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Who is a Tirthankar?

One who has attained Kevalgyan (liberation) and preaches the right path of liberation, is surrounded by the magnificence of samavsaran and other glories and in whom Tirthankar Namkarma has come to fruition, is called a Tirthankar. Continue reading “Who is a Tirthankar?” »

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Introduction to Jainism

Introduction to Jainism
Jainism is one of the oldest living religions of the world. A Jain believes in Jain principles and tries to act by them in everyday life. These principles form the religion called ‘Jainism’. The term Jaina means the devotee of Jinas (Spiritual Victors). Jinas are called so because they have won victory over passions of attachment, aversion, etc. that defile the soul. As a result, they have attained omniscience and supreme bliss. They are enlightened human teachers.These teachers or Tirthankars are not creators or rulers of the world. They are souls, who have attained perfection & thus are pure & divine. Continue reading “Introduction to Jainism” »

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What is Renunciation?


Renunciation means to become completely detached from all sinful actions caused by all kinds of delusions. Such a person does not entertain sinful thoughts, does not utter sinful words and does not commit any sinful action by means of his body, mind and soul. Continue reading “What is Renunciation?” »

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