By Manoj Jain
Imagine an international the place nobody will get damage, an international the place not anyone is teased or bullied, a global the place there isn't any worry or anger. Six centuries earlier than the start of Jesus, within the far flung land of India, there lived an excellent religious instructor identify Mahavira (which potential “very brave”), who imagined simply this sort of global. He confirmed kindness to each dwelling being and emphasised the perform of nonviolence, compassion, and forgiveness. the faith of Mahavira was once referred to as Jainism.
Mahavira was once born a prince, yet simply because he had such deep love and recognize for all residing creatures, he renounced his wealth and gear to develop into a wandering monk. The Jain teachings of Mahavira turned extremely popular. He taught 3 vital classes: that one must have love and compassion for all dwelling issues; that one shouldn't be too prideful of one’s personal viewpoint as the fact has many aspects; and that one shouldn't be grasping and will stay away from attachment to possessions.
Today Jainism has greater than 10 million adherents in the course of the global. In following the instance of Mahavira, Jains perform a vegetarian nutrition and are dedicated to sound ecological and environmental practices. Mahavira’s classes on nonviolence and compassion nonetheless have a profound influence all over the world, and he's credited with influencing Mahatma Gandhi, who in flip encouraged Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beautifully delivered to existence through the fragile work of Demi and the strong but basic narrative of nationally famous author, Manoj Jain, the tale of Mahavira’s lifestyles will supply a shining instance of ways one non secular teacher’s noble beliefs can echo in the course of the ages.
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Others learned from Gandhi. In the United States? Martin Luther King1 Jr. used nonviolence to bring equal rights for African Americans. Imagine bringing justice1 equality? and peace to the world. And imagine doing so without using violence. Such is the teaching of Mahavira and of Jainism. Who will be the next person to take this message of nonviolence and make our world a better place? Perhaps you? Imagine a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger.
They eat tasty sweets and sing religious songs. And they visit family and friends and exchange gifts. jAlNlSM TODAY The message of Mahavira has lasted for thousands of years. To this day it influences millions of people. Mahatma Gandhi1 India1S spiritual leader? learned his practice of nonviolence from a Jain teacher. His mother was greatly influenced by Jain monks. Gandhi spent many hours learning how nonviolence could be used in dealing with society 1s problems. He used it to fight for India1S freedom from British rule.
He used it to fight for India1S freedom from British rule. Others learned from Gandhi. In the United States? Martin Luther King1 Jr. used nonviolence to bring equal rights for African Americans. Imagine bringing justice1 equality? and peace to the world. And imagine doing so without using violence. Such is the teaching of Mahavira and of Jainism. Who will be the next person to take this message of nonviolence and make our world a better place? Perhaps you? Imagine a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger.
Mahavira. The Hero of Nonviolence by Manoj Jain