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Speak not what is not liked

Speak not what is not liked

तुमं तुमं ति अमणुं, सव्वसो तं न वत्तए

Speak not that, which conveys disregard

Mother and God may be addresses as thou but all the rest must be addressed as Sir or Madam. These words convey regard. While conversing or writing letters, we should always use words that convey respect. If we use words of respect and regard for others, they will also address us similarly and show respect to us. Continue reading “Speak not what is not liked” »

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Do not get stuck in the mire

Do not get stuck in the mire

महयं पलिगोव जाणिया, जा वि य वंदणपूयणा इहं

Respect and regard in the world must be considered as great mire

Praise is intoxicating. As an intoxicating man works indiscreetly, so also a praise-hungry man works only where he hopes to get more appreciation. He forgets that admirers are not always truth-speakers. For their selfishness they praise falsely. Continue reading “Do not get stuck in the mire” »

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Inner purity

Inner purity

उदगस्स फासेण सिया य सिद्धी,
सिज्झंसु पाणा बहवे दगंसि

If purity were possible with the touch of water (bathing), then many water-beings would have got liberated

Many people think that they have purified themselves by bathing. Such people have blind faith. They do not understand that there is a lot of difference between body cleaning and self- cleaning. Many people though clean their body; their mind remains impure. Opposite to this, body of men may remain dirty but their soul remains pure. Continue reading “Inner purity” »

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Promotion of antagonism

Promotion of antagonism

परिग्गहनिविट्ठाणं वेरं तेसिं पवड्ढइ

Those who are engaged in increasing their wealth, they generate enmity against themselves only

Those who accumulate more than necessary wealth, they cause birth of enemies only all around them. Wealth is not meant for accumulation but for meeting the necessities of self and others. The hoarders forget this. Continue reading “Promotion of antagonism” »

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An opportunity for self improvement

An opportunity for self improvement

अत्तहियं खु दुहेण लब्भइ

An opportunity for self-improvement is got with difficulty

In this world, there are many stones, diamonds less; dogs are many, elephants few; jackals many, lions are few; margosa trees are many, mango trees are less; pebbles are a lot, pearls few; bad characters are many, good characters rare. Continue reading “An opportunity for self improvement” »

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Age is depleting

Age is depleting

सेणे जह वट्टयं हरे, एवं आउखयंमि तुट्टइ

As the hawk kills the quail in one stroke, so also after completion of age, death takes away life

The entire world is the food of death. A little is in its mouth, a little in its lap and a little in its palms. One day his death is imminent whose age is remaining, still not completed, though he may live. Those who are born in this world surely die, some before and some after – this is the only difference. Continue reading “Age is depleting” »

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Eyes are needed

Eyes are needed

सूरोदये पासति चक्खुणेव

Even after sunrise, one needs eyes to see

Even if a mirror were there, a blind man cannot see his face. To see one’s face eyes are required. Continue reading “Eyes are needed” »

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Blind Struggles, Dog Eats

Blind Struggles, Dog Eats

ए हरंति तं वित्तं, कम्मी कम्मेहिं किच्चति

Earned wealth is enjoyed by others; miser has to pay for the sins committed

When a person steals or embezzles, then his inner voice says – Don’t do, don’t do this, this is bad. However, he does not listen to this inner voice and instigated by selfishness and greed, he commits sins. Continue reading “Blind Struggles, Dog Eats” »

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Desire for desires

Desire for desires

कामी कामे न कामए, लद्धे वा वि अलद्ध कण्हुइ

Looking for gratification, an aspirant should not desire for fulfillment of desires. He should think of them as unavailable even if they were available, and neglect those, which are available.

After renouncing the worldly life, those who have become Sadhus, taken great vows, they should never again desire for sense gratification, nor also try to acquire them. Continue reading “Desire for desires” »

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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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