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Blind Struggles, Dog Eats

Blind Struggles, Dog Eats

ए हरंति तं वित्तं, कम्मी कम्मेहिं किच्चति

Earned wealth is enjoyed by others; miser has to pay for the sins committed

When a person steals or embezzles, then his inner voice says – Don’t do, don’t do this, this is bad. However, he does not listen to this inner voice and instigated by selfishness and greed, he commits sins. Continue reading “Blind Struggles, Dog Eats” »

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Selflessness

Selflessness

सव्वत्थ भगवया अनियाणया पसत्था

Lord Mahavira has praised selflessness everywhere

Unselfishness is essential for the purity of work. The wish for gain and selfishness spoils the work. We will surely get the fruit but should not do any work in the hope of getting its benefits. Continue reading “Selflessness” »

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Who is free ?

Who is free ?

विमुत्ता हु ते जणा, जे जणा पारगामिणो

Those who have crossed desires, they only are truly free

Bondage! How bad this word is? Who likes this? Who wants to be entrapped in this? None. Continue reading “Who is free ?” »

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Desire for desires

Desire for desires

कामी कामे न कामए, लद्धे वा वि अलद्ध कण्हुइ

Looking for gratification, an aspirant should not desire for fulfillment of desires. He should think of them as unavailable even if they were available, and neglect those, which are available.

After renouncing the worldly life, those who have become Sadhus, taken great vows, they should never again desire for sense gratification, nor also try to acquire them. Continue reading “Desire for desires” »

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Founding of Vidyadhara Cities

Founding of Vidyadhara Cities
Now, the sons of Kaccha and Mahakaccha, Nami and Vinami by name, men of good training, had gone previously to distant foreign countries at the Master’s command. Returning by the road through this forest, they saw their fathers, and reflected: “Why have our fathers come to such a state, as if they were without a lord, when Vrsabhanatha is their lord? Then they had garments of Chinese silk; now garments of bark suitable for Kiratas. Then there was ointment on their bodies; now dust suitable for animals. Then their hair was coiled with wreaths; now it is matted like a fig-tree. Then they rode on elephants; now they go on foot like foot-men.” Continue reading “Founding of Vidyadhara Cities” »

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Bhagwan Parshvanath – Diksha Kalyanak

Bhagwan Parshvanath Renouncing

Date: 21st December, 2011
Tithi: Magshar Vad 11

Parshva, the Blessed One, knew that the fruit of his own pleasure-karma had been consumed and set his mind on mendicancy. As if knowing his intentions, the Lokantika gods came at that time and announced to Parshva, “Lord, found a congregation.” Then the Master began to give gifts for a year with money furnished by the Jrmbhakas instructed by Vaisravana. Continue reading “Bhagwan Parshvanath – Diksha Kalyanak” »

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Four sons

Four sons

चत्तारि सुता-अतिजाते,
अणुजाते, अवजाते, कुलिंगाले

Sons are of four kinds — atijata, anujata, avajata and kulangara

Few sons are such that they possess more than their father’s attributes; they are called ‘atijata suta’. Continue reading “Four sons” »

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Quote #9

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
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Eleventh Incarnation as Vajranabha – Part 1

Eleventh Incarnation as Vajranabha   Part 1
In the continent Jambudvipa, in the East Videhas, in the province Puskalavati in the vicinity of the Ocean, in the city Pundarikini, they were born in succession as the five sons of King Vajrasena by his wife Dharini. Among them the soul of the doctor was the first son, named Vajranabha, indicated by fourteen great dreams. The soul of the prince was the second, named Bahu. The minister’s son was named Subahu. The Souls of the sons of the merchant and trader were named Pitha and Mahapitha; and the soul of Kesava became a Rajput, Suyasas. Suyasas was devoted to Vajranabha even from childhood. Continue reading “Eleventh Incarnation as Vajranabha – Part 1” »

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