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Wisdom

Wisdom

पा समिक्खए धम्मं

Wisdom only can judge religion

It was Mahavira only, who, two thousand and five hundred years before, through this maxim, proclaimed the efficacy of intelligence. Continue reading “Wisdom” »

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Who is a friend, foe ?

Who is a friend, foe ?

अप्पा मित्तममित्तं य, सुप्पट्ठियदुप्पट्ठियो

Virtue-inclined soul is a friend, vice-inclined foe

Our soul itself is a friend if it is virtue-inclined i.e. devoted to good conduct and our own soul itself is a foe if it is vice-inclined i.e.disposed to misconduct. Continue reading “Who is a friend, foe ?” »

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Benefits of forgiving

Benefits of forgiving

खमावणयाएणं पल्हायणभावं जणयइ

Happiness emerges out of forgiving

If someone offends us, we are capable of punishing him but instead of punishing him we pardon him, let him free then both the offender and the one against whom offence was committed would feel happy. Continue reading “Benefits of forgiving” »

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Work on time

Work on time

काले कालं समायरे

At proper time, appropriate work must be done

We do drink water when we are hungry and do not eat when we are thirsty; because that is inappropriate. Similarly, to eat at time of play, and to study at time of eating or play at the time of studying is also inappropriate. Continue reading “Work on time” »

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Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man

Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man

वित्तेण ताणं न लभे पमत्ते,
इमम्मि लोए अदु वा परत्था

Through wealth an unvigilant man cannot protect himself, either in this world or another

We are protected by valor or courage, not by cowardliness. Continue reading “Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man” »

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Penance and Caste

Penance and Caste

सुक्खं खु दीसइ तवोविसेसो,
न दीसई जाइविसेस कोई

Penance – special is seen directly, but caste-special is not seen

Loss of body strength due to penance is seen directly; by observing one we can find out whether a particular person has done penance or not. Due to penance, one’s body may be depleted but not the mind. His face shines like moonlight. A man of austerity is good-natured – practitioner of virtues. Thus, specialties born out of penance are seen by all. Continue reading “Penance and Caste” »

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Restraining the desires

Restraining the desires

छंदं निरोहेण उवेइ मोक्खं

Moksha (liberation) is possible through restraining of desires

Desires are infinite. Fulfill one and another is born. After that the third and after the third the fourth is born; after the fourth is born the fifth and so these desires are generated one after another. Man is running after fulfillment of them unceasingly and one day breathes his last. Continue reading “Restraining the desires” »

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The detached aspirant

The detached aspirant

विरता हु न लग्गंति,
जहा से सुक्कगोलए

As a ball made of dry mud, detached aspirant is not attached

If a ball made of wet mud is thrown at a wall, then it gets adhered to it because attribute of water present in it makes it stick. Continue reading “The detached aspirant” »

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Find The Truth Through Experience

Find The Truth Through Experience

अप्पणा सच्चमेसेज्जा

Find the truth yourself

There is a proverb – “Munde Munde Matirbhina” – each one has his own mind. Hence each person thinks differently. Continue reading “Find The Truth Through Experience” »

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Wish for quality growth

Wish for quality growth

कङ्खे गुणे जाव सरीरभेऊ

Until you are not dead, wish for quality growth

Until body is not deceased i.e. not dead, we should incessantly strive to excel ourselves.

Everyone desires for sense gratification but wise men aspire for value growth. Continue reading “Wish for quality growth” »

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