Jain philosophy encompasses all aspects of life. At the personal level it enables one to be healthy by dietary control and self discipline; it also makes one mentally alert and peaceful by meditation-techniques and provides methods to develop one's consciousness to higher stage leading to enlightenment. At the social level Jain philosophy provides ways to live in harmony not only within human society but also amongst all living creatures through nonviolence, tolerance, forgiveness and by minimizing one's requirements. In other words, it is the best prescription for the art of living and sustainable development. At the global level it can help in resolving conflicts by emphasizing coexistence and by practicing its profound theories of anekanta and syadvad. Much of these practices are traditional, passed on from one generation to the other or are taken from scriptures or propagated by Jain saints and have little experimental proof of their effectiveness.
Not believing in God the Creator, or in supernatural powers, but in basic laws that govern both the living and non-living, Jainism is considered to be a scientific religion, giving as much importance to both, the physical world as well as to personal development, not at the cost of each other. Jainism is a prescription for self-development and for understanding the universe around us at the same time. But the effects of the Jain practices must be first scientifically documented, established and reinterpreted in the modern language to be acceptable.
BMIRC will be a state of art centre to put scientific perspective to Jain and other philosophies. It will be a centre for exploring our heritage, finding out methods for promotion of physical and mental health, prevention and management of contemporary problems and diseases and giving direction for future.
Jainism and other ancient philosophies give importance to physical as well as to spiritual world. Wisdom contained in ancient literature has to be understood in terms of modern scientific concepts and practiced for physical, mental, spiritual and social development of mankind. BMIRC is an endeavour in the direction of putting into practice and to promote and propagate the high ideals of Jainism and other religion. BMIRC will be a centre of excellence and hub for scientific research and for networking amongst scholars.