Munishri Tarunsagarji is the revolutionary Jain Monk of 21st Century. He does not give his Pravachans in Jain temples. He says, "I want to escape from the temples. That is why I have stopped giving pravachans in your temples. I give Pravachans in the squares of roads, because I want to see Mahavir out of temples. My only wish is to free Mahavir from the hands of Jains, and want to spread his thoughts in masses". He is doing what he says. Jain Munishri Tarun Sagarji shows the world how a Muni could spread Jainism in masses without showing any miracles.
Munishri Tarunsagarji discourses are attended by the masses of every religion because he speaks the truth for the welfare of society. The highest number of the people was 5 Lakhs when he delivered pravachan from Red Fort of Delhi. Munishri Tarunsagarji addressed the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment on September 21, 2005. Perhaps Munishri Tarunsagarji is the only first saint who received the Guard of Honor by Indian Army. During his visit to a small town, having population of just 5000, his pravachans were attended by 40,000 people every day for one full week. All types of people, including common people and politicians, Jain and Hindu monks, teachers and students, intellectuals, journalists, businessmen etc, attend his discourses.
Each of his Chaturmas is observed in different states. He has planned to visit all the states of India and also Nepal. Until now he has visited Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and now he is in Nashik, Maharashtra. Probably he is the only saint whose discourses are arranged by all sects of Jains with equal participation. He has brought all Jains together and out of temples and sthanaks. He has modern views of Jainism. He does not hesitate to say the truth even if it is not digestible to the Jains. He is Jain Munishri Tarunsagarji. People involved in miracles should see how a Muni could spread Jainism in masses without showing miracles!
Munishri Tarunsagarji introduction at a glance
Birth Name........ . Pawn Kumar Jain
Birth .................. June 26, 1967, Village Guhanch, District Damoh, (M.P.)
Parents ............. Mother- Smt. Santi Bai Jain : Father- Shri Pratap
Chullak Diksha ... January 18, 1982, Alkatra (M.P.)
Muni Diksha ...... July 20, 1988, Bagidora (Rajasthan)
Life..................... Adopted Sanyas at the age of 13 years.
....... Digambar Muni Diksha at the age of 20 years.
....... Addressed to the nation from Red Fort of Delhi at the age of 33 years.
....... Received 'Rastrasant' honour at the age of 35 years.
....... Begins a new tradition of 'Guru Mantra Diksha' at the
age of 37 years.
Achievements...... Munishri Tarunsagarji was the only Digambar Jain saint
after Acharya Kunkund who adopted Sanyas at the age
of 13 years.
...... Munishri was the first muni who addressed to the nation
from Red Fort (Delhi). Munishri was the first muni who
propagated Lord Mahavia Vani to 122 nations
through a historical TV prasaran by G.TV
...... A first saint to address the Indian Army.
....... First time after Independence, addressed the VIPs at
Government Palace Banglore.
Pad Yatra ....... Begins Pad Yatra from January 1, 2000 to protest against
cows and animals slaughters as a 'National Ahimsa
Andoan' and again protest marches for Peace,
Ahimsa, Nationalism and Social Integration. His Pad Yatras includes - Hariyana - 2000, Rajasthan - 2001
Madhya Pradesh - 2002, Gujrat - 2003
Maharastra - 2004, Karnataka - 2005-06
Now in Maharastra from July 08, 2007 .......
Literature ........ More then 36 books are written by Munishri. The most
popular books are: Karve Pravachan, Part 1, 2, 3, 4
( now translated in 6 languages and more than
4 lakhs copies are sold now)
Munishri Tarunsagarji is the only Digambar Jain saint who was honored by M.P., Gujarat, Maharastra and Karnataka states as a 'State Guest.' Munishri Tarunsagarji is the only Digambar Jain saint whoes pravchans are attended by millions people.