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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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Always awakened

Always awakened

सुत्ता अमुणी, मुणीणो सया जागरंति

Unvigilant are not sadhus; sadhus are always awakened

Those who are not sadhus; those lack qualities of sadhuhood or devotion, lazy men keep sleeping. Those who keep sleeping, their eyes are closed and they are not able to see anything. Similarly, their discretion is non-functional and therefore, they do not know what to do and what to avoid. They are perplexed. Continue reading “Always awakened” »

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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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Neither ill treat yourself, nor others

Neither ill treat yourself, nor others

नो अत्ताणं आसाएज्जा, नो परं आसाएज्जा

Neither think low of yourself, nor think low of others

Those who are victims of inferiority complex – think low of themselves, they are not able to advance properly in this world. They dare not develop themselves, tread the path of progress; throughout life they think themselves as incapable and also remain incapable. Continue reading “Neither ill treat yourself, nor others” »

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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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Old age

Old age

से ण हासाए, ण किड्डाए,
ण रतीए, ण विभूसाए

In old age, man is neither capable of joking, nor playing, nor loving and nor beautifying

After having taken birth, each man passing respectively through childhood, youth and adulthood attains to old age. If a young man does not want to become an adult, it is not in his hand. After young age, adulthood is must. Continue reading “Old age” »

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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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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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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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Keep the faith intact

Keep the faith intact

जाए सद्धाए निक्खंते,
तमेव अणुपालेज्जा विजहित्ता विसोत्तियं

Leaving aside doubts, the faith with which initiation has been taken, should be kept intact

The path of devotion is strewn more with sharp thorns than flowers. Therefore, an aspirant has to face many troubles in between. Sometimes, frustrated with them he loses his path. Continue reading “Keep the faith intact” »

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