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Promotion of antagonism

Promotion of antagonism

परिग्गहनिविट्ठाणं वेरं तेसिं पवड्ढइ

Those who are engaged in increasing their wealth, they generate enmity against themselves only

Those who accumulate more than necessary wealth, they cause birth of enemies only all around them. Wealth is not meant for accumulation but for meeting the necessities of self and others. The hoarders forget this. Continue reading “Promotion of antagonism” »

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Penance and Caste

Penance and Caste

सुक्खं खु दीसइ तवोविसेसो,
न दीसई जाइविसेस कोई

Penance – special is seen directly, but caste-special is not seen

Loss of body strength due to penance is seen directly; by observing one we can find out whether a particular person has done penance or not. Due to penance, one’s body may be depleted but not the mind. His face shines like moonlight. A man of austerity is good-natured – practitioner of virtues. Thus, specialties born out of penance are seen by all. Continue reading “Penance and Caste” »

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Greedy lies

Greedy lies

लोभपत्ते लोभी समावइज्जा मोसं वयणाए

At any avaricious opportunity, greedy lies

There are many reasons for speaking lies – anger, pride, deceit etc. but greed is the greatest reason. For ordinary gain also, a greedy man is prepared to lie for anything. Continue reading “Greedy lies” »

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Greed and restlessness

Greed and restlessness

लद्धो लोलो भणेज्ज अलियं

Greedy and restless speak lies

Not to say about a thing, as exactly as that is, is untrue speech – it is a lie. Who speaks the lie? Answering this question, it has been said that the one who is greedy, he speaks lies to fulfill his cravings. Cravings are never fulfilled – this is a fact; but remaining ignorant of this, the greedy, throughout his life is always trying to fulfill his desires. He never gets success in this; still, he constantly runs after and is ready to speak lies at every step. Continue reading “Greed and restlessness” »

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Beginning End

Beginning End

सरीरं सादियं सनिधणं

Body has a beginning as well as an end

In this world, all substances can be divided into four categories:
1. Beginningless infinite
2. Beginningless with an end
3. With beginning and infinite
4. With beginning and an end
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Know and then speak

Know and then speak

जमट्ठं तु न जाणेज्जा, एवमेयंति नो वए

Until full information is not available on a subject, do not say,“This is this only”

Until we do not have full information on a subject, we should not say anything with surety. Otherwise, when the listener comes to know about the reality from other sources, then our position would become laughable. People will never believe us. Continue reading “Know and then speak” »

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Four followers (sravakas)

Four followers (sravakas)

चत्तारि समणोवासगा-अद्दागसमाणे,
पडागसमाणे, ठाणुसमाणे, खरकंटगसमाणे

Devotees are of four kinds: like a mirror (of pure heart), like a flag (with a fickle mind), like a stump (perverted) and like a thorn (abusive)

Faithfuls who believe in Sadhus and worship them are called devotees or sravakas. Continue reading “Four followers (sravakas)” »

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Avoid speaking too much

Avoid speaking too much

मोहरिए सच्चवयणस्स पलिमत्थू

Over speaking harms the truth

One who speaks too much cannot keep any thing secret; therefore, it has been considered as worth abandoning. One more reason of its abandoning is that it harms the truth. Continue reading “Avoid speaking too much” »

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An opportunity for self improvement

An opportunity for self improvement

अत्तहियं खु दुहेण लब्भइ

An opportunity for self-improvement is got with difficulty

In this world, there are many stones, diamonds less; dogs are many, elephants few; jackals many, lions are few; margosa trees are many, mango trees are less; pebbles are a lot, pearls few; bad characters are many, good characters rare. Continue reading “An opportunity for self improvement” »

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Age is depleting

Age is depleting

सेणे जह वट्टयं हरे, एवं आउखयंमि तुट्टइ

As the hawk kills the quail in one stroke, so also after completion of age, death takes away life

The entire world is the food of death. A little is in its mouth, a little in its lap and a little in its palms. One day his death is imminent whose age is remaining, still not completed, though he may live. Those who are born in this world surely die, some before and some after – this is the only difference. Continue reading “Age is depleting” »

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