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Real or Unreal

Real or Unreal

राढामणी वेरुलियप्पगासे,
अमहग्घए होइ हु जाणएसु

There is no value for the brilliantly shining diamond-like piece of glass in the eyes of a jeweller

Unreal pearl is more shining than the real pearl; but that can never equa the value of the real one. A jeweller understands the difference between them. Continue reading “Real or Unreal” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 8

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 8

जीवा मुत्ता संसारिणो य, तस थावरा य संसारी|
पुढवी जल जलण वाउ, वणस्सई थावरा नेया||
In this stanza, the fifth and final type of sthavara jiva i.e. vanaspatikaya jiva are defined and explained.

VANASPATIKAYA : Vanaspatikaya jiva are living beings that have vegetable or flora as their own bodies, also known as vegetal bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 8” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 7

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 7

उब्भामग उक्कलिया,
मंडलि मह सुद्ध गुंजवाया य|
घण-तणु वायाईसा, भेया खलु वाउकायस्स||
In this stanza, the fourth type of sthavara jiva i.e. Vaukaya jiva are defined and explained.

VAUKAYA : Vaukaya jiva are living beings that have air as their own bodies, also known as air bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 7” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 6

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 6

इंगाल जाल मुम्मुर,
उक्कासणि कणग विज्जुमाईआ|
अगणि जियाणं भेया, नायव्वा निउण बुद्धिए||
In this stanza, the third type of sthavara jiva i.e. Teukaya jiva are defined and explained.

TEUKAYA / AGNIKAYA : Agnikaya jiva are living beings that have fire as their own bodies, also known as fire bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 6” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 5

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 5

भोमंतरिकूख-मुदगं ओसा
हिम करग हरितणू महिआ|
हुंति घणोदहिमाई, भेयाणेगा य आउस्स||
In this stanza, the second type of sthavara jiva i.e. Apkaya jiva are defined and explained.
APKAYA : Apkaya jiva are living beings that have water (in any form) as their own bodies, also known as water bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 5” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 3-4

Jiv Vichar - Gatha 3-4

Gatha 3

फलिहमणिरयण विद्दुम,
हिंगुल हरियाल मणसिलरसिंदा|
कणगाई घाउ सेढी, वन्निय अरणेट्टय पलेवा||

Gatha 4

अब्भय तूरी ऊसं, मट्टी-पाहाण-जाईओ णेगा|
सोवीरंजण लुणाई, पुढविभेआई ईच्चाई||

PRUTHVIKAYA : Pruthvikaya jiva are living beings having earth, soil, minerals, etc as their own bodies, also known as earthly bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 3-4” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 2

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 2

जीवा मुत्ता संसारिणो य, तस थावरा य संसारी|
पुढवी जल जलण वाउ, वणस्सई थावरा नेया||

The classification of living beings commences with the two major state of souls:

A. MUKTA (Liberated souls)
B. SANSARI (Non-liberated souls/Transient souls)
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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 1

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 1

भुवण पईवं वीरं, नमिऊण भणामि अबुहबोहत्थं|
जीवसरुवं किंचि वि, जह भणियं पुव्वसूरिहिं||

In the first stanza, the author pays obeisance to Lord Mahavira who through his omniscience enlightens the three loka which are deprived of the right knowledge. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 1” »

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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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Arrival of death

Arrival of death

नत्थि कालस्स णागमो

Death can arrive anytime

Death! How horrible is this word? Who would like to get it? None. If anybody were to die in the family, then the entire family is engulfed in the sea of sorrow. Continue reading “Arrival of death” »

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