Diwali is perhaps the most important of all Indian festivals. There are many stores which make Diwali a significant day. For most, Diwali is the celebration of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana. Others trace the origin of the festival to the Mahabharata, where Diwali is marked by the return of… Continue reading Mahavira and Diwali Connection
Recently I read two quotes about Busy-Ness. “Busy is a drug that a lot of people addicted too.” Rob Bell. “Busy life is a wasted life.” Francis Crick I pondered over these profound thoughts. I thought if it is an addiction let me write about it. This addiction could be life-consuming. If we look around… Continue reading You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy
Jain Agamas & scriptures have shown the Moksha Path with a distinct clarity. These scriptures have laid down the prerequisites for attaining Moksha. In the Jain terminology, this prerequisite is known as Ratnatraya. Which means the Three Gems. Ratna means Gem & Traya means Three. These are; Samyak Darshan Samyak Gyan Samyak Charitra The word… Continue reading Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?
We, Indians are in celebration mode since the Independence Day. All the major festivals are following one after the other. We had Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Parsi New Year, and Eid earlier last month, then Janmashtami this month followed by Paryushana and Ganesh festival thereafter. October and November bring Navratri and Diwali. The year will end with Christmas. In the new year January we… Continue reading How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Healthy
"Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good." Bhagavad Gita No Indian festivals are complete with Bollywood songs. Whether its Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day, Ganesh Festivals, Eid, New Year, Diwali and of course the popular Krishna Janmashtami. Krishna Bhajan, Meera… Continue reading 29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne Dyer We know the laws of maths, biology, chemistry, GST, and even Income tax. We keep track of changing laws and acts governing us as a human being, and as a citizen. Good, we are conscious and aware citizens. But the irony… Continue reading The ONLY sustainable way to deal with the Stress
2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views till date. Our blog plus… Continue reading 20 blog posts of 2017 you shouldn’t miss
Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs recently said that Jainism’s principles of Anekantavada, Aparigraha (non-hoarding) and Ahimsa (non-violence) offer a solution to the present-day problems the world is facing. She was referring to extremism, climate change, and inequality. When the Jains are celebrating their biggest festival of Paryushana, today I am writing about one… Continue reading How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?
Laghuraj Swami, a Jain monk and foremost devotee of Gandhiji’s Spiritual Guru and enlightened soul Shrimad Rajchandra (1867 - 1901, a disciple of Lord Mahavira) had set up Agas Ashram in 1920. This was the first Ashram later named after Shrimad Rajchandra. Presently there are many such ashrams in India named after Shrimad Rajchandra. This… Continue reading The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram
Jains all over the world are celebrating Paryushana during this week (19 Aug to 26 Aug). This is the king of all festivals for Jains. Paryushana means "abiding and coming together". It is a time when the Jains take on vows of study and do penance to extinguish Karmas. Paryushana concludes with seeking forgiveness for the transgressions… Continue reading 27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru
“Samayam Goyam Ma Pamay.” Lord Mahavira. (Meaning: Don’t waste a single moment, Mahavira advised to his senior most disciple Gautama) In his little book On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (A Roman Philosopher) writes a very powerful message for all of us. This could be quite awakening and life changing read. “Most human being complaints… Continue reading How we waste our Short life?
"Virtue is sufficient for happiness." In the World stuffed with billions of unhappy people, Stoicism provides simple definitions of happiness. In fact, not only happiness but provides a solution to most of the problems our World and individually we all are facing. Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD. According… Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong
Aparigraha is one of the 5 Yamas described in Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The other 4 Yamas are Non-violence, Truthfulness, Non-stealing, and Continence. Most of us know and try to practice the last four Yamas but Aparigraha has mostly escaped our attention. According to Patanjali Yogasutras, ” With constancy of aparigraha, a spiritual illumination of the how… Continue reading 10 benefits of Aparigraha
“Who are you?” “I am Jay Kapoor.“ said Jay. “What is the difference between you the Jay Kapoor and Jay Kapoor’s dead body? A dead body is wearing the same clothes, have same heart, lungs & liver etc. But living Jay is able to do all activities including thinking and dead Jay can’t do anything.”… Continue reading The Real Maths of Body & Soul
Attracting of Karma is Ashrav (+) Stopping of Karma is Sanwar ( = ) and Shedding of Karma is known as Nirjara ( - ) . In the previous post, we saw 57 ways a soul can avoid attracting of new Karma. Today we will discuss Nirjara. But before we discuss Nirjara we should know about the status of various Karmas. Bandh: Actual attachment… Continue reading Laws of Karma – 5 – Getting rid of Karma
In the previous post on the subject, Five Ways Soul attracts new Karma we have seen how a soul attracts new Karma. However, by now we know complete annihilation of Karma is Moksha. Therefore, an attraction of new Karma means an extension of cycles of life and death. Knowing how to stop attracting new Karma and shedding of existing… Continue reading Laws of Karma – 4 – Avoiding Karma
In the previous post Laws of Karma -2 - Physics we have read what actually the Karma is and characteristics of Karma. We have also read why knowing about karma is the most important thing in the post The Laws of Karma - 1 - Basics. Now in this post, we will see why a soul attracts Karma… Continue reading Laws of Karma – 3 – Attracting Karma
In the previous post on the subject Law of Karma - 1 - Basic, we have read, there are predominately eight types of Karma which a soul can attract. In this post we will see what is Karma & its Physics. There are in all nine elements in the universe. One out of nine is Ajeev… Continue reading Laws of Karma – 2 – Physics
We have plenty of laws which govern our lives. We have a parliament to legislate and have lawyers to guide us about these new laws we are governed by. Important is we are expected to know all these laws and our courts do not accept ignorance as an excuse if we fail to abide by… Continue reading Laws of Karma – 1 – Basic
The foundation of Jain philosophy is Nonviolence or rather TOTAL Non-Violence towards any living being howsoever small it might be. This philosophy guides the conduct of the followers of Jain philosophy. I have no hesitation to say that this need not be a Jain philosophy only, but this should be a philosophy of every human being.… Continue reading The Science behind the Jain way of life
The title of this post seems to be an attention drawing gimmick. Well, judge it at the end of the post. Here I only want to show a simple way to become the likes of Vivekananda (Or whosoever enlightened Guru /God you believe in). We all are so much obsessed with our bodily condition since… Continue reading How everyone can become Vivekananda?