By Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji Maharaj
Jainism is a science. There is nothing like Jainism and Science, Jain philosophy itself is total science. To know is not a belief – it is a science. To believe, however, requires faith. For instance, we know that there is a sun, we do not say that we have a belief there in a sun, we just know it. In Jainism, it is said that foremost you should know yourself.
by Pujya Upadhyaya Shri Amar Muniji Maharaj
A saint was travelling, completely absorbed within himself. On the way, he met a shepherd who said, ‘Oh Saint, ahead on this very path resides a most venomous cobra. Not only human beings but also other animals including birds are petrified by his furious hissing and have died as a result.
by Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji Maharaj
There are two differing interpretaions of the meaning of the word Yoga:
The first is that put forward by Patanjali Rishi in his world renowned text Yoga Darshan. Here Patanjali Rishi interprets the meaning of yoga as being stopping one’s mind from being active, that is achieving a state where there is a cessation of thoughts and action (Nivrutti) and retreating in to one’s inner self.
Pujya Acharya Shri Chandanaji, the epitome of compassion, is an exceptional personality within the Jain community who has touched thousands of lives worldwide and continues to do so. Jains in the UK were fortunate to have the presence of Pujya Acharya Shriji (together with Pujya Sadhvi Sampragyaji and Pujya Sadhvi Sanghamitraji) in April 2017 for a 10-day visit during which time various spiritual activities were organised.
Is Veerayatan different from other charities?
I believe all charities are connected to spirituality and selflessness. Veerayatan is no different in this respect. But a charity is not just a charity. The goodness that charities bring to all, this goodness comes out of divinity. Without divinity, there would not be this goodness. For instance someone decides to give some donation, that hard-earned cash which is for his living. Why does he decide to give? It is a calling from the inside; this is divinity.