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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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Weapon or weaponless ?

Weapon or weaponless ?

अत्थि सत्थं परेण परं|
नत्थि असत्थं परेण परं||

There are weapons, which are one better than another, but there is nothing greater than weaponless ahimsa

In this world, there are many instruments of violence and they are one better than another. Sword, lance, arrow, gun, canon, bomb and atom bomb (hydrogen bomb) are progressively horrible weapons of destruction. If selfishness is not removed from the consideration of nations, then manufacture of more deadly weapons is possible in the future. World has seen the horrifying results of the world war 1914 and 1936; still the preparations of the third world war is on -what foolishness is this? Continue reading “Weapon or weaponless ?” »

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Value the time

Value the time

अणभिक्कंतं च वयं संपेहाए,
खणं जाणाहि पंडिए

Wise man! Seeing the remaining age, realize the importance of time – understand the value of opportunity

A diamond is also valuable and a stone also; but there is great difference in the value of both of them. Diamond is invaluable because there is no value for that. The value of time is also like a diamond. Continue reading “Value the time” »

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Who knows other’s pain ?

Who knows other’s pain ?

जे अज्झत्थं जाणइ, से बहिया जाणइ|
जे बहिया जाणइ, से अज्झत्थं जाणइ|

Who knows the internal, knows the external and who knows the external, knows the internal

This is an experienced fact that one who understands his pleasures and pain of self, he only can understand the pleasures and pain of others. Continue reading “Who knows other’s pain ?” »

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Avoid un-vigilance

Avoid un vigilance

अलं कुसलस्स पमाएणं

Wisemen should not be un-vigilant

Fools are lethargic only; but those who are not, who are intelligent, wise, who understand, it is not expected from them that they be un-vigilant and waste their life. Continue reading “Avoid un-vigilance” »

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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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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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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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