The Path of Arhat : Dhayana ( meditation )

June, 2022 by Justice T.U.Mehta

Dhyana and Lesya occupy very prominent place in Jaina thinking. The Jaina approach to Dhyana is purely psychological. It is understood by Jainas in its very comprehensive sense, namely, the engagement of the mind in a particular thought. Human mind never remains empty even for a moment.

Post canonical Works in Jaina Yoga

June, 2022 by Prof. Sagarmal Jain

Medieval Times (13th Century - 19th century) Medieval period is very important for the development of Jaina Yoga for two reasons: 1) in this period many Yoga works were written in the Jaina tradition, 2) this is the period in which the impact of other Yoga systems on Jaina Yoga can be clearly seen. Despite scattered references, Jaina canonical works cannot solely be considered as works of Jaina Yoga literature. The first work on the Jaina system of meditation is Jinabhadragaṇi’s Dhyānaśataka (6th century A.D.).

Report on Modern Yoga in the Śvetāmbara Terāpanth

June, 2022 by Andrea R. Jain

This report summarizes the findings of Dr. Andrea R. Jain’s Ph.D. dissertation, Health, Well-being, and the Ascetic Ideal: Modern Yoga in the Jain Terāpanth, which she completed in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University in April 2010. The dissertation evaluates prekṣā dhyāna, a Terāpanthī school of yoga. She found that the practice and ideology of prekṣā dhyāna (henceforth prekṣā) are context specific.

Yoga in Jainism

June, 2022 by Christopher Key Chapple (Edited)

ook Description Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, “yoga” carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.

Remarks on the History of Jaina Meditation

June, 2022 by Johannes Bronkhorst

1.The canonical texts of the Svetambara Jainas contain very little information about meditation. All important passages have been discussed else-where (Bronkhorst,1986: ch. 3), so that a brief restatement of the main results will be sufficient here.

Daily Violence Counter

June, 2022 by Ashesha Jigish Parikh - Team Applied Jainism

Daily Violence Counter (DVC) is a mobile application that helps one to be aware, to repent, to confess and to pledge to avoid unnecessary harmful activities which have crept in due to modern lifestyle, use of machines, travelling, exposure and easy accessibility of social media and least awareness towards oneself as well as towards environment.

The Scientific Side of Jainism

May, 2022 by Curtesy :

While common belief about religions is that it focuses on the art of living, one can seldom think that a religion can be so scientific in all dimensions. And Jainism is the answer to that. It is a philosophy that deals with multifaceted subjects such as microbiology, cosmology,

Lonka Shah-Founder of Sthanakvasi Jain Sect of Svetambara

May, 2022 by Bipin Shah

It is necessary to develop a short narrative of the development of Svetambara sects from their original split from “Jinakalpa” established by Mahavira and his disciples. The progress of the

Aparigraha – Ancient and Contemporary Conception

May, 2022 by Dr. Satyanarain Bhardwaj

A farsighted view presents a bleak future with no easy solution. Perhaps, there is no solution in the context of what is euphemistically called ‘development,’ ‘progress’ and ‘material advancement.’ This path and the speed of man’s journey on it are unable to give him peace and

The Essence of Samaysar

May, 2022 by Yash K Jain

Today when I have sat down to write the essence of Samaysar, I am scared. What kind of Pandit do I take myself to be? As if I know everything about Samaysar? Have I learnt enough to be able to teach others? I know very well that I am not some kind of expert on Samaysar.

Girnar Tirth

May, 2022 by Jain Avenue Team

However, the recent attraction of this place is the Ropeway which Asia’s longest ropeway. The ropeway starts from Girnar mountain base. The ropeway will take passengers to an altitude of 900 metres,


May, 2022 by Shree Pradeep Shah - Team Applied Jainism

This month Applied Jainism conducted a special session on how to cure diseases naturally. Shree Pradeep Shah a senior NDS motivator, who has been living this lifestyle and enjoying abundant health explained the NDS concept as well as how it harmonizes with the principles of Jainism.