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Sense gratification

Sense gratification

कामेसु गिद्धा निचयं करेन्ति

Man of sense gratification hinds karma

Among the five senses, objects of sense of seeing and hearing are called ‘kama’ e.g. beautiful picture, drama, cinema, attractive sight and dance etc.; sensual stories, poetry, film songs, different musical instruments, self-praise, melodious voice of man or woman (alluring speech of woman for man, and enticing speech of man for woman) etc., are subjects of eye and ear. To continue to think about them and the way to acquire them, day and night, is a sign of sensuality. Continue reading “Sense gratification” »

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Command of the truth

Command of the truth

सच्चस्स आणाए उवट्ठिए मेहावी मारं तरइ

The intelligent who obeys the command of truth, he is able to swim over the waves of death

In life, we experience the necessity of discipline at every step. Bereft of humility or discipline, immodest and undisciplined man increases own and others pain only. In such a position, how can betterment of self and others be expected from him? Continue reading “Command of the truth” »

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Greedy lies

Greedy lies

लोभपत्ते लोभी समावइज्जा मोसं वयणाए

At any avaricious opportunity, greedy lies

There are many reasons for speaking lies – anger, pride, deceit etc. but greed is the greatest reason. For ordinary gain also, a greedy man is prepared to lie for anything. Continue reading “Greedy lies” »

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Who is free ?

Who is free ?

विमुत्ता हु ते जणा, जे जणा पारगामिणो

Those who have crossed desires, they only are truly free

Bondage! How bad this word is? Who likes this? Who wants to be entrapped in this? None. Continue reading “Who is free ?” »

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Neither bonded, nor free

Neither bonded, nor free

कुसले पुण नो बद्धे, नो मुत्ते

Wise man is neither bonded nor free

Here, wise man has been described in an ornamental language. One who is in bondage cannot be free, and one who is free cannot be in bondage. Man can either be in bondage or free. He cannot be in both the conditions, simultaneously. Continue reading “Neither bonded, nor free” »

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Attachment

Attachment

इत्थ मोहे पुणो पुणो सा,
नो हव्वाए नो पाराए

Attached person neither lives here, nor there

World is transitory. Its all things are impermanent, unstable; hence, things of sense gratifications are also like that and attracted to them living beings wander here and there. Continue reading “Attachment” »

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High and low caste

High and low caste

से असइं उच्चागोए, असइं नीआगोए,
नो हीणे नो इहरित्ते

Many a time, man has taken birth in high caste and low caste; but this does not make him great or low

Having been born in high caste man thinks himself to be great and being born in low caste thinks himself to be low and pitiable; both of these states of mind are wrong because many times man has been born in high and low castes. Hence, one should not be proud of having been born in high caste and not feel low if born in low caste family. Continue reading “High and low caste” »

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Look Within

Look Within

जो अणण्णदंसी से अणण्णारामे

One who sees within, he does not see happiness elsewhere and one who does not see happiness elsewhere, he sees within

One who sees within or the person who does not see anything else is ananyadarsi. Such a person does not wander about anywhere. Hence he is known as ananyarama. Continue reading “Look Within” »

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Do Not Accept in Excess

Do Not Accept in Excess

नाइमत्तपाणभोयणभोई से निग्गंथे

‘Nirgrantha’ is the one who does not take Food and water in excess

There are many people, who take excess food and liquid due to their taste and then fall sick for a long time and suffer. Continue reading “Do Not Accept in Excess” »

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Arrival of death

Arrival of death

नत्थि कालस्स णागमो

Death can arrive anytime

Death! How horrible is this word? Who would like to get it? None. If anybody were to die in the family, then the entire family is engulfed in the sea of sorrow. Continue reading “Arrival of death” »

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