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HereNow4U Newsletter 48 (27.11. - 03.12.2005)

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    ThE week : HereNow4U ... First Meeting Of Jain Sadhvi And Senior Communist Leader In Kolkatta Editors 28.11.2005 On 8th November 2005, Sadhvishree
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      First Meeting Of Jain Sadhvi And Senior Communist Leader In Kolkatta
      On 8th November 2005, Sadhvishree Kanchanprabhaji and senior communist leader Jyoti Basu, former chief minister of West-Bengal, met at Jyoti Basu’s residence at Salt Lake, Kolkatta. When Sadhvishree Kanchanprabhaji arrived at his residence, Jyoti Basu bowed down with regards.
      Anuvibha Organises 'Conference On Economics Of Non-Violence And The Vision Of A Sustainable World'
      A two-day conference is being organized jointly by Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha), a transnational center for peace and nonviolent action associated with UN DPI and IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur Campus from 5th December to 7th December, 2005 in New Delhi under the auspices of His Holiness Acharya Mahapragya, a celebrated spiritual thinker and head of a well known movement called Anuvrat Movement.
      Conference "Economics of Non-violence..." - Programme Schedule
      December 5-7, 2005
      New Delhi, India, Mahapragya Sabhagar - Adhyatma Sadhna Kendra (ASK)
      JVB London's Inauguration Of New Location
      On Sunday 27th November 2005, a function was celebrated at Sayer Centre in North West London (address below), the new location for JVB London's activities. Manik Choraria, trustee of Jain Vishva Bharati welcomed the Samanijis and guests at the new venue and said that now big facilities are available to organise different activities for the community. Manik has made it possible to increase scope and sphere of JVB London’s activities; he acts as spiritual cosmopolitan Jain, combining western formation with Indian warmth and affection.
      Conference "Economics of Non-violence..." - Evolution of Development Thinking
      Louis Emmerij
      In this article, I shall first examine why and how the balance of development thinking and practice changed around 1980. This turning point coincided with a change of influence (caused among others by the industrial countries) at the level of strategic thinking from the UN to the Bretton Woods Institutions. Second, I shall look into the possibility of future turning points in development thinking and practice. In doing so, I shall describe, first, what could well become (and is already becoming) a new and expanded general concept of development, and second, the very opposite, namely development not as a global but as a regional and local strategy.
      Conference "Economics of Non-violence..." - Development Alternatives: Humane Development
      Ashok Bapna
      ....In the ultimate analysis, it is humane development which really matters. Keeping an appropriate balance between spiritualism & consumerism is what one is anxiously looking for in future. Let us hope the present century does not miss this important message & marches ahead with great hope, vision & optimism. This is what the new 'International Centre for Research & Training in Non-violence & Economics' along with 'Centre for Humanism and Sustainable Development (CHSD)' and 'Society for International Development (SID)' jointly wish to carry forward.

      'Trip To Spirituality ' continues with....
      Ladnun - Jain Vishva Bharati - Trip To Spirituality [42.1] Maryada Mahotsav 2005 - Day 1
      From 13th to 15th February 2005, the campus of JVB Ladnun resembled to a beehive. It was annual Maryada Mahotsav, the only occasion where nearly all monks and nuns of the order gather. Every one of them, not being in a too far walking distance, tries to attend the meeting, and so do Samanijis from overseas. Many lay followers are attracted by the celebrations as well; there is hardly another occasion to be near so many saints as for Maryada Mahotsav. Many-storied buildings are completely inhabited by nuns, respectively monks; a special atmosphere is vibrating in the air.

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      Economics of Lord Mahavira  - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.02 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Integrated Perspective
      Chanakya could not visualize kingdom and wealth without the control of senses. Chanakya was a counsellor of King Chandragupta, and Chandragupta was a disciple of Bhagwan Mahavira. Chandragupta had given some new systems. The principal source of these systems was his Mahamantri, Chanakya. In Chanakya Sutra, the theory propounded by him represents an integrated view.
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.03 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Two Systems
      Two main systems are in vogue in the present times, Capitalism and Communism. One is moored in capital; the other is socialistic. The basis of both capitalism and communism is materialism. Conceptually, therefore, there is no fundamental divergence between the two.
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.04 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Devout Society
      Mahavira had conceived a new society. That could be styled as a society pledged to basic principles. For that kind of society, he prescribed a code of conduct. From that code emanate many principles of the economic system and economic theories.
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.05 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Keynesian Theory
      Modern economics has evolved on the basis of materialism. Its limitation is that it has a one-track approach. Had this not been the case, the present times would not have been plagued by so many economic offences, so much economic conflict and so enormous inequalities in production and distribution. A leading authority of modem economics, Keynes, says that we have to attain our goal of making everyone wealthy. In attaining that objective, ethics has no value for us.
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.06 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Basic Elements of Modern Economics
      The three foundations of Moden Economics are:
          * Desires
          * Needs
          * Demands
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.07 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Economics of Mahavira
      If we think about the elements of Mahavira's Economic then we should add four elements to those of modern economic thought:
      M eans of convenience
          * Physical desire (attachment or stupor)
          * Enjoyment of luxury
          * Fame (or ego)
      Economics Of Lord Mahavira [ 01.08 ] The Central Focus ‘Man or Money' - Who Is the Focal Point?
      In the context of these principles, let us ponder over the issues of economic policy. The central point is which economic system makes man the primary target and which makes money the principal target.

      I & Mine  - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      I And Mine [ 2.26 ] – A Religious Revolution - Art And The Artist
      It would have been very fine if I had been an artist and had shed light on art. But lam not an artist. I am a spiritual practitioner . And I practise restraint not art. But if I take a broad view of things I find that everyone having speech, hands, fingers, feet and other bodily organs is an artist. Everyman is an artist. I am also an artist. 
      I And Mine [ 2.27.1 ] – A Religious Revolution - One-sidedness Of Faith (1)
      You go to a fruit market and buy oranges. Oranges weighing a kilo have about half a kilo of peelings. You do not eat the peelings; you throw it away. Knowing fully well that you will have to throw away the peel, you buy oranges with peel and pay the fruiterer the cost of a kilo of oranges. You accept the usefulness of the peeling pay for it because you know that the cut-slices of oranges cannot survive without the peel. You do throw away the peel but only when it comes to you for eating.
      I And Mine [ 2.27.2 ] – A Religious Revolution - One-sidedness Of Faith (2)
      On the one hand we have people who swear by the practical aspect. They see no cause in relation to the purpose and no inner soul in relation to the external environment. On the other hand we have people who see everything from a realistic viewpoint. They believe that there is nothing beyond the cause and the inner soul. Purpose and environment have no usefulness.
      Both viewpoints represent extreme ends of the truth.
      I And Mine [ 2.28 ] – A Religious Revolution - Truth, Sect and Tradition
      A seeker after truth is primarily oriented towards the end and only secondarily towards the means, whereas a sectarian person is primarily oriented towards the means and only secondarily towards the end.
      I And Mine [ 2.29 ] – A Religious Revolution - Perennial Truth and Age-specific Truth
      It is not wise to cling to a thing that has but lived its utility. Only those people develop who think of changes. Those people are always losers who mistakes the transient for the eternal and do not change it.
      I And Mine [ 2.30 ] – A Religious Revolution - Insistence and Non-insistence
      In the quest for truth our mind should be free from insistence. One should of course insist on following the available truth. Without doing so we can know truth, but cannot imbibe it.
      We can solve all our problems if we insist on truth.
      I And Mine [ 2.31 ] – A Religious Revolution - The Spiritual Point
      containing these views:
         1. Space Is Not Only This Much
         2. Philosophy
         3. Sight and Action
         4. Individualism
         5. The Joy Of Imperfection
         6. Sources Of Contact
         7. Science and Spirituality
         8. Fasting Up To Death

      Thought at Sunrise - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      "Each day a thought"

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