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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.

Good birth or bad birth is not related to external deeds but with internal deeds i.e.with feelings. A family man’s feelings can be pure and feelings of a saint could be impure.

Even a little renunciation of family wealth done with purity of mind is beneficent; and renunciation of the entire home also done with impure mind is a failure, non-beneficent.

With pure tendencies only conduct becomes chaste, behavior wholesome, spiritual progress is fast and vows can be fulfilled well.

One who fulfills his vows well is called ‘well-vowed (suvrata)’. One who is well-vowed he surely attains heaven, birth in higher places or attains moksha whether he be a saint or family man.

- Uttaradhyayana Sutra 5/22

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  1. Jashvant Shah
    Mar 7, 2013 #

    Jai jinendra. Here the question arises as to what is the meaning of the word “Diva” referred in this sutra. Does it meant Moksha or Devloka ( heaven ) ? In either case the difference between the Householder and the ascetic gets eliminated.If we accept the second meaning of the word “Diva” as heaven,then the purpose of becoming as ascetic gets nullified.I shall be highly obliged if someone will throw light on this.

    • Jashvant Shah
      Mar 7, 2013 #

      Jai jinendra. After thinking over the verse (sutra),The attainment of Moksha by a family man is as an exceptional way.Not a regular way.Likewise Devloka by asctic is more or less like that.

  2. viralgangani
    Jul 25, 2016 #

    I want weekly tatv gyan

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