Michhami Dukkadam

How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Serene

We, Indians are in celebration mode since 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 will celebrate Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Republic Day and finally in March Holi. Today I … Continue reading How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Serene

Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Fit India Movement. This is absolutely necessary and much-delayed movement.  You Need to Know Why Practicing Jainism Can Propels Health & Peace? Health and Fitness are not only about going to the Gym or doing exercise or having the right diet. Everything will go haywire if your mental and emotional balance is lost. Our health and fitness are more … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?

Chauvihar

7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life

One of the most read posts on this blog is 7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar. Since the day it was posted in Feb 2018, it has more than 1100 views. This statistic inspired me to write about the other principles of Jainism which could be of interest and benefit to the readers. Here I present 7 Principles of Jainism. I am sure the readers will … Continue reading 7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life

Diwali & Mahavira

Do You Know Diwali and Mahavira Connection?

Diwali is perhaps the most important of all Indian festivals. There are many stores that 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 the five Pandavas from their exile in the forest. Diwali … Continue reading Do You Know Diwali and Mahavira Connection?

You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy

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 us people are competing to remain busy. Those who are not busy try to … Continue reading You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy

Samyak Dsrshan

Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?

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 Samyak means Right or True. Samyak Darshan means the Right … Continue reading Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?

Chauvihar

6 Health Benefits of Chauvihar You Need to Know

Recently in a radio interview, Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai said, he only eats Papaya after 6 in the evening. Many Bollywood actors and fitness professionals now suggest early and light dinner. Many like Manoj Bajpai eat early dinner. Akshay Kumar is said to have his last meal at 7 pm. In a recent study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center revealed; “We found that eating … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Chauvihar You Need to Know

Tattvartha Sutra – “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep Dive” in Jainism

“I read this book as a part of my studies in Eastern philosophy, in particular, Indian philosophy, and the only term I can come up with is “mind-blowing“. I considered myself an agnostic until I read this book… This book contains within the basis of the Jain religion, as well as many philosophical points which students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading Tattvartha Sutra – “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep Dive” in Jainism

Global Peace

World Leaders Need to Practice Anekantavada for Global Peace

Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs once 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 of the most important and fundamental principles of Jainism – … Continue reading World Leaders Need to Practice Anekantavada for Global Peace

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 to the teachings of Stoicism, as social beings, the path … Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What We Know About Happiness is All Wrong

Laws of Karma

Why You Need to Know Laws of Karma Governing Every Soul?

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. We are expected to know all these laws. Our courts do not accept ignorance as an excuse if we fail to abide by these laws. Point to ponder is, we human beings are governed by a … Continue reading Why You Need to Know Laws of Karma Governing Every Soul?

Do You Know the Science Behind 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. In order to live this philosophy, the conduct of … Continue reading Do You Know the Science Behind Jain Way of life?