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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Jai Jinendra!

On behalf of JAINA, I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year filled with Health, Spirituality, Peace and Prosperity.

JAINA is planning to launch 24x7 JAINA Smart TV in early 2017. It will be available to you from anywhere globally, at any time and on any device (TV, Smart Phone etc.)

Possible New Year Resolution: Attend JAINA Convention 2017 in New Jersey from June 30-July 4, 2017 to give amazing life time memories to your family. Please Register at www.jaina.org NOW.

Sincerely,

Ashok Domadia
JAINA President
Chairman - JAINA BOD

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

My soul characterized by knowledge and faith is alone eternal. All other phases of my existence to which I am attached are external occurrences that are transitory.

- Bhagwan Mahavir
JAINA TV LAUNCH IN EARLY 2017
JAINA is taking a big and bold step in the field of media with 24 x 7 JAINA Smart TV launch planned for early 2017. It will be on-demand 24x7 TV available at any time and from anywhere. JAINA will be the first to provide 24 hour on-demand TV outside India. The channel would be accessible to you 24 hours on Smart phone, Tablet, computer and also home TV through web casting application. Goal is to provide knowledge about Jain religion to Jains and Non Jains worldwide at one go and unite Jains globally.

JAINA TV is currently in development and we plan to launch it in early 2017. Content will include lectures on various Jain religion topics, practicing Jainism in daily life, meditation, Jain Global News, programs focused on Youths, activities at various Jain Centers, Jain education, life stories of Tirthankars, Vegan lifestyle, Wellness for Jain Community, Tirth Yatras, possibly Ask-The-Scholar live sessions and much more.

Please “Click here” for Sponsorship opportunity for JAINA TV. Sponsor’s name will be displayed on the first screen on a first-come first-serve basis.
KNOW YOUR TIRTHANKAR
Anantnath Bhagwan is the 14th Tirthankar of the Avsarpani kaal. He was born to King Sihnsen and Queen Suyasha Devi in the city of Ayodhya Nagri. He attained nirvana at Samet Shikhar and had 50 Gandhars. He took 3 bhavs after Samyak Darshan to attain moksh. The topic of his first sermon was Importance of Tatva.

Jain Tatvas are the single most important subjects of Jain philosophy. It deals with the theory of karma which provides the basis for the path of liberation. Without the proper knowledge of these tatvas a person cannot progress spiritually. The proper understanding of this subject brings about right faith, right knowledge and right conduct to an individual. Jainism is not about changing the world but it is changing our own selves. The objective of tatvas is to change the self. The entire Sadhna of an aspirant can be presented in tatvas. If one understands the essence of tatvas he will understand the mystery behind the ups and downs of his life and he will be able to do proper sadhna.
JAINA CONVENTION 2017
Every two years, JAINA brings together thousands of Jains from across the world to learn facets of Jainsim and cherish long-lasting bonds. There will be learned scholars and high profile speakers from both within and outside of our community who will guide us on understanding inner selves, creating a better community. This year theme being Jainsim and Science is more interesting as it relates to our daily practices with Jainsim. The delegates will also get learning experience through variety of events and engaging activities for each age group. So keep your excitement high for this Jain yet scientific Convention at NJ Convention & Exposition Center in Edison, NJ.Do not miss the bus before its full, please register for 5 days Convention today which itself is first time in history of JAINA.

Register here: http://convention.jaina.org
JAIN STORY
In the city of Kshitipratisthit, there lived a king named Virsen. He had two sons, Surasen and Mahasen. Both brothers grew up with deep love for each other.

Once Mahasen developed a boil on his tongue. It grew in size, became more painful, and would not let him rest. The King tried all treatments but nothing worked. Everybody felt sorry for the Prince’s suffering. All attempts to cure him failed and at last, doctors declared it as an incurable problem. After a while, disease advanced so much that he had a horrible bad breath. No one could come close to him because they could not tolerate the odor. But his younger brother, Surasen would not leave him alone. He always…

PRINCIPLE OF ANEKANTVAD
The world is more complicated than ever. Public and political opinions are trending towards polarization. We are split apart by our views on controversial and non controversial topics alike. However, through the power of language, we can transform this state into good. Diverse perspectives are necessary in order to promote change in any established system - whether it be your school and your country. They are an essential part of our daily lives as well.

The principle of Anekantvad translates literally into "many-sidedness,” reflecting the importances of multiple viewpoints. Each individual’s perspective is fragmented, but when they are bridged together, they form the ultimate and complete truth. Rather than having Pravana (absolute knowledge), we have Naya (point of view knowledge). To be correct, our statements must be conditional. This hesitancy is not a weakness - it is acceptance and understanding. None of us are able to see the entire big picture, no matter how hard we try. It is only by working together and sharing our knowledge - whether it be through debate or conversation - that we can reach the greater good. This principle extends to religious as well as social tolerance.

Jainism encourages us to consider the viewpoints of others - especially if they are different from our own. While it may be easy to only consider viewpoints that agree with ours, if we do so, we remain confined within a dark and narrow hallway. Each time we consider the perspectives of others, a door or window is opened. The ultimate goal is for all perspectives to be welcomed - the hallway becomes an open field exposed to a multi-faceted orb: the light of knowledge.

Rachna Shah
South Barrington, IL.
YJA
On behalf of Young Jains of America, we would like to wish you and your family the best for the holiday season and a Happy New Year!

We hope to see you at next summer's JAINA Convention: Jainism and Science, in Edison, NJ from June 30-July 4. As a reminder, to participate in any youth programs, you must register for the convention and also register for the appropriate activity category:Youth Activities (Ages 14-23),Young Jain Professionals (Ages 24+), Jain Milan (Ages 21-42)

For more information, visit the individual program pages or email registration2017@JAINA.org. We're excited to see you there!

Here is a preview of YJA's January events. More details regarding these events can be found on the regional pages at yja.org. We hope to see you there!
  • YJA Frisbee in the Parks! - Houston, TX (1/7)
  • YJA Temple Clean-Up: JCGB - Norwood, MA (1/7)
  • YJA Temple Clean-Up: JSNE - Burlington, MA (1/8)
  • YJA Cards for a Cause - Etobicoke, Canada (1/8)
  • Trail Trekking with YJA - Hoover, AL (1/14)
  • YJA hosts Yoga - Raleigh, NC (1/22)
  • YJA Hosts Yoga - Atlanta, GA (1/22)
  • YJA Goes Bowling! - College Station, TX (1/27)
  • Bowling with YJA - Gainesville, FL (1/28)
  • YJA Domain Night - Austin, TX (1/28)
  • YJA Plays WhirlyBall! - Dallas, TX (1/29)
JAIN PUZZLE


To get the answer please visit website http://www.jaina.org/?page=Crossword_Puzzle_15


Panch Parmeshti Puzzle :

1) AHIMSA

2) BAHUBALI

3) DIGAMBARA

4) JIVA

5) KARMA

6) MOKSHA

7) MAHAVIRA

8) PARYUSHANA

9) SIDDHA

10)TIRTHANKARAS



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