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Breaking your barriers with creativity


By Nitin Ajmera  “When was the last time you did something for the first time. Fly Emirates.” When Emirates Airlines came out with this punch line in one of their ads, I sat back to reflect on this.  Through my Jain belief system, I took a small vow (Anuvrat) of doing something NEW every day.  I made it...

Setting spiritual goals in our lives


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Spirituality is not only developed in one place like a monastery, or on the banks of a river, or in the wilderness. If we want spirituality, it can be developed in any place. We can recognize our spirituality in whatever culture, region, or religion we are born and in whatever activities we are...

Non-Jains celebrate Mahaveer Jayanti too


Huntington: Non-Jain members of the Gathering of Light have been celebrating Mahaveer Jayanti since 2007 in Huntington. Last year due to COVID-19 was the only interruption since then.  This year it was celebrated on April 17 with COVID compliance and went live on Facebook. Rev. JoAnn Barrett welcomed everyone to kick off the program in the...

The Medicine in Music


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya Music is known by biologists as a unique language, with coded meanings in each frequency of sound. Sound travels in waves, and waves that oscillate through the air in coordinated patterns create harmonic sound. Ancient shastras, texts of knowledge conceived by man, had three sciences related to the therapeutic use of...

Commandments for happy, meaningful life


By Professor Sitaraman Anuvrat, means small vow, for Jains - a peaceful religious community in India. There are five important tenets out of which one relates to ahimsa (nonviolence). If we look at the 17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations, Ahimsa is at the root of each SDG. Five tenets are: Ahimsa (nonviolence) Satya (Truth) Asteya (theft) Brahmacharya...

Ecology of the planet and soul


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj The perfect balance of nature which has maintained life on our planet for millions of years is being threatened by the technology that has transformed the modern world. Every day the media reports new threats to the environment. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the land...

Faith and Divinity


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni   On his New York visit in 1896, Swami Vivekananda while addressing an assembly candidly stated that “The most intense love that humanity has ever known has come from religion, and the most diabolical hatred that humanity has known has also come from religion…. nothing makes us so cruel as religion, and...

Mahatma Gandhi’s experiments with truth


The Phoenix settlement near Durban in South Africa comprised of 100 acres of land that was purchased by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904. It was on this settlement that Gandhi Ji started his journey of transforming from a successful lawyer to a simple person with a passion for liberation, nonviolence, and spirituality. It had an “ashramic character” that is, each member was...

Learn to let go and be free

Post Date: April 28, 2021

By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Once upon a time, there was a man who lived alone. He kept his money in a special jar so that no one could steal it. One day, while the man was out farming his land, a thief broke into his house. Looking for something to steal, he came...