GUWAHATI, Sept 26 - Shri Digambar Jain Panchayat, Guwahati, organised a religious function at Old Jain Compound, Fancy Bazar on Sunday where two householders Pukhraj Sethi of Guwahati and Ranglal Ratnawat of Dhariyabad (Rajasthan) were initiated into asceticism and given Muni Diksha by Pujya Muni Sri 108 Punyasagar Maharaj after both the persons renounced all temporal possessions in the presence of Kamal Muni of Sri Jain Swetember Tera Panth Sabha.
In his address to the large gathering who assembled on the occasion, Pujya Kamal Muni observed that Jainism is an important, fully developed and established religious and cultural system, purely indigenous to India.
�It is a complete system with all the necessary branches, such as dogma or ontology, metaphysics, philosophy, epistemology, mythology, ethics, ritual and the rest,� he said. He also praised both the persons who were initiated into asceticism and laid utmost importance on the unity of both the Digambar and Swetambar sects of the Jain community.
In his speech, Punyasagar Maharaj said the backbone of Jaina philosophy and religion is non-violence or Ahimsa. �It is the be all and end all of Jainism and it is most important in establishing peace in the world,� he said.