Paryushan Maha Parv Planner - 2016

JSCNC Paryushan - August 27 - September 3

Traditional Paryushan - August 29 - September 5

During this Maha Parva, we would like to send our good wishes to all those who are planning to do tapasya.  Please bring to our attention any tapasvis, by sending an email to Bhairav Shah (bhairavshah@gmail.com).   All tapasvis will be recognized in the next newsletter.

Additionally, during this auspicious occasion of Paryushan, please consider donating towards Jiv Daya, Scholar Fund, Pathshala / Children's activities, or the General Fund.  All contributions to JSCNC are tax-deductible.  Please make your checks payable to "JSCNC", and either hand them to any Committee member, or mail them to the Treasurer at:

Mr. Sanjay Shah

200 Plyersmill Road

Cary, NC 27519

Note: Please include the specific Fund name in the memo.

JSCNC-observed Paryushan

Date

Time

Host/Place

Event

Saturday,

August 27, 2016

Ashta Prakari Puja:

10:00a-11:30a

Lecture:

11:30a-12:30p

Temple Hall

Saturday Puja and Lecture - 1st Day of JSCNC Paryushan

Coordinator:

Mr. Paresh Gondalia

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start the Puja at 10:30 AM sharp.

Sunday,

August 28, 2016

10:30a - 2:00p

Temple Hall

Monthly Meeting (4th Sunday)

Speaker: Samaniji Dr. Suyashnidhiji

Topic: Paryushan, A Spiritual Journey

Friday,

September 2, 2016

8:00p - 10:00p

Temple Hall

Paryushan Bhavana

Coordinators:

Mr. Arvindbhai Shah

Mr. Mayurbhai Lodaya

Mr. Dilipbhai Shah

Saturday,

September 3, 2016

10:00a - 12.30p

Temple Hall

Saturday Puja - Last Day of JSCNC Paryushan

Coordinator:

Mr. Paresh Gondalia

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start the Puja at 10:00 AM sharp.

Saturday,

September 3, 2016

5:00p - 8:00p

At Maheshbhai & Induben Varia’s residence

Samvatsari Pratikraman

Gujarati Pratikraman: 5pm sharp

If you wish to recite specific Sutras during Adult Pratikraman, please contact Mr. Pritesh Shah (gujjunc@yahoo.com).

English Pratikraman (for children and adults) - 5:30 pm sharp

If you wish to recite specific Sutras during English Pratikraman, please contact Mrs. Rita Lodaya (ritamlodaya@gmail.com or 919-240-5564).  Please see a message regarding this at the end of this planner.

Please arrive 15 mins early.

Maheshbhai & Induben Varia’s Residence Address:

737 Pinehurst Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Phone: (919) 929-6726

In addition to these activities, daily events during the traditional Paryushan week are scheduled as follows:

Traditionally-observed Paryushan

Date

Time

Host/Place

Event

Monday,

August 29, 2016

to

Sunday,

September 4, 2016

7pm

At Arvindbhai & Arunaben

Shah’s residence

Daily Pratikraman

Monday,

September 5, 2015

5pm

At Arvindbhai & Arunaben

Shah’s residence

Chaudas and Samvatsari Pratikraman

Arvindbhai & Arunaben Shah’s Residence Address

8705 Stage Ford Rd, Raleigh, NC

Residence: (919) 518-1112

Mobile: (919) 271-0119

English Pratikraman (Saturday, September 3rd)

For anyone who plans to attend the English Pratikraman and would like to participate in reading/reciting paragraphs/sections from the English Pratikraman book, it is the 5th Edition of English Pratikraman book (JES 931-published January 2011).  The book can be found online at:

http://www.jainlibrary.org/elib_master/jaina_edu/jaina_edu_book/$JES931_English_Pratikramana_Color_E5_000241_data.pdf

In order to ensure a smooth flow and to avoid delays during Pratikraman, the coordinators would like to assign the recitation/reading of sutras and text from this book beforehand. If you would like to recite a sutra and/or read any text, please go through the book and send an email to Ritaben Lodaya (ritamlodaya@gmail.com) by August 22nd (Monday),  with the section title and page number. The TOC (Table of Contents) for the book is provided below. You can choose to read a subsection if a particular section is too long.

Please provide your top 3 choices to work out any potential overlaps with other requests.  Ritaben will notify you of your final assignment.

NOTE:  Do not select the Appendix pages 75-93 as these are not read during the Pratikraman.

Both children and adults attending the Pratikraman are encouraged to sign up as long as they are able to prepare their assigned part in advance. However, the coordinators do request everyone to go through the book and practice their part before the Pratikraman. If you need help with pronunciations, please contact Ritaben.

      ENGLISH SAMVATSARI PRATIKRAMAN- TABLE OF CONTENTS

         Table of Contents

Page #

Preface

   6

Articles-To understand Pratikraman Ritual

   8

A-Importance of Proper Performance of a Ritual

   9

A 1-- Kriya Yoga

   9

A 2-- Jnana Yoga

   9

B-Paryushan & Das Lakshana Parva

  11

C-English Pratikraman-Observance of    

  Self-Reflection

  15

C1--Samayika- State of Equanimity

  15

C2-Chaturvimshati Stava- Prayer to Tirthankars

  18

C3-Vandana -Respecting Ascetics

  18

C4-Pratikraman- Repentance & Confession

                             of Sins

  19

C5-Kayotsarga- Meditation in a Yoga Posture

  22

C6-Pratyakhyana or Pachchakhana-

Religious Vows

  22

C7-Reflections on Spirituality

  23

Preparation of Pratikraman

  24

Pratikraman Ritual

  25

1.0 1st Essential (Part 1): Adoption of Samayika

  26

 1.1-Jain Prayer to Great Souls-Namaskar

          Mahamangal Sutra

  26

 1.2-Benedictory Verse-Chattari Mangalam

                                       

  29

 1.3-Guru Sthapana-Panchindiya Sutra

 30

 1.4-Observation of Muhapatti

 31

 1.5-Forgiveness Verse of Samayika--Irya

                  Vahiyae Sutra

 33

 1.6-Kayotsarga-Tassa Uttari &

       Annattha Sutra

 35

 1.7-Vows of Samayika-Karemi Bhante Sutra

 37

2.0  2nd Essential: Praying to 24 Tirthankars

 39

 2.1-Worshipping of 24 Tirthankars-Logassa

                                                        Sutra

 39

 2.2-Qualities of Tirthankars-Namutthunam

                                              Sutra

 41

 2.3-Prayer to Lord Tirthankar-Jaya Viyaraya

                                                 Sutra

 43

3.0  3rd Essential: Vandana-Respecting Ascetics

 45

 3.1-Bowing to Ascetics-Ichchhami  

                         Khamasamano Sutra

 45

 3.2-Wellness of Guru-Icchakara Sutra

 45

 3.3-Ascetics Forgiveness Sutra-Abbhutthio

                                                       Sutra

 46

 3.4-Bowing to Ascetics-Tikhutto Sutra

 47

4.0 4th Essential: Pratikraman-Repentance &

          Forgiveness

 48

 4.1-Repentance of all Sins-Samavatsaria

           Padikkamane Thaum

 48

 4.2-Repentance of Sins to all Living Beings-

        Sata Lakha Sutra

 48

 4.3-Atonement of 18 Sins-18 Papsthanak Sutra

 50

 4.4-Atichar-Minor Violations of lay people’s vows

 53

      1) Atichar of Ahimsa Vow

      2) Atichar of Satya Vow

      3) Atichar of Asteya Vow

      4) Atichar of Brahmacharya Vow

      5) Atichar of Aparigraha Vow

      6) Atichar of Dik Vrata

      7) Atichar of Boga-Upbhoga Vrata

      8) Atichar of Anartha-danda Vrata

      9) Atichar of Samayika Vrata

    10) ATichar of Desavakasika Vrata

    11) Atichar of Paushadha Vrata

    12) Atichar of ATithi Samvibhaga Vrata

 4.5- General Atonement

 59

 4.6-Universal Forgiveness to All

 60

Forgiveness Poem

 61

5.0  5th Essential: Kayotsarga-Meditation in a

                            Yoga Posture

 62

Introspection & kayotsarga- Arihanta-ceiyanam Sutra & Annatha

                           

 62

6.0  6th Essential: Religious Vows-Pratyakhyana

 64

  6.1-Personal improvement Vows

 64

  6.2-Spiritual Vows

 64

  6.3-Day to Day Vows

 64

7.0  Reflections:

 65

  7.1-Reflection on True Teacher (Sadguru)

 65

  7.2-Reflection on Universal Peace-Upsargaha

               Kshayam Yanti Sutra

 66

  7.3-Reflection on Universal Friendship -

                Shivmastu Sarva Jagata Sutra

 66

 7.4-Reflection on Spirituality & Pure Consciousness

 67

 7.5-Self Contemplation

 67

8.0  1st Essential (Part-2): Conclusion of Samayika

 69

 8.1-Concluding Vows of Samayika-

Samaiya Vaya-Jutto Sutra

 69

 8.2-Guru Utthapana

 71

STAVANS--Samaro Mantra

 72

                  Maitri Bhavana

 73

Believe in Yourself

 94

Slow Dance

95

Essence of Spirituality

96

Regards,

JSCNC Committee