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Celebrating Thanksgiving – The Jain Way

Celebrating Thanksgiving – The Jain Way

Between 260 and 300 million turkeys are slaughtered annually in the United States, according to USDA statistics. Of these, approximately 45 million are killed for Thanksgiving, and 22 million are killed for Christmas. Per capita turkey consumption, which has increased...

8–10 Days of Living a Jain Way of Life

8–10 Days of Living a Jain Way of Life

Paryushan Parv/Das Lakshan are festivals for celebrating the qualities and essence of the Soul. These auspicious 8 or 10 days offer us an opportunity to focus on our spirituality with the hope that we will live a Jain Way of Life for the rest of the year. Disciplining...

JWOL : User’s Manual for Me

JWOL : User’s Manual for Me

In ancient times the choices were minimal. The village was the world. By contrast, the present-day world is diverse, complex, fast-changing, and vibrant. Indeed, at every juncture one faces hundreds of choices – food, travel, friends, place of worship, books,...

The Jain Art of Spiritual Dying

The Jain Art of Spiritual Dying

Death can happen at any time. If you were on a plane that was about to crash and had no hope of surviving, what would your last thoughts be? Besides getting into a safer position in your seat, would you remember your family, your life, or the possibility of an...

Interfaith and Jainism

Interfaith and Jainism

Last August, I joined my Muslim friends in Memphis as they broke their fast at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. I have been attending this event for a number of years. I am not Muslim, and neither were half of the 500 Memphians gathered at the Banquet Hall for...