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Do not lengthen the talk

Do not lengthen the talk

निरुद्धगं वा वि न दीहइज्जा

What can be said in short, let that not be uselessly lengthened

Wise men always present their viewpoint in a balanced way. They speak only what is necessary. They do not like to waste either their own or others’ time with unnecessary details. Continue reading “Do not lengthen the talk” »

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Speak after thinking

Speak after thinking

अणुचिंतिय वियागरे

Speak after thinking

In this world keeping quiet does not work. Practically everyone has to speak for something or the other. Animals and birds also speak. Their language is different, signs are different, through which they convey their feelings, express their needs. Continue reading “Speak after thinking” »

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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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Essence of knowledge

Essence of knowledge

एवं खु णाणिणो सारं,
जं न हिंसइ किंचणं

Non-violence or compassion is religion but it is essential to have knowledge before its application

One who understands the nine tattvas (realities) very well and experiences their nature, he only can be a true non-violent man Continue reading “Essence of knowledge” »

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Firmness in the man of right perception

Firmness in the man of right perception

से दिट्ठिमं दिट्ठि न लूसएज्जा

An aspirant with right perception should not complain

Man of right vision should not be slack. Once anyone forms an opinion, then he sees likewise only. It simply means that if someone were enjoying the lush greenery of the season and then if he were to lose his sight or he lose his vision because of any accident then what will happen? For all the twelve months, he would be imagining the similar scenery. However, will that be the reality? No. Continue reading “Firmness in the man of right perception” »

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Consider With Particular Reference

Consider With Particular Reference

विभज्जवायं च वियागरेज्जा

Words with many meanings must be used

‘Syadvada’ is a philosophical principle. ‘Syat’ means consideration. Hence, it can also be called ‘from a particular point of view’ (Sapeksavada). Throughout the world, it is known as Anekantavada since it does not insist on any particular point of view. Continue reading “Consider With Particular Reference” »

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Neither love, nor hate

Neither love, nor hate

सव्वं जगं तु समयाणुपेही,
पियमप्पियं कस्स वि नो करेज्जा

One who sees the entire world with equanimity, he neither favors nor disfavors anyone

Feelings are the inspiring agents of all our actions. If they are pure, then all our actions will be pure and if they are impure then our actions will be impure. Continue reading “Neither love, nor hate” »

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Speak not the secret

Speak not the secret

जं छं तं न वत्तव्वं
That which is secret must be kept confidential.Only at the right time or opportunity revelation of secret is proper. Continue reading “Speak not the secret” »

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Capable of improving the self and others

Capable of improving the self and others

अलमप्पणो होंति अलं परेसिं

Wise men are capable in improving the self and others

Stone-boat sinks itself and let others also sink; but the boat made of wood floats itself and allow others also to float in it. This is the difference between a wise man and an ignorant. Ignorant aimlessly wanders in this world and make the dependants also drift along showing them wrong way of life; but the wise men neither gets astray nor lets others go off course. They are able to liberate themselves and liberate others also, they are wise themselves and also preach others, they free themselves and make others also free. Continue reading “Capable of improving the self and others” »

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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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