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Happiness Spiritual

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 […]

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Fitness Karma Spiritual Wellness

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 […]

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Happiness Karma Spiritual

In This Paryushan, Know the Crux of Jainism to Awaken Your Soul

These days Jains are celebrating Paryushan across the world. They call it King of all Parva i.e. auspicious days.  Jains increase their spiritual intensities during these days. There is inquisitiveness about Jainism among the non-Jains. Many Jains also do not know the right Jainism. Therefore many diverse views are expressed and diverse beliefs are believed […]

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Happiness Inspiration

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 […]

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Happiness Karma Spiritual

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 […]

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Happiness Karma Spiritual

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 […]

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Happiness Spiritual

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 […]

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Education Fitness Food & Nutrition

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 […]

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Books Happiness

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 […]

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Happiness Spiritual

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 […]

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Books Happiness Spiritual

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 […]

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Spiritual

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 […]

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Happiness Spiritual

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 […]