Inspirational Stories

April, 2023 by Akil Taher, Megha Shah

Inspirational Story I always thought “I’m a doctor, I’m not supposed to be a patient”, yet there I was on the brink of death. I’m Akil Taher, a family practice physician raised in Mumbai, India and trained in family medicine, practicing in the US for almost 40 years.

Understanding Veganism

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Jain Compassion

March, 2023 by

The values of Jain religion are based on five vows viz.- non-violence, devotion to truth, non-stealing, celibacy, and non-possession. The entire lifestyle of the Jain Shravak and the Jain Sadhu emanates from these vows and the foremost is non-violence.

Navpad Oli

March, 2023 by

Navpad Oli is the most important Parva, or festival, in Jainism. Also known as Ayambil Oli, it lasts for nine days, and occurs twice a year. During this time, Jains worship the nine supreme entities of the universe: (1) Arihants, (2) Siddhas, (3) Acharyas, (4) Upadhyays, (5) Sadhus/Sadhvis, (6) Samyak Darshan, (7) Samyak Gyan, (8) Samyak Charitra, and (9) Samyak Tap.

Six Jain Temples in Pakistan That Survived the Test of Time

March, 2023 by Sony Punjabi

Jain temples are spread across many regions of Pakistan. Bhabra, an ancient merchant community from Punjab which prevailed in Pakistan were followers of Jainism. The Jains primarily lived in Sialkot and Pasrur. They are not to be found presently in Pakistan.

Yoga In Jainism and Patanjali System

March, 2023 by Kamal Jain

The word ‘yoga’ has a long history of usage within all religions of India. It comes from Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ which means to unite, attach, or connect. Patanjali yoga delineates the “path of liberation” step-by-step in an organised and scientific way. It bears similarities to some aspects of Jainism also.

Acharya Hemchandra

March, 2023 by

Kalikalsarvagna Hemchandracharya made extraordinary contribution for a long spell of seven decades to varied fields like poetry and grammar, history and puran, yoga and spiritual knowledge, lexicon and poetics, renunciation and penance, self-restraint and self-discipline and the state welfare and popular welfare.

Jainism and Scientific Thought

March, 2023 by

The Jains have a distinctive attitude to science and knowledge. The Jain approach defines science as encompassing all forms of knowledge, including the physical sciences, the humanities and the spiritual journey. This contrasts with the deep-rooted separation in Western philosophy between spiritual and scientific approaches, which has softened in recent decades.

Yoga and Meditation in Jainism

February, 2023 by

Yoga and Meditation have been the fundamental practice of spirituality in Jainism. It has been a core spiritual practice for all Tirthankaras.  All twenty-four Tirthankaras were human beings, they all practiced different physical yoga postures and deep meditation for several years to attain a state of perfect enlightenment and self-realization.

Jainism and Environment

February, 2023 by Dhruti Ghiya Rathi

The core value of Jainism is to be of service to one another expressed through the phrase Parasapagraho Jivanam. Jainism classifies living beings into various categories from having one to five senses. Categories of living beings include plants and trees (vanaspatikaya), air (vayukaya), water (apkaya), fire (teukaya), and soil-earth (prithvikaya), and are the lowest category of living beings. Humans and mammals with five senses are a part of the highest category of living beings.

An Interview with Anand Jain

February, 2023 by Interviewer - Scott Douglas Jacobsen

An interview with Anand Jain. He discusses elaboration on the About (2015); God’s in an eternal universe (with souls) subject to the law of Karma; human beings able to reincarnate as God’s themselves; an atheistic element to Jainism; purpose of prayer; uniting part of Jainism among Jains; Jain view of wellbeing; and long-term plans of the Jain Centre of British Columbia.

Which is the Real Birthplace of Lord Mahavir? (Part – 3)

February, 2023 by Arpit Shah

3. a. Literary/ anthropological evidences IN favour of KUNDGHAT in Jamui Hill Range, (near Lachhuar): i. The Jamui hill range, despite being a hilly region houses seven villages(as on date) on flat surfaces. Oral tradition states that these villages were halting places for caravans and travelers matching the description of the term 'Sannivesh' mentioned in the Acharang Sutra.