Organizers say the event celebrates light over darkness to promote "love and harmony in a society that feels extremely divided at this moment.”
“Mom, if I’ve said or done anything to offend you, then please forgive me.” “Mona,” my mother replied, “If I’ve caused you
The moral of this little metaphor is, of course, simple. Find a great ladder and climb high. But then learn to let go enough
Two of the central philosophies of Jainism are ahimsa (non-violence) and anekantavada (pluralism, or multiplicity of views
As the New Year begins, people start making New Year's Resolutions. These resolutions are mostly about getting in shape and eating right. For me, and my fellow Jains in the world, we usually don't have a problem with eating well, we just have a problem with food, in general.
The challenge for any minority faith is the ability to participate on both levels - creating awareness of one's faith and energizing members in the values of the faith to, in turn, express those values through projects which can benefit the world around them.
The Hindu concept of oneness of the universe and the Jain concept of nonviolence are most urgently required today to save the planet from ultimate ecological destruction.
By dying in meditation the aspirants are able to die with the mind being in complete awareness, calm and undisturbed by pain or emotions. Moreover, the aspirants practice their ultimate belief that their body and the material world are not their pure self and that they detach from them.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness