Religion

Prelude

  • Prelude   India has always been a land of spiritual sages, and it continues to be so even today. The Indian culture reflects an ideal of renunciation and penance, and the Jain religion is one of the best examples of this. There have......More

Acharya Bhikshu

  • Acharya Bhikshu Acharya Bhikshu was born in 1726A.D. (V.S. 1783) at Kantaliya (Marwar Distirict) in the state of Jodhpur (Rajasthan). He was initiated by Acharya Raghunathji in 1751 A.D (V.S 1808) and devoted himself to the study of Jain......More

Introspection

  • Introspection   Muni Bhikanji was in a fix whether or not to accept the Sharvakas grievances as legitimate. Having heard their views, he had succeeded in persuading them not to rebel, but he himself remained dissatisfied, as he......More

Right decision

  • Right decision   Muni Bhikanji studied the scriptures deeply during the chaturmas and at the end of the four months, he declared bravely, "Shravakas! You are right and we monks are misled. We are transgressing the code of......More

Founding of Terapantha

  • First place of sojourn-Crematorium Muni Bhikanji and his fellow monks did not get any place in the town to stay, so they decided to go to some other village. When they arrived in the outskirts of the town, a tremendous sandstorm broke out.......More

Enactment of the Constitution of the Organization

  • Enactment of the Constitution of the Organization For some years, Acharya Bhikshu carefully observed the conduct and behaviour of the monastic code. Later on, he enacted the constitution of Terapantha order and its rules and regulations with......More

Discipline: The Backbone of Terapantha order

  • Discipline: The Backbone of Terapantha order The strength and development of the Terapantha is based on its well-maintained discipline and the disciples loyalty to it. The Acharya enacts the maryadas for the organization, which, though never......More

Acharya Bhikshus Philosophy

  • Acharya Bhikshus Philosophy Acharya Bhikshu was a staunch spiritual practitioner as well as a deep philosopher. He was a revolutionary thinker in the fields of dharma. His views on dharma in brief are summed up as follows. There are......More

Education

  • Education The activities of learning and studying in Terapantha order are given utmost importance. In the early years, stress was laid on studying the original canonical literature, and many monks and nuns engaged themselves in this......More

Sprit of Service

  • Record-breaking Austerities Characteristic attainments in the field of the Terapantha’s austerity has strengthened the order. Fasting is a very common austerity in the order. Many monks and nuns of this order are performing fasts on......More

System of Initiation

  • The memory-Feats of Avadhanavidya (Development of mnemonics and mathematical skill through mental concentration) Can you imagine that human brain can be developed like a computer through proper training? Yes, this is exactly done by......More

Maryada Mahotsava

  • Maryada Mahotsava (Annual Festival of Monastic Conventions, Rules and Regulations) The Maryada Mahotsava holds an important place in the organization of Terapantha Sangha. It is a unique festival in the religious traditions of the world, and......More

New Dimensions and Innovations

  • New Dimensions and Innovations Acharya Shri Tulsi has been sensitive to the changing times and has suggested new solutions to cope with modem problems. For example, in 1949, he launched a nationwide moral campaign against the increasing......More

Preksha Dhyana

  • Preksha Dhyana ( Perceptive Meditation) There were two important aspects of the spiritual practice of Lord Mahavira, viz., austerity and meditation. We know from the Jain scriptures that meditation was an important part of Lord......More

Jeeven vigyan

  • Jeeven vigyan (Science of Living) Jeevan Vigyan is an innovation in value-education started by Acharya Shri Tulsi. It was Vivekananda who maintained that spirituality and science should be correlated, and Acharya Vinoba Bhave also advocated......More

Samana-Samani

  • Samana : A New Category of Ascetics   In an effort to bring the ascetic order more in congruence with modem society and its conditions, Acharya Shri Tulsi decided to create a class of mendicants, which would fall somewhere between......More

Jain Vishva Bharati

  • Jain Vishva Bharati : An Academy of Oriental Learning The Jain Vishva Bharati was established in 1970, under the able guidance of Acharya Shri Tulsi. It is located at Ladnun, a small township of District Nagaur in Rajasthan. During the last......More

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