Friday, was the first day of Das Lakshan Parva. The first in the series of the facets of the soul is Uttam Kshamaa. Uttam means Supreme and Kshamaa means forgiveness. All souls with 5 senses and a mind can cultivate these soul facets. The Tirthankars, Siddhas and Kevalees have perfected these to reach their Supreme … Continue reading Das Lakshan diaries: Day 1: Uttam Kshamaa
Yesterday was day 8 of Paryushan and Day 1 of Das Lakshan MahaParva. Most followers of Jain path do one or the other. A few years ago, I decided that I will do both. I think of one as the extension of the other. With one, I get structure and with the other, I get … Continue reading Paryushan Diaries: Day 8
For Svetambar Jains, Paryushan starts tomorrow, Sept 3, and it ends on Sept 10. Das Lakshan for Digambar Jains, starts on Sept 10 and ends on Sept 19. Many are deciding what to give up and where to focus their attention during this time for internal contemplation Many are looking to see how to tweak … Continue reading Paryushan Diaries 2021: day 0
“Ba, I met Veer at school today and he was talking about Pary…um….shan starting. What is Pary…shan?” “Nihir beta, Veer was talking about Paryushan. પ is for Paryushan. And according to Sanskrit grammar the underlying idea of the festival and its interpretation is given below: “Parismantadushayante dhante karmani yasimannasau paryushnm” a.k.a. the celebration through which … Continue reading Paryushan MahaParva, what is?