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Do not have enmity, opposition

Do not have enmity, opposition

न विरुज्झेज्ज केण वि

Do not nurture enmity or opposition against anyone

Favorable and unfavorable circumstances are obtained depending on the Karma done in the previous birth. Deluded, people think a particular man as their adversary, enemy and responsible for all the ills, and originator for all their adverse circumstances. Nevertheless, the fact is not this. We are responsible for all our ills – our karma of the previous birth. If good karma are evolved then favorable conditions would emerge and if bad karma are evolved then adverse conditions would surround us from all sides. Continue reading “Do not have enmity, opposition” »

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Tiny thorn

Tiny thorn

सुहुमे सल्ले दुरुद्धरे

A tiny thorn is picked with great difficulty

What do those people do who walk on foot on the road and if thorns were to prick them? They take them out with the help of either another thorn or a needle. Though the pain still lingers but gets subsided after sometime and after some days even the hole gets healed. Skin is covered with new skin. Continue reading “Tiny thorn” »

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Do Not Speak Much

Do Not Speak Much

नाइवेलं वएज्जा

Do not speak much and for long

Vela means 1. Time and 2. Within limits; therefore, this quotation has two meanings. Continue reading “Do Not Speak Much” »

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Do Not Laugh Much

Do Not Laugh Much

अतिवेलं न हसे मुणी

A sadhu should not laugh unrestrained

Smiling and being always cheerful is a necessity for good health. Can an irritating person be ever happy who always remains sad with melancholy, goes on telling his woes to others, babbles and quarrels with others? Never. Continue reading “Do Not Laugh Much” »

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Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed

Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed

माएयं अवमन्जंता, अप्पेणं लुंपहा बहुं

For little sensual pleasures, do not forsake the right path and destroy infinite bliss

What will you think of him who picks up a pebble instead of the diamond? You will think that he is a fool. People who follow the forbidden path instead of the righteous path are such fools. Continue reading “Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed” »

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Complete on time

Complete on time

जेहिं काले परक्कंतं,
न पच्छा परितप्पए

Those who are able to finish their work on time, they do not regret later

Those who are not able to finish their job on time, they regret later. What is the use? The plant, which was not watered before its getting withered, will it get green with regretting later. Never. Continue reading “Complete on time” »

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Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

समुप्पायमजाणंता, कहं नायंति संवरं|

How can an ignorant understand stopping of karma (Samvara) without knowing its influx (asrava)

Imagine a big lake and a floating boat in which many people are sitting. Slowly the boat starts sinking. Water starts entering the boat. Out of fear, people on the boat start yelling, “Stop this incoming water anyway; plug this incoming of water anyhow.” Continue reading “Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)” »

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Knowledge and conduct

Knowledge and conduct

आहसु विज्जाचरणं पमोक्खं

Through knowledge and conduct only, one can get moksha (liberation)

As the eyes and legs – both are necessary to walk, so are both the knowledge and conduct important to attain moksha. Without the conduct, knowledge is lame; and without the knowledge, conduct is blind. A lame man is not able to move but he can see. Opposed to this, a blind man can walk but because of wrong direction, he can reach a wrong place. Therefore, an intelligent man needs to conduct himself as much as the man of good conduct needs to acquire knowledge. Continue reading “Knowledge and conduct” »

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Pain through karma

Pain through karma

सकम्मुणा विप्परियासुवेइ

Man is afflicted because of his own karma

There is inequality in the world. Someone is being born, someone is giving birth; someone is living, someone dying; someone is earning, someone losing; someone is sleeping, someone awakened; someone is smiling, someone crying; someone is happy, someone unhappy. Continue reading “Pain through karma” »

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None can share the pain

None can share the pain

अस्स दुक्खं ओ न परियाइयति

No body can share the pain of another

Man gets distressed due to mistakes done because of carelessness. Pain is the sure result of mistakes. One who does mistakes, he cannot escape from its outcome. Continue reading “None can share the pain” »

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