21 Mar, 2009
3 Reasons for Saying Jai Jinendra!
Posted by: Suraj In: Jain Dharma
Young Jains events, meetings and generally any form of communication within Young Jains starts off with “Jai Jinendra”. Sometimes it’s said softly, and other times it’s said with vibrancy. Personal preference, really.
At the Young Jains Retreat in March 2009, the group who attended gave out a massive Jai Jinendra to everyone back home. Check out the video…
So what are the reasons for saying Jai Jinendra? Let me give you my top 3 reasons…
- a “Jina” is one who has achieved victory over inner and eternal enemies, including karmas. Jai Jinendra is about paying respect to those who have achieved this victory.
- a “Jina” is one who has full and complete knowledge, achieved full control over their senses, and maintained equanimity. Jai Jinendra is about appreciating the virtues of those who have this level of control.
- a “Jina”, through vivek budhi (discriminative intelligence), has recognised the difference between the body and the soul, and walked the path to moksha, as state of abundant, infinite, eternal bliss. Jai Jinendra is about aspiring towards this state of liberation.
So those were my top 3 reasons for saying “Jai Jinendra” - what are yours?