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Stealing and Greed

Stealing and Greed

लोभाविले आययइ अदत्तं

A greedy man always indulges in unethical means of living

The thing that is given is known as datta and that which is not given, is adatta. A gentleman believes in taking only those things, which are given, and not which are not given. Continue reading “Stealing and Greed” »

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Real or Unreal

Real or Unreal

राढामणी वेरुलियप्पगासे,
अमहग्घए होइ हु जाणएसु

There is no value for the brilliantly shining diamond-like piece of glass in the eyes of a jeweller

Unreal pearl is more shining than the real pearl; but that can never equa the value of the real one. A jeweller understands the difference between them. Continue reading “Real or Unreal” »

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Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed

Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed

माएयं अवमन्जंता, अप्पेणं लुंपहा बहुं

For little sensual pleasures, do not forsake the right path and destroy infinite bliss

What will you think of him who picks up a pebble instead of the diamond? You will think that he is a fool. People who follow the forbidden path instead of the righteous path are such fools. Continue reading “Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed” »

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Contented never wanders

Contented never wanders

भोगी भमइ संसारे, अभोगी विप्पमुच्चइ|

Insatiated wanders in the world; satiated is liberated

The one who is under the control of senses, he constantly tries to collect objects of sense gratification. Through collection of objects of his choice, he sometimes satisfies one sense and next time, another. Continue reading “Contented never wanders” »

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Interest in the work

Interest in the work

किरियं च रोयए धीरो

Resolute take interest in their work

A child does not drink milk because it gives strength to his body. He drinks that only because he likes it and finds it sweet. Continue reading “Interest in the work” »

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Where in the middle ?

Where in the middle ?

जस्स नत्थि पुरा पच्छा
मज्झे तस्स कुओ सिया?

Who does not have a past or future, how can he be in the present?”

One who does not have either before or after, how can he have anything in between? Explanation of this is that one, who does not remember his past sensuality, nor has any desire for the future, how can he be attached to the present? Continue reading “Where in the middle ?” »

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You are your own friend

You are your own friend

पुरिसा ! तुममेव तुमं मित्तं,
किं बहिया मित्तमिच्छसि

Man! You are your own friend. Why do you wish for an outside friend?

It is said that God helps those who help themselves. This means that we should do our duty ourselves without expecting external help. Continue reading “You are your own friend” »

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Remain humble

Remain humble

विणए ठविज्ज अप्पाणं, इच्छंतो हियमप्पणो

The self-improvement wishing aspirant must remain humble

One who were sitting in a bull-cart or horse-cart, how much ever he may try to keep his body stable, his body would remain shaky. Conversely, man sitting on the land or on a hill would be found remaining unshaken, stable. Body’s stability or instability depends on foundation. Continue reading “Remain humble” »

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Human Birth

Human Birth

जीवा सोहिमणुप्पत्ता, आययन्ति मणुस्सयं

Worldly beings get human birth by getting purer

Living beings are born in different birthplaces because of auspicious and inauspicious karma. As per scriptures, this number is eight millions and four hundred thousands. Human birth is believed to be the best because from here only purity can be obtained – effort for moksha can be made. Continue reading “Human Birth” »

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Detachment and self-dependence

Detachment and self dependence

पोक्खरपत्तं इव निरुवलेवे,
आगासं चेव निरवलंबे

An aspirant must be unattached as the lotus leaf and independent as the sky

Lotus is born in the water and grows there only but water drop does not affect it, does not get attached. Like the lotus which lives in water yet is not affected by it; similarly, Sadhu though living in the world remains always unaffected, unattached. Continue reading “Detachment and self-dependence” »

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