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As fearless as a Lion

As fearless as a Lion

सीहो व सद्देण न संतसेज्जा

Be fearless as a lion; fear not the words

How fearless is the lion! He is not afraid of the elephant’s trumpet. Though, his body is much smaller than the elephant, still, his bravery, his courage awakens praiseworthy fearlessness in him which makes him careless about the trumpet also. Similarly, brave men also are not afraid of opponent’s challenge; those who fear, they are not brave; they are cowards. Continue reading “As fearless as a Lion” »

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One who does whatever he says

One who does whatever he says

करणसच्चे वट्टमाणे जीवे
जहावाई तहाकारी या वि भवइ

An ideal man does as he says

The one who does not commit sins himself; neither has them done through others, nor approve of them, he is an ideal man. Such a gentleman’s behavior is pure and true. There is identity of purpose in his action of mind, speech and body. Continue reading “One who does whatever he says” »

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Attachment and Desire

Attachment and Desire

वीयरागयाएणं नेहाणुबंधणाणि,
तण्हाणुबंधणाणि य वोच्छिन्दइ

Detachment destroys the bondage of attachment and desire

Aversion is a fault worth abandoning. Attachment is opposite of aversion but still it is also a fault and worth renouncing like aversion. Continue reading “Attachment and Desire” »

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Benefit and greed

Benefit and greed

जहा लाहो तहा लोहो, लाहा लोहो पवड्ढइ

Where there is profit, there is greed and greed grows with the profit

Each worldly man continuously strives for self-satisfaction. In these efforts, sometimes he meets with success, sometimes failure. Continue reading “Benefit and greed” »

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True learning

True learning

अट्ठजुत्ताणि सिक्खिज्जा,
निरट्ठाणि उवज्जए

Refrain from wasteful learning, learn only what is useful

Some thinkers believe that art is for arts sake only and some believe that art is for benevolence. According to the first type of thinkers art will die, if its object is something else; and for other type of thinkers if the object is not good then that art will kill others. Continue reading “True learning” »

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Causes of attachment and aversion

Causes of attachment and aversion

रागस्स हेउं समणुमाहु,
दोसस्स हेउं अमणुमाहु

Attractive words etc. are the reason of attachment and repulsive are objects of aversion

Sound, shape, taste, smell and touch – these five are the causes of attachment and even aversion. Continue reading “Causes of attachment and aversion” »

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Practise good conduct

Practise good conduct

बाहाहिं सागरो चेव,
तरियव्वो गुणोदहिं

To practice good conduct is akin to swim the sea with arms

In former times boats were used for sea voyage. Now, big ships have been constructed sitting in which voyagers easily travel from one country to another. From the time, airplanes have come into service, importance of ships has declined. Continue reading “Practise good conduct” »

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Science and religion

Science and religion

विण्णए समागम्म धम्मसाहणमिच्छिउं

Instruments of religion and science must meet together

Instruments of religion must be in agreement with science and instruments of science with religion. Thus, religion must get related with science; both should be in agreement. Both should fulfill each other, become associated, and not oppose each other. Responsibility of this lies with the scientists and religious persons also. Continue reading “Science and religion” »

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Annihilation of attachment and aversion

Annihilation of attachment and aversion

रागस्स दोसस्स य संखएणं
एगंतसोक्खं समुवेइ मोक्खं

With the annihilation of attachment and aversion, living beings attain total happiness

Attachment makes us cry and aversion makes others cry. Who likes crying? None, then why should making others cry be liked? Life’s success is inherent in laughing i.e. being happy and sharing the happiness with others. Continue reading “Annihilation of attachment and aversion” »

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Well-vowed attains moksha

Well vowed attains moksha

भिक्खाए वा गिहत्थे वा,
सुव्वह गम्मई दिवं

Whether he is an ascetic or a family man, one who keeps his vows well attains moksha

It is not necessary that the one who is a family man would not attain moksha or one who has renounced home, will surely attain. Continue reading “Well-vowed attains moksha” »

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