Science And Jainism By Dr Sudhir Shah


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DR. SUDHIR V. SHAH M.D.,D.M. (NEUROLOGY) Consultant Neurologist - Ahmedabad, INDIA Director of Neurosciences – Sterling Hospital Prof. and head, Department of Neurology - VSGH I.P. Chairman, National Jain Doctors’ Federation, INDIA International Coordinator, NJDF July 2007 New Jersey, USA SCIENTIFIC SECRETS OF JAIN RELIGION JAINISM : A SUPER SCIENCE

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The contribution of Jain religion : 

The contribution of Jain religion Lord Mahavir (omniscient tirthankar parmatma) out of compassion, applied the Gyana for spiritual uplift and liberation of the soul. In addition, this path also leads to physical well being, mental peace, emotional control and total health of an individual undoubtedly. Also if practiced universally, Jain religion can bring universal peace, ecological balance and welfare of the universe : Global Religion What he preached, has turned out to be permanent and absolute truth – the super science. He was the great scientist earth has ever seen. His preachings and his vision were beyond Raga, Dwesha and Moha, so there is no reason to disbelieve, all that he said - Aptapurush

Jain Philosophy : 

One of the Oldest : References are also in holy vedas. Tripitak has acknowledged Chaturyama dharma and mentioned about lord Mahavir Great personalities and genius people were existing in India between 500 BC to 300 AD. We have lost great opportunities, to change the history and future of mankind. Jain Philosophy

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A complete philosophy Complete knowledge Way of life & ethics Perfect way of liberation Ecology Classic karmic theory Anekant and Syadvada : principle of relativity and other viewpoints Compatible with principles of modern science Physics, biology, psychology, physiology & medicine (Life Science) mathematics, astronomy and chemistry Indian - Foreign dignitaries have written wonderful words of praise Jain Philosophy

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Anushreni Gatihi Bhedad Anuhu Tadbhav – Avyayam Nityam Upayogo Laxanam Sagninah Samanska Is it a text book of science or a religion ? How old is it ?

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My Attempt I have taken help from experts. And I need your help and input…

Purpose of my talk : 

Purpose of my talk To open vision Thought process Human welfare Uplift of soul Spread of Jain Thought (No wish to convert) Incentive for reading Need for Research Animal welfare Global peace Respect for whole Indian Culture “This talk is completely dedicated to reinstate our faith in our religion” Everybody wants EVIDENCE Relevance and Context The issue is how scientific our school is, and not of total scientific proof

Science and Religion : 

Science and Religion Two sides of the same coin Science looks outward and religion looks inward : but both are searching….. Matter Vs. Soul : God Experiment Vs. Experience Languages are different, but there is no need for conflict. Both are complimentary – Samanvaya Science without religion is blind, religion without science is lame. If science is the motion, religion is the direction Look science with the eyes of religion and reversely True religion should be free of fear, temptation and wrong methods

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Observations Questions Hypothesis (Thinking) Experiments Theory/quantifications or Principles Prediction Prove/Disprove/modify THEORY: Applications More Q’s… pyramid builds up ..unending pursuit….TOE Observations Questions Spiritual Practices Meditation Enlightenment Principles Path Practice Moksha/ Nirvan: The goal is achieved Science Religion Methodology

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Problem in decoding verses Words have changed meaning Translator’s or scriptwriter’s errors, language, memory, time Missing of Texts. Poor understanding by science. Knowledge-evidence based- is evolving. e.g. Plant kingdom. I am proud of science : Limitation : Laboratory based : Iceberg Science – knowledge is still evolving e.g. plants It changes every time with change in evidence Our senses have limitations. Also dimension theory Several parallel worlds Religion has absolute truth : Shashwat : Faith bound The Problems in understanding Texts

Sections : 

Sections Basic Sciences Science behind Jain tenets and practices (Meditation .. etc) Ahaarvigyan (Food Philosophy) Medical Sciences (Life Sciences) Allied Sciences

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Lord Mahavir & Scientists Let us begin the panoramic tour :

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Basic Sciences

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Samyag Darshan Gyan Charitrani Mokshamargah: - Purpose & essence of Tatwarthadhigam sutra is Moksha through ratnatraya - To achieve moksha, one must know the dravya, tatva & the causation of karmabandh. Then to understand the way of liberation. Hence, we have to study physics, biology, astronomy, types of knowledge,characteristics of soul,matter, time and space, stages of evolution of soul. As if Science and Religion is one and inseparable Tatwarthadhigam Sutra The 1st ever written complete text book of science…… (also in samaysaar, niyamsaar and pravachansaar)

Tatvarthsutra1st complete book of science of mankind : 

Tatvarthsutra1st complete book of science of mankind Categories of Truth Nature of the soul The lower & middle regions (Astronomy) The Gods (Devas) Substances (Dravya) Inflow of Karma (Ashrava) The vows The Karmic Bondage Inhibiting & wearing off Karma (Samvar, Nirjara) Liberation (Moksha)

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Section I : Basic SciencesPHYSICS Atoms

Atomic Science : 

Atomic Science Atom - indivisible unit. Tatwarth Sutra : P.P.Umaswatiji : 1st Century Anavah skandhas cha - Matter has two varieties : 5/25 atoms & clusters. Samghata-bhedebhya- - Clusters are produced by 5/26 utpadyante fission, fusion or both. Bhedad anuh - Atom is the final product 5/27 of fission-disintegration.

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Bheda-samghatabhyam caksusah - 5/28 The visibility of clusters is produced by the combination of disintegration & reintegration. Utpada-vyaya-dhrauvyayuktam sat - 5/29 Origin, cessation & persistence constitute existence. Tadbhavavyayam nityam - 5/30 What remains as it is : eternal : Universal Atomic Science

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Snigdha-ruksatvad bandhah – Atomic 5/32 integration is due to their positive & negative charge ( tactile qualities of viscosity & dryness ) Atomic Science

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Na jaghanyagunanam - There cannot be integration of atoms (and clusters) that possess the minimum one degree of difference (viscosity or dryness) 5/33 Gunasamye sadrasanam - Atoms with similar (same degree of) charges cannot integrate. 5/34 Atomic Science

Subatomic Particles : 

Subatomic Particles Description of subatomic particles is mind-boggling. 4 different types of qualities of atoms have been described ( Sheet-snigdha, Sheet-ruksha, Ushna-snigdha, Ushna-ruksha) Two types of matter (a) with charge (b) without charge (Photon, Graviton, Gluon) Dravya naya: Total Quantity of Atoms is Constant Paryaya naya : Changeable Divisions & Subdivisions of Atoms are Plenty Small & Big, Cause & Effect Atoms , Dravya & Bhava Atoms, Atoms carrying Touch,Smell,Vision etc. Qualities.

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Here, formation of matter, concept of universal matter, atomic fusion, integration & disintegration of matter,constancy & transformability of objects - all high principles of atomic science-physics are discussed. The concepts of subatomic particles are even mind boggling. Atomic Science Aren’t you Surprised ? KEWALGYANA

Applied Physics : 

Applied Physics Ajivakaya dharmadharma kasa pudgalah : 5/1 Dravyani jivas cha : 5/2 kalaschetyeke : 5/38 Media of dharma (motion) & adharma (inertia-rest), space, matter and souls are Dravyas (substances). Time is also a substance according to some preachers.

Adharmastikaya : 

Adharmastikaya All that we see in universe is 4% matter 1% dark matter 75% dark energy – is it Adharmastikaya or is it supporting the inertia as against Dharmastikaya which supports motion

Applied Physics : 

Vartana parinamah kriya paratva - paratve cha kalasya : 5/22 The functions of time are : Becoming ( Inspiring ), change, motion & sequence. Research area Time in physics : several, but not related (six) Absolute time, astronomical time, change etc. Applied Physics

Applied Physics : 

Sarira-van-manah-prana-panah pudgalanam : 5/19 * Matter functions as the material cause of body, speech, mind & breath. Sukha-dukha-jivita-maranopagrahas cha : 5/20 * The production of pleasure, pain, life & death is also due to matter (chemical properties). Research area Applied Physics

Thought : 

Thought SPECT studies : Mana, vachana, kaya, Pudgala.

Psychology : 

Mati : Smruti : Sangya chintaabhinibodh ityanarthantaram Mati (knowledge about existing thing), memory, recall, thinking process and conclusion is matigyana. And this is the function of senses and mind. Thoughtfulness & perception, discrimination between good & bad, useful & harmful are all functions of mind. Mind has two aspects : 1) Physical 2) Psychic mind Science does not know about Dravyamana & Bhavamana so far. However, if we take mind as interface between the consciousness and intellect, then we can explain. Psychology

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Intellectuals have both minds. Only psychic mind doesn’t help in the thought process. Sangninah samanaska : 2/25 The higher developed the mind, the animal will be more intelligent. (Devas,Narakas,Garbhaj (womb) human & Garbhaj animals have higher mind.) Concept of psychotherapy and psychic treatment.

Biology : 

Biology Classification of living beings Ekendriya, Beyindriya …. Panchendriya Tras, sthaavar Concept of Pratyek and Sadharan Nigod Sammurchhim jiva

Plant Kingdom : 

Plant Kingdom They have leshya, kashaya, instincts and feelings (perceptions). Leshya : Colourful plants : Nilleshya thorns, bad smells : Kapot (2) Kashaya : Carrots, potato : Lobha : accumulation Coloured plants : Maya Eating food can change our thought process (3) Instincts : Ahaar, fear, accumulation and reproduction. (4) Samvedana (feelings) : Dr.Jagdishchandra Bose : Pain : Shame – Lajamani : Mr.T.N.Singh : Effect of music on plants : Dr.Bexter : Trees keep watch even on spiders

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Upayogo lakshanam : 2/8 Sentinence is the defining characteristic of the soul. Constant awareness, consciousness & application of knowledge is upayoga. Dravyasangraha The one that survives, applies knowledge, does not disintegrate (does not die), is Karta and is equal to the proportion of body is called Jeeva. Parasparopagraho Jivanam : 5/21 The function of the soul is to render services – usefulness - to one another. Each soul is entangled with all the rest in the universe. We are influenced by the rest (Non-violence). Applied Biology

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The inertial mass of a particle is a result of the “interaction” of mass of other bodies in the rest of the universe Extending it to life Life: Life of even the smallest being is a result of “interaction” of life in the rest of the universe. “No one can survive by himself” That is if I destroy all life for this earth, I will automatically cease to exist. So when I destroy any life, I also destroy a part of myself. This immediately leads to the principle of non-violence MACH’s Principle

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Entanglement: EPR paradox Whatever happened to one particle would thus immediately affect the other particle, wherever in the universe it may be. Einstein called this "Spooky action at a distance." We are all entangled

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Dharma has many meanings True nature The Path Is there an absolute Dharma (Path) which the nature has shown us The answer is yes Dharma Live and Let Live Non Violence

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Anushreni Gatihi : 2/27 Avigraha Jivasya : 2/28 The movement of souls (as well as matter) is in straight line (unless there is an external force.) The liberated soul moves straight.

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Classification of substance (Dravya). Classification of matter. Classification of Jiva (Soul). Unit of space (pradesh), unit of time (samaya) and unit of matter (anu) : are unique to Jainism.

Astronomy : 

Astronomy Description of Earth : Bharat & Airawat. Other lokas : Interpretation problems. Life in earth,water,fire,air & plant : Mobile & immobile (Jagdishchandra). Recent notes : air is having living beings & life.

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The eternal truth of Tripadi. Matter (and objects) have always dual virtue : eternity (dravya) & nonversatility (paryaya) both at the same time. Quantum physics and anekantvada Matter has its own space.Space contains matter. If matter is zero, then space is zero.

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Karmavada is the heart of Jain darshan & Anekant-Syadvada is the brain of Jain darshan. Karmavada has some relevance with genetic coding also. Also it explains principle of causality of physics. Karmic bonds are atomic, is a unique theory. Research area

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Mahaviracharya 9th Century Ganitsaar sangraha : 9 chapters Algebra, Geometry and Arithmatics Square root, Cube root, Time, Interest, Fractions Joytishpatal : Not available at present Swayambhuv, Adinath, Devnandi, etc. Fractions in Jain Literature : Suryapragnapti Fractions in Tatvartha sutra (Ch.III – Bhashya) Mathematics Science cannot progress without maths. Maths is above all sciences, as there is no provision for conflict or ambiguity.

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Subjects common to science and Jain scriptures: Astronomy: Surya Pragyapti, Chandra Pragyapti, Geography (3rd chapter of Tattavartha Sutra: primitive, Nature of physical Universe (T.S.Chapter 5: jiva/Ajiva, Energy, forces etc) can be tested. Subjects exclusive to Jain Darshan Atma, Karma, Moksha etc have not (yet) come under purview of science Operative Principles: some may be common to spiritual and physical domains Jainism Non-violence, Anekantavad, Saptabhangi, Dharma, Karma theory Krambaddha-Paryay Physics Quantum mechanics, Causality, Entanglement, Determinism, Mach’s Principle, Evolution Biology…… plant life, invisible forms Domains of Science and Jain Scriptures

Common principles of science as embodied in Religion : 

Common principles of science as embodied in Religion Reality : Physical realities - can be taken to laboratory, as Science is evidence based. Matter and Energy Energy Fields (Action at a distance) - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (EM Force) - Strong nuclear force - Weak Nuclear force (EM, weak force) - Gravitation force Space and Time • Jain darshan dwells on realities. 1) Six Substances ( matter, time, space, motion / energy, inertia & jiva) 2) Nine elements.

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2) Pudgal : Purayati va Galayati va. - Matter changes forms, disintegrates & reintegrates. - But, the total mass remains constant. Tadbhavavyayam nityam - 5/30 - What remains as it is : eternal : Universal Common principles of science as embodied in Religion

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3) Motion & Inertia : Dharmastikaya & Adharmastikaya. • They help motion or static property of Jiva & pudgala, just by their nature. That is their function. Common principles of science as embodied in Religion

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4) Quantum theory of Max Planck : Energy is radiated in quanta. Disintegration and reintegration is the nature of matter. Thus objects can disintegrate but can reintegrate elsewhere. Common principles of science as embodied in Religion Max Planck

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Jain syadvad is a conceptual thinking. It applies not only to matter which is visible, but everywhere. It is so perfectly designed-it can never be challenged. It accounts the other view points and different references. - Vyavhar satya - Nischaya satya. It also explains the relativity principle of matter, but is more philosophical. If understood & applied, worldly quarrels will stop forever. 5) Syadvad – Relativity Anekantvad - multifacedness Common principles of science as embodied in Religion

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Laws governing Macro world and micro-world are different: Classical (Whole= sum of the parts) Quantum (dual behavior of electron or photon) Some states in quantum world are indescribable What is called avyakta. Seven such states are possible: May be yes, May be No, May be both, may be indescribable, may be yes and indescribable, May be No and indescribable, May be both and indescribable (Saptabhangi) As we go to the world of finer and finer (sukshma--------) particles, new properties (or attributes) come into play ( In science they are termed as quantum numbers or states) and all do not exist at once. Many of them could be contradictory properties. This is the basic nature of certain things (multifacedness = Anekantavad) . Thus I have argued that anekantavad is a physical reality Laws of Physics

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6) Telepathy + : ManahparyavGyan / ShrutGyan 7) Television, Radio, Telefax : AvadhiGyan (space & time) 8) Teleporting & Recent experiments : Aharak sharir. Common principles of science as embodied in Religion

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9) Properties of sound : Anuyogadwara Sutra Music & its effect on body : Malkauns Music (sound) can affect health, mental peace, temperament and fate. • Chanting mantra (Alignment & Sound) • Science of yantra (shape & form with momentum) 12th Drastiwad : 14 purva Common principles of science as embodied in Religion •

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10/23/2008 Various modes of music mentioned in Ajitshanti stotra are useful as remedies. Malkauns & Deshana Anuyogadwara Sutra, Samveda and Gandharvaveda

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A Yantra is a graphic representation of the sound of Mantra

Effect of sound - chanting : 

Effect of sound - chanting

Physiology in Jain Scriptures : 

Physiology in Jain Scriptures Various types of bone-joints which are called SAMGHAYANs, number of ribs, position and weight of various parts representing Anatomy of Human body are discussed. There are also some references about embryology in Tandulveyaliya payanna. Reproductive systems and the abilities of men and women are also described in literature.

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Science behind Jain tenets and practices

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Samayik :- Samatvabhava - karmanirjara - way to liberation Samata towards living beings : No raga – dwesha Samata towards objects : No moha – shoka Pratikraman • Samatva followed by meditation & Kayotsagra with six requisites (Shad Avashyak) • Creates blissful state. • Presence of Gurudeva – so you are stress free, guilt free, disease free. This is followed by prayaschita and sadhana • Prayaschitta takes care of past tense • Vishuddhi takes care of present tense • Vishalya takes care of future tense THE ACT WHICH LINKS TO MOKSHA IS YOGA

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The Tapas (Penance) : Bahya : • Anashan, • Unodari, • Vrutisankshep, • Rastyaga, • Kayaklesha, • Samlinata. Abhyantar : • Prayaschita, • Vinaya, • Veyavacha, • Swadhyaya, • Kayotsarga, Meditation.



MeditationJaindhyana : 

MeditationJaindhyana Dharmadhyana & shukladhyana… excellent remedy for all types of health. Jain religion is Bhavadharma,so meditation is of utmost importance. Several types of meditations. Samayik & kayotsarga are super meditations. Kayotsarga takes care of asana and pratyahaar. Preksha, vipashyana, granthibheda and atmadhyana.

What is meditation ? : 

What is meditation ? Exercise of mind to keep it healthy and clean, as we do for body. A state of altered consciousness. Fourth stage of consciousness. Spiritual ecstasy with neurological manifestation. Not really a Hallucination

Meditation techniques : 

Meditation techniques Focus on Breathing Focus on an object Focus on a sound Focus on a thought Focus on sensual object Focus on sensory perception Imagery Soul meditation

Meditation-Techniques : 

Meditation-Techniques Vipashyana : To see –To observe ( Buddha) - Breathing - Thoughts - Body and perception of sensations Prekshadhyana : To see –To observe( Jain) - Breathing (Shwas-Preksha) - Thoughts (Vichar-Preksha) - Body (Sharir-Preksha) - Mind (Anupreksha) - Leshyadhyana etc

Effect of meditating music : 

Effect of meditating music

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SPECT Images at Baseline and During Meditation Baseline Meditation Prefrontal Cortex Prefrontal Cortex

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Superior Parietal Lobe Superior Parietal Lobe Baseline Meditation SPECT Images at Baseline and During Meditation

Summary of SPECT findings : 

Increase rCBF in frontal area and shut down of OAA in parietal area is the key finding. This is not hallucination. All Meditators have same findings. Summary of SPECT findings

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The philosophy of food : Quantitative & Qualitative (satva,Rajas,Tamas) Modern science has confined at determining the caloric values and its classification into vitamins, proteins and carbohydrate content. The jain school of thought has gone deep into subtler properties of various types of food items and deal with its psychic as well as physical effects. Section III : Ahaarvigyan Purity of Food is necessary for Purity of Soul

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Vigai is a Rajsik food, while Mahavigai is a Tamsik food so every one should abstain form Mahavigai. Science of Tithi habits Types of Ahaar Prakshepahar Ojahar Lomahar (c) Boiling & filtering water (d) Life of Different food items : Flour (3,5,7) & mixing

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Long before existence of microscopic life was shown and plants were considered to be living by modern science, these facts were well established in jain philosophy and formed the foundations of complex practice as a corollary of nonviolence, which is the basic tenet of Jainism. That is why there is severe restriction on Ratribhojan and drinking water without boiling. Also to avoid Kandmul like potato and similar anantkaya plants.

Ratribhojan – Terrible sin : 

Ratribhojan – Terrible sin Physiologically at night : Slow metabolism, Decreased activity Indigestion. Absence of sun light : Excess of organisms. Sunlight can kill them and control pollution. Rule of 48 minutes (for sheet yoni microscopic jiva). Best digestion is at the middle of the day. Ayurveda preaches this for positive health purposes. Allopathy for metabolic purposes. Rajnishji for celebacy

Austerities : 

Austerities To use very limited items and with caution, is a practice of non violence. Collectiveness and overutilization is violence Biyasana : Disciplined eating habits. No junk. Boiled water. No food & water after sunset. Ekasana : Rest to body so next day stronger. Avoid abhakshya, anatkaya & apathya food, so no perversions. Only eat moderate amount and satvik food. Ayambil : Dry : Avoid vigai. So control of pitta & cough. No spices. Control over tongue, therefore all other senses. Auli to be done twice a year at Sandhikaal. Fast : 36 hours (a) Tivihaar (b) Chauvihar.

Tithivigyan : 

Tithivigyan Tithivigyan : uplift of individual soul and welfare of all living beings are central themes of jain religion. Avoid lilotaries on twelve tithis, auli days and paryushana. According to lord mahavir, the fate of next birth is created as per the deeds done during these days. So do more religious activities and avoid sachitta. Scientifically it helps in balancing PH & water element during these days (as per lunar cycles).

Vigai - Mahavigai : 

Vigai - Mahavigai Vigai : Perversion. Mahavigai : Worst perversion. The food objects which change the natural tendencies of body, mind and soul and pervert them are vigai. Vigai : 6 : Milk, curd, ghee, oil, jaggary – sugar, fried items & sweet objects. Mahavigai : 4 : Butter, honey, eggs-meat-fish, alcohol Non-veg : Saprophytes Alcohol : Pramad, Chitnash etc 16 doshas. Honey : To obtain it we have to kill many bees.

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Medical Sciences (Life Sciences)


Section IV : MEDICAL SCIENCES (LIFE SCIENCES) TOTAL HEALTH SCIENCE Positive health gaining and prevention & treatment of major diseases by JAIN RELIGION

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Uttaradhyana Brihadvritipatra Vipak sutra Acharang Sukhbodh patra Audh Niryukti Sthanang sutra References of life sciences : how to live, how to avoid diseases and how to cure diseases and create positive health and long life; are available in jain agams. Therapeutics Rasayan vidya Doctor and therapy Disease description Disease description Therapy Causation of disease Ref : Acharaya Rajkumar Jain

Prevention of heart disease, stroke, cancer & lifestyle diseases and creating positive health : 

Prevention of heart disease, stroke, cancer & lifestyle diseases and creating positive health Rituals and six avashyak (Samayik & Pratikraman) Padayatra : Exercise Austerities Penance : Tapas Ahaarvigyan : Ayambil etc. Boiled water Avoiding ratribhojan (Research) Vigai : Milk, curd, ghee, oil, jeggary, fried objects, sweets. Mahavigai : Butter, honey, eggs-meat-non veg., alcohol. Tithivigyan : Religious, scientific, healthy way (ayurveda) Attitude, positive thoughts : Avoid four Kashaya Meditation and kayostarga Namaskar Mantra chanting Purification of mind – Purification of Body

Prevention of coronary disease : 

Prevention of coronary disease Padyatra : Exercise Food habits : Satvik food. Avoid vigai. Austerities & Tapas : Weight reduction & healthy body-mind Attitudes : Mental and emotional peace. Samayik, pratikraman Meditation

Preventing & treating other diseases : 

Preventing & treating other diseases Prevention & treatment of :- • GI diseases • Mental illness • Neurological illness • Cancer Positive health & long life We at National Jain Doctors’ Federation, did 4 major conferences and discussed the subjects and I, as the chairman of NJDF India, appeal to you to do extensive research as you have better facilities. The other project, we have launched is SHRAMAN - AROGYAM

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For stress relief philosophical concept of Jainism, food types, austerity, penance and meditation are useful for all men and women Meditation is one of the Abhyantar penance through which one could be relieved from stress, the miseries and karmic bondage.

Secularism : 

Secularism Navkar Mantra Bhavbijankur Janana ….

Sutra : 

Sutra Navkar mantra. Annath Vanditu Tijaypahutta…. • We should know their meanings, then only we can add Bhava. Literal chanting does help, but with knowledge it becomes 100 times more powerful.

16 Bhavanas : 

16 Bhavanas 12 Bhavanas will relieve all ragas, dweshas and will be important for liberation of soul. 4 Bhavanas are important guidelines for interpersonal relationship which will create mental peace and stop worldly quarrels.

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Allied Sciences

Allied Sciences : 

Ecology ( Ahimsa,Aparigriha,Maitri ) Economy ( Lord Adinath : Asi, Masi, Krushi,Vidya,Vanijya & Shilpa ) Cosmology (Loka) Astrology Metallergy Chemistry With evolution of Science, some religious beliefs have been disreputed however Jainism is rising due to its strong scientific basis Allied Sciences

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The subjects requiring further research. Disease prevention by jain attitude and life style Three types of Ahaar : (Siddhasen Diwakarji) 1) Ojahar 2) Lomahar 3) Prakshepahar. (Kawal, Drugs, Intravenous ) etc. Karmic theory and Genome project. The concept of autonomous human birth and the cloning of same kind of organisms.

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Aura is directly related with Leshyas. Colors of Leshyas mention the colors of Aura Leshyas and colors of Aura denote the health of man and woman Krishna, Neela and Kapota leshyas are harmful to health, while Tejo, padma and Shukla leshyas are useful for health.

References & Suggested Readings : 

References & Suggested Readings Tatvarthsutra - P.Shri Umaswatiji Samaysaar - P.Shri.Kundkundacharya 2. Bhagavatisutra. 3. Sutrakrutang. Acharang sutra : for psychology. Anuyogdwar sutra : for music etc. Dashvikalik sutra.

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Other Agams & Sutra. Guideline of Jainism : Bhadrabahuvijay Vigyan & Adhyatma : -Pujya Amrendravijayji. Cosmology old & new -Prof.Jain Scientific secrets of Jainism - P.Shri Nandigoshvijayji. Science and spirituality – P.Shri Chandrashekar Vijayji Dravya Sangraha References & Suggested Readings

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Articles by several Experts and Scientists Dr.Narendra Bhandari (ISRO, Ahmedabad) Dr.Anilkumar Jain (Ahmedabad) Dr.Ashokkumar Jain (Gwalior) Acharya Shri Kanaknandiji maharaj Dr.L.C.Jain (Jabalpur) Dr.Parasmal Agarwal (Udaipur) Dr.Prakashchandra Jain (Sagar) Dr.Rajmal Jain (Ahmedabad) Dr.R.C.Jain (Ujjain) Dr.P.C.Jain (Sagar) Dr.Jitubhai Shah (Ahmedabad) References & Suggested Readings

My message : 

My message Samyaka Darshan – Absolute faith in Jinwani Daily Swadhyaya - Reading scriptures Religion requires to be presented in the context of science Do research Spread the knowledge and Darshan for global welfare, as science needs direction

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Michhami Dukkadam

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JAI JINENDRA THANK YOU Dr. Sudhir V. Shah Consultant Neurophysician 206-8, Sangini Complex, Near Parimal Crossing, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad-6 Phone : (C) 079-26467052 (R) 079-2661742 Mobile: 9825009521 Email:

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