Leaving a luxurious life is not easy. Every month or two, we see a new tale of a rich lad planning to leave his fancy life to join an order of Jain monks. Here is another case of a 24-year-old Chartered Accountant Mokshesh Shah, who has decided to give it all up to become a Jain monk. After a grand procession on April 19th, Mokshesh will take Diksha and start a new life the next day. In Jainism, diksha is a ritual of renunciation or initiation. CA Mokshesh lives in Kolhapur, Maharashtra with his family and has been handling his family business which has a turnover of Rs 100 crore per year.
For your knowledge, the Mokshesh’s family owns JK Corporation, a leading Manufacturer & Supplier of Packaging material corrugate roll, thermocol, magic seal bag from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The company has interests in diamond, metal and sugar industries.
Mokshesh says, ”If money could buy everything, all rich people would have happy. Eternal happiness is not in getting something but leaving something. After becoming CA, I spend two years in business but realized that I have to increase the balance of virtue in the balance sheet of myself and that’s why I have decided to take diksha and become Jain monk.”
Mokshesh’s parents didn’t allow his to take diksha last year, but they somehow allowed him this year. He will become a Jain monk at an elaborate ceremony to be held at Tapovan Circle on the Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad road.
Yesterday, a news of a 12-year-old Bhavya Shah was going viral who gave his all fancy cars and stylish clothes to join an order of Jain monks. Bhavya is a son of a Surat-based diamond merchant. His family supported his decision of taking diksha. Recently, the little boy took diksha in the presence of around 400-450 Jain monks and around 7000 people.