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Extinction of accumulated karma

Extinction of accumulated karma

तुट्टन्ति पावकम्माणि
नवं कम्ममकुव्वओ

One who does not bind new karma, his past karma are annihilated

Whatever we eat does not go out through the doors of the body organs. Some of it goes out as rejects and some sticks to the intestines and what is absorbed there produces many sicknesses. Health consultants say that we should give rest to the stomach once in a week through fasting. When new intakes do not go in the stomach then deposited dirt will also come out. Continue reading “Extinction of accumulated karma” »

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Pure soul

Pure soul

भावणाजोगसुद्धप्पा जले णावा व आहिया

One whose soul is pure of thoughts, he is like a boat in the water

A dacoit uses knife and a doctor also; one wants to loot someone’s wealth by killing him and the other wants to cut the man’s sick or rotten organ through operation so that he can become healthy. One is a sinner, other a virtuous man; one is a killer, other a savior. Continue reading “Pure soul” »

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Greed destroys all

Greed destroys all

लोहो सव्वविणासणो

Greed destroys all

Anger destroys love, pride destroys humility, deceit or cheating destroys friends; but greed destroys all. It annihilates all virtues. Continue reading “Greed destroys all” »

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Pain of a sinner

Pain of a sinner

सकम्मुणा किच्चइ पावकारी

A sinner is distressed because of his own karma only

A thief is alert from all sides. He walks very carefully. He is constantly afraid of being caught red handed and seen by someone. Thus, he is always troubled with the pain of fear. And on being caught he suffers pain of body or going to jail. Continue reading “Pain of a sinner” »

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Speak not harshly

Speak not harshly

नो वयणं फरूसं वइज्जा

Speech is of two kinds – harsh and mild. In angry and cruel mood, it is crude; and mild when one is humble and quiet. Speech of kindness, compassion, sympathy, love, relations, affection, and deceit is mild. Against this, speech of cruelty, aversion, anger, haughtiness is discordant. Continue reading “Speak not harshly” »

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Neither language, nor intellect

Neither language, nor intellect

न चित्ता तायए भासा
कुओ विज्जाणुसासणं

Ornamental languages can also not shield (one with misconduct from his lowly birth) then what can be said about intelligence

There is lot of difference between the knowledge of languages and discipline of education. One may know only one language, still he can be a scholar; someone else may know many languages, yet be a fool. Knowledge is not enhanced by knowledge of languages. Continue reading “Neither language, nor intellect” »

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Restraint and penance

Restraint and penance

संजमेणं तवसा अप्पाणं
भावमाणे विहरइ

An ascetic travels while thinking of purifying the soul with restraint and penance

Perverted soul attached to aversion and passion, taking the refuge of a body, wanders aimlessly in this world. This wandering cannot be over until affliction, which forces this wandering about is eradicated. Continue reading “Restraint and penance” »

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One who does whatever he says

One who does whatever he says

करणसच्चे वट्टमाणे जीवे
जहावाई तहाकारी या वि भवइ

An ideal man does as he says

The one who does not commit sins himself; neither has them done through others, nor approve of them, he is an ideal man. Such a gentleman’s behavior is pure and true. There is identity of purpose in his action of mind, speech and body. Continue reading “One who does whatever he says” »

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Do not laugh at

Do not laugh at

न यावि पे परिहास कुज्जा

A wise man should not laugh at someone

Cough is the root of disease. Laughter is the root of quarrel. If tauntingly Draupadi would not have said to Duryodhana that blind man sons’ also behave blindly, may be Mahabharata might not have been enacted. Continue reading “Do not laugh at” »

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Simplicity and contentment

Simplicity and contentment

माया मज्जवभावेणं,
लोहं सन्तोसओ जिणे

Win deceit with simplicity and greed with contentment

Simplicity and evil are opposite words. People have unshakable faith on a simple person and total disbelief on the crooked. Where there is trust, love is there only; and where there is love, only there is happiness. Continue reading “Simplicity and contentment” »

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