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Avoid fool’s company

Avoid fools company

अलं बालस्स संगेणं

Association with the fools must be avoided

This is an experienced fact that those who live together are mutually influenced. If the associate is addicted then we also get addicted; if he is intelligent, then he would make us also intelligent; if he is expert then he will inspire us to become expert. Continue reading “Avoid fool’s company” »

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Goddess Ahimsa

Goddess Ahimsa

भगवती अहिंसा…. भीयाणं पि व सरणं

Goddess Ahimsa is like refuge for the fearful

A troubled fearful man looks for his safety to a strong man for refuge. After getting refuge the refugee gets contented, becomes fearless; similarly, after getting the refuge of goddess Ahimsa also, man becomes contented and fearless. Continue reading “Goddess Ahimsa” »

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Rarity of true wisdom

Rarity of true wisdom

बहुकम्मलेवलित्ताणं बोही
होइ सुदुल्लहा तेसिं

Those souls who are too much attached with karma, enlightenment is very rare

Every worldly soul is attached with karma. Depending on the density of attachment of karma, one remains that much away from right knowledge. Continue reading “Rarity of true wisdom” »

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Who is a friend, foe ?

Who is a friend, foe ?

अप्पा मित्तममित्तं य, सुप्पट्ठियदुप्पट्ठियो

Virtue-inclined soul is a friend, vice-inclined foe

Our soul itself is a friend if it is virtue-inclined i.e. devoted to good conduct and our own soul itself is a foe if it is vice-inclined i.e.disposed to misconduct. Continue reading “Who is a friend, foe ?” »

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Useless violence

Useless violence

अट्ठा हणंति, अणट्ठा हणंति

Some people commit violence with some aim and some aimlessly

It is the habit of many people to simply uproot a plant while walking and throw that away, to pick a flower and crush that, to break the branch of the tree, keep it in their hand for sometime and then throw that away. Many ladies are such that while standing they go on scrapping the earth with their toe. Thus, purposelessly, violence is committed on the vegetables and the earth. Continue reading “Useless violence” »

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Eye of the aspirant

Eye of the aspirant

से हु चक्खु मणुस्साणं,
जे कंखाए य अन्तए

One who has overcome desires, he is the eye of men

One who has controlled his desires, one who is not at all attached to the objects of senses, that man only can be without expectations, without favors and is unselfish. Therefore, he gets full authority to show the spiritual path to aspirants. Continue reading “Eye of the aspirant” »

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Let awakened be not unvigilant

Let awakened be not unvigilant

उट्ठिए, नो पमायए
One who is sleeping, he should get awakened. One who has awakened, he should rise i.e. he should leave the bed and rise and one who has risen he should not be lethargic i.e. he should standup and start walking on the path of attainment of his goal – path of righteousness. Continue reading “Let awakened be not unvigilant” »

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Speak not, if asked not

Speak not, if asked not

अपुच्छिओ न भासेज्जा, भासमाणस्स अन्तरा

Without permission, one should not speak in between

Courtesy demands that the listener should keep quiet until the speech of the speaker is not completed. This principle is to be particularly borne in mind when deliberation or disputation is going on. Continue reading “Speak not, if asked not” »

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Penance and Caste

Penance and Caste

सुक्खं खु दीसइ तवोविसेसो,
न दीसई जाइविसेस कोई

Penance – special is seen directly, but caste-special is not seen

Loss of body strength due to penance is seen directly; by observing one we can find out whether a particular person has done penance or not. Due to penance, one’s body may be depleted but not the mind. His face shines like moonlight. A man of austerity is good-natured – practitioner of virtues. Thus, specialties born out of penance are seen by all. Continue reading “Penance and Caste” »

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Knowledge first, compassion later

Knowledge first, compassion later

पढमं नाणं तओ दया

Knowledge first, compassion later

Compassion is the mother of religion and knowledge is the father. Through the combination of knowledge and compassion only religion can take birth, not otherwise. Continue reading “Knowledge first, compassion later” »

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