Understanding the Heart of Jainism: A Road to Light

Beginnings and Historical Background: Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara, is regarded as the final and most important disciple of God in ancient India, where Buddhism first arrived. Mahavira, who was born in the sixth century BCE, gave up on the material world in pursuit of wisdom and spiritual truth. His teachings, which highlight the idea of "kindness," or non-violence, as the most important virtue, serve as the basis of Jain philosophy.

 

Fundamental Ideas of Jainism: Non-violence, or kindness: the path of a the foundation of Jainism, is more than just avoiding from harm and injury to others. Jains work to uphold nonviolence in speech, thought, and deed in order to create harmony and compassion.   Jains regard complete honesty as critical. By being truthful in all facets of life,it practice promotes integrity and transparency.Asteya exhorts Jains to abstain from stealing, including the stealing of real goods and intellectual property. It encourages contentment and withdrawal from worldly wants. Brahmacharya is a term from Jainism that means self-control and moderation in all facets of life, though it is commonly associated with silence. Jains support materialism and letting go of material things. A easy, clean lifestyle is encouraged by the incident.

 



Religious Behaviors: Self-Reflection and Meditation: To achieve moral clarity and self-awareness Jain nuns and followers practice meditation. One way to cultivate inner peace and purify the soul is through meditation. Through rituals and prayers, Jains commemorate the five fortunate life events (Panch Kalyanak) of the Tirthankaras, highlighting the benefits of spiritual awakening. For Jains, Paryushana is an important time for self-discipline and fasting. It entails reflection, confession, and asking for forgiven.

 


Jain Temples and Art: The carefully constructed temples of Jainism have had a profound influence on Indian art and architecture. Well-known temples that prove outstanding design and represent the artistic prowess and loyalty of the Jain community are Shikharji in Jharkhand and the Dilwara Temples in Mount Abu in Gujarat.

 

The intellectual Activities: The Indian thought process gained greatly from the work of Jain the thinkers. The Jain method for learning the variety of reality is exemplified by ideas like syadvada (the theory of conditioned prediction) and anekantavada (the doctrine of non-absolutism).

 


तिरुपति में तिरुपति बालाजी का मंदिर (वेंकटेश्वर मंदिर)

श्री वेंकटेश्वर स्वामी वारी मंदिर भारत के आंध्र प्रदेश के तिरुपति जिले में तिरुपति के पहाड़ी शहर तिरुमाला में स्थित एक हिंदू मंदिर है। मंदिर विष्णु के एक रूप वेंकटेश्वर को समर्पित है, जिनके बारे में माना जाता है कि वे मानव जाति को कलियुग के परीक्षणों और परेशानियों से बचाने के लिए पृथ्वी पर प्रकट हुए थे।

Buddhist meditation as a method of achieving calmness and soulful development

Buddhism is an important component of Bodh, which depends on meditation as the main method of promoting inner serenity, mindfulness, and spiritual growth. This ancient wisdom rooted in contemporary awareness offers a roadmap for coping with a complicated world while achieving a deeper self-understanding and interconnection. In this survey, we will examine multiple Bodh meditation techniques and provide insight, instruction, and motivation to people who embark on their internal exploration.

Understanding Bodh Meditation:At the center of Bodh meditation is the development of Sati or mindfulness; this involves focusing attention on the present moment with a mindset of curiosity, openness, and acceptance. By paying close attention to what one does through meditation practices rooted in the teachings of Buddha; it teaches that mindfulness is central to transcending suffering and achieving liberation. Through this process, meditators come to comprehend that their thoughts are ever-changing as well as emotions and sensations without attachment or aversion thus leading them to have a sense of inner peace and balance.

इस्लाम दुनिया का एक मजहब है

इस्लाम का उदय सातवीं सदी में अरब प्रायद्वीप में हुआ। इसके अन्तिम नबी हजरत मुहम्मद सल्लल्लाहु अलैहि वसल्लम का जन्म 570 ईस्वी में मक्का में हुआ था। लगभग 613 इस्वी के आसपास हजरत मुहम्मद साहब ने लोगों को अपने ज्ञान का उपदेशा देना आरंभ किया था। इसी घटना का इस्लाम का आरंभ जाता है। हँलांकि इस समय तक इसको एक नए धर्म के रूप में नहीं देखा गया था। परवर्ती वर्षों में हजरत मुहम्म्द सहाब के अनुयायियों को मक्का के लोगों द्वारा विरोध तथा हजरत मुहम्मद साहब के मदीना प्रस्थान (जिसे हिजरा नाम से जाना जाता है) से ही इस्लामी (हिजरी) पंचांग माना गया। हजरत मुहम्मद साहब की वफात के बाद अरबों का साम्राज्य और जज़्बा बढ़ता ही गया। अरबों ने पहले मिस्र और उत्तरी अफ्रीका पर विजय प्राप्त की और फिर बैजेन्टाइन तथा फारसी साम्राज्यों को हराया। यूरोप में तो उन्हें विशेष सफलता नहीं मिली पर फारस में कुछ संघर्ष करने के बाद उन्हें जीत मिलने लगी। इसके बाद पूरब की दिशा में उनका साम्राज्य फेलता गया। सन् 1200 ईस्वी तक वे भारत तक पहुँच गए।

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