Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence

Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence

Manoj Jain Demi / Sep 18, 2019

Mahavira The Hero of Nonviolence Imagine a world where no one gets hurt a world where no one is teased or bullied a world where there is no fear or anger Six centuries before the birth of Jesus in the faraway land of India there

  • Title: Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence
  • Author: Manoj Jain Demi
  • ISBN: 9781937786212
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Imagine a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger Six centuries before the birth of Jesus, in the faraway land of India, there lived a great spiritual teacher name Mahavira which means very brave , who imagined just such a world He showed kindness to every living being and emphasized the practiceImagine a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger Six centuries before the birth of Jesus, in the faraway land of India, there lived a great spiritual teacher name Mahavira which means very brave , who imagined just such a world He showed kindness to every living being and emphasized the practice of nonviolence, compassion, and forgiveness The religion of Mahavira was called Jainism Mahavira was born a prince, but because he had such deep love and respect for all living creatures, he renounced his wealth and power to become a wandering monk The Jain teachings of Mahavira became very popular He taught three important lessons that one should have love and compassion for all living things that one should not be too prideful of one s own point of view because the truth has many sides and that one should not be greedy and should avoid attachment to possessions Today Jainism has than 10 million adherents throughout the world In following the example of Mahavira, Jains practice a vegetarian diet and are committed to sound ecological and environmental practices Mahavira s lessons on nonviolence and compassion still have a profound impact around the globe, and he is credited with influencing Mahatma Gandhi, who in turn inspired Martin Luther King, Jr Beautifully brought to life by the delicate paintings of Demi and the powerful yet simple narrative of nationally recognized writer, Manoj Jain, the story of Mahavira s life will provide a shining example of how one spiritual teacher s noble ideals can echo throughout the ages.

    Mahavira Mahavira, also known as Vardham na, was the twenty fourth tirthankara ford maker who revived Jainism.He expounded the spiritual, philosophical and ethical teachings of the previous tirathankaras from the remote pre Vedic era In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Mahavira was born in the early part of the th century BC into a royal Kshatriya family in present day Bihar, India. BBC Religions Jainism Mahavira Sep , Mahavira Mahavira Mahavira is regarded as the man who gave Jainism its present day form although this is true only in the widest sense He is Hero Names for Boys Think Baby Names H ero baby names and what they mean, for hero, with results These Hero names are an alternative to having a family name as a middle name, by using the spot to honor a hero Tirthankara Jainism Britannica Tirthankara Tirthankara, Sanskrit Ford maker in Jainism, a saviour who has succeeded in crossing over life s stream of rebirths and has made a path for others to follow Mahavira th century bce was the last Tirthankara to appear According to tradition, his predecessor, Parshvanatha, lived about Indian Religions Religions In India Religions Of India India is a land of diversities This diversity is also visible in the spheres of religion The major religions of India are Hinduism majority religion , Islam largest minority religion , Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and the Bah Faith. Jainism Crystalinks Literature According to the Svetambaras, the sacred literature preserved orally since Mahavira was systematized and written down by a council convened about the end of the th century BC, but it is generally agreed that it was not given its present shape until some years later ad or . Contact UCSF Spirit Care Department of Spiritual Care Services UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children s Hospitals UCSF Box Parnassus Avenue, Suite San Francisco, CA USA Calendar of Holy Days UCSF Spirit Care Celebrating the birthday of Lord Mahavir Great Hero , the th Tirthankara and last of this time cycle Jains remember their most important prophet by decorating their temples with flags, with prayers and fasting, and by making offerings of rice, fruit, milk, and other items. Episode The Story of India Timeline PBS The first human migrations out of Africa are thought to have taken place , years ago Migrants gradually made their way down India s coast over a few thousand years The migration was Jainism religion Britannica Jainism likely emerged about the th century bce in reaction to Brahmanic Hinduism Along with Buddhism, Jainism is the only surviving religion to have begun as a purely monastic religion the rules for the laity are derived from monastic rules Mahavira and the semilegendary

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    1. MahaviraThe Hero of NonviolenceWritten by Manoj JainIllustrated by DemiThe story begins twenty six hundred years ago in India a country rich in history and tradition. Queen Trishala and her husband King Siddharth gave birth to their first child. They named this son Vardhaman.The Jain people were very gentle and peace loving. They didn't like to hurt anyone or any living creature. They were vegetarians. One day when Vardhaman was older, he ventured out alone into the forest. He came upon a huge s [...]

    2. I received a free download copy of 'Mahavira' by the publishers of the book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This is a lovely book which teaches of the importance of non-violence and the different beliefs of Jainism. I found this book extremely educational and learnt a lot myself, I think it would be great to share with children too! It has some gorgeous, bright colourful illustrations which really add to the book and make it much more accessible for children. This book could be sh [...]

    3. Mahavira is a story of a young prince who was destined to teach peace and non-violence. He was born in India and his name was Varhhaman. As he grew he learned through books and wanted to become a monk. He acquired knowledge through his spiritual journey and achieved the three spiritual jewels. In the Jainism faith they were called right faith, right knowledge and right conduct. He loved all living things. He had no fear. Others in later years that practiced peace were Ghandi and Dr. Martin Luthe [...]

    4. The book gives a great overview of the life of Mahavira and the origin of Jainism. The religion is presented in a friendly and clear way. The illustrations emphasize the text presented. It describes how it evolved at the same time of Buddhism and explains in a neat way how it differ from it. The text is easy to follow and it introduces the reader to the religion and key elements of the religion without preaching. It altso briefly describes known and familiar figures that were inspired by Jainism [...]

    5. I had never heard of Mahavira before but this book explains his life, beliefs and influence on the world and some of the people these have influenced, including both Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The text is easy to understand, the illustrations beautiful . . . . and if it can help others follow the nonviolent path to change the world into a better place, what a great achievement that would be! Thanks to netgalley for enabling me to read this!

    6. Enlightening story that belongs in every school library. The ending which links Ghandi to Mahavira and in turn to Martin Luther King, Jr. makes this book especially relevant. And the illustrations are gorgeous.

    7. This story has a beautiful message, colorful and interesting pictures, and lots of information. I learned several new things while reading.

    8. Great childresn's book about a world where nobody is teased or bullied. There is no anger or fear. This is the life story of a spiritual teacher, from India, named Mahavira. A wonderful book.

    9. An excellent story to share and learn about the life practice of non-violence and having reverence for all life through the teachings of Jainism. The spiritual teachings or jewels called right faith, right knowledge and right conduct, all wonderful values to impress upon children.

    10. While the principles are indubitably noble, I'm really skeptical as to whether this is a realistic way for humans to live their lives. My atheism might be showing, I confess, but I didn't really feel Mahāvīra's story speaking to me.

    11. The Jainist Way And Origins Explained SimplyThis is a children's book on Jainism which is a philosophy and spiritual path that started in India around the same time as Buddhism. It follows a lot of the same tenants as Buddhism but is strictly vegetarian as they believe it is wrong to eat animals as they have too much respect for them. Jainism is all about nonviolence and acceptance of others as a way to find inner peace and enlightenment. I think this would be a very good book to expose children [...]

    12. I received this book for free from a First Reads giveaway on .This book was wonderful to read. The pictures were beautiful, the story used to explain the religion was easy to understand, and I learned a lot from the book.

    13. Many people are becoming familiar with the Indian holiday of Diwali, or the Festival of Lights, but most do not understand exactly what it is or how it started. This book is a very good explanation of Jainism, Mahavira, and the beliefs associated with Diwali.

    14. I won this book in a giveaway.This was a cute little book. My daughter loved the story and had me read it to her several times.

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