Monday May 30, 2016
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Pujya Deepakbhai was born on 9th May 1953. He received the Knowledge of the Self from Param Pujya Dadashri at the age of 17. On the auspicious day of Pujya Deepakbhai’s birthday, let us understand more about one of His numerous virtues, sincerity!
Can you imagine doing a task assigned to you, for more than 4 months, with the same devotion and sincerity, without complaining or getting bored even once? No right? But Pujya Deepakbhai has been able to! He obtained the opportunity to write Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s speech from Pujya Niruma shortly after receiving Self-Realization. For more than 40 years now, He has continued this task with an unwavering sincerity and devotion! Should we not learn from Him? According to Pujya Dadashri, this virtue of sincerity is the main road to reach God, which ultimately leads one towards salvation. And Pujya Deepakbhai, is a living example of someone who has reached the epitome of sincerity, who has shown us how one can become successful in any endeavor, by remaining sincere to our goal.
Let us pray that Pujya Deepakbhai has a long healthy happy life filled with the everlasting experience of the Soul, that He continues to be a great instrument in the salvation of the world, that His next birth is at the lotus feet of Shree Simandhar Swami and that He attains moksha (ultimate liberation).
Friday May 6, 2016
Mother’s Day is not only a celebration which honors mothers, but it is also a celebration of motherhood. One day is not enough to celebrate the significance of mothers in our lives, who do so much for us day in, day out, but on this day we get the opportunity to show our love and appreciation for our mothers.
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan has said that, if love is to be found anywhere in this world, it is within a mother! Have you wondered why a mother’s love is considered the highest in the world? It is because of the sacrifice and the selflessness in that love. Because of this love, every child feels an intense oneness with their mother.
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone in this world felt that same oneness with each other? How? By making a promise to ourselves and following in the footsteps of our mother and we too can become selfless and in turn create a oneness with the world!
On this very special day, let us all honor our mothers, by learning something from them. Just like our mothers put our happiness before their own, we can also strive to do the same with others. This way we will create oneness within this world.
Saturday April 30, 2016
This auspicious day marks the birth of Shree Simandhar Swami, who is the current living Tirthankar (Fully Enlightened Being), who can free us from worldly bondages! How blessed we are to have been introduced to this Vitarag Lord by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan!
So let us understand the importance of a living Tirthankar using an example. What if you wanted to buy something but had no money in your wallet? Would you be able to buy it on the basis of your past spending or your future earnings? No, right? Only cash on hand is useful at that time. In the same way, bhakti of the past and the future Tirthankar Lords is going to earn us merit karmas; but only the present living Tirthankar can help us attain ultimate Liberation!
By praying to Shree Simandhar Swami, He can guide us on the path of permanent spiritual bliss. Our devotion towards Him can lead us to Him in our next life and in His presence; we too can attain final liberation!
So on this very auspicious day, let us realize the importance of the present Tirthankar, Shree Simandhar Swami and strengthen our resolutions to achieve our ultimate goal of liberation!
Monday April 25, 2016
Monday April 18, 2016
Mahavir Jayanti is the celebration of Lord Mahavir’s Birthday. Lord Maharvir was the 24th Tirthankar (Fully Enlightened Being) of the current time cycle. On this auspicious occasion let’s look at the definition of one of His Mahavrats – Ahimsa. Ahimsa is the practice of non-violence towards all living beings through the mind, speech and body. When one practices ahimsa a feeling of oneness is established with all living beings. One abides by the principle of "Live and let Live".
Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says that, “Whoever desires to do so, can do it. If the goal of ahimsa is not attained in one lifetime, it will be attained in two or three life times. If your goal and decision is firm and you maintain ahimsa in your awareness, then absolute ahimsa is inevitable.”
He explains that, “The definition of ahimsa is: to maintain the awareness to not hurt any living being, even in the slightest degree, through your mind, speech and actions. You will make spiritual progress when this principle remains firm in your conviction and awareness.”
So this Mahavir Jayanti, let us decide to keep the strong inner intent not to hurt anyone though our mind, speech and body!
Monday April 18, 2016