Arhat Touch Testimonials
About the overall programme: "Today, we need to spread the message of peace in the world through non-violence, friendliness and kindness. And to manifest this pure intention, Arhat Touch will be the means to begin the process in Chennai. The preparations are very beautiful, the arrangements, commendable. In Arhat Touch, superior efforts are made to instill the principles of the Jain religion in the children's hearts, in a language that they understand." - Ganivarya Naypadmasagarji Maharajsaheb
“May this generation, the future generation, the future of the Jain society be blessed by such movements... with this may today's child become tomorrow's 'shravak' and later become a 'sadhak' the day after that; and finally by tradition, in the future, become an enlightened being... for that (Arhat Touch) is the process... I do believe that Arhat Touch is the preliminary process of today for the making of a future of enlightened beings...” (Translated from Gujarati) - Pujyashri Namramuniji Maharajsaheb
"... if, as parents we don't realise our responsibilities (towards children) then we will be doing injustice towards that soul. With humility and love, I tell you, please ensure that your children participate in Arhat Touch... Arhat Touch is a new and positive thought for our pathshalas. " - Pujyashri Jinchandraji Maharajsaheb (Bandhu Triputi)
"What is the most important duty of parents? To make the child learn to eat, sit, talk and education. But the MOST important (duty) is to instil good values in their children... which is the biggest challenge for parents - especially abroad. The right time to start is while they are in the womb. Parents take their children to many many classes – 1st priority should be to the place where Jainism is taught, moral education is taught... Today we are very pleased to have launched this wonderful step to instil good values in our children – the course Arhat Touch. We offer our best wishes for the success of this programme." - Samani Prasanna Pragyaji
"What is truly outstanding is that without changing the core values , but by simply changing the delivery pattern, Arhat Touch is an attempt to bond the new generation and the Jain community with dharma and there could be nothing more noble / pious (isse bada punya ka kam) than this for our Jain religion." - Shri Shantilal Mutthaji (President of BJS)
"I wish I could learn Jainism the way these children are fortunate to learn! Well, its never too late, I can still go to the classes and learn! On behalf of 67 Jain centres and Jaina, I congratulate and wish all the best to Arhat Touch. My appreciation (goes) to all the teachers who put in so much time and effort to make this happen. I hope there are many many Magictouch and Arhat Touch schools in America, India and all over the world." - Shri Lata Champsee (President- JAINA)
"This is a very nicely and thoughtfully done course. It's JUST right for the kids from 9-12 years old. This programme will definitely give the basic knowledge of Jainism to our kids and make them follow some basic principles of Jainism in their everyday life. With the language being English for the course, it is a big plus for kids to actually understand the meanings of what they are doing."
- Kimpu Shah, mother of Pahel and Paarin (Singapore)
About the personal benefit of learning from the programme: "I would like to give any seva that is available in this humble cause. "
- Shrenik and Swati Shah, parents of Shirley and Simoni (Toronto)
A Real Life Example: "I am really very happy that we decided to send Simran to your class. With God's Grace and blessings, Simran always has been a good child, but the additional positive changes we saw in her after attending the classes are very encouraging. After her classes nowadays, she adopts a very patient approach and instead of answering back, she tells us to calm down. Most important is the confidence she has gained from these classes. Earlier, she would be nervous for her exams, but now she shows a lot of confidence and says, “never mind I will give my best."
All in all we are very happy that we decided to send Simran to your classes, and we look forward to continue with any other further programmes you suggest. Lastly, I would like to say a big thank you from my wife and myself, and I assure you that we will take forward the learnings you have inculcated in our child."
- Samir and Sanjana Subhedar, parents of Simran (Vasai)
About the influence of the Didis on the programme: "I am extremely impressed with the style of teaching by the Didi. I really appreciate all the time and effort the Didi puts together for each class, she is always prepared and willing to teach the class. The Didi's teaching techniques are new and effective and because of fun pathshala my daughter loves to go! She loves to participate in the class as well. Just imagine if you could help so much at this age, how much you can help when you grow older? Because you are young, you can bring new perspective in the community. This is great community work keep up the good work! You are making a difference in these little childrens' lives. Thanks!"
- Sangita Doshi, mother of Eshita Doshi (San Diego)
Children's Experiences Arhat Touch is a medium for instilling in children, the knowledge and principles of Jainism in a fun, interactive and innovative manner. One of these principles is that of MEDITATION. The young children of Arhat Touch at Matunga, Santracruz and Hughes Road in Mumbai, recently had a class on meditation. Given below are the inspiring and elevating comments describing the children's experiences during their internal communication with God.
Arhat Touch, Matunga
- Hitanshi Shravika addressed the Lord, “Dear GOD I love You! After meditating I feel calm and peaceful. All because of You now I am connected to You.”
- Dhruv Shravak expressed his gratitude, “Thank You GOD for the many things you gave me. Just help my family too.”
Arhat Touch, Santacruz
- Soham Shravak felt positive after meditation and determined that he would try to not repeat the negativities within him.
- Harini Shravika experienced deep connection and was ready to become a good devotee!
- Kaivan Shravak felt as if the Panch Parmeshthi had blessed him. While inhaling, he felt good qualities were coming in and negativities were going out while exhaling.
Arhat Touch, Hughes Road
- Having meditated, Sayam Shravak came to the conclusion that he should not talk back and be angry and jealous. He said, “It was the best day, Sadgurudev- You rock!”
- Sachi Shravika exclaimed, “I love You and want to do this again and again! I really want to become an Atmarpit. I love You God and I miss You. Can I do it?”
- Nimay Shravak said, “My mind and my heart; in fact my whole body feels good! It is the best and most beautiful time that I have ever had in my life!!”
- Devansh Shravak felt, “I want to do this meditation everyday and make my connection with GOD stronger.”
With the grace of Shrimad Rajchandraji and Pujyashri Gurudev's blessings, all the children have experienced something transformational - where they have realised the need to work on themselves, find peace and attain true happiness in connection with God - something that many of us adults search for today.