HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LIVE PROGRAM:
Sunday, August 14 2022 Program
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• Selected shlokas from Chapter 1 of Bhagwat Geeta will be recited by Pt Kamlesh Tiwari in Hindi. Pundit ji recited shlokas from the last chapter of Bhagwat Gita in July and we are fortunate that he will start the first chapter of Gita this month.
Six Tenets of Jainism
The speaker will talk about the Six tenets that Jain’s strive to adhere to in their day to day lives. During the talk, the speaker will show the alignment of central jain tenets with: i) teachings of lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita; ii) open-mindedness in the modern world; and iii) principles of physical sciences. Similarities between the approach of last Tirthankara, Lord Mahavira, and the path of Gyan yoga and that of a Stith-pragnya discussed by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita will become evident to the participants during the talk. The practicality of the central Jain philosophy of Anekant darshan (non-absolutism) and its application as “shyadvad” (could-be-ism) in day-to-day life will be seen during the presentation. Lastly, the scientific basis of the Jaina concept of matter (pudgal) will be shown. In all, Jainism’s approach to going beyond the cycle of birth and death will be examined.
Speaker: Sh. Paresh C Sanghani
Paresh C Sanghani is a Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company, currently. He and his family have been resident of Indianapolis for the past 24 yrs. He grew up in Mumbai and came to US for graduate study. He has lived in various parts of US before settling in Indianapolis. He has been coordinating the activities of Jain group of Central Indiana for the past several years.