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Practise good conduct

Practise good conduct

बाहाहिं सागरो चेव,
तरियव्वो गुणोदहिं

To practice good conduct is akin to swim the sea with arms

In former times boats were used for sea voyage. Now, big ships have been constructed sitting in which voyagers easily travel from one country to another. From the time, airplanes have come into service, importance of ships has declined. Continue reading “Practise good conduct” »

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Humility towards Guru

Humility towards Guru

जस्संतिए धम्मपयाइं सिक्खे,
तस्संतिए वेणइयं पउंजे

From whomsoever one would have learnt religious lessons (pada); towards them, he should behave humbly

Pada means words. Religious pada means such words from which religious education is acquired. Such words are found in scriptures; hence, those who, explain scriptures are called religious gurus. Continue reading “Humility towards Guru” »

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Annihilation of attachment and aversion

Annihilation of attachment and aversion

रागस्स दोसस्स य संखएणं
एगंतसोक्खं समुवेइ मोक्खं

With the annihilation of attachment and aversion, living beings attain total happiness

Attachment makes us cry and aversion makes others cry. Who likes crying? None, then why should making others cry be liked? Life’s success is inherent in laughing i.e. being happy and sharing the happiness with others. Continue reading “Annihilation of attachment and aversion” »

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Who is ignorant ?

Who is ignorant ?

बालो पापेहिं मिज्जति

Ignorant boasts of his sins

Deeds are of two kinds – good and bad. Good deeds are called ‘punya’ and the bad deeds are called ‘papa’. Continue reading “Who is ignorant ?” »

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Always awakened

Always awakened

सुत्ता अमुणी, मुणीणो सया जागरंति

Unvigilant are not sadhus; sadhus are always awakened

Those who are not sadhus; those lack qualities of sadhuhood or devotion, lazy men keep sleeping. Those who keep sleeping, their eyes are closed and they are not able to see anything. Similarly, their discretion is non-functional and therefore, they do not know what to do and what to avoid. They are perplexed. Continue reading “Always awakened” »

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Old oxen

Old oxen

तत्थ मंदा विसीयंति, उज्जाणंसि जरग्गवा

Like an old oxen on the climh, ignorant men get irritated on the path of realization

Lot of patience is required to walk on the path of realization. Difficulties, worries, and hindrances come on their path. Wise aspirants believe that all the troubles arise to test their patience. That is why, to win over them enough enthusiasm is aroused in them. Continue reading “Old oxen” »

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Capable of improving the self and others

Capable of improving the self and others

अलमप्पणो होंति अलं परेसिं

Wise men are capable in improving the self and others

Stone-boat sinks itself and let others also sink; but the boat made of wood floats itself and allow others also to float in it. This is the difference between a wise man and an ignorant. Ignorant aimlessly wanders in this world and make the dependants also drift along showing them wrong way of life; but the wise men neither gets astray nor lets others go off course. They are able to liberate themselves and liberate others also, they are wise themselves and also preach others, they free themselves and make others also free. Continue reading “Capable of improving the self and others” »

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Will not repeat the mistake

Will not repeat the mistake

तं परिण्णाय मेहावी, इयाणिं णो,
जमहं पुव्वमकासो पमाएणं

A bright aspirant, through self-realization, should resolve not to repeat the mistakes committed due to un-vigilance in the past life

It is said that man learns by stumbling only. Every fall teaches him something or other, makes him learn; but to take lessons or not from failures depend on his wish. One, who is endowed with intelligence and is wise, growth and living with such desires are possible in him. Continue reading “Will not repeat the mistake” »

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Speak not what provokes quarrel

Speak not what provokes quarrel

न य विग्गहियं कहं कहिज्जा

Quarrel provoking speech should not be used

Many people have a habit of creating strife based on hearsay. Sometimes, they add their own spicy opinions and present a small happening as big, make a mountain of a mole etc. Continue reading “Speak not what provokes quarrel” »

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Neither ill treat yourself, nor others

Neither ill treat yourself, nor others

नो अत्ताणं आसाएज्जा, नो परं आसाएज्जा

Neither think low of yourself, nor think low of others

Those who are victims of inferiority complex – think low of themselves, they are not able to advance properly in this world. They dare not develop themselves, tread the path of progress; throughout life they think themselves as incapable and also remain incapable. Continue reading “Neither ill treat yourself, nor others” »

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