Jainism

An earlier version of this post appeared on the Huffington Post. Across the globe Jains are embarking upon a spiritual journey of reflection and repentance as they begin celebrating one of our most important festivals...
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Though Jain monks seldom travel outside India, His Holiness Dr. Vasanth Vijay Maharaj detoured to Chicago to honor the Parliament with a illuminating visit, taking precious time from a rare U.S. tour. His Holiness is...
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This post was jointly written by Nikhil Bumb, Neal Daftary, Parth Savla, Priti Shah, and Sonali Vakharia. An earlier version appeared on the Huffington Post . Last October, almost three months ago now, roughly 10,000...
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by Naresh Jain This article was originally published on December 20, 2007 by HereNow4U Outside my office window, the sky on September 11, 2001, was clear blue and beautiful. Shortly before 9 AM, while checking e-mail, I...
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by Dr. Hema Pokharna This article was originally published on December 23, 2007 by HereNow4U What Is Interfaith Dialogue? William Isaacs, author of Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together shares - Dialogue is a...
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by Kirit Daftary Originally published on November 6, 2013 in The Waco Tribune ‑ Herald Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India, similar in importance to Christmas in the U.S. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs...
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by Kirit Daftary Originally published on August 22, 2014 in The Waco Tribune ‑ Herald Paryushan is one of the two most important religious periods for Jains, the other being Diwali, Celebration of Light. According to...
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by Anantanand Rambachan Originally published on October 10, 2013 in The Huffington Post The word "Diwali" means an arrangement or a row of lights. Traditionally, Diwali is celebrated on the darkest night of the year...
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Mahavir Jayanti is a holiday celebrated by Jains (Jainism is an ancient Indian religion) to observe the birth of Tirthankar Mahavir. Tirthankar is a liberated soul who has achieved Nirvana. Tirthankar established a...
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