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the word kshamaa is derived from sanskrit verb ksham which means the ability to absorb and dissolve all assaults. the word kshamaa is also one of twenty-one names of earth in the vedas. it means for one to be as forgiving, as all-absorbing, as the earth that withstands and forgives all tampering and digging into. why do we celebrate kshamavani? …

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Panch Parmeshthi

Arihantas The word Arihanta is made up of two words: Ari, meaning enemies Hanta, meaning destroyer Therefore, Arihanta means a destroyer of the enemies. These enemies are inner desires known as passions. These include anger, ego, deception, and greed. These are the internal enemies within us. Until we control our passions, the real nature or the power of our soul …

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Significance of Dusshera

Dasha Hara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within you. Kama vasana (Lust) Krodha (Anger) Moha (Attachment) Lobha (Greed) Mada (Over Pride) Matsara (Jealousy) Swartha (Selfishness) Anyaaya (Injustice) Amanavta (Cruelty) Ahankara (Ego) It’s also known as ‘Vijaydashami’ which means Vijaya over these ten bad qualities. Happy Dussehra !!

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The Ethical code of Jainism

Jainism prescribes 5 moral principles to be observed by all the Members of the society. These are called Pancha Vrathas, five vows: Ahimsa or non-violence Satya or truth Astheya or non- stealing Brahmacharya or chastity Aparigraha or non-possession Of these  5  principles,  the  first,  Ahimsa  or  non-violence  is  the  most  important  vow. Though the term is negative implying abstinence from killing any living being, it is …

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