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Blood stains cannot be washed with blood

Blood stains cannot be washed with blood

रुहिरकयस्स वत्थस्स रुहिरेणं चेव
पक्खालिज्जमाणस्स णत्थि सोही

Blood smeared cloth be washed only with blood, then it is not washed cleanly.

Fire cannot be extinguished with fire. If a dog were to bite us then its remedy cannot be that we also bite the dog. Similarly, we cannot repay abuse with abuse and exchange blows with blows. Continue reading “Blood stains cannot be washed with blood” »

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Eyes are needed

Eyes are needed

सूरोदये पासति चक्खुणेव

Even after sunrise, one needs eyes to see

Even if a mirror were there, a blind man cannot see his face. To see one’s face eyes are required. Continue reading “Eyes are needed” »

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Bhaktamar Stotra – A Divine Composition

Bhaktamar Stotra is a divine and miraculously effective Panegyric. The devoted author, Acharya Mantunga Suriji experiences close proximity with the divine goal. The flow and force of this incessant stream of devotion is for the first Tirthankara Adinath. Each and every word of Bhaktamar Stotra reveals his enlightening devotion and infinite faith in the Lord. Continue reading “Bhaktamar Stotra – A Divine Composition” »

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Relinquish sensuality

Relinquish sensuality

कामाणुगिद्धिप्पभवं खु दुक्खं

It can be said with certainty that misery arises due to sensuality.

Where is misery born? It takes birth in the space of desires; on the land of wishes. Where there are desires, wishes for acquiring different objects, how can peace reign there? Continue reading “Relinquish sensuality” »

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Done-Not done

Done Not done

कडं कडेत्ति भासेज्जा, अकडं नो कडेत्ति य

What has been done should be said as done; and what has not been done should be said as not done

Through this maxim, the meaning of true nature of word has been explained. The work done in the presence of guru with humility is ‘done’ and that which has not been done is ‘not done.’ Continue reading “Done-Not done” »

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Renunciation of the world

Renunciation of the world

भवतण्हा लया वुत्ता, भीमा भीमफलोदया

Craving for the world is like the frightful creeper which gives horrible results

Craving or attachment for the world is like a creeper, a terrible creeper on which awful fruits grow. Continue reading “Renunciation of the world” »

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Benevolent

Benevolent

अहिंसा तसथावरसव्वभूयखेमंकरी

Non-violence is benevolent for all the living beings, mobile and immobile

Living beings are of two kinds – 1. Siddhas, who have annihilated all their karma and 2. Worldly, who are attached with karma. Continue reading “Benevolent” »

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Ideal speech

Ideal speech

सच्चं च हियं च मियं च गाहणं च

Speak what is true, benevolent, concise and understandable

Those men who are not dumb, as per normal behavior, they need to speak something or other every day to make others understand what is in their mind, and to understand what is in others mind. In this aphorism, four characteristics of a gentleman’s speech have been enumerated:- Continue reading “Ideal speech” »

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Blind Struggles, Dog Eats

Blind Struggles, Dog Eats

ए हरंति तं वित्तं, कम्मी कम्मेहिं किच्चति

Earned wealth is enjoyed by others; miser has to pay for the sins committed

When a person steals or embezzles, then his inner voice says – Don’t do, don’t do this, this is bad. However, he does not listen to this inner voice and instigated by selfishness and greed, he commits sins. Continue reading “Blind Struggles, Dog Eats” »

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Selflessness

Selflessness

सव्वत्थ भगवया अनियाणया पसत्था

Lord Mahavira has praised selflessness everywhere

Unselfishness is essential for the purity of work. The wish for gain and selfishness spoils the work. We will surely get the fruit but should not do any work in the hope of getting its benefits. Continue reading “Selflessness” »

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