhelmed and proud to be the first organization to create this history. On October, 7, 2016 a 70 member delegation under the leadership of Ashok Domadia, JAINA President, along with Acharya Chandanaji, Sadhvi Sanghmitraji and Sadhvi Sahejaji...
Posted: 14.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! JAINA had conducted youth survey at YJA Convention 2016. This survey excerpts will help us to influence youths’ involvement in Jainism and spread Jain way of living among future generation. Survey results and insights are given below. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote of the week "One should...
Posted: 07.10.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! JAINA delegates will be holding “World Peace through Non-violence” conferences in both White House and on Capitol Hill this Friday. We are blessed to have Acharya Chandanaji attend these events in person Congratulations to incoming YJA Executive Board for 2016-2017. Please send your entries by October 17 for an essay...
Posted: 30.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! We are celebrating October month as Ahimsa month, where this whole month we will learn about one of the most important principles of Jainism i.e. Ahimsa through quotes, articles and stories. We have organized an essay competition on ‘Practicing Ahimsa In Our Daily Life’. To participate, please read the details given below...
Posted: 23.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! At the outset, let me acknowledge all the Tapasvis and lot of Anumodna to them. You all are blessed souls who have been able to do Tapasaya. Tapasvis are recognised at www.jaina.org and in this Newsletter. All Jain Centers must have celebrated Paryushan Parva and Das Lakshan Parva with lot of purity. JAINA had tried a small...
Posted: 17.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! At the outset, let me acknowledge all the Tapasvis and lot of Anumodna to them. You all are blessed souls who have been able to do Tapasaya. Tapasvis are recognised at www.jaina.org and in this Newsletter. All Jain Centers must have celebrated Paryushan Parva and Das Lakshan Parva with lot of purity. JAINA had tried a small...
Posted: 15.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the last and the most important day of Das Lakshana Parva where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Uttam Brahmacharya is the tenth Dharma and it is said that practicing Bhrahmacharya automatically fulfills other nine Dharmas. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we have knowingly or...
Posted: 14.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the ninth day of Das Lakshana Parva which is known for Uttam Aakinchay i.e. Non-Attachment from all worldly pleasures and attachment towards our soul. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 9 Let me give up attachment through unattachment. My soul will be my only support...
Posted: 13.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the eighth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting). I wish you sukh sata. Let us learn about eighth Dharma i.e. Uttam Tyag. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 8 External renunciation is...
Posted: 12.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Hope you are in sukh sata. Today is the seventh day of Das Lakshana Parva which is known for Uttam Tapa, it helps to get rid of the cycle of birth and death. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 7 Knowing that the earth with its crops of rice and barley, with its gold and cattle,...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on the fifth day of Das Lakshana Parva, we will learn about the fifth Dharma i.e. Uttam Satya which tells us to give up falsehood and embrace truthfulness in our life. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshahna Day 5 A truthful man is treated as reliable as the mother, as venerable...
Posted: 10.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the sixth day of Das Lakshana Parva. Hope you are in sukh sata and especially those who are fasting. Let us learn about the sixth Dharma i.e. Uttam Sanyam. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 6 My soul characterised by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other...
Posted: 09.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on fourth day of Das Lakshana Parva, we will observe fourth Dharma i.e Uttam Shauch, which teaches us to be content with what we have and lessen the worldly possessions. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Day Lakshana Day 4 The yogi who is indifferent to worldly affairs remains...
Posted: 08.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the third day of Das Lakshana and many Shravak and Shravikas will be completing Atham (3 Upvas). Hope all are in sukh sata. Uttam Arjava is the third Dharma which means Supreme Straightforwardness. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 3 The virtue of uprightness is...
Posted: 07.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today, on the second day of Das Lakshana Parva, let us learn about second Dharma i.e. Uttam Mardav and keep ourselves free from egotism by practicing humility. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 2 Have compassion towards all living beings, hatred leads to destruction. - Bhagwan...
Posted: 06.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the first day of Das Lakshana and I wish you all sukh sata during this auspicious Parva. JAINA will be sending a quote and message on each Dharma daily. Uttam Kshama is the first Dharma among all 10 Dharmas. Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD Quote - Das Lakshana Day 1 The word Kshama means...
Posted: 05.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the most important day of the year where we get to shed evils within us and seek forgiveness from all beings. Jainsim is a unique religion. Jain religion gives us many opportunities to clean our souls, live a happy and peaceful life. JAINA has always worked for the cause of Community. On behalf of JAINA EC and BOD, if we...
Posted: 05.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America GATHA FROM JIV VICHAR In this stanza, the fifth and final type of sthavara jiva i.e. vanaspatikaya jiva are defined and explained. VANASPATIKAYA: Vanaspatikaya jiva are living beings that have vegetable or flora as their own bodies, also known as vegetal bodies. Now vanaspatikaya are classified into two groups as stated in the Jain scriptures: i. Sadharana...
Posted: 04.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Time flies so fast and we are today in last leg of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. Hope you are in sukh shata and especially those who are fasting. Many of you will be start fasting from today with a desire to do Atham (3 days of fasting). Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA President Chairman - JAINA BOD GATHA FROM JIV VICHAR In this...
Posted: 03.09.2016
 
Federation Of Jain Associations in North America President's Message Jai Jinendra! Today is the fifth day of Parvadhiraj Paryushan Parva. The day reminds us of great mother Trishla who had been blessed to give birth to Bhagwan Mahavir and had seen 14 symbols in her dream. Congratulation to JAINA Convention team for record registration of 1000 attendees within first 48 hours! Sincerely, Ashok Domadia JAINA...

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