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.
When one prospers in connecting with Paramatma or our true inner self, this is sadhana, spiritual practice. It is this sadhana that will take our life upwards towards highest level of peace and happiness. From time immemorial, however, our Atma has been moving in the opposite direction from Paramatma. This results in frequent sorrow and is the reason for the Atma wandering through endless cycles of birth and rebirth. A little bit of happiness is experienced here and there but this is not real happiness nor permanent. Experience of real happiness lies in truth, in compassion, in love, in harmony.
A story taken from ‘Power of Intention’ by Wayne Dyer
In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be mainstreamed into conventional schools.
The day in the life of a Sadhvi In Veerayatan India, the Sadhvijis are constantly immersing themselves in many activities, leading very busy lives. They are completely devoted to their cause, a cause which comes with a lot of challenges. There are numerous Veerayatan centres across India such as that in Bihar, Kutch, Palitana, Osian
SCVP’s Annual Samayik event took place on Friday 23 June 2017, when the library setting at Kings bury High school was transported to ‘Palitana’. It was a beautiful and uplifting evening with calmness and positive energy from all who were seated on the cool marble floor, in the temple at the top of Shatrunjaya hill,
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.