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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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They are born again

They are born again

माई पमाई पुण एइ गब्भं

Cunning and lethargic are born again

To come in a womb means – to come to life and to come to life means to die one day leaving everything behind or be a part of cycle of birth and death. Continue reading “They are born again” »

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Violence is the basis of Karma

Violence is the basis of Karma

कम्ममूलं च जं छणं

‘Chana’ word is made of those roots, which mean violence. As it is this word has many meanings – fourth part of blinking act, festival, opportunity etc; but in this verse, its appropriate meaning seems to be violence. Continue reading “Violence is the basis of Karma” »

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Do not lick the spitted

Do not lick the spitted

से मइमं परिय मा य हु लालं पच्चासी

Wise aspirant should not lick the spitted i.e. not desire those which have been renounced

When with open eyes an aspirant sees that in this world after sense gratification people become sick, call on the doctors and pay their hefty bills and still are not able to get rid of diseases completely; one after another disease strikes them, then they get a little mentally disgruntled. If in this position, he is fortunate to listen to the saints who have renounced the world, then he may also forsake the sensuous objects and accept the life of an ascetic. Continue reading “Do not lick the spitted” »

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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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Profit and Loss

Profit and Loss

लाभुत्ति न मज्जिज्जा, अलाभुत्ति न सोइज्जा

One should not be ecstatic at profit and sad at loss

Efforts result in two-way consequences only – profit or loss. Successful efforts result in profits and unsuccessful efforts in loss. Profits encourage working more and losses discourage; but in both the situations, one more bad result emanates. Continue reading “Profit and Loss” »

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Hide not the strength

Hide not the strength

नो निह्नवेज्ज वीरियं

One should not hide his strength

Those who are powerful, they should use their power for protection of others.

Those who are intelligent, they should use their intelligence in quelling the fight others may be engaged in. Continue reading “Hide not the strength” »

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