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Mind Opend When Hearts Are Opends

  • Date Submitted: 08/16/2013 07:17 AM
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Acharya Tulsi (October 20, 1914-June 23, 1997) was a Jainist Acharya (an ascetic). He was theauthor of 100+ books, and the founder of the Anuvrata and the Jain Vishva Bharti Institute, Ladnun.Guru Dev Tulsi was magnanimous in life and glorious in death. He lives for ever in the hearts and minds of millions of people for whose mental, emotional, and spiritual upliftment he worked all through his life. Right from his early childhood he exhibited brilliant qualities of head and heart giving indications of his greatness to be and his spiritual inclinations. He renounced the material world at the tender age of 11 years.
Acharya Shri. Tulsi was a great visionary and conceived many innovative programmes and schemes to uplift the mental, moral and emotional status of his disciples and the entire population at large. He had the unique quality to translate his vision into actual practice. During his long career, he has faced a number of challenges. Dr. Radhakrishnan in his "Living with Purpose" included him in the world's 15 great persons.
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Acharya shri Tulsi hailed from a devout family of Jain traders in Ladnun. He was born in 1914 at Ladnun (a small town in Nagaur District of Rajasthan).His Father name was Jhumarmal Khated & mother is Vadana ji. He showed early leadership qualities since his school time. The daily routine framed by his mother developed the interest towards spirituality.Destiny knocked when Acharya Kalugani, his family guru, came for a visit to Ladnun. About their meeting, Tulsi later said: "His divine face fascinated my heart and I used to gaze at him for hours." He took his monk's vows at the age of 11 with remarkable dedication, and by the time he was 16, he had already started attracting acolytes. This young talent through his dynamism and sense of purpose, captured the attention of Kalugani who nominated him to be his successor when he was just 22. That was the rare incident in Jainism history that a 22 year young boy has been...


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