September 08 - Paryushan
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8-10 Days Points Worksheet for Paryushan
Parv/Das Lakshan are festivals for celebrating the qualities and essence of
the Soul. These auspicious 8 or 10 days offer us an opportunity to
focus on our spirituality with the hope that we will live a Jain Way of
Life for the rest of the year. Disciplining oneself for these practices is
a difficult task. The following activity recommendations are for people of
all ages along with point incentives. A family can print this page and give
one copy to each member of the family to fill out and add up the points at
the end of the festival. A gift can be offered for achieving a certain
point target. Each family member should encourage and help others to
achieve their best. [more]
Paryushan/Das-Lakshan: A Simple Overview
This is the time to celebrate the natural qualities of the Soul, refresh ourselves, and ask for forgiveness.
When Someone asks you "What is Jainism" (The Elevator Pitch!)
For thousands of years,
Jains have been practicing vegetarianism, yoga, meditation, and
environmentalism. Jains have three core practices: Non-Violence,
Non-Absolutism, and Non-Possessiveness (Ahimsa, Anekantvad, and Aparigraha
Non-Violence is compassion and forgiveness in thoughts,
words, and deeds towards all living beings. For this reason, Jains
Absolutism is respecting views of others. Jains
encourage dialog and harmony with other faiths.
Non-Possessiveness is the balancing of needs and desires,
while staying detached from our possessions.
believe in the existence of a Soul – in each living being – which is
eternal and divine.
JAIN WAY OF LIFE (JWOL) respects and honors all living beings through the
Non-Violence, Non-Absolutism, and Non-Possessiveness. We are all interdependent
and, by living a JAIN WAY OF LIFE (JWOL), we can bring peace and spirituality to our lives and to those
around us. [more]
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