Paryushan is the time for Prabhu darshan and Guru darshan and do Satsang. Listening to Guruvani (discourses from Guru / revered saints) leads to self-purification, cleansing our thoughts, enhancing knowledge and treading on the path of truth. When our ignorance diminishes, our connection with sansaar (worldly affairs) decreases. We should listen to pravachans, attain knowledge and do guru-darshan.
As we do guru-darshan we should pledge to do 5 abhigams. During Parvadhiraj Paryushan Mahaparva, one must practice five set of rules while going for Guru Darshan which are called Abhigams
Refrain usage of sachet items (things that have life), have a discipline in use of achet items (being aware in using inanimate objects), wear a muhpatti (a mask to cover the mouth), concentrate the mind and sit with folded hands in anjalikaran in front of the Guru. Even if we cannot be physically present in a spiritual premise, whenever we listen to Live discourses online too, we must sit with joined hands and absorb the essence of Prabhu’s knowledge with utmost reverence.
We should also indulge in reading spiritual texts, read books on discourses or listen to Live Vyakhyan online (discourses) during Paryushan and do Satsang.
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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