Mrs Varsha A Bakhai, January 2018 (London) Palitana, one of the holiest places in Gujarat, is visited every year by thousands who climb up Mount Shatrunjaya to pay reverence to Bhagwan Rishabhdev, the first Tirthankar who meditated there. Here a new vision has begun to take shape, a vision of great significance and value for
By Pujya Gurudev Shri Amar Muniji Maharaj It is early morning. The blackness of the night is departing and light is just starting to appear in the horizon. At this time of sunrise, we remember God. There can be no more auspicious moment than sunrise. What other time can be regarded as auspicious? Actually the very moment when God comes in
Veerayatan has an established track record of performing eye surgeries which started during the early years when Veerayatan was establishing a presence in the holy land of Bihar. Acharyashriji during these formative years, in talking to local people about their problems, recognised that the most common diseases in the area were those affecting eyes. Consequently,
By Dineshbhai Shah, Manchester, United Kingdom Veerayatan organises an Eye Camp every year for one week from 23 January to 30 January, when most eye treatments and cataract operations provided to patients are free of cost. This allows the very poor to have their eyes treated of their ailments, which otherwise would be beyond the financial reach of most patients.
Fourteen days of extraordinary celebrations at the Veerayatan campus at Rajgir, Bihar were initiated on 24 January. During this period both India’s Republic Day and Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji Maharaj’s 82nd birthday, both falling on 26 January, were honoured as well as the first anniversary of the opening of the Parshva Jinalay which was marked
By Upadhyaya Shri Amar Muniji Maharaj
Upon seeing Krishna Bhagwan sitting at the bank of river Yamuna playing his flute so fondly, the Gopis, with a hint of jealousy questioned, ‘What is so special about your flute which we do not possess’? Krishna Bhagwan, with a charming smile, replied ‘There are many qualities of the flute which I like but especially three qualities. Firstly, it is straight and without knots, secondly it remains silent until made to produce a sound and finally whenever it speaks, it only expresses delightfully.’ Upon hearing these words the Gopis silently introspected whether they had any knots within them and any of the qualities just mentioned.