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Continuation of Lord Rishabhdev’s life as a Sadhu

Continuation of Lord Rishabhdevs life as a Sadhu
Kaccha, Mahakaccha, and the other royal ascetics, dwelling in the forest on the right bank of the Gangas like deer; wearing barkgarments like living trees; not touching householders’ food like something that had been vomited; their bodies very thin like empty skins, the elements dried up by fasts of two, three, or more days; even on the day for breaking fast eating dried leaves, dried fruit, etc., continued to think in their hearts only of the Blessed One, and did not go to another. The Blessed One, after wandering in silence among the Aryas and non-Aryas for a year without food, reflected as follows: “Just as lamps exist on oil, as trees on water, so on food alone the bodies of living creatures exist. Continue reading “Continuation of Lord Rishabhdev’s life as a Sadhu” »

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Quote #5

The Eastern religious philosophies are concerned with timeless mystical knowledge, which lies beyond reasoning and cannot be adequately expressed in words. The relation of this knowledge to modern physics is but one of its many aspects and, like all the others, it cannot be demonstrated conclusively but has to be experienced in a direct intuitive way.
Fritjof Capra
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Speak not what is not liked

Speak not what is not liked

तुमं तुमं ति अमणुं, सव्वसो तं न वत्तए

Speak not that, which conveys disregard

Mother and God may be addresses as thou but all the rest must be addressed as Sir or Madam. These words convey regard. While conversing or writing letters, we should always use words that convey respect. If we use words of respect and regard for others, they will also address us similarly and show respect to us. Continue reading “Speak not what is not liked” »

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Who is a friend, foe ?

Who is a friend, foe ?

अप्पा मित्तममित्तं य, सुप्पट्ठियदुप्पट्ठियो

Virtue-inclined soul is a friend, vice-inclined foe

Our soul itself is a friend if it is virtue-inclined i.e. devoted to good conduct and our own soul itself is a foe if it is vice-inclined i.e.disposed to misconduct. Continue reading “Who is a friend, foe ?” »

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6 everyday duties of a Shravak

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Establishment of Customs

Establishment of Customs
Twenty lacs of Purvas after his birth, the Lord became king in this city to guard the subjects. The first king of kings, like the omkara of mantras, he guarded his subjects like his own children. The Lord appointed ministers, like the minor members of his own body, able in the punishment of the wicked and protection of the good. The King, Vrsabha-marked, established able police for guarding against theft, etc., like Sutraman Lokapalas. For the government he, the elephant of kings, collected elephants, the superior branch of the army like the best member of the body. He, Vrsabha-bannered, maintained fine horses holding their necks very high, as if in rivalry with the horses of the sun. The son of Nabhi himself built chariots made of close-fitted wood like aerial cars on earth. Then the son of Nabhi made a collection of foot-soldiers of well-tried courage, just as in a cakravartin incarnation. The son of Nabhi established in it army-commanders like very strong pillars of the palace of new sovereignty. The Lord of the World collected oxen, camels, buffaloes, mules, skilled in their use. Continue reading “Establishment of Customs” »

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Sense gratification

Sense gratification

कामेसु गिद्धा निचयं करेन्ति

Man of sense gratification hinds karma

Among the five senses, objects of sense of seeing and hearing are called ‘kama’ e.g. beautiful picture, drama, cinema, attractive sight and dance etc.; sensual stories, poetry, film songs, different musical instruments, self-praise, melodious voice of man or woman (alluring speech of woman for man, and enticing speech of man for woman) etc., are subjects of eye and ear. To continue to think about them and the way to acquire them, day and night, is a sign of sensuality. Continue reading “Sense gratification” »

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Quote #4

It's impossible to be massively creative if you can't stand being alone with yourself. Solitude introduces you to your genius.
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The ship is safest when it is in port, but that's not what the ship was built for.
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Do not get stuck in the mire

Do not get stuck in the mire

महयं पलिगोव जाणिया, जा वि य वंदणपूयणा इहं

Respect and regard in the world must be considered as great mire

Praise is intoxicating. As an intoxicating man works indiscreetly, so also a praise-hungry man works only where he hopes to get more appreciation. He forgets that admirers are not always truth-speakers. For their selfishness they praise falsely. Continue reading “Do not get stuck in the mire” »

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