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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pungalia temple anniversary in Jaipur

Pungalia temple situated near Railway station, Jaipur is a century old temple built by the Pungalia family. This temple is dedicated to the main deity Rishabhdev alias Adinath, the first Tirthankar. The Jain temple has beautiful wall paintings worth visit. The temple is built with environment friendly green way.

There is a Dadabadi inside the temple campus along with a Dharmashala. The Pungalia family organize Satraha Bhedi Puja every year on the eve of anniversary of the temple. Sri Shantichand Vimalchand Padamchand Pungalia family hosted anniversary program this year on January 27, 2010.

Jagdish Sharma, a renowned Indian classical singer sang the Puja. Jain Vidhikarak Yashwant Golechha, Manakchand Golechha and Jyoti Kothari accompanied Jagdish Sharma in singing the classical devotional songs of सत्रह भेदी पूजा. Premchand Shrishrimal was the Vidhikarak of the Puja.Hundreds of devotees took part in this devotional program.

Pungalia family hosted for tea and snacks after completion of the program.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Jain Yoga Conference

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I have received an E-Mail from SOAS about their conference on Jain Yoga and presenting here for your perusal. SOAS is working under London University.

JAINA YOGA

18-19 March 2010
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS


Registration details can be found below.

Lecture
18 March 2010, 6-8 pm

Speaker: Sagarmal Jain
The Historical Development of the Jaina-Yoga System and the Impact of other Indian Yoga Systems on it. A Comparative and Critical Study


Workshop

19 March 2010, 9-6 pm

Speaker details can be found on the online page (see link above)




Participants & Talk Titles:
  • Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw)
    Extrasensory Perception (yogi-pratyakṣa) in Jainism and its Soteriological Implications
  • Bansidhar Bhatt (University of Münster)
    Study in Meditational Techniques in Early Jainism
  • Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne)
    Kundakunda versus Sāṃkhya on the Soul
  • Samani Chaitypragya & Samani Rohinipragya (Jaina Vishva Bharati)
    Concept of ‘Sandhi’ In Jain Scriptures - A Hermeneutic Approach
  • John E. Cort (Denison University)
    When Will I Meet Such a Guru? Images of the Yogī in Digambara Hymns
  • Chris Chapple (Loyola University, Los Angeles)
    The Jaina Yogas of Haribhadra
  • Andrea R. Jain (Rice University, Houston)
    Prekṣā: A Jain Form of Modern Yoga
  • Smita Kothari (University of Toronto)
    A Case Study of Prekṣā Dhyāna and the Terāpanth
  • Jefferey Long (Elizabethtown College)
    Yaśovijaya’s View of Yoga
  • Olle Qvarnström (Lund University)
    On the Concept of Yoga in Jainism
  • Jayandra Soni (University of Marburg)
    Yoga in Jaina Philosophical Works

Supported by:

Swedish Research Council
Oscar och Signe Krooks stiftelse
The Lars Hierta Memorial Foundation
Victoria & Albert Museum Jain Art Fund
Lund University


The event is free and open to the public.


Registration:

Contact Centres & Programmes (REO)
events@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4892/3

All Welcome
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG


Karma Theory Part 1
Karma Theory Part 2
Karma Theory Part 3
Karma Theory part 4
Karma Theory part 5

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Karma Theory Part 5: Charitra Mohaniya Karma

 In Karma theory Part 4 I have mentioned that Charitra Mohaniya Karma is divided into two parts
1. Kashaya and 2. No-Kashaya.
Kashaya are further divided into four groups of four each. These are
1. Anantanuvandhi
2. Apratyakhyanavaraniya or Apratyakhyani
3. Pratyakhyanavaraniya or Pratyakhyani
4. Sanjwalan 

These four groups demonstrate capacity of a Kashya to restrain Atma from ascending Gunasthana. Anantanuvandhi resists Atma to obtain Samyaktwa and keeps in Mithyatwa.


 Apratyakhyanavaraniya or Apratyakhyani resists from taking any vows keeps Atma in Avrati stage.

  Pratyakhyanavaraniya or Pratyakhyani resists Atma from obtaining monk hood or complete vows. It resists Jeeva from total sacrifice and keeps in Desh Virati stage.

 Sanjwalan Kashaya restricts Jeeva from obtaining Veetrag dasha i.e. total abolution of Mohaniya Karma.
These four Kashaya (Each) are further classified into four categories according to the nature of the particular Kashaya. These four are

1. Krodh (Anger)

2. Man  (Ego)

3. Maya (Deceiving)

4. Lobh (Greed)


Hence, Kashaya are of 4X4 types i.e. 16.

No- Kashaya: Here "No" means supporting. There are nine No-Kashaya those are not themselves Kashaya but act as catalyst to Kashaya. These motivates and provoke Jeeva to act on Kashayik Bhava or Parinam.

1. Hasya (Laugh)

2. Rati (Liking)

3. Arati (Disliking)

4. Bhay (Fear)

5. Shok (Mourning)

6. Duganchha or Jugupsa (Hatred)
 Above mentioned six are referred as Hasyadi Shatak.

There are three Veda which are also included among nine No- Kashaya. Veda represents sexual desires.

1. Purush Veda (Male sex)
2. Shtree Veda (Female sex)
3. Napunsak Veda (Impotent)


Please note that these Veda are not related to physical appearances but to sexual desires.
Sixteen Kashaya and nine No- Kashaya altogether are twenty five types of Charitra Mohaniya Karma. While we include three types of Darshan Mohaniya karma we get a result of twenty eight types of Mohaniya Karma.

Please remember that Mohaniya karma is the emperor of all Karma. Jain karma theory warns to be cautious of these karma. Karma theory of  Jainism preaches to eradicate Darshan Mohaniya karma and Anantanuvandhi kashaya at first stage to achieve Samyaktwa or Samyag Darshan. And then to eradicate rest of twelve Kashaya and nine No- Kashaya including Hasyadi Shatak and three Veda to obtain Veetraga dasha. Veetraga dasha is the only way to achieve Keval Jnyan (Gyan) or omniscience.

Wish every reader eradication of Mohaniya karma to obtain Veetraga dasha.

Karma Theory Part 1
Karma Theory Part 2
Karma Theory Part 3
Karma Theory part 4
Karma Theory part 5

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Monday, January 11, 2010

जैन विधि विधान

किसी भी कार्य को करने के तरीके को विधि कहते हैं. जैन धर्मं में अनेक प्रकार के धार्मिक अनुष्ठान होते हैं. इन धार्मिक अनुष्ठानों को करने के तरीके को ऍम तौर पर विधि विधान कहते हैं. अंजनशलाका, प्रतिष्ठा, दीक्षा, पूजा, महापूजन आदि अनेक प्रकार के अनुष्ठान होते हैं जिनमे काफी विधि विधान होते हैं.

वर्त्तमान प्रचालन के अनुसार इन अनुष्ठानों को संपन्न करने के लिए विधि कारकों को बुलाया जाता है. आम तौर पर ये कार्य किसी साधू या साध्वी भगवंतों की निश्रा में विधि कारक के सहयोग से संपन्न होता है.

विधि कारक जैन धर्म के सिद्धांतों एवं परम्पराओं  के अनुसार उपरोक्त सभी कार्य संपन्न करवाते हैं.

जयपुर के प्रख्यात विधि कारक श्री यशवंत गोलेछा ने उपरोक्त जानकारी दी.

श्री  यशवंत गोलेछा ने प्रख्यात एवं मुंबई निवासी वयोवृद्ध विधिकारक श्री वंकिम भाई के. शाह के सान्निध्य में लम्बे समय तक रह कर विधि विधान की शिक्षा ग्रहण की.

उन्होंने रावतभाटा, गांधीसागर, कोटा, जयपुर, जोधपुर, रतलाम, मुंबई, भुज, मांडवी, अंजार आदि अनेक स्थानों में प्रतिष्ठा करवाई है. साथ ही विभिन्न स्थानों पर अनेकों महापूजन, पूजाएँ एवं पर्युषण आदि भी करवाए हैं.
Karma Theory Part 1
Karma Theory Part 2
Karma Theory Part 3
Karma Theory part 4

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Karma Theory in Jainism: Mohaniya Karma Part 4

Karma theory of Jainism depicts that Karma is divided into eight parts and we have discussed Darshanavaraniya Karma in the last part of the discussion. Third of the Ghati karma is Mohaniya Karma. Mohaniya Karma is the king of all Karma. In fact all Karma exists for infinite period due to Mohaniya Karma. This is the strongest, long lasting and most powerful of all Karma.

Mohaniya Karma is further divided in two parts:
1. Darshan Mohaniya
2. Charitra Mohaniya

Darshan Mohaniya is the main reason and root cause of Samsara. It restricts Samyag Darshan or right View. Mundane soul rotates in the earthly perspectives and can not attain Moksha (Nirvana) because of this Karma. Darshan Mohaniya Karma is always accompanied by Ajnyana. There are three types of Darshana Mohaniya according to Jain theory of Karma.

1. Mithyatva Mohaniya
2. Mishra Mohaniya
3. Samyaktva Mohaniya

Mithyatva Mohaniya causes Mithyatva or wrong belief (wrong view) and resist soul to attain Samyaktva. It has the highest time period  (Sthiti) among all Karma i.e. 7000 trillion Sagaropama.

Mishra Mohaniya also resist Soul in attaining Samyaktva or Samyag Darshan. The very nature of the karma keeps the soul in ambiguity and does not let the Soul to determine the substances (Tatva).

Samyaktva Mohaniya can exist even with Samyak Darshan. It is a type of impurity that resist the soul from attaining Kshayik Samyag Darshan.

Charitra Mohaniya is divided in to two parts according to Karma Granth. Jain Karma theory speaks that these are Kashay and No- kashay.

I will discuss the theory about Charitra Mohaniya Karma in the next part.

Karma Theory Part 1
Karma Theory Part 2
Karma Theory Part 3
Karma Theory part 4
Karma Theory part 5


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