15.09.2018 ►Mumbai ►Samvatsari and Forgiveness Day Celebrated

Posted: 19.09.2018
 
Mumbai: 15.09.2018 Samvatsari and forgiveness day was celebrated in presence of Sadhvi Anima Shree and Sadhvi Mangal Pragya. Sadhvi Anima Shree told that Samvatsari is festival for purification of soul. We should try to stop fire of Kashay. Sadhvi Mangal Pragya explained impotence of forgiveness. Sadhvi Karnika Shree, Sadhvi Maitri Prabha, Sadhvi Sudha Prabha and Sadhvi Samatva Yasha also spoke on life of Lord...

23 ►I and Mine: Impediments of Self-realization

Posted: 04.03.2018
 
Once a disciple went to his Guru and asked politely, 'Gurudev! I am curious to know who does actually die? the body or the soul. The body remains after death and even soul also exists somewhere. Then what actually dies?' Solving his question Guru said, 'neither the body dies nor the soul. It is the termination of the connection between the body and soul. The soul and body both are completely distinct. The soul...

20 ►The Axis of Determination

Posted: 01.03.2018
 
The simple but meaningful question 'Who am I', is one that has perplexed the human mind. Man is curious to know the reasons for his existence. Did he exist in past? If yes, then in what form? What will be his future? What will be his form of existence in future? Will he even exist at all? The myriad number questions are ever-present in his mind. The soul-perceivers answered these questions and provided a...

19 ►A Journey towards Detachment

Posted: 28.02.2018
 
We all are wandering worldly souls. The world is a part of an endless flow which has neither beginning nor an ending point. The worldly souls from ages are being swayed away in this never ending stream. Though few gets liberated in due course of time! Yet the flow of this world is never going to be ceased and the cycle of life and death will go on incessantly The question arises what are the causes behind this...

18 ►Greed: The Omni-destructor

Posted: 27.02.2018
 
Dasvaikalika Sutra articulates that anger destroys love; ego destroys humility; deceit destroys relations and greed destroys all three (love, humility, relations). Greed is such an emotion which is destroyed only after the eradication of first three. In other words, the preceding three kashay survive on the cornerstone of greed. Though, it is not possible for a layman to become completely free from greed. It is...

14 ►Freedom from Kashay: A Real Freedom

Posted: 23.02.2018
 
Avery curious Disciple asked a question to his guru, "O lord! How can salvation be attained? Does wearing white attire bring liberation? Can a person attain moksha (salvation) by following Digambar traditions? Can a person through intellectual understanding of logic or ontology bring salvation?" In replying to the disciple's question Acharya (guru) said, Shwetambaratve na digambaratve, na ŧarkvade na cha...

03 ►The Eight Impediments of Emancipation

Posted: 12.02.2018
 
A very important verse from the Jain Agam is: Je yavi chande maiiddhigarave, piśhune nare sahas heenapesane aditthadhamme vinae dkovie, asamvibhagi na hu tass mokkho This verse from Dasvealiyam Agam explains eight things, which are obstacles to liberation or a pain-free life. 1. Brutality The first is chande (ferociousness). One who acts with cruelty repeatedly and who is complex by nature, will find the...

02 ►Emotional Purity: The Path of Well-being

Posted: 11.02.2018
 
In Jain Agam it is said: Nadansanissa nanam, nanen vina na hunti charan guna Agunissa natthi mokkho, natthi amokkhassa nivvanam. This verse from Uttradhyayan Sutra, giving a sketch of the technique of Jain austerity, says that the knowledge cannot be right until the faith is right. Right conduct is not possible in the absence of right faith and right knowledge. In addition, without having right conduct, the...

Index of Print Version

Posted: 09.02.2018
 
# Chapter Page 1 Spiritual Lifestyle 1 2 Emotional Purity: The Path of Well-being 5 3 The Eight Impediments of Emancipation 10 4 Liberation in Now 18 5 Equability 23 6 Self-Realization 27 7 Stay in the Self 31 8 Immortality 36 9 Self-Orientation 40 10 The Process of Uplift 44 11 Emotional purity: A Process of Progress 49 12 The Entrance of Austerity 54 13 Where Do You Target? 58 14 Freedom from Kashay: A Real...

Twenty-Five Principles of Jainism

Posted: 04.01.2018
 
Gyarahavan Bol: Gunasthan Chaudah Fourteen States of Spiritual Development 1. Mithyadrishti Gunasthan 1. State of perverted belief. 2. Saswadan Samyag Drishti Gunasthan 2. State of lingering relish of right belief. 3. Mishra Gunasthan 3. State of right cum wrong belief. 4. Avirati Samyag Drishti Gunasthan 4. State of right belief with non-abstinence. 5. Desh Virati Gunasthan 5. State of right belief with...