Acharya Tulsi - A Peacemaker Par Excellence: Tapasya

Published: 08.05.2013
Tapasya (complete abstinence from food and sometimes also from water)

Tapasya dates from ancient days in the Jain tradition. The Terapanth Dharm Sangh has a creditable record of long and rigor­ous tapasya, i.e. completion of the fourth phase of langusingh nikridit tap, bhadrotar tap, mahabhadrotar tap, ayambil's terahmasi (eating only one thing a day continuously for 13 months), a twelve­month-long fast depending only on achh (the water obtained after straining the boiled whey).

Sources
Editor, Translator, Publisher: S.L.Gandhi Courtesy: Dr. Prem Nath Jain, B Jain Publishers Ltd. 1. Edition: 1987
3. Edition:
2000 HN4U Online Edition: 2013

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