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One better than another

One better than another

सूरं मण्णइ अप्पाणं,
जाव जेयं न पस्सति

Man believes himself brave until he does not see the conqueror

This world is full of people all around, who are one better than the other. Someone is better in beauty, someone in education, someone in wealth and someone in power. Continue reading “One better than another” »

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Pain of a sinner

Pain of a sinner

सकम्मुणा किच्चइ पावकारी

A sinner is distressed because of his own karma only

A thief is alert from all sides. He walks very carefully. He is constantly afraid of being caught red handed and seen by someone. Thus, he is always troubled with the pain of fear. And on being caught he suffers pain of body or going to jail. Continue reading “Pain of a sinner” »

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The foundation of good conduct

The foundation of good conduct

नादंसणिस्स नाणं, नाणेण विणा न होंति चरणगुणा

Without right perception, knowledge is not acquired and without knowledge right conduct is not possible

If the perception is not right, then man cannot acquire right knowledge; and until perception be right, truth cannot be discovered and for this it is necessary that he himself should be right. Before the right knowledge one must have right perception. Continue reading “The foundation of good conduct” »

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Pain creator

Pain creator

सव्वे कामा दुहावहा

All desires are painful

Here, ‘kama’ does not mean deed; it means third type of exertion. In Hindi, it conveys both the meanings. In this maxim, the renunciation of desires is advised and the reason given is painfulness of desires. Continue reading “Pain creator” »

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Deceitful lies

Deceitful lies

सादियं न मुसं बूया

Lies should not be uttered with deceitful mind

To lie is bad; but the intensity of lie cannot be determined until its objective and purpose is not known. Continue reading “Deceitful lies” »

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Happiness of the sadhus

Happiness of the sadhus

महप्पसाया इसिणो हवंति

Sadhus are always happy

In life, sometimes, circumstances are favorable, sometimes unfavorable. Those who lose their cool or whose mental equilibrium is lost in adverse conditions, they cannot be happy. Continue reading “Happiness of the sadhus” »

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Soul and body

Soul and body

ओ जीवो अं सरीरं

Soul is different, body different

‘I‘ denotes soul or soul and body. Therefore, some people when they say ‘I am blind’; they believe senses only as soul. Some people say, ‘I am runninq’, ‘I am sick’, I am washing clothes’, ’I am bathing’, etc. and on this basis they believe body only as the soul. Continue reading “Soul and body” »

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Undefeated enemy

Undefeated enemy

एगप्पा अजिए सत्तू

An unrestrained soul is unconquerable.

Who is our enemy? The one whom we believe to be is our enemy. Right, but if we do not believe in enmity, then all will be our friends. Continue reading “Undefeated enemy” »

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Wish not for honor because of penance

Wish not for honor because of penance

नो पूयणं तवसा आवहेज्जा

Do not expect admiration and honor due to penance done

Imagine that few people are crossing a river in a boat. They see the water entering the boat and the possibility of slowly sinking of the same. They immediately look out for the holes in the boat from where water is entering and plug the holes. With that, water stops coming. A few of them throw the accumulated water out of the boat. Continue reading “Wish not for honor because of penance” »

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Neither commit sins, nor have it done

Neither commit sins, nor have it done

पावकम्मं नेव कुज्जा न कारवेज्जा

Sins should neither be committed by self, nor should be done through others

Result of virtue is happiness and result of vice is pain. Everyone wants happiness, then also they are lazy in doing virtuous acts; no body wants pain; yet carefully, they use the medium of pain or take pleasure in sins. How strange is this? Continue reading “Neither commit sins, nor have it done” »

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