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 1. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Jai Jinendra!

I and several JAINA members attended Veerayatan Global Conference in Rajgiri, India last week. Focus was on upliftment of poor through free Education. JAINA will continue to collaborate in this noble effort.

Most of you have received amazing JAINA Calendar 2016. Thank you for your thoughtful donation checks. Micchami Dukkadam for the delay in postal delivery. Please contact Rajeevji Pandya, Chairman – JAINA Calendar Committee, at rajeevpandya@ashidiamonds.com if you have not received it by next week.
 
Warm Regards,
Ashok Domadia
JAINA President


 2. QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“The essence of all knowledge consists in not committing violence. The doctrine of ahimsa is nothing but the observance of equality i.e. the realization that just as I do not like misery, others also do not like it. Knowing this, one should not kill anybody.”

- Bhagwan Mahavir


 3. JAINA TEAM AT VEERAYATAN 3rd GLOBAL CONVENTION, RAJGIR

Gurudev Shri Amarmuniji had inspired Acharya Shri Chandanaji to dedicate her time and limitless energy to uplift humanity in the name of Veerayatan.

JAINA is proud to be a part of Veerayatan 3rd Global Convention at Rajgir where, JAINA team had great networking with Jains from all over the world.

Click here   to read about Convention in detail.


 4. RUJUVALIKA TIRTH

On the way from Shikharji to Veerayatan (Rajgir), JAINA team visited Rujuvalika Tirth where Bhagwan Mahavir attained Kevalgyan after deep meditation of twelve and a half years.

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 5. PROGRAM TO STUDY NONVIOLENCE & JAIN DHARMA TRADITION IN INDIA

JAINA's International Summer School for Jain Studies (ISSJS) gives a unique opportunity to Study Nonviolence in India. ISSJS is Currently accepting applications for three, four and six weeks study programs in India. Last date to apply is February 28th, 2016.

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 6. PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS – TRUSTEE NOMINATION

The Parliament of World Religions is the biggest and most widely known and respected global platform in the interfaith community. Swami Vivekananda and Virchand Raghavajee Gandhi made their debut and brought awareness and respect to Hinduism and Jainism.

Mr. Kirit Daftary has effectively served as Trustee. His term will end in December 2016. JAINA would like to appoint 2 Trustees to continue to promote peace and nonviolence. The ideal candidate for Parliament Trustee would possess. Click here to read more.


 7. YJA CONVENTION JULY 1 - 4, 2016 IN LOS ANGELES

Young Jains of America(YJA) is holding its Biennial Convention in Los Angeles from July 1 - 4, 2016. Theme of YJA Convention is "Young Jains: Agents of Change". To donate on-line, please Click here.  Attendees will have opportunity to connect, learn, and share their thoughts on how we can use Jain principles strengthen our communities. Please visit YJA.org for more information.


 8. THEORY OF KARMA (PART 2)

In Theory of Karma Part 1, we have understood how karman varganas get attached to the soul and become karmas, types of karmas and nine different ways that cause bondage of karmas. (Click here  to read part 1.)

Here, we will understand in detail the four characteristics that are determined about the karmas at the time of its bondage to the soul. Click here  to read part 2.


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