Inspired by the spiritual ideas of Jainism, numerous individuals living in Japan are making a trip to India to change over from Zen to the Jain religion.
As indicated by a TOI report, numerous Japanese individuals are picking to live like astute Jains. From wrapping a white loincloth, eating before dusk and drinking warm water, reciting the Navkar Mantra, to meditating for quite a long time at derasars in Japan (Jain sanctuary), they are doing everything.
The town of Naganoken, home to the seventh century Zenko-Ji sanctuary with a concealed Buddha, see many Japanese nationals travel to Shankheswar and Palitana in Gujarat, to grasp Jainism every year.
The vast majority of these individuals at first were supporters of Zen. For those unaware people, Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that started in China during the Tang dynasty; they are known as the Chan School and later formed into different schools.
After Naganoken, the popularity of Jainism is spreading in Tokyo and Osaka as well. Not only a large number of Japanese went to Jainism, but many are practicing monkhood.
Under the ordinary practice, inception into monkhood comes after enormous preparation. They start to live with priests in temples, and the preliminary stage can last anyplace between a half year and ten years, says Babulal Jain-Ujwal, an expert in Jainism.
Only a month prior, 2,500 Japanese headed out to Tharad in northern Gujarat and went through seven days there with the supporters of Jayant Sensuriswarji Maharaj Saheb.
“There are various Japanese coming here in huge numbers. They observe every one of our principles, pray with us, meditate, eat Satvik food before the sun sets, and return home to follow a similar way of life we draft them into,” said Nityasen Suriswarji Maharaj Saheb.
“Another temple is being arranged in Japan, and now we are told there are in excess of 5,000 families are recently enlisted into Jainism,” he included.
Churushi, who has changed her name as Tulsi, needed to take Deeksha (renunciation). “My guru entrusted me with a greater assignment: To spread Jainism across Japan. Consistently, from that point forward, I have been making a trip to India four to five times each year with several Japanese who are prepared to convert to Jainism,” Tulsi said.
Another group of Japanese nationals is relied upon to venture out to Gujarat one week from now. The Japanese are additionally taking Hindi instructional exercises to comprehend the complexities of the strict writings, said Jain-Ujwal.