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Neither commit sins, nor have it done

Neither commit sins, nor have it done

पावकम्मं नेव कुज्जा न कारवेज्जा

Sins should neither be committed by self, nor should be done through others

Result of virtue is happiness and result of vice is pain. Everyone wants happiness, then also they are lazy in doing virtuous acts; no body wants pain; yet carefully, they use the medium of pain or take pleasure in sins. How strange is this? Continue reading “Neither commit sins, nor have it done” »

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Avoid fool’s company

Avoid fools company

अलं बालस्स संगेणं

Association with the fools must be avoided

This is an experienced fact that those who live together are mutually influenced. If the associate is addicted then we also get addicted; if he is intelligent, then he would make us also intelligent; if he is expert then he will inspire us to become expert. Continue reading “Avoid fool’s company” »

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Think before you speak

Think before you speak

अणुवीइभासी से निग्गंथे

He only is a Sadhu, who thinks before speaking

Speech or conversation determines who is ignorant and who is intelligent. What is the difference in between the two? Difference is that the ignorant speaks first and then only thinks; but the intelligent thinks first and then speaks. Continue reading “Think before you speak” »

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See others as self

See others as self

आयओ बहिया पास

Enlightened people have shown a way to shield ourselves from all types of misconduct through which we can judge virtue and vice, violence and nonviolence, pious and impious deeds. Continue reading “See others as self” »

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Different attitude

Different attitude

पुढो छंदा इह मानवा

Here, people are of different attitudes

In this world, we observe that nature of men is different from each other – their likings are different -their thinking is different. Difference is so much that, one man’s thoughts are also not same – at different times, they are different. Continue reading “Different attitude” »

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Will not repeat the mistake

Will not repeat the mistake

तं परिण्णाय मेहावी, इयाणिं णो,
जमहं पुव्वमकासो पमाएणं

A bright aspirant, through self-realization, should resolve not to repeat the mistakes committed due to un-vigilance in the past life

It is said that man learns by stumbling only. Every fall teaches him something or other, makes him learn; but to take lessons or not from failures depend on his wish. One, who is endowed with intelligence and is wise, growth and living with such desires are possible in him. Continue reading “Will not repeat the mistake” »

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Be equipoise

Be equipoise

जहा पुण्णस्स कत्थई, तहा तुच्छस्स कत्थई|
जहा तुच्छस्स कत्थई, तहा पुण्णस्स कत्थई|

As is told to the virtuous, so is told to man of vice and as is told to the vice man so is told to the virtuous

Unattached preacher preaches the rich man in the same way as he preaches a poor man; and he preaches the poor in the same way as he preaches a rich man. It means that in his attitude there is no difference in between a rich and a poor man. He preaches all in the same way. Continue reading “Be equipoise” »

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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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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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Distressed seer

Distressed seer

आयंकदंसी न करेइ पावं

One who has experienced pain does not commit sins

Where is the man in this world who is not distressed? Everyone suffers with some pain or another. Pain of birth, old age and death are certain for everyone; but apart from this sickness, sorrow, separation, insult, hurt, jealousy, abuse, ugliness, bad odor, tasteless food, rough touch, bondage, poverty, reproach, scolding, running here and there etc., are hundreds of pain through which men are continuously distressed, experiencing uneasiness and restlessness. Continue reading “Distressed seer” »

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