Life of Jain Monks (Glimpses)

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Life of Jain Monks (Glimpses)

Postby plwk » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:30 pm

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Some snippets / scenes from the daily lives of Jain Monks in India. They live an active life right in the middle of cities and towns but without any money, use of any gadgets, transportation, etc. Inter-city travel - say from Bangalore to Delhi - is done on foot..many other interesting aspects.
Master Huiguo told me,
'If you know your own mind (just as it really is), you know the Buddha's mind.
If you know the Buddha's mind, you know the minds of all beings.
Knowing the identity of these three minds is Great Awakening.'
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Re: Life of Jain Monks (Glimpses)

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:34 am

Eating while standing up! That doesn't sound very fun, but I guess that's the idea; no chance for getting too comfortable, for eating too much / gluttony.

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Re: Life of Jain Monks (Glimpses)

Postby caodemarte » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:33 pm

Fascinating for those of us like me who so rarely get a glimpse of Jain monks.


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