October 13, 2019
Who is he? In sign language his name is signed in this way . His name is Mahavir Swami. He was born in Vaishali district of Bihar. Mahavir Swami’s parents were king & queen. When Mahavir Swami’s mother was pregnant, she had sixteen different kinds of dreams that her child would be blessed with positive thoughts and would be extremely intelligent. At the age of 30, Mahavir Swami relinquished his family and the royalty he had and began living his life like an ascetic. He wore a white cloth on his body and stayed barefoot. He wanted to do indepth meditation for self introspection and to earn knowledge of various emotions such as goodness, immorality etc. After devoting 12 years in severe meditation, he got answers to all his questions and attained enlightenment. He used to meet people and give appropriate guidance and advice. Among the various teaching of Lord Mahavir, the four core teachings are, 1. Non-Violence – not to harm or kill any person or living thing. 2. Leave the path of dishonesty, untruth & slyness always follow truthfulness. 3.Live your life with simplicity & in peace. 4. Maintain harmony among the people and respect them. Mahavir Swami attained nirvana at the age of 72. On the day of Mahavir Jayanti, the followers of Jainism donate clothes, food etc. to the people who are in need.