Jainism is one of the world’s most ancient religions. Born in India, its principles have traveled to the far corners of the world over the past hundreds of years. On August 30, a documentary ‘Living Jainism’ was launched that takes viewers through the origins of the religion and on to the modern followers who apply its principles to lead successful contemporary lives. Shri Bhawarlal Kothari Director of Riddhisiddhi Bullion Limited, unveiled the documentary. The event was held on 30/8/2018 at The Imperial Club, Mumbai.
Directed by Rajendra Srivastava and put together by Pulse Media, Living Jainism is made with the intent of documenting the origins, philosophies, principles and teachings of one of the oldest religions of the world. In its 40 minutes length, the film puts together research and interviews with Jain scholars, encapsulates the teachings of Lord Mahavir and the very first Teerthankaras and documents successful, modern Jains who by apply the principles of Jainism into their everyday lives.
As modern lives get busier, it gets even more imperative to remain in touch with one’s inner self to maintain balance. The documentary is for every modern world citizen who is looking for adding more meaning and depth into their lives. It’s a step towards initiating a conversation about global peace in these times of worldwide turmoil.
Said Mr. Prithviraj Kothari – Managing Director of Riddhisiddhi Bullion Limited, “We are thrilled to unveil Living Jainism in the auspicious period of paryushana and dedicate it to Shri Bhawarlal Kothari who celebrates his 60th birthday. He is a devout Jain, who believes that the principles of Jainism have never been more relevant to society than today. Through Living Jainism, we want to take the principles of ahimsa (non-violence), anekantavada (many-sidedness), aparigraha (non-attachment), satya (truth) and asceticism to today’s youth. The documentary highlights how Jainism is applied successfully in today’s lifestyles, helping people to achieve their complete potential at work and in personal growth. We hope that Living Jainism helps people all over the world, whether or not they follow Jainism, to adapt to a more fulfilling life, inspired by Jainism’s founding principles.”
There are over 5 million practicing Jains living all over the world. Most of them are in India but large communities of Jains also reside in the USA, Europe, the UK, Canada, Kenya, Hong Kong and Fiji. The Jain community is considered one of the most literate and successful communities in India, along with showing unparalleled compassion towards animals.
The documentary is live on YouTube and open for the global audience for viewership. Living Jainism is a part of the CSR initiatives of RiddiSiddi Bullion Limited (RSBL) – India’s leading bullion company. (INDIAONLINE.IN)