Jain ascetics have forsaken taking bath for their lifetime, hence during the auspicious 8 days of Paryushan Parva we too should sacrifice taking bath, and avoid using Sachet water (water with life) for washing hands, face, etc. The sacrifice of taking bath with Sachet water is one of the pious acts so as to protect the infinite micro living beings present in the water droplets from harm. The act of sacrificing to have bath can lead to having great control on our sensual desires. Having bath can trigger sensuality (vikaar) and refraining from bath can help us in our journey towards Vitraagta (a state devoid of any attachment or aversion)
Sacrificing bath during paryushan will help us to follow Ahimsa Dharma thus freeing us from various worldly desires. Having bath under shower is an absolute NO due to huge amount of water being wasted.
Paryushan Parv – the 8 days Jain Festival of Forgiveness is an occasion to fulfill the responsibilities towards our soul. Paryushan parv is the time when our soul vibrates the most and thus during this time, a seeker should indulge in small small tasks that will make his spiritual journey all the more worthwhile. Rashtrasant Param Gurudev Shree Namramuni Maharaj Saheb profoundly enlists a detailed list of Do’s and Don’ts of what should be done and what we should refrain from doing during these divine days of Paryushan. During these Paryushan days, one should realize, repent and seek forgiveness for his mistakes by performing Pratikraman, Alochana fasting, taking small Pachkhan vows, etc. If a seeker is not well versed with the process and pronunciation of Pratikraman, he/she can purify his soul by also taking the support of Online Pratikraman Aradhana
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