The Story of Charity from the Heart

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...]

Mamtaben transcended – a devoted and giving Jain

Message posted: Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016 Dear Ones, This is a message from Pramoda Chitrabhanuji about Mamtaben, a devoted soul who gave more than people know to the Jain community. Please take a few minutes of silence for this wonderful soul... My dear Nirmalaji, With great sadness we have today that dear Mamtaben transcended this morning at 5 am in her sleep. Please it would be nice if we all observe silence for 2 mins where ever we are to pay our respect to this great dedicated, [Read more...]

4 seconds that can change hearts

Dear Pramoda and Guru, This is the reality of a slaughterhouse: a terrified cow, moments from death, flailing around in the blood of others who were killed before him. The meat industry would like to ensure that videos like this don't get recorded and is pushing hard for more states to pass "ag-gag" laws, which make it a crime to document the routine cruelty and abuse that takes place on farms and in slaughterhouses across the U.S. We won't let this happen. We won't let the [Read more...]