“I may say with conviction that the doctrine for which the name of Lord Mahaveer is glorified now a days is the doctrine of “Ahimsa” (Non violence). If anyone has practised it to the fullest and propagated most of doctrine of Ahimsa, it was Lord Mahaveer”
Although the fifteen million Jains estimated to live in modern India constitute a tiny fraction of its population, the message and motives of the jain perspective, its reverence for life in all forms, its commitment to the progress of human civilization and to the preservation of the natural environment continues to have a profound and pervasive influence on Indian life and outlook.
In the twentieth century, the most vibrant and illustrious example of Jain influence was that of Mahatma Gandhi, acclaimed as the Father of the Nation. Gandhi’s friend. Shrimad Rajchandra, was a Jain. The two great men corresponded on issues of faith and ethics. The central Jain teaching of ahimsa (non violence) was the guiding principle of Gandhi’s civil disobedience in the cause of freedom and social equality. His ecological philosophy found apt expression in his observation that the greatest work of humanity could not match the smallest wonder of nature.
Gurudev Sri Rabindranath Tagore says ” Mahaveera proclaimed in India, the message of salvation that religion is a reality and not a mere convention. The salvation comes from taking refuge in the true religion and not from observing the external ceremonies of the communities, that religion cannot regard any barriers betweeen man and man, as an eternal variety wonderous to say this teaching rapidly overtopped the barriers of the rays is abiding instict and conquered the whole country.
The principles of Lord Mahaveer are the need of the day and definitely each and every citizen will feel blessed by implementing those principles in their day-to day life. Life will never provide success directly. It can only provide possibilities and opportunities. It is upto us to convert them into the success and with the kind patronage from the Govt. and hand in hand support definitely we will make a better Karnataka in the future
Bhagwan Mahaveer Life and Humanity:
Bhagwan Mahaveer also known as Vardhamana. is the 24th Teerthankara of Jainism. He was the spiritual successor of the 23rd Teerthankara Parshvanatha Mahavira was born in the early part of the 6th century BCE into a Royal Jam family in Bihar, India. His mother’s name was Trishala and his father’s name was Siddhartha. They were lay devotees of Parshvanatha Mahavira abandoned all worldly possessions at the age of about 30 and left home in pursuit of spiritual awakening, becoming an ascetic
Mahavira practiced intense meditation and severe austerities for twelve and a half years, after which he attained Kevala Jnana (omniscience). He preached for 30 years and attained Moksha (liberation) in the 6th century BCE, although the year varies by sect. Bhagwan Mahaveer made religion simple and natural, free from elaborate rituals His teachings reflect the internal beauty and harmony of the soul. He taught the idea of supremacy of human life and stressed the importance of a positive attitude towards life. Bhagawan Mahaveer’s message of non-violence (Ahimsa), truth (Satya), non-stealing (Achaurya), celibacy (Brahmacharya), and non-possession (Aparigraha) is full of universal compassion.
The teachings of Bhagwan Mahaveer’s Non-Violence finds a lot of relevance all over the world. The universal slogan “LIVE & LET LIVE” given by Bhagwan Mahaveer finds more followers all over the world today.
When a person renounces the worldly life and all the attachments and is initiated into Monkhood or nun hood and follow all preaching’s of Lord Mahaveer, The Man is called Sadhu or Muni and the women is called Sadhvi. Their renunciation is total, which means they are completely detached from the social and worldly activities and they do not take part in those activities anymore. Instead they spend their spiritual time uplifting their souls and guiding householders such as ourselves how to uplift our souls and work towards Self. Social and Nation building. We Bangalorean’s are extremely lucky that we will be blessed as well as benefitted by their thorough knowledge on Jainism by Sadhus and Sadhvijis in person at the auspicious ceremony.
Jain Yuva Sangathan, Bangalore is a well known social service organization which is celebrating Bhagwan Mahaveer Janm Kalyanak Mahotsav bringing all sects of Jains on a single platform from past 34 years. The Govt. of Karnataka also recognized the efforts and celebrated the 2600th Janm Kalyanak Mahotsav of Bhagwan Mahaveer in the year 2001.
Jain Yuva Sangathan is being graced every year by various dignitaries of Central and State Govt. at the various functions organized by us. JYS is also being blessed every year by lot of Jain and Hindu saints also. Our Sangathan is one of the premier Organization working continuously for upliftment of Jain culture and taking care of basic necessities of needy Jain families and their medical expenses. Time to time, we are conducting other humanitarian activities also.
The Charitable & Humanitarian Services this year includes: Blood donation
camp (We expect more than 500 units), Free Eye Check-up, Body check-up. Sugar tests etc. by our associate Organisations. These services are for all irrespective of cast and creed. The prime motto of Jain Yuva Sangathan is Education, Service and Organization. The 2622 Janm Kalyanak Mahotsav of Bhagwan Mahaveer is being celebrated on Tuesday the 4th of April 2023. from 10.15 am at Freedom Park, Seshadahri
Road, Gandhinagar, Bengaluru in the auspicious presence of
All the Jain Acharyas, Sadhu, Sadhvi Bhagwant
with all their disciples present in Bengaluru There will be a Mahamanglik from all the saints at 1.21. p.m.
Distinguished Guests Sri Basavaraj Bommaiji (Hon. Chief Minister), Sri Lehar Singh Sirohiya (Hon. MP). Sri P.C. Mohan (Hon. M.P.). Sri Tejasvi Surya (Hon. M.P.), Dr. Uday Garudachar (MLA, Chickpet), Sri Dinesh Gundurao (ML.A. Gandhinagar), Mukeshji Parasmalji Punmiya, (Prabhu Prabhavana Donor). Sri Gouthamkumar Makana (Ex- Mayor), Sri Nirmal Surana(Ex. -MLA), Sri Mukeshji Gadiya IRAS. (Director Finance, Bengaluru Divison, SWR)
Guests from the Jain Community: Sri Goutham Solanki (President, Shri Adinath Jain Temple, Chickpet), Sri Pukhrajji Mehta (President. Shri All India Swethamber Sthanakawası Jain Conference Karnataka), Sri Kamal Dugad (President, Shri Jain Swethamber Terapanth Sabha, Bengaluru) , Sri B.V Prassannaiah (President, Karnataka Jain Association) will be the guests of honour. Apart from the above Guests lot of Eminent Dignitaries from various fields & intellectuals from Jain community will grace the occasion.
Maha Abhishek of Bhagwan Mahaveer & other Cultural Events will be oragnised during the celebrations at the venue. This event will be Broadcasted live on PARAS CHANNEL from 10.15 am. Said, Jain Dinesh Khivesara-President,
Jain Mahendra Bagrecha-Secretary , Jain Mahaveer Munoth- chairman – press media and other jain leaders were present in the press meet held at Press Club of Bangalore.
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