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Refrain from greed

Refrain from greed

लोभमलोभेण दुगंछमाणे
लद्धे कामे नाभिगाहइ

Rejecting greed with non-greed, an aspirant uses not the available objects of interest

Greed is a passion. It dirties the soul like anger, pride and deceit. It obstructs its devotion. Like other passions are to be renounced for self-purity, so also greed is to be renounced. Continue reading “Refrain from greed” »

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Accumulate not

Accumulate not

बहुं पि लद्धुं न निहे

One should not accumulate even if more be available

If water is stagnated and not allowed to flow, then it gets rotten. Same logic applies to wealth also. Continue reading “Accumulate not” »

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Patience in the Truth

Patience in the Truth

सच्चम्मि धिइं कुव्वह

Have patience in the truth, keep staying in

What is truth? To know the truth, we should know the life of virtuous men. For us their life is an example to follow, however might have been their conduct. That path which they walked on is the virtuous path; and those who walk on the right path are virtuous man. Conduct of virtuous men is called good conduct. Continue reading “Patience in the Truth” »

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Vigilant or Unvigilant

Vigilant or Unvigilant

सव्वओ पमत्तस्स भयं,
सव्वओ अप्पमत्तस्स नत्थि भयं

Unvigilant is afraid everywhere; vigilant is not afraid anywhere

Who is fearful? One who breaks the rules, makes mistakes, commits crime, he is only afraid of all. Against this, one who follows the rules, is ever vigilant at every step that he is not involved in any crime; he is fearless – he is not afraid at all from anyone, anywhere. Continue reading “Vigilant or Unvigilant” »

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Doubt not

Doubt not

वितिगिच्छासमावेणं अप्पाणेणं
नो लहइ समाहिं

Doubtful can never get liberated

An aspirant before starting his meditation listens to the guru. From that, he gets interest in the scriptures. Then, studying the scriptures on his own, he selects a path, understands the best way of life, considers the pros and cons, and after thinking firms up his faith and then starts on his journey. He continues to walk until he does not attain his goal. Continue reading “Doubt not” »

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Let awakened be not unvigilant

Let awakened be not unvigilant

उट्ठिए, नो पमायए
One who is sleeping, he should get awakened. One who has awakened, he should rise i.e. he should leave the bed and rise and one who has risen he should not be lethargic i.e. he should standup and start walking on the path of attainment of his goal – path of righteousness. Continue reading “Let awakened be not unvigilant” »

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Impatience

Impatience

आतुरा परितावेंति

Impatient gives sorrow

Impatient or sensual or sense-gratifiers trouble others; make them suffer. Selfish people are indiscreet. They do not differentiate between what ought to be done and what ought not to be done. For there little pleasure they do not hesitate to give lot of trouble to others. For their temporary pleasures, their tendency to inflict permanent afflictions knows no bounds. Continue reading “Impatience” »

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I am alone

I am alone

एगे अहमसि, न मे अत्थि कोई,
न वाऽहमवि कस्स वि

I am alone, no body is mine and I also do not belong to anyone

This world is like a great lake in which living beings come floating like straw from here and there, meet, and stay together for some time and with the blow of wind (at the push of death) again get scattered here and there. Continue reading “I am alone” »

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Speak not harshly

Speak not harshly

नो वयणं फरूसं वइज्जा

Speech is of two kinds – harsh and mild. In angry and cruel mood, it is crude; and mild when one is humble and quiet. Speech of kindness, compassion, sympathy, love, relations, affection, and deceit is mild. Against this, speech of cruelty, aversion, anger, haughtiness is discordant. Continue reading “Speak not harshly” »

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Do not commit violence

Do not commit violence

सव्वेसिं जीवियं पियं, नाइवाएज्ज कंचणं

All love life, no one wants to die

Who is the one, who does not want to live? Everyone loves his own life. How valuable is human life is known when he is asked to choose in between the two choices – at one place his death is kept along with millions of gold coins and on the other side his life is kept along with little money. Surely, kicking aside the millions he will choose life only with little money. Continue reading “Do not commit violence” »

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