Happy New Year 2017 New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it's not about changing the calendar but commitment; it not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours be renewed with lots of love, happiness and joy. Chitrabhanu & Pramoda
Message from Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu, December 17, 2016 (Excerpt from “Twelve Facets of Reality: The Jain Path to Freedom” by Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu) The story has its roots in the past, but it is not remote for today. Palitana, a city in the state of Gujarat in India - known as Shatrunjaya - is a city of temples on the hills. You won’t find such a large number of beautiful temples anywhere else in the world. But do you know who built these temples? Certainly not a single person! [Read more...]
From: Lighthouse Center Inc, Whitmore Lake, MI Beacon newsletter, Jan.-April, Volume 70 The Beauty of Living with Peace through Non-Violence March 1996 by Gurudev Shree Chitabhanuji As a photograph has a two-way process; a negative and a positive, non-violence is also expressed in two aspects: to do and not to do, commission and omission. The first aspect is karuna: a commitment to loving compassion, a feeling of equality with all life. And the second is ahinsa: not to harm, not to [Read more...]
From: Gurudev Chitrabhanu Diwali - Festival of Lights celebrated from Thursday, October 23, to Monday, October 27, 2014 What is Diwali? From Wikipedia: Diwali or Divali also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.