excellent reply Samkit. ... From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: 23 Apr 2012 14:26:00 GMT To: email@example.com Subject: [JainList] First DikshaMessage 1 of 134 , Apr 23, 2012View Source
excellent reply Samkit.
Sent: 23 Apr 2012 14:26:00 GMT
Subject: [JainList] First Diksha outside India
I think then you did not understand prabhu's message
If by what you say you have not seen a lot of things and hence you do not believe means you have not seen soul and hence would not believe its existence.
Think you are classifying thousands as anant. You will never be able to see anant jiv in potato on account of limitations of science and our eyesight.
If prabhu has told something which I may not be able to prove, i have to accept it as it is and not propagate what suits me or what is beyond my vision.
It is with great sadness that I learned about passing away of Prof Duli Chandra Jain. He had on several occasions asked me to come and visit him when I wouldMessage 134 of 134 , May 3, 2012View SourceIt is with great sadness that I learned about passing away of Prof Duli Chandra Jain.
He had on several occasions asked me to come and visit him when I would be be in New York. I had met him on a couple of occasions during the JAINA conventions. I was hoping to meet him sometime again, unfortunately it was not to be.
He was born in 1929 and passed away on February 11, 2011, at age 82.
He was a founding member and the key person behind the Jain Study Circle which published Jain Study Circular since 1987, with his home at 99-11 60 Avenue, Apt. 3D, Flushing, NY 11368 as the base.
Jain Study Circular was the first Jain publication in USA. It was by design a low-key publication, but with great impact. In my view, it was this publication that helped define American Jainism.
A prestigious award Jain Ratna is given by JAINA for service to Jain dharma in America. The first Jain Ratna was given in 1989 to Prof. Duli Chandra Jain for editing the Jain Study Circular.
He was Professor Emeritus of Earth and Physical Sciences at City University of New York, where he had served as a Professor of Physics. He had studied at BHU and University of Calcutta and City College of New York. He had a PhD in Physics and an MS in Computer Science. He received the Outstanding Educators of America Award in 1957.
I have read many of his articles on various aspects of Jainism. Written in a simple language, they bridged the Jain tradition and the modern rational scientific thought. Many of them can be read at the Jain Study Circular website