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Pain and desire

Pain and desire

दुक्खं हयं जस्स न होइ मोहो,
मोहो हओ जस्स न होइ तण्हा

Who is detached, his pain is destroyed; who has no desire, his attachment is extinct

Desires vanquish even men of exemplary fortitude they make men of vision blind. As a man with eyesight cannot see things around him in the darkness of night; likewise, a covetous man does not see the wealth he possesses instead he desires for getting more and more – throughout the life, he struggles like a bull. Continue reading “Pain and desire” »

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Scriptural discipline – penance

Scriptural discipline   penance

कसाया अग्गिणो वुत्ता,
सुयसीलतवो जलं

If passions are fire, then scriptures, celibacy and austerity are called water

Anger, pride, deceit and greed – they are four passions. Like fire, they burn the soul – are the cause of its being restless and annoying. How to escape from them? This has been told through this maxim. If the house is on fire, then it is extinguished by water. Similarly, to pacify the burning soul, use of water of scriptures, good conduct and penance has been recommended. Continue reading “Scriptural discipline – penance” »

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Faith is rare

Faith is rare

श्रद्धा परमदुल्लहा

Faith is very rare

If one were to have faith on the religion then without even thinking of selfishness he can perform his duties. However, how can one cultivate such faith? What should be one’s conduct? Continue reading “Faith is rare” »

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Don’t be un-vigilant

Don’t be un vigilant

समयं गोयम ! मा पमायए

O Goutama! Don’t be un-vigilant even for a moment

Goutamaswami, who was the principal disciple of Mahavira swami, chief amongst group leaders, was advised not to be un-vigilant even for a moment while treading the path of self-progress. This inspiration given to him more than two thousand five hundred years ago is available to us even today, through the scriptures. How significant is this! Continue reading “Don’t be un-vigilant” »

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Experience of Detachment

Experience of Detachment

तण्हा हया जस्स न होइ लोहो,
लोहो हओ जस्स न किंचणाइ

One who is not greedy, his desires are eliminated and he who is desireless, his greed is eliminated

Kincana means something. The one, who understands that in this world, there is nothing that belongs to him, who thinks that when he takes birth, he never brings anything with him and after the death, nothing will go with him – all the wealth, land, home etc., will be left behind. One who knows that barring the soul every thing is perishable, momentary, one who is attached to nothing is called Akincana. Continue reading “Experience of Detachment” »

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Stealing and Greed

Stealing and Greed

लोभाविले आययइ अदत्तं

A greedy man always indulges in unethical means of living

The thing that is given is known as datta and that which is not given, is adatta. A gentleman believes in taking only those things, which are given, and not which are not given. Continue reading “Stealing and Greed” »

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Real or Unreal

Real or Unreal

राढामणी वेरुलियप्पगासे,
अमहग्घए होइ हु जाणएसु

There is no value for the brilliantly shining diamond-like piece of glass in the eyes of a jeweller

Unreal pearl is more shining than the real pearl; but that can never equa the value of the real one. A jeweller understands the difference between them. Continue reading “Real or Unreal” »

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Contented never wanders

Contented never wanders

भोगी भमइ संसारे, अभोगी विप्पमुच्चइ|

Insatiated wanders in the world; satiated is liberated

The one who is under the control of senses, he constantly tries to collect objects of sense gratification. Through collection of objects of his choice, he sometimes satisfies one sense and next time, another. Continue reading “Contented never wanders” »

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Interest in the work

Interest in the work

किरियं च रोयए धीरो

Resolute take interest in their work

A child does not drink milk because it gives strength to his body. He drinks that only because he likes it and finds it sweet. Continue reading “Interest in the work” »

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Remain humble

Remain humble

विणए ठविज्ज अप्पाणं, इच्छंतो हियमप्पणो

The self-improvement wishing aspirant must remain humble

One who were sitting in a bull-cart or horse-cart, how much ever he may try to keep his body stable, his body would remain shaky. Conversely, man sitting on the land or on a hill would be found remaining unshaken, stable. Body’s stability or instability depends on foundation. Continue reading “Remain humble” »

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