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Wisdom and good conduct

Wisdom and good conduct

न संतसंति मरणंते,
सीलवंता बहुस्सुया

Wise man and man of good conduct are never afraid until death

Pain is the result of wrong done. How and why do we do wrong? Because of ignorance and misconduct. Continue reading “Wisdom and good conduct” »

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Manner of speech

Manner of speech

नापुट्ठो वागरे किं चि,
पुट्ठो, वा नालियं वए

Without being asked nothing should be spoken, and even when asked, untruth should not be spoken

Pride is the indigestion of knowledge. It should be understood that those who have knowledge with pride, their knowledge has not matured. Such people go on talking without being asked and in the hope of recognition show off their knowledge. Continue reading “Manner of speech” »

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The Obstinate Pony

The Obstinate Pony

मा गलियस्सेव कसं, वयणमिच्छे पुणो पुणो

Do not expect repeated instructions from the Guru for fulfilling your duties like an obstinate pony who requires repeated beating

A disciple’s dignity requires that he performs instructed daffy duties everyday with his own initiative without expecting instructions. Wise and humble disciples do likewise and earn a place in the heart of their guru. Continue reading “The Obstinate Pony” »

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Rest on the way

Rest on the way

संसयं खलु सो कुणइ
जो मग्गे कुणई घरं

He only doubts the devotion who wants to rest on the path

Moksha is our final goal and good conduct and good deeds is the path that takes us there. Continue reading “Rest on the way” »

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Happy and unhappy

Happy and unhappy

खणमित्तसुक्खा बहुकालदुक्खा

Sense gratifications provide momentary pleasures but yield pain for long time

Night after the day and day after the night or light after the darkness and darkness after the light; similarly unhappiness after happiness and unhappiness after happiness continue to appear in life. Sometimes, we smile at favorable conditions, and cry at unfavorable condition. Continue reading “Happy and unhappy” »

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Best refuge

Best refuge

धम्मो दीवो पइट्ठा य, गई सरणमुत्तमं

Religion is an island, respect, movement and best refuge

How happy will a tired swimmer feel when he finds an island after swimming long through the sea? Religion is also like an island for the person swimming in the worldly sea. Continue reading “Best refuge” »

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Unprotected Cannot Be a Protector

Unprotected Cannot Be a Protector

अप्पणा अनाहो सन्तो,
कहं नाहो भविस्ससि?

You yourself are protection less, how can you protect others?

If anyone thinks that he is the protector, savior and defender of others then it is his mistake or misconception because in this world no person can become a defender or destroyer of others. Earlier committed auspicious or inauspicious deeds only are his defender and destroyer. Continue reading “Unprotected Cannot Be a Protector” »

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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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