Happy Mahavir Jayanti

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! 

 

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