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JAIN VISHWA BHARATI
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Purpose of Shravak's Life

  
Four scientists were passing through a wild forest. They encountered a dead lion. One of the scientists claimed, ‘It is a skeleton, I can generate its flesh again.’ He used his skills to regenerate muscles around the skeleton. 

Another scientist said, ‘I can start blood circulation.’ And he did. The third one through his knowledge produced body organs. Now the fourth scientist said, ‘I can inject life into it.’ All other scientists asked him to wait till they climb a tree. They all said, ‘who knows if the lion kills them after regaining life.’ They told the fourth scientist to be careful. The first three scientists climbed up a tree. The fourth one stood close to the dead body. As soon as the lion regained life, he killed the fourth scientist who had bestowed him with life. 

Why do such things happen? Why does an obliging person receive thanklessness? Why does ungratefulness take place instead of gratitude? It is all because of dormant consciousness, when only power is awakened, not the consciousness. Until we awaken the soul and consciousness, our help remains worthless. In other words, good deeds or assistance hurts the doer until the receiver’s consciousness is awakened. It occurs when consciousness is not the nucleus. If the consciousness and right faith are the focal point and the spiritual consciousness is awakened, there is no room for negativity. This is the power of right perspective (samyak darshan). In fact, right perspective shifts the view.
 
jojaisahaivaisadekhe, samyak darshankisahanaani,
kyonchalenishedhaatmakchintan, hosadavidheyaatmakvaani.
shravakjeevankisaarthakata, navatattvonkeanushilan se,
khaate-peete, sote-jagate, aavaajutheantarman se.

It means the right faith or perspective is to perceive the truth as it exists and to be positive. The life of a shravak becomes meaningful if he is aware of the nine tattva (fundamentals). Thus, this verse highlights the factors of right perspective.
 

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

Acharyashree Mahapragyaji's English Book Launch
 
Acharyashree Mahapragyaji’s 15 books translated in English were unveiled by Acharyashree Mahashramanji on 2nd day of Maryada Mahotsava at Raipur. JVBNA NJ  under guidance of Samani MalayPragyaji and Samani NeetiPragyaji was actively involved in project of English translation of four of these books. This gesture was greatly appreciated by JVB President Manoj Lunia at the launch of books in Maryada Mahotsava.

The responsibility of this great and amazing work was taken up by Ramesh Parmar, Madhumita Sacheti, Neena Jain, Pallavi Surana, Neena Pipaliya, Preeti Agrawal, Sanjay Jain, Kiran Jain and others. Shweta Daftary was involved in editing and compilation of translations of two of the published books. This is truly a unique task undertaken and successfully delivered by JVBNA NJ. We wish to continue contributing more towards these milestones in our journey of sharing the message with more and more people from all sections of the world.  Acharyashree Mahapragyaji's analysis of human nature, action and thoughts was truly remarkable and making his teachings available in a language which the whole world can read helps the society at large. Spreading his wealth of knowledge is the biggest tribute we can pay to Acharyashree Mahapragyaji.

Publication sponsorship of 5 books was done by Jain Vishwa Bharati, New Jersey. Sponsorship of 10 books was done by following aspirant families from Jain Vishwa Bharati, New Jersey Centre: Pratap Jain, Ramesh Parmar, Nagji Veera, Sandeep Sacheti, Rohit Bardia, Dr. Namrata Shah, Surendra Kankariya, Sheetal Daftary, Ashok Bhansali, Bhikam Jain and Suparas Nahata. 

Khub Khub Anumodana to all the sponsors for their generous contribution.
 
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.

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

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 in association with JVB Ladnun launched the monthly Online Open Book Global Quiz Contest on 09th January 2021. As part of that series, the third quiz conducted on March 6 was on the book Dukh-Mukti ka Marg. More than 1250+ people from all over the world participated in this online open book quiz and the response received was very encouraging.

The fourth quiz will take place on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021. See the included video for further details: Link to YouTube

Please find the details below
Quiz Date - April 3rd, 2021
Book - 18 Pap
Website
https://nj.jvbharati.org
Ebook - https://books.jvbharati.org/pdf/jvbebook/1186455739.pdf 
Audio Book - Link to YouTube
WhatsApp group for Bane Vardhaman - https://nj.jvbharati.org/whatsapp
Facebook group for Bane Vardhamanhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/banenvardhamaancontest/


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 & 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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