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Exterminate anger

Exterminate anger

उवसमेण हणे कोहं

Exterminate anger by peace

Anger cannot be exterminated with anger. Fire cannot be extinguished with fire. To extinguish fire, water is needed. Similarly, to pacify anger peace is required. Anger can be won over if we keep away from causes of anger. An angry man cannot do any harm to a man of peaceful mind. Continue reading “Exterminate anger” »

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Renunciation

Renunciation

वंतं इच्छसि आवेउं, सेयं ते मरणं भवे

Want to drink the vomited? It is better for you to die

Who likes to lick the spitted? Who would like to drink the vomited? No one. Everyone hates the spitted and the vomited. Instead, they would prefer to die. Continue reading “Renunciation” »

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Keep away from misconduct

Keep away from misconduct

कुसीलवड्ढणं ठाणं, दूरओ परिवज्जए

All causes promoting misconduct must be avoided

Sheel means one’s nature. One whose nature is good, praiseworthy, he is called good-natured. One who wants that people should love him, admire him, he will always try to become and remain amiable. Continue reading “Keep away from misconduct” »

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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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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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Who is not an Ascetic?

Who is not an Ascetic?

अच्छंदा जे न भुंजंति, न से चाइ त्ति वुच्चई

They cannot be called ascetics who cannot enjoy because of dependence

Just imagine – two people having hundred rupees each. Out of who one donates fifty rupees and the other loses, somewhere. This way money remaining with both of them is fifty rupees only. However, the first will be called a donor, not the second. Why so? Because, the first parted intentionally; for the second it was unintentional. Continue reading “Who is not an Ascetic?” »

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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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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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Sharing equally

Sharing equally

असंविभागी न हु तस्स मोक्खो

He, who shares not equally, attains not salvation

One who enjoys the available things himself only his pleasures are very much limited. Against this, the man who shares his abundance with others experiences more enjoyment. Continue reading “Sharing equally” »

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Love for praise

Love for praise

कसोक्खेहिं सद्देहिं पेमं नाभिनिवेसए

Do not be attached to the charming words pleasing to ears

If we do good work then people will surely praise us. Words of admiration are delightful and people like listening those words, but we should not be attached to words, which are ear pleasing; otherwise, it is possible that dupers may dupe us. Continue reading “Love for praise” »

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