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Pain of a sinner

Pain of a sinner

सकम्मुणा किच्चइ पावकारी

A sinner is distressed because of his own karma only

A thief is alert from all sides. He walks very carefully. He is constantly afraid of being caught red handed and seen by someone. Thus, he is always troubled with the pain of fear. And on being caught he suffers pain of body or going to jail. Continue reading “Pain of a sinner” »

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The foundation of good conduct

The foundation of good conduct

नादंसणिस्स नाणं, नाणेण विणा न होंति चरणगुणा

Without right perception, knowledge is not acquired and without knowledge right conduct is not possible

If the perception is not right, then man cannot acquire right knowledge; and until perception be right, truth cannot be discovered and for this it is necessary that he himself should be right. Before the right knowledge one must have right perception. Continue reading “The foundation of good conduct” »

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Pain creator

Pain creator

सव्वे कामा दुहावहा

All desires are painful

Here, ‘kama’ does not mean deed; it means third type of exertion. In Hindi, it conveys both the meanings. In this maxim, the renunciation of desires is advised and the reason given is painfulness of desires. Continue reading “Pain creator” »

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Happiness of the sadhus

Happiness of the sadhus

महप्पसाया इसिणो हवंति

Sadhus are always happy

In life, sometimes, circumstances are favorable, sometimes unfavorable. Those who lose their cool or whose mental equilibrium is lost in adverse conditions, they cannot be happy. Continue reading “Happiness of the sadhus” »

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Undefeated enemy

Undefeated enemy

एगप्पा अजिए सत्तू

An unrestrained soul is unconquerable.

Who is our enemy? The one whom we believe to be is our enemy. Right, but if we do not believe in enmity, then all will be our friends. Continue reading “Undefeated enemy” »

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Clearing of the Karma dust

Clearing of the Karma dust

विहुणाहि रयं पुरे कडं

Clear the karma-dust accumulated in the past

Before sitting at any place, even a dog cleans it. This tendency teaches us that living beings like cleanliness. If we do not wash our clothes, then how dirty they become? How much dirty the dress looks? We do not like to even sit along with a person wearing dirty dress. Similarly, we dislike dirty body, dirty home, and dirty things. We want that everything, which comes into our contact, must be clean. Continue reading “Clearing of the Karma dust” »

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Benefits of Self-study

Benefits of Self study

सज्झाएणं नाणावरणिज्जं कम्मं खवेइ

Knowledge-covering karma is annihilated by self-study

Ordinary meaning of svadhyaya is – study of scriptures inspired by the detached or the ones, who have conquered attachment. With this, those karma are destroyed which cover the knowledge. As much we go on studying, so much would the knowledge covering karma will be eradicated and slowly-slowly, we would attain total knowledge or omniscience. Continue reading “Benefits of Self-study” »

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Life and body

Life and body

जीवियं चेव रूवं च, विज्जुसंपाय चंचलं

Life and body are fickle like lightening

Life is momentary. It is not sure that the breath, which is being exhaled, will also come back or not. This life is as fickle as lightening. As it shines for a moment and then vanishes, so also is the life that stays for sometime and then ends. Therefore, until life is there we should use the same for benevolence. Continue reading “Life and body” »

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Birth of forgiveness

Birth of forgiveness

कोहविजएणं खंतिं जणयइ

Victory over anger is the father of forgiveness

Guilty wishes how good it would be if he were forgiven for the wrong committed. If the sinner were ashamed of his wrong doings – really repenting heartily to the offence committed then he should surely be forgiven. Continue reading “Birth of forgiveness” »

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How should the speech be ?

How should the speech be ?

भासियव्वं हियं सच्चं

Benevolent and true must be spoken

Whatever we speak should be for the good of self and others. If it does not happen this way, then we should think that our speech had been wasted. If the students, who have not learnt their lesson are beaten in the class, then on any other day, when they have not learnt their lesson, they think – ‘Never mind, guruji will slap only. We will bear that.’ This way beating will result in their becoming impudent and inclination to learn their lessons would not rise. Instead of this, if they are lovingly made to understand the harm accrued in not learning their lessons daily, they can be encouraged to memorize their lessons regularly. Continue reading “How should the speech be ?” »

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