Mitra Mandal is a unique organisation with
no hierarchy. It strongly believes in certain
truths to be sacred and undeniable; the most
important of all is that all men are created
equal and independent, that from that equal
creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable,
among which are the preservation of life,
and liberty, and the pursuit of Moksha. With
such depth of understanding of human equality,
the members meet and interact on equal footing.
group has been growing constantly with more and more
people joining the force. Mumukshu has proved its
metal many times, as an organization it aims to propagate
the quintessence of Jainism and the teachings of Jain
Tirthankaras and Gurus. Besides it also targets to
impart the knowledge of Life and its importance. Generating
Life Consciousness among one and all, and help follow
the teaching of Lord Mahavir, "Live and Let Live".
It was in the first month of the year 1991, when a
group of devout individuals participated in a shibir
(a religious camp) held in Cochin. The same youngsters
attended the Anjaan Salakha and Pratistha of Sri.Vasupujya
Swami at Erode.
naissance of Mumukshu Mitra Mandal took place at Erode.
Gurudev Param Pujaya Acharaya Bhagwant Shrimad Vijay
Jaysundersuriswarji Maharaj Saheb was also present
for the ceremony at the temple. As the youngsters
assembled around Guruji, little did they realize that
this meeting could only be arranged by providence.
Metaphorically giving a mirror to each of the individuals
to see the reflection of their soul, Guruji introduced
the concept of how to attain Moksha. When the act
of reflection takes place in the mind, a new self
hitherto unknown emerges in the light of the new knowledge.
One realizes that:
has three epochs,
And the first is like yesterday.
The soul is under their blessed vault,
And the body is in the bliss of their shadow.
simple words the realization became a plea to "Free
need for a collective effort to attain this goal was
felt. Guruji yet again helped in forming the group
and christened it as Mumukshu Mitra Mandal. The etymological
meaning of the word Mumukshu means, " We shall
is Moksha? Well, the complete destruction of all karmas
that envelop the pure soul is called Moksha or salvation.
When all karmas are completely destroyed the Atma-
the soul becomes Paramatma or the supreme soul. After
this state is attained the soul does not have birth
and death. Moksha is the natural state of the soul.
Only human beings can traverse up to the state of
Moksha and attain it.
there is much desire to learn, there of necessity
will be many opinions, for opinion in good men is
but knowledge in the making. The soul to be subjected
to higher powers, the mind has to be chiseled to perfection.
Not to fall into the trappings of material world.
A spiritual class, the first of its kind for the members
was conducted by Smt. Vasuben Vora along with Smt.
Veenaben Doshi on twenty sixth January nineteen ninety-one.
To attain Independence, Mahatma Gandhi's slogan was
"Quit India". Smt Vasuben gave us a call
for achieving salvation "leave your body".
It is a fact that only a human being will endure and
ultimately triumph. He is immortal, not because he,
alone among creatures, has an inexhaustible voice
but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion
and sacrifice and endurance.
less than a decade of its formation an outstanding
member of the Mandal Sri JITHESH BHAI ARVIND VORA
paved the path to attain Moksha. It was on sixth December
in the year nineteen ninety-eight that he gladly renounced
the pleasures of worldly life leaving behind his friends
and family. He became the disciple of Param Poojaya
Shri Yahsovijaya Maharaj Saheb. He has made Mumukshu
Mitra Mandal proud.
man should feel confident concerning his soul. That
person who has renounced the pleasures and fineries
that go with the body, as being alien to him, and
has considered them to result more in harm than in
good, no doubt has pursued the pleasures that go with
learning and made the soul fine with its own proper
refinements, moderation and justice and courage and
freedom and truth; thus the soul is ready for the
journey to moksha, ready to attain salvation. Shri
Jithesh Arvindbhai Vora is one soul who possessed
Mitra Mandal is self-motivated in organizing religious
activates regularly. The major activities are.
-- Derasher Hygiene
-- Group Gyan Pooja
-- Encourage people to celebrate Non-Violent Diwali
-- Distribution of butter milk to any passerby belonging
to any Caste or Creed.
-- To prepare a model as Satrunjay Tirth
-- To practice kindness towards all living beings
-- And a active participant in all the religious activities
of the temple.
Each year on 'Mahavir Janam Vachan' day during "Paryushan",
a considerable amount is collected from generous Jains.
The sum is utilized in charity works. The beneficiaries
include Orphanages, ashrams, and Government hospital,
Vardhaman Seva Kendra, Dholka; Gujarat, managed by
Sri Kumarpal. V. Shah. The Trust Board and the community
members wholeheartedly support each activity of Mumukshu
Mitra Mandal is creating a fabric of human destiny
with the object of making people spiritually happy,
giving them peace, however it is essential and to
be expected to discipline each of the members to follow
the path of Jain Way Of Life. To be an architect of
such an arduous mission itself is a great achievement.
my soul, I pray, to go in search of Salvation
Unembroidered by life's highs, soft pleasures,
Along that stony path the senses may pave.