Jai Jinendra -
I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Millions of families across America will sit down to
share a Thanksgiving meal filled with family and fewer friends. Thanksgiving is
a holiday that captures distinctly American impulse to give something of
ourselves. On this day we come together and do what’s required to make tomorrow
better than today.
On this day it will do us good to think back on our lives
with the grace of remembrance of the road travelled and remembrance of graces
received. Unfortunately, on this occasion millions of birds are sacrificed. We
all pray for these animals.
JAINA Education Committee and Dr Jina Shah has compiled an
excellent Thanksgiving Prayer which all of us should recite:
“Today we give thanks for this vegetarian meal
and the people who have labored to harvest and prepare this meal for us. We
give thanks for the many lives that have contributed to our lives. We also ask
for forgiveness from the living beings that we have harmed, intentionally and
We are grateful for our health and the
opportunity to eat with others on this day. We aspire, with compassionate
hearts, to use the energy that we gain from this meal and our friends to
contribute to the peace and happiness of all living beings.
We pray that all the people of the world will
avoid inflicting harm on animals and fellow human beings and practice
nonviolence and compassion. We express our sorrow at the suffering of all the
turkeys and other animals that are being slaughtered. May peace and compassion
grow in ourselves and extend to all around us.”
During this holiday season all of us should
realize that we have a lot to be grateful for.
JCNC entered the third decade of its journey.
We are thankful to everyone who made beautiful Jain Bhawan a reality some
twenty years ago. We salute their vision and perseverance which will be remembered
for decades to come by our future generations.
Please express your gratitude to everyone
around you as well as those who are less fortunate.
On Nov 17 Santa Clara County re-imposed stringent COVID
protocols. Please stay safe.
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