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Jai Jinendra!

We are excited about JAINA Convention 2019 and hope so are you! JAINA Convention Committee 2019 has recently confirmed Hawaii Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, as a speaker at JAINA Convention 2019. Read more about her below.

Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington and Young Jains of America recently did a clothing drive to help the homeless. Read about it below.

Warm Regards,
Gunvant Shah
JAINA President

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Objects of the senses pollute knowledge, if it is not protected by discipline.

- Bhagwan Mahavir

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Q 1: How many subtypes are of the Jnanavarniya Karma?

Q 2: How many subtypes are of the Darshanavarniya Karma?

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JAINA Convention Committee has confirmed Hawaii Congresswoman, Tulsi Gabbard, as a speaker at JAINA Convention 2019! We are grateful to have Tulsi join us with her broad range of real-world experience, a storehouse of personal strength, and tested leadership serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tulsi’s impressive resume includes serving on two tours of duty in the Middle East, breaking barriers by becoming the first Hindu member and one of the first two female combat veterans to ever serve in the U.S. Congress.

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Last month, Jain Society of Metropolitan (JSMW) Women group did a great giving work. They collected and stuffed 100 donation bags for homeless. The group thanks to all who supported for the project. Here are some photos.

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Story #12: Pethshah Mantri

Many saints, leaders of pilgrim groups and noble men from faraway lands used to visit the beautiful soil of Sorath in order to pay their obeisance to this land, made supremely pious due to the renunciation, enlightenment and/or salvation of infinite Tirthankar lords. Being here afforded them the luxury of experiencing bliss and peace like never before. Learned men of the past have said that a pilgrimage is instrumental in destruction of all karmas, it effectuates the pilgrim’s birth and enables the achievement of Tirthankar naam karma.

Thus understanding such remarkable and astounding result of pilgrimage, minister Pethad who was a great philanthropist, a renowned beneficiary of the ability to convert matter to gold (suvarna siddhi), was a beloved of his teachers and a stalwart of the earth, along with many members of the Jain community embarked on a pilgrimage to the pious shrines of Siddhachal and Raivatachal, the two jewels of Sorath. With great enthusiasm he admired the mountain shrine where innumerable Jain monks attained salvation. He worshipped Lord Adinath perched above the Siddhachal peak. He carried out other rituals with reverent devotion and embellished the temple of the first Lord of this era, Lord Adinath with 25 ghadis^2 of gold.

Please Click here to read more.

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In December 2016, Young Jains of America (YJA) held its first annual interregional clothing drive to give back to the less fortunate. Since then, YJA has collected over 7,000 articles of clothing, shoes, and toys to benefit individuals that may be ill-prepared for the winter.

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9. Quiz ANSWER

A 1: There are five subtypes of Jnanavarniya Karma.

A 2: There are nine subtypes of Darshanavarniya Karma.

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