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Infatuation only is accumulation

Infatuation only is accumulation

मुच्छा परिग्गहो वुत्तो

Infatuation only is called accumulation (parigraha)

Infatuation or attachment only is accumulation (parigraha). What all surrounds us from all sides is not called parigraha; but the thing, which we consider as our own means and that on which our attachment is aroused, that only is called parigraha. Continue reading “Infatuation only is accumulation” »

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Association with the sadhu

Association with the sadhu

कुज्जा साहूहिं संथवं

Contacts must be maintained with the Sadhus

Eulogy means to know, contact or association. Association influences the whole life. It opens the door of progress. An insect is able to reach the head of the idol because of its association with the flowers. One small river or canal can reach far beyond its power by associating with Gangas, into the gem-filled sea. On the other hand, association with the crooked opens the door of failures. Living with evil men, one adopts evil ways of life, enjoys evil – his all round downfall starts. Continue reading “Association with the sadhu” »

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Greed destroys all

Greed destroys all

लोहो सव्वविणासणो

Greed destroys all

Anger destroys love, pride destroys humility, deceit or cheating destroys friends; but greed destroys all. It annihilates all virtues. Continue reading “Greed destroys all” »

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Simplicity and contentment

Simplicity and contentment

माया मज्जवभावेणं,
लोहं सन्तोसओ जिणे

Win deceit with simplicity and greed with contentment

Simplicity and evil are opposite words. People have unshakable faith on a simple person and total disbelief on the crooked. Where there is trust, love is there only; and where there is love, only there is happiness. Continue reading “Simplicity and contentment” »

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Do not get irritated

Do not get irritated

थोवं लद्धुं न खिंसए

Do not get irritated at getting less

Question – Is it better not to get anything or to get something? Then you will get the answer, ‘It is better to get something;’ but some people are such that they do not like to accept anything in piece or part. They want the thing in full; therefore, they are unhappy at getting anything in parts. This maxim is for the education of such people. Continue reading “Do not get irritated” »

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Do not talk ill behind someone’s back

Do not talk ill behind someone’s back

पिट्ठिमंसं न खाएज्जा

One should not talk ill of others in their absence

To talk ill of someone behind his back is a sign of cowardice. If our intention is to remove the fault of a man, then we should tell his faults in his presence only so that he can reflect on them and eliminate the same. Continue reading “Do not talk ill behind someone’s back” »

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Destroyer of love

Destroyer of love

कोहो पीइं पणासेइ

Anger demolishes love

Love and anger do not stay together at any place. When anger is there, love will not be there and where love will be, anger will not be there. Both are opposite of each other, killer of one another. Continue reading “Destroyer of love” »

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Be humble

Be humble

माणं मद्दवया जिणे

Overcome the pride with modesty

Storm uproots big large trees but can do no harm to the grass spread over the earth. Why is this so? Trees keep standing in their arrogance whereas grass is humble i.e. it has humility. Because of arrogance, trees are uprooted whereas due to meekness grass remain as it is. It shows the path to the conceited people as to how they should behave. Continue reading “Be humble” »

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Respected disciple

Respected disciple

जो छंदमाराहयइ स पुज्जो

One who understands and obeys the signs is respected

That disciple who fulfills the heart-felt wish of the guru not only when told but also when he understands and implements the wishes of his guru expressed through subtle signs is praiseworthy, respectable. Continue reading “Respected disciple” »

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Attributes of speech

Attributes of speech

मियं अदुट्ठं अणुवीइ भासए,
सयाण मज्झे लहइ पसंसणं

One who speaks concisely and faultlessly with thinking, he gets respect from gentlemen

All speak, but how many are there who really know to speak? Are you not aware of attributes of speech? If yes, this maxim is ready to guide you. Continue reading “Attributes of speech” »

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