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Pushpachula purified herself by Confession

Pushpachula purified herself by Confession
In Pushpabhadra town there lived king Pushpaketu with his queen Pushpavati. She gave birth to twins named Pushpachul & Pushpachula. Pushpachul & Pushpachula grew up and couldn’t live without each other. The king thought that if I marry daughter Pushpachula then the twins will be separated. As such he called the meeting of his subjects & asked them, “If any precious stone comes into existence on my land then, where should it be related?” Continue reading “Pushpachula purified herself by Confession” »

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Marichi’s pride and falsehood

Marichis pride and falsehood
Marichi, the son of chakravarti emperor Bharat, accepted asceticism near Lord Rishabhdeva. Finding himself weak to follow the austerity, he accepted the tridandi robe and took bath with a little water, wore pedals and kept an umbrella etc. Once, emperor Bharat asked Lord Rishabhdev in the Samvasaran, “Is any soul existing here who would be a Tirthankara in future?” The Lord replied that, “Your son Marichi will be the first vasudev in Bharat, chakravarti in Mahavideha and the last tirthankara of Bharatkshetra.” Continue reading “Marichi’s pride and falsehood” »

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The Withered Flowers who didn’t Confess

The Withered Flowers who didnt Confess
Rajja Sadhvi drunk unboiled water

Rajja Sadhvi was affected by leprosy. One of the sadhviji asked her, “How did this disease infect you?” She replied, “I am infected due to the heat caused by drinking boiled water.” She consealed the fact that her illness was due to her past sins. Continue reading “The Withered Flowers who didn’t Confess” »

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Who is eligible for the penance of Self-criticism?

Who is eligible for the penance of Self criticism?

न हु सुज्झइ ससल्लो जह
भणियं सासणे धुयरयाणं|
उद्धरियसव्वसल्लो सुज्झइ जीवो धुयकिलेसे॥

It is said in the administration of Almighty, who is free of karmas, that no soul can become pure by hiding any sin. The soul can become pure by revealing all hidden sins and leaving all illusions and attachments. Therefore, one has to go for self criticism to become pure. Continue reading “Who is eligible for the penance of Self-criticism?” »

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Importance of Confession

Importance of Confession

जंबुदीपे जे हुंति पव्वया, ते चेव हुंति हेमस्स|
दिज्जंति सत्तखित्ते न छुट्टए दिवसपच्छितं॥
जंबुदीवे जा हुज्ज वालुआ, ताउ हुंति रयणाइ|
दिज्जंति सत्त खिते, न छुट्टए दिवसपच्छित्तं॥

The soul, that have committed numerous sins can’t become pure even after donating gold equivalent to all the mountains of Jambu island and precious stone as equals all the sand of Jambu island. But the same soul becomes pure by confessing innocently and willingly as well as by repenting. Continue reading “Importance of Confession” »

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The Power of Atonement

The Power of Atonement
A cancer patient can be cured if given the proper treatment but a small thorn, allowed to remain in the feet, can kill him. In the same way, one can be pure and pious by confession but hiding a small sin in the heart can cause a series of damage in forthcoming births. Continue reading “The Power of Atonement” »

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Kamalaxmi attained omniscience with her son

Kamalaxmi attained omniscience with her son
There lived a poor brahmin named Vedsar in Laxmitilak town with his wife Kamalaxmi and son Vedavichakshana. The neighbouring king attacked Laxmitilak town. At that time, Kamalaxmi was out of the town to fetch water. Continue reading “Kamalaxmi attained omniscience with her son” »

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Kalavati’s wrists were cut-off

Kalavatis wrists were cut off
In her previous birth, Kalavati detached the wings of a parrot. She enjoyed the act and the agony of the parrot. She did not confess it. In the subsequent birth, the parrot became a king & Kalavati his queen. One day seeing her armlets, her friend asked, “Where did you get the armlets from?” The queen replied, “It is sent by a person who remains in my heart forever & in whose heart I do. Seeing him, my joy knows no bounds.” Continue reading “Kalavati’s wrists were cut-off” »

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Anjanasundari

Anjanasundari
Kanakratha, the king of Kanakpura, had two wives, Kanakodri & Lakshmivati. Lakshmivati worshiped a gem idol of Jineshwar Bhagwan in the palace. She became popular as a pious person. Kanakodri was jealous of her popularity. Continue reading “Anjanasundari” »

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Kamalshri took birth as a dog and monkey

Kamalshri took birth as a dog and monkey
There were two brothers named Shivbhuti and Vasubhuti. Shivbhuti’s wife was attracted towards her husband’s younger brother Vasubhuti and tried to seduce him. Vasubhuti was agitated by her obscenity and thought, “Alas! these passions and attachments claim unworthy demands. I will not surrender myself to them.’’ With the feeling’s of asceticism, he took vows. Kamalshri came to know about this. She still longed him and didn’t confess her verbal and mental sins. Therefore, she had to take birth as a bitch after death. Continue reading “Kamalshri took birth as a dog and monkey” »

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