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Best penance

Best penance

तवेसु वा उत्तमं बंभचेरं

Chastity is the best penance

Exercise of forbearance against various hardships for the purpose of self-development and realization of self only is penance. Two types of penances have been referred in the scriptures – external and internal penances. Continue reading “Best penance” »

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One better than another

One better than another

सूरं मण्णइ अप्पाणं,
जाव जेयं न पस्सति

Man believes himself brave until he does not see the conqueror

This world is full of people all around, who are one better than the other. Someone is better in beauty, someone in education, someone in wealth and someone in power. Continue reading “One better than another” »

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Deceitful lies

Deceitful lies

सादियं न मुसं बूया

Lies should not be uttered with deceitful mind

To lie is bad; but the intensity of lie cannot be determined until its objective and purpose is not known. Continue reading “Deceitful lies” »

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Soul and body

Soul and body

ओ जीवो अं सरीरं

Soul is different, body different

‘I‘ denotes soul or soul and body. Therefore, some people when they say ‘I am blind’; they believe senses only as soul. Some people say, ‘I am runninq’, ‘I am sick’, I am washing clothes’, ’I am bathing’, etc. and on this basis they believe body only as the soul. Continue reading “Soul and body” »

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Wish not for honor because of penance

Wish not for honor because of penance

नो पूयणं तवसा आवहेज्जा

Do not expect admiration and honor due to penance done

Imagine that few people are crossing a river in a boat. They see the water entering the boat and the possibility of slowly sinking of the same. They immediately look out for the holes in the boat from where water is entering and plug the holes. With that, water stops coming. A few of them throw the accumulated water out of the boat. Continue reading “Wish not for honor because of penance” »

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Karma Bondage

Karma Bondage

जं जारिसं पुव्वमकासि कम्मं,
तमेव आगच्छति संपराए

What you had done in the past appears in the same way in future

If a wooden ball is put into water then it would not sink but swim. Soul is much lighter than that ball -very much lighter; still, it is sunk in the world. Why is it so? Continue reading “Karma Bondage” »

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Ignorant are conceited

Ignorant are conceited

बालजणो पगभई

Ignorant are conceited

Education should impart humility. Without humility, there will not be any progress in education and what has been acquired would be lost slowly. Continue reading “Ignorant are conceited” »

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Old oxen

Old oxen

तत्थ मंदा विसीयंति, उज्जाणंसि जरग्गवा

Like an old oxen on the climh, ignorant men get irritated on the path of realization

Lot of patience is required to walk on the path of realization. Difficulties, worries, and hindrances come on their path. Wise aspirants believe that all the troubles arise to test their patience. That is why, to win over them enough enthusiasm is aroused in them. Continue reading “Old oxen” »

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Restrain the taste

Restrain the taste

अप्पपिण्डासि पाणासि अप्पं भासेज्ज सुव्वए

Well-vowed aspirant should take less food, water and speak less

The tongue has two jobs – to taste and to speak. Both require great restraint. Continue reading “Restrain the taste” »

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Attachment of the un-restraints

Attachment of the un restraints

मोहं जंति नरा असंवुडा

Un-restraints are attached

Those who are un-restrained, who cannot control their senses, who cannot control their mind, they are attracted towards sense objects very fast. Continue reading “Attachment of the un-restraints” »

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