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Health Related Effects of Meditation

1. during meditation oxygen consumption is reduced by 16%, even greater than the reduction of 12% that occurs during sleep. 2. diurnal fluctuation in secretion of stress hormone is much controlled, in favour of peace and harmony. 3. neural structures that are intimately related to the control of the autonomic nervous system are activated, more of parasympathetic drive.because of several …

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Benefits of Meditation

There are several advantages of meditation. Real meditation can restore physical, mental and emotional health. It can be helpful in controlling several lifestyle disorders, Psychosomatic disorders including high BP,coronary artery disease, diabetes, asthma, rheumatism etc. In this stressful life, it’s a powerful weapon or antidote to acute as well as chronic stress. It improves concentration and sharpness. It reduces reactivity …

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Spiritual Ecology in Jainism

Jainism aims at producing a better mind, less intensity of the passions, greater    happiness and an increase in compassion, which aids in protecting the environment. The Jain spiritual ecology gives an insight into the nature and psychology of human beings through non-violence, reverence for life, restraint and co-operation of all so that people do not to indulge in sinful or …

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Jain Karmic Theory and Genetic Science

The law which regulates the doctrine of karma is based on the principle of “Cause and effect”. The saying “as you sow so you reap” present the whole doctrine in a nut-shell. Every action, whether mental, vocal or physical, is a sowing of the “seed”, or in the technical language of Jaina Philosophy the engendering of karma. In the act …

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Environmental Science and Jainism

Ecological and environmental preservation is intrinsic, innate and inherent in Jainism. It is inbuilt and integrated in every principle, concept, tenet and mandatory doctrine of Jainism. Enlightened Jain icons, Arhats and Tirthankaras pondered over and considered every aspect, the various causes of degradation and necessary measures, prophylactic to pre-empt as well as remedial to redress and redeem and also for …

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Science and our Responsibilities

The relevance of Science, technology, engineering as well as scientific literacy is always being used for the wellbeing of society from ages and in present scenario is more profound than ever. Scientific facts being developed from religious knowledge and also converted into religion again and spread to the society well being in India. If we talk of Jain religion in …

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Samosharan

The creation of samosaran is done by four kinds of Dev (Gods) when a Tirthankar attains Keval Gyan(Complete knowledge). The shape of samosaran is either round or even square. It is of about 8 miles i.e. approx. of 1 yojan. This immensely beautiful development is done so that all and sundry on Earth, sky, water can hear the Tirthankar’s speech when …

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Women in Jainism

Jainism, women and equality In the time of Mahavira, Jainism brought a more enlightened attitude to Indian religious culture. Jainism is a religion of equality Jainism is a religion of religious equality, devoted to recognizing the rights of all living creatures, so it’s not surprising that it accepts that women are able to play their part on the road to …

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Jain Symbol Swastik

The Jain Symbol is a congregation of various symbols, each having a deeper meaning. This symbol was adopted by all sects of Jainism while commemorating the 2500th anniversary of the nirvana of Lord Mahavira. The outline of the symbol is defined as the universe (Lok). The lower part of the symbol represents the seven hells (Naraki). The middle part of the universe …

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Mandir and Teerth

Tirth The word ‘TIRTH’ means a pilgrimage and Tirthankar is a person– the establisher of a tirth. Tirth is a place which can be a medium of a person to attain peace and mukti. Tirthankars has five auspicious occasions in his life time, namely: Entering the womb of the mother Birth Deeksha (complete detachment with worldly things) Keval Gyan (ultimate …

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