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Truth is God

Truth is God

तं सच्चं भगवं

Truth only is god

Bhagwan, Iswara, God, Allaha, Khuda etc. are different names of Paramatma (Supreme Soul). In the world, Paramatma only is established at the topmost. However, different philosophers have different views on how is that Paramatma, what is his nature? Continue reading “Truth is God” »

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Live Humbly

Live Humbly

अदीणमणसो चरे

Live with Modesty

Humility is a virtue, but immodesty is a vice. A modest person is always judicious and intelligent. He always behaves humbly before a more learned person so that he can learn from him. Continue reading “Live Humbly” »

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Knower of one knows all

Knower of one knows all

जे एगं जाणइ से सव्वं जाणइ|
जे सव्वं जाणइ से एगं जाणइ||

One who knows one (self) he knows all (inanimate) and one who knows all (inanimate), he knows one (self). Continue reading “Knower of one knows all” »

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Look Within

Look Within

जो अणण्णदंसी से अणण्णारामे

One who sees within, he does not see happiness elsewhere and one who does not see happiness elsewhere, he sees within

One who sees within or the person who does not see anything else is ananyadarsi. Such a person does not wander about anywhere. Hence he is known as ananyarama. Continue reading “Look Within” »

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In absence of right faith

In absence of right faith

नत्थि चरित्तं सम्मत्तविहूणं

Right conduct cannot be praciiced in absence ol right faith

Samyakatva means right faith. To know what is good conduct and what is bad conduct. What is consequence of good deeds and what of the evil deeds? Who did what, under what circumstances, and what did he get in return? Continue reading “In absence of right faith” »

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With form or formless

With form or formless

नो इन्दियग्गेज्झ अमुत्तभावा,
अमुत्तभावा वि य होइ निच्चं

Formless realities like soul etc. cannot be apprehended by senses and those which are formless are eternal

Knowers of realities know that substances are of two kinds – formless and with form, with body or without body, can be seen or unseen. Continue reading “With form or formless” »

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Complete on time

Complete on time

जेहिं काले परक्कंतं,
न पच्छा परितप्पए

Those who are able to finish their work on time, they do not regret later

Those who are not able to finish their job on time, they regret later. What is the use? The plant, which was not watered before its getting withered, will it get green with regretting later. Never. Continue reading “Complete on time” »

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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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Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

समुप्पायमजाणंता, कहं नायंति संवरं|

How can an ignorant understand stopping of karma (Samvara) without knowing its influx (asrava)

Imagine a big lake and a floating boat in which many people are sitting. Slowly the boat starts sinking. Water starts entering the boat. Out of fear, people on the boat start yelling, “Stop this incoming water anyway; plug this incoming of water anyhow.” Continue reading “Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)” »

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