Maun Ekadashi

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To day is Maun Ekadashi (or Maun Agyarash).  It is a truly auspicious day for Jains.  Whatever religious actions you do on this day, you benefit 150 times as much!  This preaching was given to Lord Krishna by Neminath Bhagwan himself.

A total of 150 kalyanaks (milestones: conception, birth, diksha, kevalgnan, or nirvana) of Tirthankars from 10 different shetras (worlds) and 3 different time-cycles (past, present, and future chauvisis) have occurred on this very day.  There is a nice story about Suvrat Sheth who followed Maun Ekadashi for 11 years and eventually attained kevalgnan 2 lives later.

For more information, you can read the entire story in the Dev Vandan book at the Derasar (in Gujarati).  There is also information, though less, on this page (in English): http://tattvagyan.com/jain-festivals/maun-ekadashi/

We are lucky that this day falls on Sunday this year!  I encourage all of us at JSNE to take the opportunity to do whatever they can: keep Maun [silence], go to the derasar, do navakarvalli, do puja, etc.

Thanks

Rinesh

 

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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