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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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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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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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You are your own friend

You are your own friend

पुरिसा ! तुममेव तुमं मित्तं,
किं बहिया मित्तमिच्छसि

Man! You are your own friend. Why do you wish for an outside friend?

It is said that God helps those who help themselves. This means that we should do our duty ourselves without expecting external help. Continue reading “You are your own friend” »

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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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