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Posted: 19.07.2019
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Practice of postures has been sanctioned in the Jain tradition of spiritual practice. Lord Mahavira himself practiced the postures. He used to meditate remaining in a particular yogic posture. The Lord engaged himself in meditation, being seated in the proper posture. The principle postures of Lord Mahavira during the time period of his spiritual practice are the 'ukkuḍ u' posture, vira posture, milking...
Posted: 18.07.2019
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Attachment towards body and outfits is natural. This sense of attachment becomes a cause of worldliness. Indeed, to give up the sense of attachment is essentially the motive of the dhuta practice. Pride and arrogance make a person intoxicated. Knowledge of self is destroyed by these vices. A spiritual practitioner becomes intoxicated with supernatural powers, pleasurable and comfortable feelings. He starts...
Posted: 17.07.2019
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
'Dhuta' was a popular word in the ancient Indian tradition of spiritual practice and it had a reputed status in all the Indian religions. It has also been mentioned in the ancient text like Ācārā ṅ ga of Jain tradition. There is a description of thirteen types of 'dhuta' in 'Visuddhimagga', a famous scripture in the Buddhist religion. Its reference is also found in the Bhāgavata . The...

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