My Last Day as a Jain

Jainism. Wow, what a trip huh? This has not been the most popular month, however it is one of the most controversial. Simply put, it’s hard living as an ascetic, but twice as hard doing it while part of a family. I never said it would be easy and in many ways, I knew I’d […]

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So, Why Not Jainism?

The Jain philosophy is not very popular, according to my stats this month. Maybe folks just aren’t interested, or I’m doing a poor job in presenting this path. Perhaps it’s both. I’ve asked myself “why” all month, why this Jain way is such a hard pill to swallow and in some ways, I just don’t […]

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Did Jainism Help Shape the American Civil Rights Movement?

The American Civil Rights movement during the mid 1950′s to early 70′s marked one of the most tumultuous periods of social change and unrest in American history. A wave of political and social conservatism consumed the national attention during the 1950′s after the end of World War II and now with the African-American Civil Rights […]

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Today, I Mourn for our Species

I haven’t been a perfect Jain this month. I’ve slipped, given into temptation…I even enjoyed a little bit of grandma’s famous Thanksgiving cooking yesterday, but today, I’m proud to be a Jain and saddened by humanity. Last night, my wife and mother decided to venture out for Black Friday sales. My mom has never done […]

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Fasting for Thanksgiving. A Jain Perspective

Once upon a time, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. It wasn’t because of how grateful I was or that I could spend time with family. I loved Thanksgiving because it’s one of those times of year many Americans gorge themselves without remorse. And if that isn’t enough, we wake up early the next day (Black […]

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