September 1, 2014 Comments (7) Views: 19231 Video

Start with Yourself: Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ

A simple thought can go a long way, like the one in Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ, a short video made by visualizer Kunjan Doshi in all of two hours with a basic SONY digital camera.


Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ is an ancient phrase which means — may all the evil that has been done be fruitless.  It is a request for forgiveness in the Jain Community during their forgiveness day. In  Jainism it is believed that the “I” is not the body but the soul. Thus the body becomes the “other”.

In his video, Kunjan presents a simple unspoken dialogue between his soul “I”, and the body the ‘other’ to begin the process of Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ with himself.  He feels,

We should ask the forgiveness from that “other” before we ask forgiveness from others. A man can forgive others only if he is able to forgive himself for all the sins he has committed with his mind, deeds, words and actions. One needs to be transparent with oneself before anything else in this world.

Kunjan Doshi is a senior visualizer with Benssons and Panache where he transforms concepts through film, advertising and photography.

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7 Responses to Start with Yourself: Michchhāmi Dukkaḍaṃ

  1. K K Sharma says:

    Kudos Kunja……..Very Very Touching …….True to oneself instigated me to say Michchami Dukkadam to Myself !!
    As only i know what i have made in the life whether sin or Good deeds….
    Welcome More….

  2. Purvesh Vora says:

    Really Nice conceptualisation.
    Good Work.

  3. zeel gandhi says:

    Toooooo goood. 🙂 loved it

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