How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

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…

The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

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…

27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

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…

How we waste our Short life?

“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…

Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong

“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…

10 benefits of Aparigraha

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…

The Real Maths of Body & Soul

“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.”…

Laws of Karma – 5 – Getting rid of Karma

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…

Laws of Karma – 4 – Avoiding 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…

Laws of Karma – 3 – Attracting 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…

Laws of Karma – 2 – Physics

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…

Laws of Karma – 1 – Basic

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…

The Science behind the Jain way of life

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….

How everyone can become Vivekananda?

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…