June 23, 2013Jai Jinendra,
Please mark your calendar. We are very excited to announce 'Nav Tatva' shibir at JCNC by Pandit Dhirubhai Mehta for 9 days from 6/23 to 7/5 in two phases (see the schedule below).
Pandit Dhirubhai Mehta has studied from the very famous YashoVijay PathShala in Mahesana, Gujarat. Panditji has been teaching Jain scriptures for over more than 40 years. Panditji has taught shravaks, monk-to-be, and monks on variety of Jain scriptures ranging from basic scriptures such as Nav Tatva to heavy aadhyatimik scriptures and logic (nyaya) scriptures. Panditiji has written a lot of books, and especially has translated several Sanskrit books into Gujarati. Panditji has been visiting United States for more than 25 years now. His simple yet lucid and interesting way of teaching has made him extremely popular all across India and United States.
What is NavTatva?
Nav = nine
Tatva = elements (identified by their virtues)
NavTatva contains 9 fundamental elements that are essential and fundamental to Jainism.
1) jiv (soul), 2) ajiv (matter), 3) aashrav (karma influx), 4) bandh (karma bondage), 5) samvar (stoppage of karma), 6) nirjara (shredding karma), 7) paap (spiritual demerit), 8) punya (spiritual merit), 9) moksha (liberation)
'Nav Tatva' is such a basic conceptual scripture that it is a prerequisite to learning other high level Jain scriptures.
JCNC Nav Tatva Shibir Schedule:
Pandit Dhirubhai Mehta will teach us 'Nav Tatva' based on a very popular request of learning 'Nav Tatva' during the Navkar Shibir in May 2013.
Date Day Time Topic Location
6/23/2013 Sunday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Auditorium
6/24/2013 Monday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Bhakti Room
6/25/2013 Tuesday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Bhakti Room
6/26/2013 Wednesday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Bhakti Room
7/1/2013 Monday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Auditorium
7/2/2013 Tuesday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Auditorium
7/3/2013 Wednesday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Auditorium
7/4/2013 Thursday 8:15pm-9:30pm Nav Tatva Bhakti Room
7/5/2013 Friday 8:15pm-9pm Nav Tatva Auditorium