Home Minister Amit Shah extends his warm wishes to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti. In a message, he emphasized the importance of Lord Mahavir’s teachings and his five principles, which are still relevant and guiding us towards a better and peaceful life.
Mahavir Jayanti is an important day for the Jain community, which celebrates the birth of Lord Mahavir, the founder of Jainism. His teachings are based on non-violence, truth, Asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (celibacy), and aparigraha (non-attachment). These principles have been instrumental in shaping the lives of millions of people and continue to inspire us to lead a virtuous life.
In his message, Home Minister Amit Shah highlighted the relevance of Lord Mahavir’s teachings in today’s world, where we are facing various challenges, including violence, greed, and corruption. He emphasized that if we follow Lord Mahavir’s principles, we can build a better and harmonious society.
The principle of non-violence teaches us to respect all living beings and avoid causing harm to them. The principle of truth encourages us to be honest and transparent in our dealings with others. Asteya teaches us to refrain from stealing or taking what does not belong to us. Brahmacharya advocates self-control and celibacy, which helps us to focus on our spiritual growth. Aparigraha teaches us to live a simple life and avoid accumulating material possessions.
Home Minister Amit Shah’s message is a reminder to all of us that we need to uphold these principles in our daily lives and work towards building a better and peaceful society. Lord Mahavir’s teachings have stood the test of time and will continue to inspire us to lead a virtuous life.