The Story of Mahavir: A Remarkable Revolutionary
Walk With Me Acharya Chandanaji Dr. Vastupal Parikh, Ph.D.
Mahavir, who was born and lived in Bihar, India 2,600 years ago, was a remarkable revolutionary. Remarkable because he preached a spiritual philosophy that was steeped in thousands of years of tradition, yet through his actions he revolutionized hundreds of generations that followed. In fact, his message is timelier now than ever before. This is the story of an enlightened man who challenged an oppressive caste system, uplifted the status of women in society, and saved millions of animals from cruel, sacrificial slaughter. His was the first peace movement, the first environmental movement, the first movement for social justice, and the first movement to recognize the dignity and equality of every living being.
His is a story of transformation, one that continues to inspire all who hear it. No one could tell Mahavir's story better than Indrabhuti Gautam, a learned Brahmin pundit who became his first disciple. Gautam was honored as a 'Ganadhar' or Group Leader, by Mahavir. He walked in Mahavir's footsteps for 30 long years. Walk With Me is a first hand account of the remarkable relationship that evolved between Mahavir and Gautam, and offers us the opportunity to see Mahavir through Gautam's eyes. Worried about terrorism, wars, violence, environmental degradation, discrimination, and poverty? Listen to Gautam carefully and you will be inspired to be proactive with some of the social issues of the 21st century.