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JAINA Convention 2021 – Registration Crosses 6700June, 2021

The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) will be celebrating its 21st Convention on the Fourth of July weekend — from July 1st to 6th, 2021. This year, the virtual event is planned to be a global event and is expected to attract an even larger audience from the USA,

Scientific Attitude in Jain PrinciplesJune, 2021

The person with insight (Kevali) is narrated in the Pravachana Saar 1.37, “All the modes of the substances which have appeared in the past and will appear in the future are known to the Kevali as if they are in the present”. In Isavasya Upanishad such a person is described as Kavih,

Atom In Jain Philosophy – Metaphysical View – Idealism v/s RealismJune, 2021

To grasp properly the Jain views, regarding the theory of atom, it is necessary to understand the non-absolutist attitude of the Jains regarding the nature of Reality. We shall, therefore, very briefly discuss the Non-absolutist Realism of the Jain Philosophy.

Science in Jain Canonical LiteratureJune, 2021

Various criticisms levelled against the present Euro-American Western Science characterized by particular-ism and reductionism that began with Descartes, Newton,

Gitarthganga – Research InstituteJune, 2021

Gitarthganga is a spiritual research institute based in Ahmedabad. The research institute has carried out  monumental work in preparing an encyclopedia of 108 main subjects. These have been further categorized into 10,008 sub-subjects. For example,

Let’s Understand Jain TerminologyJune, 2021

Anashan (Fasting): Complete abstinence from eating any food and/or drinking liquid. Sometimes one can drink only achit (previously boiled) water for a predetermined period of time, such as for a day or more. This spares our digestive energy to focus on spiritual uplift. This is known as Upavās.

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