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Mission 24L  JAINWORLD COMPLETES 20 YEARS On June 9th, 2016 (Shrut Panchami Day), Jainworld has completed 20 years of service to the Jain community worldwide.  A few of our achievements:

1) Sponsor a language
2) Advertise on Jain World.
3) Collect / give donations which are tax-free in USA
4) Collect Jain Audio / Video/ Clipart/ photos /Paintings (in all the languages). Stay Informed Name (required)

Jainworld is a non-profit tax-exempt membership and donation-supported organization dedicated to Jain tradition of wisdom, compassion, equality, brotherhood, universal well-being and spirituality. This oldest wisdom of mankind is being made available in all the languages for the benefit of humanity with movements like Mission 24L.

Mission 24L  JAINWORLD COMPLETES 20 YEARS On June 9th, 2016 (Shrut Panchami Day), Jainworld has completed 20 years of service to the Jain community worldwide.  A few of our achievements:

1) Sponsor a language
2) Advertise on Jain World.
3) Collect / give donations which are tax-free in USA
4) Collect Jain Audio / Video/ Clipart/ photos /Paintings (in all the languages). Stay Informed Name (required)

Jainworld is a non-profit tax-exempt membership and donation-supported organization dedicated to Jain tradition of wisdom, compassion, equality, brotherhood, universal well-being and spirituality. This oldest wisdom of mankind is being made available in all the languages for the benefit of humanity with movements like Mission 24L.

Ajit Jain (born July 23, 1951 in Orissa, India ) is Indian born and is Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations for Berkshire Hathaway as of January 10th, 2018. [1] [2] He was raised in India's coastal state of Orissa . He is a strict vegetarian because of his religion, Jainism . Ajit Jain is an older cousin of Anshu Jain , who was the former Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank . His brother is Virendra Jain lead commodity analyst of ECTP.

From 1973 to 1976, Jain worked for IBM as a salesman for their data-processing operations in India. He was named "Rookie of the Year" in his region in 1973. [5] He lost his job in 1976 when IBM discontinued their operation in India because they declined to allow any Indian ownership of the company, as was then required by law. [5]

In 1978, he moved to the United States, where he earned an MBA from Harvard University and joined McKinsey & Co. He returned to India in the early 1980s and married. They then moved back to the United States, as his wife preferred to live there. [6]

In 1986, he left McKinsey to work on insurance operations for Warren Buffett. Jain was invited by his former boss, Michael Goldberg, who had left McKinsey & Co. to join Berkshire Hathaway in 1982. [5] At the time, he said he knew little about the insurance business. [7]

In the annual letter to shareholders on 2014, it was suggested that both Jain and Greg Abel could be appropriate successors for Warren Buffett as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway . [8] [9] In January 2018, Jain was named Berkshire Hathaway 's vice chair of insurance operations and appointed to Hathaway's Board of Directors. [10]

In 2005, Jain established the Jain Foundation , a non-profit organization located in Seattle, Washington, the mission of which is to cure limb-girdle muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, a condition that Jain's son has. [12] [13] Plavi Jain Mittal, who earned her PhD in molecular biology from Brandeis University, [14] was the initial President and CEO. [12] [14] In May 2017, Mittal formed In-Depth Genomics , an organization providing free whole-genome sequencing and analysis to people with rare diseases. [15]

Mission 24L  JAINWORLD COMPLETES 20 YEARS On June 9th, 2016 (Shrut Panchami Day), Jainworld has completed 20 years of service to the Jain community worldwide.  A few of our achievements:

1) Sponsor a language
2) Advertise on Jain World.
3) Collect / give donations which are tax-free in USA
4) Collect Jain Audio / Video/ Clipart/ photos /Paintings (in all the languages). Stay Informed Name (required)

Jainworld is a non-profit tax-exempt membership and donation-supported organization dedicated to Jain tradition of wisdom, compassion, equality, brotherhood, universal well-being and spirituality. This oldest wisdom of mankind is being made available in all the languages for the benefit of humanity with movements like Mission 24L.

Ajit Jain (born July 23, 1951 in Orissa, India ) is Indian born and is Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations for Berkshire Hathaway as of January 10th, 2018. [1] [2] He was raised in India's coastal state of Orissa . He is a strict vegetarian because of his religion, Jainism . Ajit Jain is an older cousin of Anshu Jain , who was the former Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank . His brother is Virendra Jain lead commodity analyst of ECTP.

From 1973 to 1976, Jain worked for IBM as a salesman for their data-processing operations in India. He was named "Rookie of the Year" in his region in 1973. [5] He lost his job in 1976 when IBM discontinued their operation in India because they declined to allow any Indian ownership of the company, as was then required by law. [5]

In 1978, he moved to the United States, where he earned an MBA from Harvard University and joined McKinsey & Co. He returned to India in the early 1980s and married. They then moved back to the United States, as his wife preferred to live there. [6]

In 1986, he left McKinsey to work on insurance operations for Warren Buffett. Jain was invited by his former boss, Michael Goldberg, who had left McKinsey & Co. to join Berkshire Hathaway in 1982. [5] At the time, he said he knew little about the insurance business. [7]

In the annual letter to shareholders on 2014, it was suggested that both Jain and Greg Abel could be appropriate successors for Warren Buffett as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway . [8] [9] In January 2018, Jain was named Berkshire Hathaway 's vice chair of insurance operations and appointed to Hathaway's Board of Directors. [10]

In 2005, Jain established the Jain Foundation , a non-profit organization located in Seattle, Washington, the mission of which is to cure limb-girdle muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, a condition that Jain's son has. [12] [13] Plavi Jain Mittal, who earned her PhD in molecular biology from Brandeis University, [14] was the initial President and CEO. [12] [14] In May 2017, Mittal formed In-Depth Genomics , an organization providing free whole-genome sequencing and analysis to people with rare diseases. [15]

Both Mahavira and the Buddha belonged to the Vedic Indian tradition. They were born into the warrior caste (ksatriya), and lived in eastern India, in an area of the Ganges valley including the modern state of Bihar. The new thinkers questioned the dominant Vedic Brahmanical orthodoxy (in which an entity called brahman was considered supreme) and its stratified caste system with brahmins (priests) at the top. They rejected animal sacrifice. For Jains in particular, a central tenet of their faith was a renunciation of violence in all its forms and a concern for all forms of life.

Mahavira is believed by Jains to be the most recent of the 24 Jinas (liberated beings who help others acheive liberation through acting as a teacher and role model). He is thought to have lived in the sixth century BC. His historical existence is not in doubt, but recent scholarship suggests that the Buddha, of whom Mahavira was a contemporary, may have lived at a somewhat later date, perhaps in the fourth century BC. It is therefore possible that Mahavira's dates are later than generally thought. Some scholars also believe there is historical evidence for the existence of Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina who immediately preceded Mahavira.

The traditional biography of Mahavira is quite similar to those of the preceding Tirthankaras (Jinas). Certain important events occur in the lives of all the Jinas,and some of these events became popular subjects for Jain art, notably in manuscript paintings.

Below are a selection of pages from the Kalpasutra (The Book of Ritual), an important text for the Svetambara Jains, that tell the story of Mahavira.

According to the Kalpasutra, before Mahavira's final rebirth, when he was after many lifetimes ready to achieve enlightenment, he took the form of an embryo in the womb of Devananda, a brahmin woman. Sakra, or Indra, the king of the gods, believed that it was not fitting for a future great spiritual leader to be born to a woman of the brahmin caste and that he should be born instead into a royal family of warrior caste. Accordingly the commander of Indra's army, Harinegamesin, who is depicted with a goat's head (or sometimes an antelope's), removed the embryo and transplanted it into the womb of a woman of the warrior caste (ksatriya) called Trisala.

Trisala experienced 14 auspicious dreams, interpreted as foretelling the birth of a universal sovereign or a spiritual leader. The dream images had also been seen by Devananda when Mahavira was in her womb. Mahavira was subsequently born to Trisala and her husband, King Siddhartha, and was given the name Vardhamana.

Naypadmasagarji Maharaj became the first ever Jain spiritual leader to be awarded atop the iconic Wonder of the World, the Eiffel Tower at a glittering award’s event ​which was an initiative of the World News Network.

Apart from him, Sadhvi ​​Ma​ya​na Shree Ji was also awarded for women-empowerment and to help nurture the women-folk to identify the wisdom which is in the great Jain books of philosophy, amongst the members of the community.​ Mr.​Surendra Mardia of JIO mentioned, “Sadhvi Mayana Shree Ji ​has used the tenets of Jainism to help women folk ​find strength and courage to stand for their rights and empowered many a woman and create successful and peaceful communities where the family structure is given importance to help create an orderly society where peace and tranquillity would prevail.

Amongst the major celebs who were felicitated at the occasion were French, European and other fashion designers, industrialists, actors, etc. from all across the world.​ Guest of honour Robby Wells, the U.S. Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate for the 2020 elections drew a parallel to his RiseUp Campaign with talk of love peace and harmony when he spoke about how the Jainism faith and its ideals has a great potential to help rid this world of hatred​ and global terror.

Satish Reddy, the Managing Director of the World News Network, observed, “The striking feature of the initiatives which the Jain Guruji Naypadmasagarji Maharaj Sahebji has accomplished ever-so-effortlessly over the years is to spread the messages of the Jain Thirthankaras to his followers and make them a cohesive unit so that whenever the community required any objective to be fulfilled, the followers came up with robust support always. Getting to see such unity amongst an influential community who are known to use their ideals of the faith in their daily personal, social and business lives gives so much joy and warms the cockles of the heart.”

Dakshesh Shah; a prominent businessman and a keen follower of Guru ​Naypadmasagarji Maharaj,​ quipped, “Am extremely happy that Guruji has been recognised for his exemplary service to humanity on top of such an iconic Wonder of this World. I am extremely thrilled and spellbound by such an extraordinary awards programme which has the dignitaries from all continents of the world congregating alongwith a potential American President on top of this famous world monument”.

Mission 24L  JAINWORLD COMPLETES 20 YEARS On June 9th, 2016 (Shrut Panchami Day), Jainworld has completed 20 years of service to the Jain community worldwide.  A few of our achievements:

1) Sponsor a language
2) Advertise on Jain World.
3) Collect / give donations which are tax-free in USA
4) Collect Jain Audio / Video/ Clipart/ photos /Paintings (in all the languages). Stay Informed Name (required)

Jainworld is a non-profit tax-exempt membership and donation-supported organization dedicated to Jain tradition of wisdom, compassion, equality, brotherhood, universal well-being and spirituality. This oldest wisdom of mankind is being made available in all the languages for the benefit of humanity with movements like Mission 24L.

Ajit Jain (born July 23, 1951 in Orissa, India ) is Indian born and is Vice Chairman of Insurance Operations for Berkshire Hathaway as of January 10th, 2018. [1] [2] He was raised in India's coastal state of Orissa . He is a strict vegetarian because of his religion, Jainism . Ajit Jain is an older cousin of Anshu Jain , who was the former Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank . His brother is Virendra Jain lead commodity analyst of ECTP.

From 1973 to 1976, Jain worked for IBM as a salesman for their data-processing operations in India. He was named "Rookie of the Year" in his region in 1973. [5] He lost his job in 1976 when IBM discontinued their operation in India because they declined to allow any Indian ownership of the company, as was then required by law. [5]

In 1978, he moved to the United States, where he earned an MBA from Harvard University and joined McKinsey & Co. He returned to India in the early 1980s and married. They then moved back to the United States, as his wife preferred to live there. [6]

In 1986, he left McKinsey to work on insurance operations for Warren Buffett. Jain was invited by his former boss, Michael Goldberg, who had left McKinsey & Co. to join Berkshire Hathaway in 1982. [5] At the time, he said he knew little about the insurance business. [7]

In the annual letter to shareholders on 2014, it was suggested that both Jain and Greg Abel could be appropriate successors for Warren Buffett as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway . [8] [9] In January 2018, Jain was named Berkshire Hathaway 's vice chair of insurance operations and appointed to Hathaway's Board of Directors. [10]

In 2005, Jain established the Jain Foundation , a non-profit organization located in Seattle, Washington, the mission of which is to cure limb-girdle muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, a condition that Jain's son has. [12] [13] Plavi Jain Mittal, who earned her PhD in molecular biology from Brandeis University, [14] was the initial President and CEO. [12] [14] In May 2017, Mittal formed In-Depth Genomics , an organization providing free whole-genome sequencing and analysis to people with rare diseases. [15]

Both Mahavira and the Buddha belonged to the Vedic Indian tradition. They were born into the warrior caste (ksatriya), and lived in eastern India, in an area of the Ganges valley including the modern state of Bihar. The new thinkers questioned the dominant Vedic Brahmanical orthodoxy (in which an entity called brahman was considered supreme) and its stratified caste system with brahmins (priests) at the top. They rejected animal sacrifice. For Jains in particular, a central tenet of their faith was a renunciation of violence in all its forms and a concern for all forms of life.

Mahavira is believed by Jains to be the most recent of the 24 Jinas (liberated beings who help others acheive liberation through acting as a teacher and role model). He is thought to have lived in the sixth century BC. His historical existence is not in doubt, but recent scholarship suggests that the Buddha, of whom Mahavira was a contemporary, may have lived at a somewhat later date, perhaps in the fourth century BC. It is therefore possible that Mahavira's dates are later than generally thought. Some scholars also believe there is historical evidence for the existence of Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina who immediately preceded Mahavira.

The traditional biography of Mahavira is quite similar to those of the preceding Tirthankaras (Jinas). Certain important events occur in the lives of all the Jinas,and some of these events became popular subjects for Jain art, notably in manuscript paintings.

Below are a selection of pages from the Kalpasutra (The Book of Ritual), an important text for the Svetambara Jains, that tell the story of Mahavira.

According to the Kalpasutra, before Mahavira's final rebirth, when he was after many lifetimes ready to achieve enlightenment, he took the form of an embryo in the womb of Devananda, a brahmin woman. Sakra, or Indra, the king of the gods, believed that it was not fitting for a future great spiritual leader to be born to a woman of the brahmin caste and that he should be born instead into a royal family of warrior caste. Accordingly the commander of Indra's army, Harinegamesin, who is depicted with a goat's head (or sometimes an antelope's), removed the embryo and transplanted it into the womb of a woman of the warrior caste (ksatriya) called Trisala.

Trisala experienced 14 auspicious dreams, interpreted as foretelling the birth of a universal sovereign or a spiritual leader. The dream images had also been seen by Devananda when Mahavira was in her womb. Mahavira was subsequently born to Trisala and her husband, King Siddhartha, and was given the name Vardhamana.


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