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Eyes are needed

Eyes are needed

सूरोदये पासति चक्खुणेव

Even after sunrise, one needs eyes to see

Even if a mirror were there, a blind man cannot see his face. To see one’s face eyes are required. Continue reading “Eyes are needed” »

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Remain humble

Remain humble

विणए ठविज्ज अप्पाणं, इच्छंतो हियमप्पणो

The self-improvement wishing aspirant must remain humble

One who were sitting in a bull-cart or horse-cart, how much ever he may try to keep his body stable, his body would remain shaky. Conversely, man sitting on the land or on a hill would be found remaining unshaken, stable. Body’s stability or instability depends on foundation. Continue reading “Remain humble” »

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Do not speak in between

Do not speak in between

राइणियस्स भासमाणस्स वा
वियागरेमाणस्स वा नो अन्तरा भासं भासिज्ज

When elders (gurus) are speaking, preaching, then we should not speak in between

Virtue only is a real gem, not the shining stones. For those who are more qualified than us, ‘ratna’ (gem) word is used in the scriptures. When gurus who are more qualified are speaking, discussing or preaching then it is the duty of a humble disciple that he does not speak in-between. Continue reading “Do not speak in between” »

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Maharshi and restraint

Maharshi and restraint

अणुए नावणए महेसी,
न यावि पूयं, गरिहं च संजए

One who does not get conceited even when venerated and does not feel low when censured; he is restraint, maharshi

Who is maharshi? One who has no pride, no low self esteem. Who is restraint? One who is equi-poised when praised and even when criticized? Continue reading “Maharshi and restraint” »

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Nothing is impossible

Nothing is impossible

इह लोए निप्पिवासस्स,
नत्थि किंचि वि दुक्करं

For the desireless, nothing is impossible in this world

The biggest obstacle in this world is attachment, selfishness, desire, and craving. One who is with attachment, he cannot perform his duties. One who is selfish, he cannot be benevolent or find the ultimate truth. Continue reading “Nothing is impossible” »

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Who is free ?

Who is free ?

विमुत्ता हु ते जणा, जे जणा पारगामिणो

Those who have crossed desires, they only are truly free

Bondage! How bad this word is? Who likes this? Who wants to be entrapped in this? None. Continue reading “Who is free ?” »

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Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man

Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man

वित्तेण ताणं न लभे पमत्ते,
इमम्मि लोए अदु वा परत्था

Through wealth an unvigilant man cannot protect himself, either in this world or another

We are protected by valor or courage, not by cowardliness. Continue reading “Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man” »

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Ask and then take

Ask and then take

अणुविय गेण्हियव्वं

Anything must be taken with permission only

Taking anything without asking and using that is a type of theft. Jokingly, few people hide friends’ things and while he is disturbed and searches for that, they laugh and return the same to him. Continue reading “Ask and then take” »

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Sinful Sadhu

Sinful Sadhu

सुच्चा पिच्चा सुहं सुवइ पावसमणे त्ति वुच्चइ

One who sleeps after eating and drinking is called a sinful Sadhu

Food is for preparing oneself for life’s journey, to keep the strength of body intact; but the success of life is not keeping the strength intact but in its proper use. Continue reading “Sinful Sadhu” »

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Age is depleting

Age is depleting

सेणे जह वट्टयं हरे, एवं आउखयंमि तुट्टइ

As the hawk kills the quail in one stroke, so also after completion of age, death takes away life

The entire world is the food of death. A little is in its mouth, a little in its lap and a little in its palms. One day his death is imminent whose age is remaining, still not completed, though he may live. Those who are born in this world surely die, some before and some after – this is the only difference. Continue reading “Age is depleting” »

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