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Knower of one knows all

Knower of one knows all

जे एगं जाणइ से सव्वं जाणइ|
जे सव्वं जाणइ से एगं जाणइ||

One who knows one (self) he knows all (inanimate) and one who knows all (inanimate), he knows one (self). Continue reading “Knower of one knows all” »

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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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Uncertainity of Life

Uncertainity of Life

वओ अच्चेति जोव्वणं च

Age is receding and so the youth

As time passes, so also our age is diminishing. Since our birth, opening of our eyes and seeing the world, from then onwards our life is being lost every moment. People think that they are growing; but reality is that they are losing. Continue reading “Uncertainity of Life” »

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Victory lies in winning the mind

Victory lies in winning the mind

इमेण चेव जुज्झाहि,
किं ते जुज्झेण बज्झओ ?

Fight with the internal perversions, what is the benefit of fighting externally?

Proverb – ‘Sweets are not distributed in war!’ It means that war does not produce any benefit. Both the sides lose only – one a little more, the other a little less. Still, as per the proverb ‘the buffalow is his who has the stick’; powerful only wins and there is no rule that the powerful will stand by justice. Tyrant and unjust can win the war due to might. Continue reading “Victory lies in winning the mind” »

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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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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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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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