Dear shri. Kamal Shah, Shri.Martin Andrews,
Let soul secure samyakthva.
Sub: Worship worthy.
Ref: Submission No.4373
"According to Jainism, only souls who have attained moksh are to
worshipped and that too since we want to become like them. Not to
get rid of our problems or to ask for wealth etc."
On the captioned subject the following may be considered for
Anadhi Maha mantra Namaskaara Mahamantra for the purpose of
worshipping includes not only those who have attained Moksha i.e.,
SIDDHAS but also ARHATS, ACHAARYAAS, UPAADHYAAYAS AND SADHUS and the
last four souls are also venerable ones besides those of the past,
present and future too.
If Moksha is kept as the criteria for worship in Jain Dharma, then
others referred to above will be left out and Mahaa mantra will
become redundant, is it not?
You all know that only SIDDHAS have attained Moksha and all the rest
said in the Mahaa mantra are yet to attain Moksha and are in the
path and will definitely secure their Moksha, is that right?
Now for the participants,
"KNOW THYSELF AND BE THYSELF" is by KEVALIN for KEVALIN and
Truth is of KEVALIN and rests are mine.
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, Martin Andrews <ornella6742@y...>
> Kamal Shah wrote:
> > According to Jainism, only souls who have attained moksh are to
be worshipped and that too since we want to become like them. Not to
get rid of our problems or to ask for wealth etc. These practices
like worshipping or appeasing our 'kuldevi' etc. are not in tune
with the tenets of Jainism. In fact, by worshipping them,we are
violating the 'samyaktva' vow.
> > Kamal
> This is really amazing. I was wondering, has anyone considered
making a web page with all these facts and information, such as an
online worshipping place?
> Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
> Martin Andrews