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Happy Thanksgiving - Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer

  • May we pray that all the people everywhere in the world will avoid inflicting harm on animals and fellow human beings and practice nonviolence and compassion.

  • May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that we reduce the suffering of living beings, preserve our planet, and reverse the process of global warming.

  • May we ask for forgiveness from all living beings that we may have harmed, intentionally or unintentionally.  May peace and compassion grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.

  • May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive it.

  • A healthy vegan, vegetarian, or a plant-based diet is a smart and sustainable way to live that can potentially decrease your ecological footprint and greatly improve the health of our nation.

  • May we recognize and transform our unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed, and learn to eat with moderation.

  • We accept this food so that we may nurture our sisterhood and brotherhood, strengthen our community, and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.


 Diksharthi Amar Raho


શિકાગો સંઘનું ગૌરવ

પૂજ્ય સાધ્વીજી અર્હંકૃપાશ્રીજીના

ચરણોમાં  કોટિ કોટિ વંદન

વિરતિ ધર્મનો જયજયકાર, જિનધર્મનો જયજયકાર

પાપના સાધનોનો ત્યાગ અને માત્ર આરાધનાના સાધનોનો સ્વીકાર તે દીક્ષા

જીવમાત્ર સાથે આત્મિક સંબંધ બાંધવો તે દીક્ષા


આપે  વિરતિ ધર્મનો અંગીકાર કરી મહાવીર પ્રભુના સંયમ ઉપવનમાં પ્રવેશ કર્યો તે માટે  શિકાગો સંઘના સર્વ સાધર્મિક ભાઇ બહેનો આપની અનુમોદના કરી આનંદ અને ગૌરવ અનુભવી રહ્યા છીએ. આપ હવે પંચ પરમેષ્ઠિના પદમાં બિરાજમાન છો તેથી અમે નમસ્કારમંત્રનું રટણ કરતાં આપનું સ્મરણ કરીને આપને વંદન કરીશું. આપનું સંયમ જીવન સમતા, શાતા, અને વૈરાગ્યથી ઝ્ળહળી રહે તે માટે શાસનદેવને પ્રાર્થના.

શિકાગો સંઘના વંદન


Pujya Sädhviji  Arhamkrupäshreeji

Bowing Down to your Spiritual Journey

JSMC Members


A Jain Diksha is a Celebration of a joyous state of being,

of the joy of not sinning anymore,

of not causing pain and suffering to any soul, especially one’s own,

of forgiveness and humility, of non- materialism and liberation,

of universal compassion and selflessness,

of fulfillment and peace, of positivity and wisdom….

of experiencing the essence of Moksha here itself.

Diksha is more than an initiation of an individual into an ascetic

order, it is the idealization and dramatization of Jain Reality.


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