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JAIN VISHWA BHARATI
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Right Faith and Deshavrati

The first factor of pragmatic right faith is - faith in the soul. Faith in its eternal (past, present and future) existence should stay strong. If there is no faith in the eternal existence of the soul, then religious teachings will not be very fruitful. If one has faith in the soul, his behaviour gets transformed. Bhagawan Mahavira kept the soul in the centre of his life, not the almighty ‘God’. No God writes the destiny of any individual. Having faith in the soul means to get rid of all kinds of problems. Realization of the soul is the initial step of being religious. There is an illustration from Upanishad –

Indra and Vairochan both approached their guru and requested, ‘We want to realize our soul.’ 
Guru – ‘Whatever you see in the river is the soul.’
Both disciples went to the river bank. Vairochan was overjoyed on seeing his reflection as he thought the reflection was Supreme God. They returned to the guru.
Guru – ‘What happened? Did you see the soul?’ Vairochan replied in the affirmative. 
Indra – ‘Whatever I saw was my reflection. I have not seen the soul.’
Guru – ‘Go and search again.’

To realize the soul, one needs to go beyond the body. When does one desire to realize the self? ‘The body is not everything. I am not the body and the body is not me’- When this thought is reinforced, one achieves right faith and the willingness to realize the soul. A few days ago, I was having a conversation with a young student of economics from America about life-style. He said, ‘I am least interested in such talks. Please teach me about – I am not the body.’ I explained the sadhana for realizing the separateness of soul and body. He got satisfied after understanding the technique. ‘I am soul, not the body’ - until this knowledge is realized, one doesnot attain right faith. Bhedvigyaan means – ‘I am not matter. I am beyond matter. I am the pure soul.’ Awakening of such consciousness reduces attachment. Upadhyay Yashovijayji has correctly written, ‘Believing material pleasures as everything is an illusion.’
 

Excerpts from "Who is a Jain Shravak ?" by Acharya Mahaprajna 


JVBNA, NJ is pleased to share that Samani Malaypragyaji & Samani Neetipragyaji will do a LIVE Aagam vanchana of the original Uttaradhyayan Sutra in Prakrit to synchronize with the Nirvan Kalyanak of Mahavir Swami. To retain the sanctity and timeliness of the Aagam, Swadhyay will be conducted on zoom only during the morning sessions  from 7:00 am to 8:00 am NJ EST on November 13, 14 & 15.

All the interested attendees are urged to follow the guidelines as mentioned in the flyer. 

ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/650899666?pwd=YlQwWWdscExrRVlwLzYycDRXTFl2QT09
Or (enter with passcode)
Zoom meeting ID - 650899666
Passcode - 108
Diwali time, Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvaan divas Anushthan

To celebrate and spiritually uplift during these auspicious festival days of Diwali and Bhagwan Mahavir Nirvaan Divas, under the guidance of Samani Malaypragyaji and Samani Neetipragyaji, sharing mantras for jaap anushthan. The quantity and time are suggested to follow a routine, however, feel free to do as much as possible per your convenience. 

    Riddhi Vriddhi Mantra for prosperity and abundance - ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः अ सि आ उ सा मम ऋद्धिं वृद्धिं कुरु कुरु स्वाहा । - 9 mala for 3 days that can be continued daily - jaap 21 times 108 times. Link to YouTube 

    Mahavir Swami mantra - लोगुत्तमे समणे णायपुत्ते - mala as many times as possible.

    Logassa - every night from 11:00 pm to midnight  Link to YouTube

    Nirvan special mantra - णमोत्थु णं समणस्स भगवओ महावीरस्स सिद्धस्स बुद्धस्स । - Amavasya - Nirvan divas - 3 mala or as many times as possible Link to YouTube

    Veeratthui - Veer Stuti - Amavasya - Nirvan divas - 11 times - Link to YouTube

To view the entire playlist, click here
Try to do as much jaap as convenient to recharge your souls during these spiritually powerful days. 
Lets Go Inside with Sessions
 
JVBNA, New Jersey is happy to share below ongoing sessions by Samani Malay Pragyaji and Samani Neeti Pragyaji
 
Daily recharge your mind, body, soul :  Bhaktamar, Pranayam, Meditation, Exercise 
7 AM to 8 AM EST
India time - 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/891556845

 
Evening Pravachan by Samani ji
8 PM to 9 PM EST 
India time (next day) - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM

Tuesday - 25 Bol 
Wednesday - Bhaktamar Strotra explanation
Thursday - Uttaradhyayan Sutra 


Please join by clicking on JVBNA Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/650899666?pwd=YlQwWWdscExrRVlwLzYycDRXTFl2QT09 

Or (enter with passcode)

Zoom meeting ID - 650899666
Passcode - 108
 
Or anytime on YouTube : Link to Youtube
 
Yoga and Meditation Sessions
 
Get healthy in the comfort of your home. Ramesh Ji Parmar will be helping us heal our mind, body and soul.

Please use the below link to Register for the program. There is a waiver and liability form that needs to be signed as a part of Registration process. Once you sign that you will get a confirmation email with a link to join. The email will also have the next week schedule for the class. There is a link in the email that allows you to join

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZEpc-Cvrjktl3N9-oLkw74JO2ZAWmUnfA

Additional materials
Pranayama for Wellbeing and Inner Strength - Link to Youtube
Meditation Technique to strengthen Fearlessness - Link to Youtube
Auspicious Navratri Special
 
Under the guidance of Samani Malaypragyaji & Samani Neetipragyaji, on the occasion of auspicious nine days of navratri, people around the world took benefit of jaap anushthan to supercharge spiritually. The youtube links for each can be found below:

Navahnik Adhyatmik Anushthan 
Link to YouTube

Logassa - chatruvinshati stav jaap - 108 times
Link to YouTube 

Dhammo Mangal Mukkittham jaap - 108 times
Link to YouTube 

Namioon Mantra from Chandrapragnapti sutra jaap - 108 times - Everyday 13 mala for 9 days will add upto 12,500 times chanting - best for mantra siddhi. Minimum 1 mala - at a specific time. 
Link to YouTube 

Thanks to Samani Malaypragyaji for graciously guiding and facilitating these anushthan.
 
Premiere launch of Audio Book - Shraman Mahavir

Legacy by Acharya Mahapragya, gift by Samani Malaypragyaji, facilitated by JVBNA, NJ. It’s an 11+ hour audio book consisting of 47 chapters. After the complete launch, the time markers in the description will help move between chapters and listen at your own pace. Listen, share, subscribe to the YouTube Channel for more enriching updates.

Premiered on JVBNA YouTube Channel in the month of Oct Link to Youtube
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