[Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji [October
3, 1957 - January 2, 2021]
"Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline"
- Tirthankar Mahaveer
Born as Shobha,
Yuvacharya Sadhvi Shubhamji became a disciple of Acharya Chandanaji at a very
early age. After spending her initial years gaining an in-depth knowledge of
multiple religious scriptures, she dedicated her life to Seva (Service),
Siksha (Education) and Sadhna (Spirituality).
In her early youth she led multiple humanitarian projects at
Veerayatan. Not only was she blessed with a sound understanding of
religious principles, but her strong mindfulness also enabled her to perform
multiple long ‘Avdhaans’ (remembering and responding to 100 + questions) at a
very young age.
As Veerayatan expanded globally she traveled to many countries around the
world preaching Jain Values to all ages. She developed one on one life
transformation relationships with many around the world
She was loving, kind, calm, simple and jovial. She was an embodiment of
non-attachment, completely free of all aversions. She was a true saint who
not only attracted humans but birds and animals as well. Free birds
including parrots used to fly up to her, sit on her shoulders, eat from her
hands, spend time with her and fly away only to return back.
She was anointed Yuvacharya of Veerayatan by Acharya Chandnaji a few years
back which was celebrated by the Jain community all around the world.
She had recently developed some lever related ailment and was being treated
at a reputed hospital in Pune. Surrounded by Veerayatan Sadhvi Ji’s,
her well-wishers and many volunteers she remained calm and in complete
tranquility in her final moments in the same way she was the rest of her
She was given Santhara by Acharya Chandnaji at 12:30 am on January 2 at
Jupiter Hospital, Pune, and left for her heavenly abode at 6 am. Sadhvi
Shilapiji, Sadhvi Shrutiji and Sadhvi Manasviji were with her in her final
As she left for her heavenly abode, she wished the world well before she left
and continued to shower her blessings from her new abode.
At JCNC we have many
memories of her as she blessed our centers a few times.
While we understandably feel sad at this huge loss, let us take a moment to
remember her smiling face, her calm spiritual influence, the warmth of her
pure selfless love & kindness for each one of us. Let us pay our
obeisance to her by celebrating her amazing life and incorporating the values
she taught us in our own lives.
Please consider observing a 2-minute meditation prayer after reading this
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