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Do not get irritated

Do not get irritated

थोवं लद्धुं न खिंसए

Do not get irritated at getting less

Question – Is it better not to get anything or to get something? Then you will get the answer, ‘It is better to get something;’ but some people are such that they do not like to accept anything in piece or part. They want the thing in full; therefore, they are unhappy at getting anything in parts. This maxim is for the education of such people. Continue reading “Do not get irritated” »

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Do not get angry

Do not get angry

वुच्चमाणो न संजले

Even if someone were to abuse an aspirant, he should not get angry.

Knowingly, unknowingly man makes mistakes. We do not know our own mistakes; therefore, we need ‘gurudeva’in our life. Because of their kindness, with a purpose of reforming us, they tell us our mistakes. Continue reading “Do not get angry” »

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Man with the rigth faith

Man with the rigth faith

सम्मत्तदंसी न करेइ पावं

Man of right faith does not commit sins

Jiva (animate), ajiva (inanimate),punya (virtues),papa (sins), asrava (influx), samvara (stopping), bandha (bondage), nirjara ( part annihilation) and moksha (liberation) are the nine realities. Their nature is the meaning. Right Perception is having faith on the realities and their meaning because the aspirant who is able to understand the true nature of realities, is able to develop faith in them. Continue reading “Man with the rigth faith” »

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Pure, free and forbearing

Pure, free and forbearing

सारदसलिलं इव सुद्धहियया,
विहग इव विप्पमुक्का,
वसुंधरा इव सव्वफासविसहा

Hearts of Sadhus are as pure as the water of a river in autumn. Like the bird, they are free of bondage and like the earth, they endure all pleasures and pain with equanimity

During rainy days, the color of the water of the river, which looks like the color of tea or coffee because of mud mixing, becomes pure in autumn. Sadhus hearts are also pure like that. They are without the dirt of passions. Continue reading “Pure, free and forbearing” »

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Be humble

Be humble

माणं मद्दवया जिणे

Overcome the pride with modesty

Storm uproots big large trees but can do no harm to the grass spread over the earth. Why is this so? Trees keep standing in their arrogance whereas grass is humble i.e. it has humility. Because of arrogance, trees are uprooted whereas due to meekness grass remain as it is. It shows the path to the conceited people as to how they should behave. Continue reading “Be humble” »

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Speak not if doubtful

Speak not if doubtful

जत्थ संका भवे तं तु,
एवमेयं ति नो वए

If you are doubtful on any subject then do not say ‘this is this only’

Doubt is such a mental tendency that makes us realize our shortcomings or ignorance. We feel ashamed and anguished at our ignorance. For acquiring the knowledge of scriptures; when we worship the Acharyas or gurus; then also we have to bear their harsh words. Continue reading “Speak not if doubtful” »

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Wisdom

Wisdom

पा समिक्खए धम्मं

Wisdom only can judge religion

It was Mahavira only, who, two thousand and five hundred years before, through this maxim, proclaimed the efficacy of intelligence. Continue reading “Wisdom” »

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Who knows other’s pain ?

Who knows other’s pain ?

जे अज्झत्थं जाणइ, से बहिया जाणइ|
जे बहिया जाणइ, से अज्झत्थं जाणइ|

Who knows the internal, knows the external and who knows the external, knows the internal

This is an experienced fact that one who understands his pleasures and pain of self, he only can understand the pleasures and pain of others. Continue reading “Who knows other’s pain ?” »

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Speak not what is not liked

Speak not what is not liked

तुमं तुमं ति अमणुं, सव्वसो तं न वत्तए

Speak not that, which conveys disregard

Mother and God may be addresses as thou but all the rest must be addressed as Sir or Madam. These words convey regard. While conversing or writing letters, we should always use words that convey respect. If we use words of respect and regard for others, they will also address us similarly and show respect to us. Continue reading “Speak not what is not liked” »

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Who is a friend, foe ?

Who is a friend, foe ?

अप्पा मित्तममित्तं य, सुप्पट्ठियदुप्पट्ठियो

Virtue-inclined soul is a friend, vice-inclined foe

Our soul itself is a friend if it is virtue-inclined i.e. devoted to good conduct and our own soul itself is a foe if it is vice-inclined i.e.disposed to misconduct. Continue reading “Who is a friend, foe ?” »

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