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Dutiful and sweet tongued

Dutiful and sweet tongued

पियंकरे पियंवाइ, से सिक्खं लद्धुमरिहइ

Dutiful and sweet tongued is able to learn

If an animal or bird were thirsty, then he would have to go to a pond. Similarly, an inquisitive disciple also would have to go to a guru; but this itself is not sufficient for learning. Continue reading “Dutiful and sweet tongued” »

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Riches may be or not

Riches may be or not

धणेण किं धम्मधुराहिगारे ?

What is the necessity of riches for drawing religious line? Good-conduct is the only requirement

Through riches, man can do well to others or perform religious activities; but for religion, it is not necessary. Sadhu, saints have renounced home. They do not possess wealth; still they are religious. Why only this? They propagate and preach religion. Use of mind, body and life in the service and help of others can be a necessity for religion, not wealth. Continue reading “Riches may be or not” »

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Towards misfortune

Towards misfortune

आसुरीयं दिसं बाला, गच्छंति अवसा तमं

Being helpless, ignorant attain darkness prevailing in the hell

Those who do not have right knowledge, they become slaves and as a result go to low birth. Continue reading “Towards misfortune” »

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Nothing is impossible

Nothing is impossible

इह लोए निप्पिवासस्स,
नत्थि किंचि वि दुक्करं

For the desireless, nothing is impossible in this world

The biggest obstacle in this world is attachment, selfishness, desire, and craving. One who is with attachment, he cannot perform his duties. One who is selfish, he cannot be benevolent or find the ultimate truth. Continue reading “Nothing is impossible” »

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Forbearance

Forbearance

पियमप्पियं सव्वं तितिक्खएज्जा

All the loving and unloving must be endured with equanimity

Always one does not get what he wants -praise is not given everywhere, not all people speak in a meek and pleasant way; many a times, we get connected to things which we do not like – people criticize us, we come across occasions when people speak harshly. We should endure all this – this is the command of the omniscient. Forbearance is the symbol of bravery and unbearable-ness of cowardice. Continue reading “Forbearance” »

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Self-conquest

Self conquest

सव्वं अप्पे जिए जियं

By winning the self you can win all

Self-conquest means winning the mind -controlling the mental tendencies. Continue reading “Self-conquest” »

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Rarity of true wisdom

Rarity of true wisdom

बहुकम्मलेवलित्ताणं बोही
होइ सुदुल्लहा तेसिं

Those souls who are too much attached with karma, enlightenment is very rare

Every worldly soul is attached with karma. Depending on the density of attachment of karma, one remains that much away from right knowledge. Continue reading “Rarity of true wisdom” »

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Where does religion stay ?

Where does religion stay ?

सोही उज्जुअभूयस्स, धम्मो सुद्धस्स चिट्ठइ

A simple soul can get pure and in the pure soul only religion stays

One who is simple, his soul only is pure. Opposite to this, one who is crooked, his soul being pure, is not possible. Continue reading “Where does religion stay ?” »

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Maharshi and restraint

Maharshi and restraint

अणुए नावणए महेसी,
न यावि पूयं, गरिहं च संजए

One who does not get conceited even when venerated and does not feel low when censured; he is restraint, maharshi

Who is maharshi? One who has no pride, no low self esteem. Who is restraint? One who is equi-poised when praised and even when criticized? Continue reading “Maharshi and restraint” »

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Desistance – Propensity

Desistance   Propensity

असंजमे नियत्तिं च, संजमे य पवत्तणं

Desist from unrestraint and cultivate restraint

Every living being is active. He is disposed to good or bad activities. Continue reading “Desistance – Propensity” »

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