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HereNow4U Newsletter 08-05 (26.01. - 01.02.2008)

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      Editorial 2008-04
      *  Demise of Sadhvi Shri Pan Kumariji
      *  Abstract Thinking - completely online now. (Book #26)
      *  Letter from Pramod M. Jain
      *  SCVP News
      *  Ahimsa Visions by Dr. Atul K. Shah - A MUST READ
      *  Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health - completely online now. (Book #27)

      JAINA Convention 2007
      Peace Through Dialog 2007 - Navin Shamji Dedhia : Jainism & Ecology
      Navin Shamji Dedhia
      Jainism and ecology are both related. Environment conservation and preservation are part of the Jain religion principles. Jains have always supported and preserved the environment with their practices and philosophies. In this article Jain principles and it application in the day-to- day activities to preserve the environment are explored....
      Peace Through Dialog 2007 - Pankaj Jain : Jain "Dharma" Beyond Religion
      Pankaj Jain
      What is Religion?  Religion is derived from Latin word religio meaning reverence or conscientiousness. It also means Res (With regard to) + legere (to gather) and Re (again) + lego (read). Hence, etymologically "religion" is meant to gather a community to read the Holy Book and to have reverence for the Holy God. This unique focus on book and God makes a religion conclusive, exclusionary and Separative. In these three ways the Indic notion of Dharma is very different from the notion of Religion..

      JVB London - Souvenir 2007 on Ahimsa/Non-Violence
      JVBL - Souvenir 2007 - Peace : The Only Way
      Peace is a word with so much depth and endless meaning. To attain peace in this world full of so many joys and sorrows - one might wonder if it is possible for non-violence not to exist.
      Picture this scene: one Sunday morning, army troops have been given orders to raid a small village suspected of terrorist activity. Among grenades and shooting bullets, a child is crying uncontrollably having no idea why his surroundings are being destroyed and lives are being taken. If the soldier was to face the weeping child, there is a greater chance of him realising that something terrible has disturbed the child and thereby make him more aware of the consequences of his actions.
      JVBL - Souvenir 2007 - Ahimsa Visions
      Dr. Atul K. Shah
      In business, we see the big picture - we see the entire world as our marketplace. Can we do the same in terms of morality and values? Are we ready to look at Jainism as a 'product' to be promoted and marketed not for the purpose of profit, but for social upliftment? If we create the will, then we can amass the resources and skill to achieve this goal. And who will benefit - our own children; certainly. Society; definitely. The eco-system and the planet; without a doubt....

      Articles On Vegetarianism, Compiled From Several Issues Of The Jain Study Circular
      Many modern anthropologists believe that the diet of prehistoric man consisted of nuts, fruits, plants and probably some insects. Scientists have established that early man originated in a warm climate where growing plants was easier than hunting. In the Stone Age, man started eating meat, but he ate far less of it than many of today's non-vegetarians do. It was during the last ice age when fruits, nuts and vegetables were unavailable that early humans had to start eating animal flesh in order to survive....
      Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products. The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health. ....

      Enriching Perspectives From The Sacred Texts On The Issue Of Justice, Peace And Integrity Of All Creations : Jainist Perspective
      Pramod M. Jain
      Mr.Pramod M. Jain presented his paper on 25.01.2008 at John Paul II Center for Catholic Thought, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand.

      Press Review
      Watch Tower: The New Meaning Of The Word Syaad
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      Only the enlightened. God or the Omnipotent knows the infinite truth, but even they or He does not have the capacity to be able to express its myriad dimensions in words. It is impossible. A great man, an intellectual, can enumerate some ten or twenty or even fifty aspects. None of us can ever articulate the entire truth. When we accept the few aspects we see as the entire truth and negate any other possibilities, then we are actually moving away from truth itself instead of towards it. It is in this context that anekanta gives a suggestion. Anekanta says that you can escape travelling towards untruth if you take the help of the word syaad. Prefix all that you say with syaad and that will save you from untruth. The essence of the meaning of syaad is, "I am unable to express the whole truth and so present one aspect or mode of truth." ......
      Infinite Truth Open To Interpretation
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      Truth is infinite. No single word or language can express even a part of it. Neither is that much right as a man knows, nor only that which he knows. Similarly, how can it be that only that which was known in the past is right and that all else is not? New achievements will continue as long as the truth is sought.
      Life does not have only one aspect. Can a hungry and thirsty person be satiated with literature? Once a patient visited physicians practising different systems like Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Allopathy, Yunani and Naturopathy.
      Watch Tower: Spiritual Joy Produce Positive Energy
      Acharya Mahaprajna
      People have often asked what joy is. Joy implies the fusion of positive and negative energy. Spiritual joy is the product of the fusion of the positive energy of the brain and the negative energy of the sex-centres. This fusion produces strange vibrations.
      The human nervous system is the seat of knowledge and con­sciousness. Consciousness pervades the entire body. The portion of the body, which extends from the lower end of the spinal cord to the brain, is the chief centre of consciousness. It is in this area that consciousness manifests itself. This is also the seat of citta, mind, sense organs, feelings, counter feelings, knowledge etc. They find their expression in this area only. It is also the storehouse of en­ergy. It is also the centre of the fibres of sensory and motor nerves....
      Maryada Mahotsava 11.-13.02.2008, Asindh, Dist. Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India
      The Maryada Mahotsava holds an important place in the organisation of Terapantha Sangha. It is a unique festival in the religions traditions of the world, and has been celebrated without a break for more than one hundred and forty years. Acharya Bhikshu formulated strict Maryadas (conventions) with the consent of all the ascetics for the proper observance of the monastic conduct, and enacted a complete constitution for the order. The Maryada Mahotsava commemorates this event on the seventh day of the bright half of the lunar month of Magh, according to the Indian calendar (late January - early February).

      Ahimsa Yatra : Schedule  From Udaipur To Kelwa (2)
      Udaipur - Kelwa      23.01. - 15.04.2008
      JVB Houston - Timeless Wisdom 2008-01 Newsletter
      Inspirational Play — Mahasati Anjana - Raises Over $100,000 for the Center’s Building Project
      Mantra: The Problem Solving
      Test Your Knowledge
      Voice of the Omniscient
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      Foundations Of An Ideal State Of Mind
      Dr. Pradyumn Kumar Jain
      In this article, Dr. Pradyumn Kumar Jain presents a highly sophisticated view of the Jain theory of karma, in the context of the twelve contemplations; impermanence (ANITYA), helplessness (ASHARAN), transmigration (SAMSAAR), solitariness (AEKATVA), distinctness (ANYATVA), impurity of body (ASHAUCH), influx of karma (AASHRAV), stoppage of karmic influx (SAMVAR), shedding of karma (NIRJARA), auspiciousness of virtuous conduct (DHARMASVAAKHYAATATVA), nature of the universe (LOK), difficulty in attaining enlightenment (BODHIDURLABH). This article also brings out the subtle but significant differences between ancient (Indian) and modern (western) ideology.

      Jainism Today
      As has been mentioned, Jains declined in numbers after the medieval period. In some ways this strengthened Jainism for it produced tight-knit communities of Jains with common interests and a devotion to the faith reinforced by their closeness within the group. In the early nineteenth century we must speak of communities, rather than of a single Jain community, for within the wider structure of the Jain religion Jainism provided, and indeed still provides, for a number of sometimes overlapping allegiances. Besides the broad division between the Svetambara, strongest in western India, and the Digambara, mainly in the south, there is the Sthanakvasi sect (within the Svetambara division) which rejects the worship of images. The Terapanthi, an offshoot of the Sthanakvasi, dates from 1760 and has become a well- organized and active movement.

        1 more books in progress at the moment

      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 [35.23] - Practice & Technique - The Anupreksha of Transitoriness
         - The fast track to your self.
         - Getting rid of every thing.
         - Fear nothing...
       Book completed

      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health - by  Acharya Mahaprajna
      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [16.11] Health of the Child and the Aged - Avoid Eating After Sunset
      One's digesting power declines in old age. Mahavira said, "Do not take dinner at night. At least the old people should avoid having dinner at night. Previously, the avoidance of dinner was regarded as a matter of religious significance, but today it has become a formula of health.....
      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [16.12] Health of the Child and the Aged - When Should We Have Our Meal
      From the point of view of health, the time to take a meal is after sunrise. If we examine in detail Mahavira's theory in this regard, it can be said that the time for having a meal should be 48 minutes after sunrise.
      Navkarasi is the famous Jain formula. It means avoidance of eating anything within 48 minutes after sunrise.....
      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [16.13] Health of the Child and the Aged - How Often To Eat
      Mahavira has one principle with regard to the meals Ekabhattam ChaBhoyanam i.e. one meal a day. The habit of eating again and again has often created many problems.One who has one meal a day, probably does not need to take medicines very often. Such a person usually remains healthy...
      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [16.14] Health of the Child and the Aged - How Many Item to Eat
      In order to keep good health, it is also necessary to exercise discretion with regard to the number of items to be eaten when we have our meal. If an old man takes a meal consisting or more than seven or eight items, his stomach would be burdened so much that he would not be able to digest what he has eaten. All those extra things he eats would become instrumental only in causing some illness. ...
      Lord Mahavira's Scripture Of Health [16.15] Health of the Child and the Aged - Controlling The Instincts
      The third formula of health is to control the senses. As man grows old, he should control his senses. Especially he should have emotional control. The feeling of anger, conceit, attachment and greed should be kept to the minimum.
      But the fact is that as man grows older, he becomes more prone to get angry, he becomes more irritable. He also becomes more greedy....
        Book completed

      Atoms In Jain Philosophy & Modern Science
      - by  J. S. Zaveri & Muni Mahendra Kumar
      Microcosmology [2.5.2] Atom In Jain Philosophy - Paramanu - Characteristic Attributes
      Earlier, it had been stated that colour, smell, taste and touch are the characteristics (laksana) of physical substance (pudgala). This means that these qualities are innate in all forms of pudgala. Paramanu, being a form of pudgala, therefore, must possess these qualities. Thus four sense-data viz., touch, taste, odour and colour are intrinsic qualities of a paramanu. Sound, being an attribute of skandhas, is not the characteristic quality of paramanu.....
      Microcosmology [2.5.3] Atom In Jain Philosophy - Paramanu - Properties
      Let us now see which of the properties of pudgala which were discussed in detail in the previous section are applicable to paramanu....
      Microcosmology [2.5.4] Atom In Jain Philosophy - Paramanu - Exposition
      At what speed does a paramanu move? At what frequency does it vibrate or if it revolves, at what rate? It is clearly mentioned in the Bhagavati Sutra that a paramanu can move from one end of the loka to the other in one time-point.[Bhag. Sut. 16/8/116.] This is the maximum velocity of a paramanu. Its minimum velocity is one time-point for its linear motion from one space-point to the adjacent one.
      Whether it moves to an adjacent space-point or crosses the whole loka from one end to the other, if the time taken is a samaya, the motion will be in anusreni i.e. straight and without changing the direction. If there is a turning, the time will be more than one samaya. Turning is always due to external forces....

      HereNow4U : DEUTSCH [German]

      Joachim Berger
      “Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar.” - so lautet der erste Satz im Grundgesetz. Dementsprechend ist die Achtung der Menschenwürde das Fundament unserer Rechtsordnung. Von “Menschenwürde” wird oft gesprochen, von “Tierwürde” hingegen spricht niemand. Das Wort “Tierwürde” fehlt in  unserer Umgangssprache, so als ob es völlig abwegig wäre, das Wort “Würde” in Verbindung mit Tieren zu verwenden....
      Deutschland und die indische Philosophie - Schopenhauer, Richard Wagner, Deußen, Nietzsche
      Prof. Dr. Ludwig Alsdorf
      Von den zahlreichen Begegnungen des deutschen und indischen Geistes ist vielleicht keine eindrucksvoller und für das Geistesleben Deutschlands folgenreicher gewesen als jene, die sich vollzog in einem der bedeutendsten Philosophen des 19. Jahrhunderts: Arthur Schopen­hauer. Er war es, der für Deutschland das Tor zur Schatzkammer der indischen Philosophie aufstieß, und „mit ihm wird immer zu be­ginnen sein, wo man vom Einfluß des Buddhismus auf das Abend­land zu sprechen hat." [A. Bertholet,   „Buddhismus   im   Abendland  der   Gegenwart".
      Arthur Schopenhauer
      Heidemarie und Herbert Becker
      " Leben mit Schopenhauer ", heißt der Titel einer Selbstbiographie von Arthur Hübscher, der sich wie kaum ein anderer so eingehend mit Leben und Werk des Philosophen Arthur Schopenhauer befasst hat. Seine Biographie schließt mit den Worten:
      "Ich habe viele Menschen und viel unnützes Gepäck auf meiner Lebensreise zurückgelassen. Schopenhauer habe ich mitgenommen, er hat mich nie im Stich gelassen. Er wird auch da sein, wenn es an der Zeit ist, abzutreten."

      Vegan Backen
      Heidemarie Becker
      Fast jede(r) Veganer(in) stellt sich irgendwann die Frage: Wie backe ich Kuchen ohne Eier und Milchprodukte? Obstkuchen mit Tortenböden aus Hefe- oder Knetteig sind kein Problem, Eier sind dafür nicht notwendig, Milch wird durch Sojadrink oder Wasser ersetzt. Aber wie steht es mit unseren altbekannten köstlichen Rührkuchen oder Käsekuchen?

      Vegetarisch essen in Berlin & Umgebung - 34. Ausgabe, Januar 2008
      Vegetarische Alternative Berlin / Brandenburg
      Regionalgruppe Im Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands e.V.:
      Dies ist die 34. Ausgabe unseres Faltblattes „Vegetarisch essen in Berlin und Um­gebung". Die vorliegende Übersicht haben wir aktualisiert, nachdem wir die meisten Restaurants besucht haben. Die aufgeführten Angaben erhielten wir von den Restaurants.

      B ü c h e r    O n l i n e

      • Geheimnisse des Geistes - Acharya Mahaprajna
      Geheimnisse des Geistes [22.2] Verheißungsvolles Strömen der Energie (2)
      Vorstellungsvermögen ist eine Kraft des Geistes, die uns große Dinge vollbringen lässt. Bei der Meditation kann sie uns allerdings daran hindern, den Geist zu leeren. Doch der gedankenentleerte und der vorstellende Geist müssen nicht im Gegensatz zueinander stehen. Mithilfe des Vorstellungsvermögens können wir eine klare Vorstellung davon gewinnen, was wir verwirklichen möchten.
      Ein derartiges Ideal kann ein Arhat sein. Ein Arhat ist eine erleuchtete Seele, die ihre inneren Feinde (Gier, Zorn, Neid, Angst, Egoismus) erkannt und bezwungen hat. Man stellt sich den Arhat vor und konzentriert sich auf ihn, bevor man mit der Meditation beginnt. Der Arhat ist in der Meditation das Medium, mit dessen Hilfe man seine Persönlichkeit transformieren kann.
      Geheimnisse des Geistes [23.1] Bildung einer neuen Persönlichkeit (1)
      Preksha Meditation aktiviert den Körper und die Zentren des Bewusstseins in ihm. Sie unterstützt einen dabei, den Beobachterstatus gegenüber Ereignissen des eigenen Lebens einzunehmen, sie direkt wahrzunehmen und ihre innere Struktur zu verstehen.
      Anupreksha (Kontemplation) stärkt die Reinheit des Herzens. Sie versetzt uns in die Lage, die Wirklichkeit ganzheitlich wahrzunehmen (grob- und feinstofflich) und die durch das Eingehen sozialer Beziehungen entstandene Entfernung zur eigenen Seele zu überwinden...

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      Carla & Christian Geerdes
      (Karuna & Aparigraha Jain)
      Editors HereNow4U
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      Berlin, Germany
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