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Study of Vedas

Study of Vedas

वेया अहीया न भवन्ति ताणं

Study of vedas cannot protect

To believe that a particular person who has studied Vedas is respected, venerable and pure is a delusion. Why? I am saying this because respectability, regard and venerability is associated with good conduct, renunciation, benevolence, good conduct and other virtues; not with the study of Vedas. Continue reading “Study of Vedas” »

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Humility

Humility

जे एगं नाम से बहुं नामे

One, who becomes humble, can make many others too

If we want that others should respect us, then we also should respect them. One who is arrogant, he is hated by others; he cannot get respect from anywhere. Continue reading “Humility” »

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Penance is difficult

Penance is difficult

असिधारागमणं चेव, दुक्करं चरिउं तवो

Penance is as difficult as walking on the edge of a sword.

Penance is of two types – internal and external. External is seen. Therefore, it makes the practitioner famous quickly; but internal penance does not earn him fame so fast. Continue reading “Penance is difficult” »

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Restrain the taste

Restrain the taste

अप्पपिण्डासि पाणासि अप्पं भासेज्ज सुव्वए

Well-vowed aspirant should take less food, water and speak less

The tongue has two jobs – to taste and to speak. Both require great restraint. Continue reading “Restrain the taste” »

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Greed destroys all

Greed destroys all

लोहो सव्वविणासणो

Greed destroys all

Anger destroys love, pride destroys humility, deceit or cheating destroys friends; but greed destroys all. It annihilates all virtues. Continue reading “Greed destroys all” »

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Sinful Sadhu

Sinful Sadhu

सुच्चा पिच्चा सुहं सुवइ पावसमणे त्ति वुच्चइ

One who sleeps after eating and drinking is called a sinful Sadhu

Food is for preparing oneself for life’s journey, to keep the strength of body intact; but the success of life is not keeping the strength intact but in its proper use. Continue reading “Sinful Sadhu” »

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Free from bondage

Free from bondage

एस वीरे पसंसिए, जे बद्धे पडिमोयए

That brave one only becomes praiseworthy who liberates the bonded

With a sword man can also cut his own hands and legs and others’ bondage too; he can slap others and help them too. Similarly, one who is strong he can utilize his energy for good purposes and evil also. Strength is also like a sword, a weapon – an instrument. Praise and contempt both can be earned through that. Continue reading “Free from bondage” »

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Attachment of the un-restraints

Attachment of the un restraints

मोहं जंति नरा असंवुडा

Un-restraints are attached

Those who are un-restrained, who cannot control their senses, who cannot control their mind, they are attracted towards sense objects very fast. Continue reading “Attachment of the un-restraints” »

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Doer-enjoyer

Doer enjoyer

अप्पा कत्ता विकत्ता य, दुहाण या सुहाण च

Self only is the doer and experiencer of happiness and unhappiness

Pleasure and pain are the consequence of one’s own deeds; not of others.

We create happiness for ourselves when we do auspicious work and unhappiness when we do evil. Thus, we ourselves are responsible for our happiness and unhappiness. Continue reading “Doer-enjoyer” »

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What will an ignorant do ?

What will an ignorant do ?

अन्नाणी किं काही, किं जानाहि सेयपावगं

What will an ignorant man do, how will he understand virtue and vice?

Understanding of substance (dravya), attributes (guna) and change (paryaya) is called knowledge. Absence of knowledge is ignorance. It is of three kinds – part, total and emotional. Continue reading “What will an ignorant do ?” »

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