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Sense gratification

Sense gratification

कामेसु गिद्धा निचयं करेन्ति

Man of sense gratification hinds karma

Among the five senses, objects of sense of seeing and hearing are called ‘kama’ e.g. beautiful picture, drama, cinema, attractive sight and dance etc.; sensual stories, poetry, film songs, different musical instruments, self-praise, melodious voice of man or woman (alluring speech of woman for man, and enticing speech of man for woman) etc., are subjects of eye and ear. To continue to think about them and the way to acquire them, day and night, is a sign of sensuality. Continue reading “Sense gratification” »

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Do not get stuck in the mire

Do not get stuck in the mire

महयं पलिगोव जाणिया, जा वि य वंदणपूयणा इहं

Respect and regard in the world must be considered as great mire

Praise is intoxicating. As an intoxicating man works indiscreetly, so also a praise-hungry man works only where he hopes to get more appreciation. He forgets that admirers are not always truth-speakers. For their selfishness they praise falsely. Continue reading “Do not get stuck in the mire” »

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Command of the truth

Command of the truth

सच्चस्स आणाए उवट्ठिए मेहावी मारं तरइ

The intelligent who obeys the command of truth, he is able to swim over the waves of death

In life, we experience the necessity of discipline at every step. Bereft of humility or discipline, immodest and undisciplined man increases own and others pain only. In such a position, how can betterment of self and others be expected from him? Continue reading “Command of the truth” »

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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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Respected disciple

Respected disciple

जो छंदमाराहयइ स पुज्जो

One who understands and obeys the signs is respected

That disciple who fulfills the heart-felt wish of the guru not only when told but also when he understands and implements the wishes of his guru expressed through subtle signs is praiseworthy, respectable. Continue reading “Respected disciple” »

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In the other world

In the other world

इहलोगे सुचिण्णा कम्मा परलोगे
सुहफल विवाग संजुत्ता भवन्ति

Good work done here yields happiness in the other world

The fruits of good work not available here, would be got in the next life. Continue reading “In the other world” »

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Destroyer of humility

Destroyer of humility

माणो विणयणासणो

Pride kills humility

Here pride means arrogance, not respect. As anger and love cannot survive together; similarly, arrogance and humility also cannot survive together. Continue reading “Destroyer of humility” »

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Speak not, if asked not

Speak not, if asked not

अपुच्छिओ न भासेज्जा, भासमाणस्स अन्तरा

Without permission, one should not speak in between

Courtesy demands that the listener should keep quiet until the speech of the speaker is not completed. This principle is to be particularly borne in mind when deliberation or disputation is going on. Continue reading “Speak not, if asked not” »

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Best conduct

Best conduct

जं सेयं तं समायरे

Whatever be the best, act accordingly

Most of the living beings of this world, bereft of their vision, have become the slaves of beauty and melody. Day and night they think of sense gratification. Worldly pleasure might be momentary; still, they invest their life’s invaluable time in pursuit of those; it must be said that they waste their time. Continue reading “Best conduct” »

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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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