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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 7

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 7

उब्भामग उक्कलिया,
मंडलि मह सुद्ध गुंजवाया य|
घण-तणु वायाईसा, भेया खलु वाउकायस्स||
In this stanza, the fourth type of sthavara jiva i.e. Vaukaya jiva are defined and explained.

VAUKAYA : Vaukaya jiva are living beings that have air as their own bodies, also known as air bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 7” »

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Mērē ghaṭa gyāna bhānu bhayō bhōra

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Mērē ghaṭa gyāna bhānu bhayō bhōra
Mērē ghaṭa gyāna bhānu bhayō
bhōra cētana cakavā cētanā cakavī,
Bhāgō viraha kō sōra…
Mērē ghaṭa gyāna bhānu bhayō bhōra.

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Paryushan Mahaparva – Day 2

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Kyā sōvē uṭha jāga bā’u rē

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Kyā sōvē uṭha jāga bā’u rē,
An̄jali jala jyuṁ āyu ghaṭata hai
Dēta pahōriyā ghariya ghā’u rē…
Kyā sōvē uṭha jāga bā’u rē

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Mahamantri Abhaykumar


The message of Bhagwan Mahavir had spread far and wide and the impact was felt by the common people as well as the kings and the emperors. One of the chief devotees of Bhagwan Mahavir was Shrenik Bimbisar, the king of Magadh. His son Abhaykumar was also Mahavir’s chief devotee and there are historical references about him in the records of the Swetambara and Digambara tradition, and also in the ancient Buddhist Majjhima Nikaya. It is also believed that Abhaykumar had once met and honoured Gautam Buddha. This reflects his reverence for other religions. Continue reading “Mahamantri Abhaykumar” »

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Violence is the basis of Karma

Violence is the basis of Karma

कम्ममूलं च जं छणं

‘Chana’ word is made of those roots, which mean violence. As it is this word has many meanings – fourth part of blinking act, festival, opportunity etc; but in this verse, its appropriate meaning seems to be violence. Continue reading “Violence is the basis of Karma” »

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Who is ignorant ?

Who is ignorant ?

बालो पापेहिं मिज्जति

Ignorant boasts of his sins

Deeds are of two kinds – good and bad. Good deeds are called ‘punya’ and the bad deeds are called ‘papa’. Continue reading “Who is ignorant ?” »

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Neither satisfaction, nor contentment

Neither satisfaction, nor contentment

देवावि सइंदगा न तित्तिं न तुट्ठिं उवलभन्ति

Gods (devatas including Indras, their chief, who live in the heavens) also are neither satisfied nor contented with sense gratification

There are five organs of senses and their objects are different. Throughout life, man runs after acquisition of these objects. Having satisfied one sense, he struggles to satisfy the second sense and after that the third and the fourth and the fifth respectively. Continue reading “Neither satisfaction, nor contentment” »

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