Jain Prayer : Bowing Down In               Reverence To Five Personages• Namo Arihantänam: to Perfected Human- Enlightened...
Jainism: Faith, Religion orPhilosophy Live and Let Live                              2
CORE OF JAINISM             THREE JEWELS• Samyag Darshan - To develop our faith in it on  the basis of personal intuition ...
Six Entities• Soul• Matter – Cannot be destroyed, but ever changing• Medium of Motion / Principal of Change• Medium of Res...
OPINIONS OF WESTERN        PHILOSOPHERSJainism is of a very high order. Its important teachings are based upon science. Th...
PRINCIPAL DOCTRINES• Ahimsa (Non-violence through  mind, speech or action)• Anekantvad (Multifacetedness/ Non  absolutism)...
AHIMSA (Non Violence)• Respect and reverence for every living being• Being aware of himsa (violence) at the micro  level, ...
ANEKANTVAD ( NON-              ABSOLUTISM)–   Manifold aspects of Absolute truth–   Open mindedness–   Active Listening–  ...
ANEKANTVAD ( NON-ABSOLUTISM)• All claims of “truth” are Relative or Non-  absolute• Truth is expressed in many ways, usual...
Aparigraha      (Non-possessiveness/non-attachment)• Limiting personal needs and possessions, because  these not only harm...
JAINISM BELIEFS1. All beings have souls. All souls are equal.2. Soul is neither created, nor destroyed.3. Reincarnation in...
JAIN VALUES• Compassionate living• Nonviolent speech and thought• Positive thought and good wishes for all• Reverence for ...
Jain Karma Theory• Law of Cause and Effect• Law of Action and Reaction• What one sows, one reaps• Our intention behind our...
CURRENT ISSUES•   Financial – Avoid Greed•   Ethics / Morality – 18 defective choices•   Stress – Samayik, introspection• ...
Social Contributions of Jain Lifestyle•   Peaceful lifestyle (not trouble makers or burden to society)•   Vegetarianism – ...
JAINISM- For western society and       how it positively affects humanity1. Strict-Vegetarian/Respect for life. Good for  ...
JAINISM- For Western Society and       how it positively affects humanity7. Understanding and tolerating others’ view poin...
SUMMARYJainism is a rational philosophy for spiritual progress,well being of all living beings, personal and global peace,...
Thank You and• Jaya Jinendra                  19
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  1. 1. Jain Prayer : Bowing Down In Reverence To Five Personages• Namo Arihantänam: to Perfected Human- Enlightened Souls- Ford makers of Religion (God) – Mahävir – Most recent – 557 BC• Namo Siddhänam: to Perfected Souls (God).• Namo Äyariyänam: to Head monk of congregation• Namo Uvajjhäyänam: to Teachers of all scriptures• Namo Loe Savva Sähunam: to all ascetic monks and nuns.• Eso Panch Namokkäro: These five salutations• Savva-Pävappanäsano: Are the destroyers of all sins.• Manglänancha Savvesim: And, among all auspicious prayers,• Padhamam Havai Mangalam: This one is the foremost. 1
  2. 2. Jainism: Faith, Religion orPhilosophy Live and Let Live 2
  3. 3. CORE OF JAINISM THREE JEWELS• Samyag Darshan - To develop our faith in it on the basis of personal intuition (Rational Vision)• Samyag Gyan - Critical and rational study of the vision (Rational knowledge)• Samyag Charitra - Personal experimentation and experience of the journey (Rational lifestyle) 3
  4. 4. Six Entities• Soul• Matter – Cannot be destroyed, but ever changing• Medium of Motion / Principal of Change• Medium of Rest / Principal of resistance to change (stability)• Time• Space 4
  5. 5. OPINIONS OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHERSJainism is of a very high order. Its important teachings are based upon science. The more the scientific knowledge advances, the more the Jain teachings will be proved. …….Dr. L. P Tessitori (Italy) 5
  6. 6. PRINCIPAL DOCTRINES• Ahimsa (Non-violence through mind, speech or action)• Anekantvad (Multifacetedness/ Non absolutism)• Aparigraha (Non-possessiveness/ Non-attachment) 6
  7. 7. AHIMSA (Non Violence)• Respect and reverence for every living being• Being aware of himsa (violence) at the micro level, for eg. life in water, earth, fire etc., and minimizing it as much as possible. 7
  8. 8. ANEKANTVAD ( NON- ABSOLUTISM)– Manifold aspects of Absolute truth– Open mindedness– Active Listening– Consideration of different opinions and viewpoints to gain better understanding of the truth(reality) which has many facets 8
  9. 9. ANEKANTVAD ( NON-ABSOLUTISM)• All claims of “truth” are Relative or Non- absolute• Truth is expressed in many ways, usually a part of whole truth is emphasized• One cannot make definite statement about Truth, each statement is true in its own limited sense. 9
  10. 10. Aparigraha (Non-possessiveness/non-attachment)• Limiting personal needs and possessions, because these not only harm the environment but also generate unreasonable attachment to objects that impede spiritual progress.• Parigraha (Possessiveness/Attachment) is the primary cause of all violence.• In fact, true Non-violence can not be achieved without the spirit of Aparigraha. 10
  11. 11. JAINISM BELIEFS1. All beings have souls. All souls are equal.2. Soul is neither created, nor destroyed.3. Reincarnation into different forms of life.4. Aim: Liberation of soul from karmic bondage.5. God is worshipped as a supreme teacher or an ideal, not as a creator. 11
  12. 12. JAIN VALUES• Compassionate living• Nonviolent speech and thought• Positive thought and good wishes for all• Reverence for all life as well as matter• Living with values, instead of monetary affordability• Respecting and tolerating others views 12
  13. 13. Jain Karma Theory• Law of Cause and Effect• Law of Action and Reaction• What one sows, one reaps• Our intention behind our actions of mind, speech and body binds us with Karma• Only WE are responsible for our past, present and future, not God’s will and only WE can alter it. No one else can! The power is within us. 13
  14. 14. CURRENT ISSUES• Financial – Avoid Greed• Ethics / Morality – 18 defective choices• Stress – Samayik, introspection• Health – Vegetarianism, eating before dark• Environment / Ecology 14
  15. 15. Social Contributions of Jain Lifestyle• Peaceful lifestyle (not trouble makers or burden to society)• Vegetarianism – Ecology and environment• Humanitarian Activities for needy• Understanding towards others viewpoints• Freedom and diversity• Equality towards women• Promote Art and Architecture through Temples 15
  16. 16. JAINISM- For western society and how it positively affects humanity1. Strict-Vegetarian/Respect for life. Good for the environment and resource utilization.2. Periodic fasting3. No drugs, no smoking, no alcohol. Close family relationships.4. Prayers/Meditation/Introspection5. Charity for Religious, Social and Animal welfare causes. 16
  17. 17. JAINISM- For Western Society and how it positively affects humanity7. Understanding and tolerating others’ view points – control of anger and elimination of revenge, control of aggressive and confrontational behavior8. Lead a relatively content/happy life with humility.9. Control possessiveness.10. Conservation of materials. Recycle and avoid waste – helps ecology and environment. Convenience vs ecology. 17
  18. 18. SUMMARYJainism is a rational philosophy for spiritual progress,well being of all living beings, personal and global peace,and environmental protection. Jains have followed thissystem for centuries as a non-violent, peacefulcommunity. Its three “A”s provide much needed wisdomand direction for alleviating, if not resolving, many of theproblems threatening our planet in the 21st century.Current world challenges include fundamentalism,terrorism, war, global poverty, and human andenvironmental degradation. Jainism offers advice inaddressing these issues. 18
  19. 19. Thank You and• Jaya Jinendra 19

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