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HereNow4U Newsletter 07-22 (27.05.2007 - 02.06.2007)

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       Maryada Mahotsava 2007
      Maryada Mahotsav - 143rd - Video Coverage
      UPDATE: new video clips available: #5-6-7

      HereNow4U - Living Jainism Tour 2006 - by Editors
      HereNow4U - Living Jainism Tour 2006 - 07.09 Jaipur (9) Visit To Observatory & Jaipur Impressions
      Shri Balwant Mehta had provided the opportunity to us to visit Tagore Hospital & Tagore International School. He was familiar with Tagore Hospital, as some weeks before our arrival in Jaipur, he had undergone a knee surgery there. Hospital and school are located in front of each other; the hospital is futuristically designed, the school in traditional Rajasthani style, and they are run by the same trust.
      HereNow4U - Living Jainism Tour 2006 - 07.11 Jaipur (11) Visit To Gadhaiya Family's Home And Departure
      Shri Sampatji Gadhaiya is a deeply spiritual person; the talks with him gave a lot of inspiration to us. His voice, his way of talking, and the subjects he spoke about, left a mark on us.

       Press Review
      When Thoughtlessness Is The Only Way
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      Your thinking is governed by a very small part of your consciousness. The commerce of human life does not need more than a small amount of consciousness.
      Sometimes you become spectator of your own consciousness and of what is happening therein. Delving into consciousness is the privilege of those who possess moral courage, patience and initiative, for consciousness is as infinite as the universe.
      Press Review Report (04) Mixed Sources
      This week we picked from the past into HereNow4U:
          * Prescription For Righteous Economy
          * What Religion Says Of Man
          * The Important Things - What Are The Values We Need?
          * Devotees May Be Asked To Take Vows For Nation-Building : Kalam

      Schedule of Sadhvi Shri Kanak Shriji of Thana-5, 2007-05
      Schedule - Delhi Update
      Schedule of Muni Shri Sumermalji (Ladnun), Muni Shri Udit Kumarji 2007-05
      Muni Shri Sumermalji (Ladnun) along with Muni Shri Udit Kumarji is available from 19 May to 28 May 2007 at Anuvrat Bhawan, 210 Deen Dayal, Upadhyaya Marg New Delhi-2, +91 11-23222965
      Kolkata - Mahavir Jayanti Function on 13th & 14th April 2007
      Sadhvi Shree Dr. Yogkshemprabhaji, Sadhvi Lavnyaprabhaji, Sadhvi Kundanyashaji, Sadhvi Muditprabhaji singing song dedicated to Lord Mahavira on 13th April.
      Kolkata - Akshay Tritiya Function on 20th April 2007
      On 20th April 2007, Akshay Tritiya 2007 in Kolkata was celebrated in the auspicious presence of Sadhvishree Nirvanshree, Sadhvishree Dr. Yogkshem Prabhaji, and Samani Dr. Chaitanya Pragyaji in Satyam Towers. Terapanth dignitaries and a huge gathering followed the drama performance on the life of Lord Rishabha, the first Tirthankara, by Gyanshala students.
      Schedule of Muni Shri Sumermalji (Ladnun) and Muni Shri Udit Kumarji, 2007-06
      June in Delhi
      JVB Houston - Gujarati Summer Classes in June 2007
      from June, 4th, Mon-Thu (every week of June) 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
      Schedule of Sadhvi Shri Kanak Shriji of Thana-5, 2007-06
      Schedule - Delhi JUNE
      JVB Houston - Enrich your Memory, Youth Workshop, June 23, 2007
      Age: 15-30 Yrs, Saturday - June 23, 2007, 13:00 - 16:00
      6th International Preksha Meditation Camp, 14.-21.11.2007, Udaipur, India
      6th International Preksha Meditation Camp is schedule to be held from 14th November 2007 to 21st November 2007 at Hotel Vishnu Priya, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India under the auspicious presence of His Holiness Acharya Mahaprajna.
      Jain International Convention of NRIs - Relevance of Jainism In the Present Context
      05th - 7th August 2007
      Pragya Shikar, Mahapragya Vihar, Bhuwana, Udaipur-313001 Rajasthan India.
      Inaugural Function of 19th All India Summer School on Prakrit Language & Literature held in B. L. Institute of Indology, Delhi
      The Function held on Sunday 13th May, 2007 was presided over by Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan, Director, National Mission for Manuscripts, Govt. of India. Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan emphasised that the learning of Prakrit Language is necessary to read the Manuscripts written in Prakrit. She appreciated the huge stock of manuscripts collection and its upkeep by the BLII library. On this occasion Prof. Dayanand Bhargava delivered his lecture   Some New Lights on Anekantavada.

      currently 7 books in progress

      new chapters this week:

      Thought at Sunrise - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      To keep in mind for the current day

      Abstract Thinking - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      Abstract Thinking [22.04] - Anupreksha Of Secularism - Communal Harmony
      India is a secular democracy. It is the largest democracy in the world. There exists here complete freedom of speech, of writing, of propagation of ideas and of religious worship.
      Abstract Thinking [22.05] - Anupreksha Of Secularism - Sadhana And Sect
      Communal bigotry sowed the seeds of enmity. Religion, which earlier filled the common people with abundant love, now become the cause of division and conflict. Today the minds of the people are again becoming enlightened.
      Abstract Thinking [23.01] - Anupreksha Of The Unity Of Mankind
      Lord Mahavira proclaimed the oneness of mankind. It is the caste system which has created the high and the low, and untouchability, violating thereby the principle of equality. In this situation, had there been no declaration of the unity of mankind, the concept of non-violence would have been rendered meaningless.

      Anekant : The Third Eye - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      Anekanta : The Third Eye 5.14 Third Eye 2 - The Use Of The Third Eye
      The one whose third eye is opened does not stop with the name. He goes towards the nameless.The one whose third eye is opened, does not stop with the form. He goes towards the formless.

      Anekanta : The Third Eye 5.15 Third Eye 2 - Philosophy And Reality
      In ancient times there were many schools of philosophy. It was a tradition to ponder philosophically over every conundrum. But in those days philosophers did not think of yoga as a philosophy. It was considered different from philosophy. Philosophy was understood as explaining the truths of substance while yoga was understood as training in meditation.

      Anekanta : The Third Eye 5.16 Third Eye 2 - The First Mark Of Philosophy
      The philosophers who have crossed the boundaries of the mind, the nervous system, the glandular systems, the material world and the sacred texts and have opened the third eye have taken the first step towards philosophy.

      Anekanta : The Third Eye 5.17 Third Eye 2 - The Utility Of Logic
      To think of logic as philosophy is a mistake. Logic is only a tool to manage day-to-day living. It is essential. One of life's riddles is day-to-day behaviour. In the art of institutionalization, institutions have to be maintained. There logic is also essential. Without logic, institutions cannot be managed.

      Anekanta : The Third Eye 6.01 Indendence - The Rule For Decisiveness
      A gentleman asked me, "Is independence possible?" I said, "Do not ask that. Ask if dependence is possible." He replied, "Dependence is very clear." To that I asked, "Why then is independence not clear?"

      Anekanta : The Third Eye 6.02 Indendence - Anekanta Is The Rule For Hard Work And Courage
      The rule of anekanta: draw your conclusion on the basis of the present; but do not shut the door of possibilities. Keep them always open. Think that today this possibility exists tomorrow it can be another. Thousands of possibilities may fructify depending on the pace of the life cycle infinite possibilities may manifest themselves.

      Anekanta : The Third Eye 6.03 Indendence - Syaadvad Is The Doctrine Of Possibilities
      The meaning of syaadvad is to accept possibilities. It is surprising that Indian philosophers have always understood syaadvad as the discussion of the doubtful, of the uncertain.
      But contemporary scientists have named syaadvad as the discussion of possibilities. This is indeed the right meaning. It lends a new perspective.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
       Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.01] Food And Health - Food and Fasting
      Life and food are synonymous terms. If there is food, there is life. If there is life, there is food. If there is no food, there is no life either. Where there is food, there is definitely temperance with regard to food.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.02] Food And Health - Importance Of Excretion
      Health is related not only to balanced food and to the supply of nourishing elements, but also to the ejectment of the toxic substances that accumulate along with the intake of food. Excretion is very important.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.03] Food And Health - Definition Of Balanced Diet
      According to the modern science of nutrition, our food should include alkaline and acidic elements. The balanced diet means 8 per cent of alkaline and 20 per cent of acidic elements.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.04] Food And Health - Fasting Has A Tremendous Power
      Bhagvan Mahavira talked more about fasting than he did about food. If food is our power, fasting has a tremendous power.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.05] Food And Health - Beneficial Food - Temperance In Food
      Like a modern physiologist or a nutrition scientist, Bhagvan Mahavira did not go into the details of the proportions of vitamins, salt, and alkaline elements required as nutrients for the body. But he gave two important terms: beneficial food and temperance in food. The person, who takes beneficial food and exercises temperance in eating, remains healthy.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.06] Food And Health - What Type Of Food Should Be Taken
      One question came with regard to the routine food of ascetic: Should the ascetic take completely dry food or should be take completely oily food? In reply to that question, it was said that the ascetic should sometimes take dry food and sometimes oily food. If he wants to exercise his intellect, to keep his kidneys healthy, to maintain good health, he would have to take oily food.

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [09.07] Food And Health - Fasting
      According to the Jam tradition, among the 12 types of penances, the first four anashan (fast), unodari (eating less than necessary to satisfy hunger), vrittisankshep (Limiting the items to be eaten) and rasa-parityaga (avoidance of tastes) these are penances as well as formulae of good health. Fasting does not mean merely abandoning food.

      Atoms In Jain Philosophy & Modern Science
      - by  J. S. Zaveri & Muni Mahendra Kumar
      Microcosmology [1.1] Atom in Modern Science - Ancient Development
      The word 'physics' is derived from the Greek word 'physics' which means the 'essential nature' or 'real constitution of things'. The roots of physics are to be found in the first period of Greek philosophy in the sixth century B.C.. At that time, science, physics, and religion were not separated, and the earliest Greek philosophers saw no distinction between animate and inanimate, spirit (consciousness) and matter.

      Microcosmology [1.1.1] Atom in Modern Science - Ancient Development - Atom in Greek Philosophy
      The idea of the smallest indivisible ultimate building blocks of matter first came up in connection with elaboration of the concepts of Matter, Being and Becoming, which characterised the first epoch of Greek philosophy. The fundamental question was 'what is the material cause of all things?' Simultaneously, there was a demand that this question be answered in conformity with reason, without resort to myths, mysticism, or superstition.

      Microcosmology [1.1.2] Atom in Modern Science - Ancient Development - The Atomists
      Democritus who was a contemporary of Socrates and who flourished about 420 B.C., took the final step towards the concept of atom, the indivisible smallest unit of matter. His atom is eternal and indestructible but it has a finite size. Thus the idea, of the elementary particle as the fundamental building block of the matter, was voiced for the first time in the history of western philosophy twenty-three centuries ago.

      Microcosmology [1.1.3] Atom in Modern Science - Ancient Development - Western Science - Cartesian Division
      Further development of Western science came after renaissance, when the influence of the church was greatly diminished. In the late 15th century, experiments were undertaken to test speculative ideas. Later on, with the development of mathematics, proper scientific theories were formed and expressed in mathematical formulae. Galileo was the first to combine empirical knowledge with mathematics and is considered as the father of modern science.

      Microcosmology [] Atom in Modern Science - Mechanics and Electrodynamics - Classical Physics
      As we have seen, Philosophy and Science were not separate until the first half of the seventeenth century when Rene Descartes based his view of nature on a fundamental division into two realms - mind and matter. The Cartesian division helped the scientists to study the physical universe as an independent objective reality. And they treated the material world as a huge machine composed of different objects.

      Microcosmology [] Atom in Modern Science - Mechanics and Electrodynamics - Discovery of Electromagnetic Phenomena
      In the nineteenth century, the first persons to go beyond the Newtonian Physics were Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell. This radical change in scientific outlook was brought about by the discovery of a new type of force, which the mechanistic model failed to describe.
      Microcosmology [] Atom in Modern Science - Mechanics and Electrodynamics - Electromagnetic Radiation-Light
      Much earlier, there were two theories about light: One, which Newton favoured, was that it was composed of particles, called corpuscles; the other was that it was made of waves. A proper theory of the propagation of light did not come until 1865, when Maxwell succeeded in unifying the forces of electricity and magnetism. Maxwell's equations predicted that electromagnetic waves travel at a fixed speed.

      Mind Beyond MInd
      - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      Mind Beyond Mind [15.1] Energy Centres in the Body (1)
      The human body is divisible into three parts: the upper, the middle, and the lower. Physiologists and anatomists have studied the body from their own point of view. The masters of Yoga have studied it in their own way. According to them it has several knowledge centres or consciousness centres. The activation of these centres results in the generation and circulation of energy in the body.
      Mind Beyond Mind [15.2] Energy Centres in the Body (2)
      In a nutshell, the human body possesses glands, plexuses, and lotus structures. The nomenclatures adopted in Yoga and physiology may differ from each other and may sometimes create confusion. A comparative study of the two, however, shows that there is no basic difference between the two systems.

      Mind Beyond Mind [16.1] The need to know the Body (1)
      Diwali is a festival of lamps in India. Disc shaped earthen cups are filled with oil and cotton wicks are placed in them, which are lighted to produce flames. In popular idiom the earthen cups are also called Dipas or lamps. Thus a lamp is composed of an earthen cup, oil and wick. The human body is like the cup and consciousness is like the flame.

      Mind Beyond Mind [16.2] The need to know the Body (2)
      The Karmana body is the subtlest body. It is the base of all the other bodies, gross as well as subtle. The Taijasa. Vaikriya, Aharaka and Audarika (of flesh and blood) bodies cannot exist without the Karmana body. The soul is released from the gross body when the latter dies, but not from the Karmana body. It is only when the soul attains Moksha that it drops the Karmana body.

      Mind Beyond Mind [17] Prana and the Range of its Activities
      The vital energy flows throughout the body. It is the driving force of life. As a matter of fact there are not ten Pranas, but only a single Prana. It is on the basis of its ten functions that we speak of ten Pranas. There are ten functional centres of the vital force in the body. All the living beings whether they possess one or five sense organs, possess the vital force. The ten-fold classification of the vital force does not affect the unity of its power.

      Mind Beyond Mind [18] Ahara and Anahara
      Our traditional notions about food are illusory. We have several wrong notions about dieting and these have produced difficulties for us. We have taken it for granted that food can be taken by mouth only and that such food is enough for us. This is a wrong view. The term 'balanced diet' has become a popular jargon these days. It means food, which contains all the elements necessary for health and longevity. The science of Yoga has a different opinion in this matter.

      Mind Beyond Mind [19] Bhavana
      Bhagavana Mahavira said that the soul, which has become pure through Bhavana Yoga, is like a boat capable of reaching the shore of the sea of life at any time. The only question is how to use it. It is essential to be seized of the idea or image to be contemplated on and a complete absorption in it. The Agamas (Jain scriptures) speak of a class of monks called Bhavitatmas (completely absorbed).

      Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice [6.24] Benefits - Benefits Of Perception Of Body - Immunity
      When the immunity is strong, the disease-producing microbes cannot harm the body.

      Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice [6.25] Benefits - Benefits Of Perception Of Body - Vigilance
      The second benefit of sarira preksa is vigilance - increased awareness of the conscious mind.

      Preksa Dhyana - Theory And Practice [6.26] Benefits - Benefits Of Perception Of Body - Swimming Upstream
      A further benefit of sarira preksa is swimming upstream. Our habit of perceiving non-self (i.e. external things) has so vitiated our perception that we never think of seeing the self. We have forgotten that we must also sometimes turn inwards.

      HereNow4U : DEUTSCH [German]

      Berlin: Workshop über “Wohlbefinden durch Preksha Meditation“ mit Swami Dharmanandji & Nirmalaji
      Am 9. Juni 2007 findet in Berlin ein Workshop über “Wohlbefinden durch Preksha Meditation“ statt unter Leitung von Swami Dharmanandji & Nirmalaji.
      Swami Dharmanandji & Nirmalaji geben in Neu-Delhi seit über 20 Jahren Meditationskurse, in denen sie den Teilnehmern zeigen, wie man Preksha Meditation mit Yoga- und Atemübungen zur Steigerung des Wohlbefindens kombinieren kann.
      Geheimnisse des Geistes von Acharya Mahaprajna
      Geheimnisse des Geistes [12.4] Analysierende Betrachtungen des Grobstofflichen und des Feinstofflichen (4)
      Stellen wir uns einmal vor, ein Mann sitzt über eine Stunde lang in einem dunklen Raum. Untersuchen wir anschließend die Geruchspartikel in diesem Raum, können wir feststellen, dass der Betreffende in dem Raum anwesend war, obwohl er ihn längst verlassen hat.   Deshalb wird der feine Geruchssinn von Hunden bei der Suche nach kriminellen Tätern eingesetzt. Wissenschaftler haben nun ein Analyseverfahren entwickelt, das die gleichen Aufgaben erfüllen kann, denn jeder Körper besitzt eine spezifische Geruchsmarke, auf Grund derer er identifiziert werden kann.
      Es heißt, dass die Körper der Tirthankaras einen charakteristischen Duft verströmen, welcher dem   der roten Lotusblume ähnelt. Jeder lebendige Körper hat eine charakteristische Duftnote. In alten Schriften über Sexualität wird behauptet, dass der Duft, den die Körper mancher Frauen verströmen, dem der rosafarbenen Lotusblume ähnelt. Diese Frauen werden Padminis genannt.

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