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 North America
JAIN VISHWA BHARATI
Center for Peace and Preksha Meditation

 
 

 

 

Who is a Scholar ?

  
A question was raised in a conference: ‘Who is a true scholar?’ The answer given was:
shamartham sarvashaastraani, vihitaani manishibhi,
sa eva sarvashaastragyah, yasya shaantam sada manah.
Scholars have devised scriptures for the peace of mind. Therefore, whose mind is always peaceful is a true scholar. Shaastrambhaaroavivekinam - scriptures become burdensome for those who are imprudent. For those who are modest and free from kashaay, the scriptures are gift.

Why does conflict occur ? 
One who has faith in soul, attains peace of mind. Everyone should know their goal. A person whose goal is to realise the soul doesn’t go through any kind of conflict. In the situations of conflict, he would think ‘I’m a soul, and the other person is also ‘soul’, not the body. Then who should I fight with?’ Such positive thinking extinguishes the spark of conflict. When a person forgets the soul, and lives at the level of physical body, conflict and struggle are inevitable. It also implies that when a person realises the soul, he attains a peaceful state. There is neither conflict nor struggle in this state. Whenever he is at the level of body, his mind becomes restless and consequently, stress and conflict may arise. Belief in the soul confirms the existence of right faith. Our behavior and instinct are transformed positively by having keen faith in soul.
 

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

Karmawad - The Jain Perspective
 
 
Keep up with the tradition of  "First Time ever", Jain Vishwa Bharti, North America is offering a first time ever "Certification course on Karmawad" by Samani Malay Pragya Ji. This course will be conducted in 9 weekly sessions (every Sunday at 10:00am EST starting Jan 31st)  focused on Karmawad - The Jain Perspective. It is an interactive session and open discussions on a different perspectives is more than welcome. Participants are encouraged to submit questions/curiosities/topics they would like to  cover/explore.

This is a new initiative of its kind and a great opportunity for all of us to commit to ourselves for something that really control our lives.

What you will learn
➡️ Principle of Karma in Jainism
➡️ Types of Karma
➡️ Effect of Karma in Life
➡️ Methods of Shedding Karma

Course fee : Only your commitment to learn..📖 Registration is mandatory
Click here to register : https://forms.gle/gf6uwY4R2h653YnA7

You can watch the previously record sessions on You tube:   Link to YouTube
 
Bhaktamar Stotra Learning Series for Kids/Youth

 
🙏🏼श्री आदिनाथ भगवान🙏🏼    🙏🏼आचार्य श्री मानतुंग🙏🏼

Jain Vishwa Bharati (New Jersey) and Bhaktamar North America Team presents Bhaktamar Stotra Learning Series for Kids/Youth Class 2 starting Saturday Feb 13, 2021. We are truly blessed to announce that these classes will be taught by Acharya Maha Shramanji's disciple Samani Neeti Pragyaji. The entire course is completely focused on teaching the meaning and correct pronunciation of Bhaktamar Stotra. It is targeted for kids of all age range (K-12 students) but even adults can attend these session which I am sure they will find it entertaining and enriching, especially if you love listening to stories.

Samani Neeti Pragyaji's expertise in engaging the kids on difficult topics with beautiful stories is well known. But the format is setup in such a way that kids will definitely make very good progress in learning  Bhaktamar Stotra.  To ensure kids are well connected to this experience, every thing is explained in English for easier understanding. There are total 24 sessions (1hour each), every Saturday & Sunday. It will help them to memorize and understand the meaning at the same time. Additionally, Flipgrid based assignments will make it more exciting for kids to keep a positive feedback loop.

Highlights of the course
Focus: Primarily kids but open to all
Language of Instruction: English
Goal: Pronunciation, meaning & explanation (bhav), Learn 2 shlokas per session (Saturday & Sunday)
Duration: 75 minutes session, followed by Q&A
Assignments Submission via Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/jvbbnateam
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/W9bgxQGyiEJqndr6A

Session Details
Classes/Sessions: Every Saturday & Sunday starting Feb 13th for 12 weeks, 24 sessions total
Timings: 10 am PST / 1 pm EST / 6 pm BST / 11:30 pm IST (10:30 pm IST Starting Feb 14th)

Zoom Details
Zoom Sessionhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/650899666?pwd=YlQwWWdscExrRVlwLzYycDRXTFl2QT09 
Zoom Meeting ID: 650 899 666
Zoom Password: 108

Whatsapp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/FqyyP8vpCrRLeEkPdhDqkt
Contact JVB & Bhaktamar North America Team with queries at NABhaktamar@gmail.com

YouTube Link for past sessions
: Link to YouTube
 
Karen Atmotthan, Banen Vardhaman !
 
On the upcoming Acharya Mahashramanji’s 60th Birthday, under the guidance of Samani Malaypragyaji and Samani Neetipragyaji, JVBNA NJ launched monthly Online Open Book Global Quiz Contest on 09th January, 2021. As part of that series the second quiz was on the book Aao Hum Jeena Seekhe. More than 1275 people from all over the world participated in this online open book quiz and the response received was very encouraging. The quiz went smoothly with minimal issues and all participants were able to successfully complete the quiz.

The third quiz will take place on Saturday, 6th March, 2021. See the included video for further details: Link to YouTube

Please find the details below
Quiz Date - March 6th, 2021
Book - Dukh-Mukti ka Marg
Ebook - Available on Sambodhi App
Audio Book - Link to YouTube
WhatsApp group for Bane Vardhaman - https://nj.jvbharati.org/whatsapp

Exciting prizes to be won while doing Gyan Aradhana.

सरल शब्दों में दे दिया सुज्ञान
आचार्य श्री महाश्रमण महान
पढ़कर के करें आत्मोत्थान
समझकर सारे बनें वर्द्धमान
 
Lets Go Inside with Sessions
 
Under the esteemed guidance of Acharyashri Mahashramanji’s learned disciples - Samani Malaya Pragyaji and Samani Neeti Pragyaji; JVBNA invites you spiritually immerse over the upcoming few days:
 
Daily recharge your mind, body, soul :  Daily Bhaktamar, Signature Pranayam, Theme based Meditation session
US Time - 7 AM to 8 AM EST
India time - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Evening Pravachan by Samani ji
US Time -  8:30 PM to 9:30 PM NJ EST
India time - 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (India time (next day))

Tuesday- Gatha Param Vijay Ki
Thursday - Dasveyaliyam 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
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