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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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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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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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Who is the Guru giving Atonement (penance, etc.)?

Who is the Guru giving Atonement (penance, etc.)?
The Guru who gives repentance falls under five categories.

Aagam Origin :- It means who has omniscience, Manaparyava gyani Avadhi gyani or Gyani of 14, 10, 9 Purvas should be prefered for confession. Continue reading “Who is the Guru giving Atonement (penance, etc.)?” »

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Chitrak and Sambhuti were born to a butcher

Chitrak and Sambhuti were born to a butcher
Once, a muni was passing through the forest. In the afternoon, he lost his way and fell unconscious. Four cow-herds, grazing their cows over there, saw this from a distance. They came near him and found that his lips were dry. They assumed him to be thirsty and extracted milk from a cow and poured into his mouth. The muni attained consciousness. He preached them that, “Our soul is wandering in the forest of this world. Asceticism is the only way to free ourselves from pains.” All of them gained faith and accepted monkhood and two of them achieved omniscience and salvation. Continue reading “Chitrak and Sambhuti were born to a butcher” »

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Consolation of Gurudeva

Consolation of Gurudeva
O righteous man! Truly speaking, you deserve praises. To get involved in sins is not surprising. Who hasn’t committed sin in the delusion of Karmas? Is the soul of Tirthankara, saved from bewitchment? Didn’t they commit sins in their past lives? Haven’t they undergone pains of the seventh hell? You deserve praise as you have brightened the dark side of your life by disclosing it. You truly deserve praise for disclosing your sins like an innocent child and jotting them down. Continue reading “Consolation of Gurudeva” »

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Ilachiputra didn’t confess in his previous birth

Ilachiputra didnt confess in his previous birth
There was a brahmin named Agnisharma in Vasantpur town. He took vows along with his wife Priyamati. Their mutual attachment remained as before for which they didn’t confess. Continue reading “Ilachiputra didn’t confess in his previous birth” »

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Self-criticism is a must for all

Self criticism is a must for all

जह सुकुसलो वि विज्जो अन्नस्स
कहेइ अत्तणो वाहि|
एवं जाणगस्स वि सल्लुद्धरणं परसगासे॥
A skillful doctor also discloses his disease to another doctor, likewise the guru who knows the atonement should also confess before his seniors. Thus preceptors, saints, followers of Jainism, all should observe self-criticism. One cannot be pious without self-criticism. The harm of not making self-criticising :– Those sufferings which do not occur due to poison or weapons or arrows, are caused by deceitful afflictions hidden inside the heart. By hiding the sins Rukmani had to take birth for 1,00,000 times on this earth. Poison kills only once but due to the hidden sins, one has to face death thousands of times. It is said in the scriptures. Continue reading “Self-criticism is a must for all” »

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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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