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From one verse only

From one verse only

सित्थेण दोणपागं, कविं च एक्काए गाहाए

From a granule, the completely cooked food and from a single verse a poet can be judged

A thing can be judged looking at its part also. By pressing a single granule of cooked rice, it can be judged whether the entire quantity has been properly cooked. For this, one need not press all the rice granules. Continue reading “From one verse only” »

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Speak not the secret

Speak not the secret

जं छं तं न वत्तव्वं
That which is secret must be kept confidential.Only at the right time or opportunity revelation of secret is proper. Continue reading “Speak not the secret” »

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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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Self alone suffers

Self alone suffers

एगो सयं पच्चणुहोइ दुक्खं

Sorrow is the sure result of one’s mistakes, which everyone has to suffer. No one else can share this; whether he be the closest friend, relative or family member. They can sympathize, serve, help but cannot split or experience the same suffering what one is going through. Continue reading “Self alone suffers” »

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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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Consider With Particular Reference

Consider With Particular Reference

विभज्जवायं च वियागरेज्जा

Words with many meanings must be used

‘Syadvada’ is a philosophical principle. ‘Syat’ means consideration. Hence, it can also be called ‘from a particular point of view’ (Sapeksavada). Throughout the world, it is known as Anekantavada since it does not insist on any particular point of view. Continue reading “Consider With Particular Reference” »

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Otherwise No Moksha

Otherwise No Moksha

कडाण कम्माण न अत्थि मोक्खो

Liberation is not possible without reaping the consequences of your actions

What will happen to the one who keeps his fingers on the lighted lamp? He will feel the heat and his fingers would start burning. After this feeling, even if his fingers are removed from the lighted lamp his pain will continue for some more days. Continue reading “Otherwise No Moksha” »

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Unprotected Cannot Be a Protector

Unprotected Cannot Be a Protector

अप्पणा अनाहो सन्तो,
कहं नाहो भविस्ससि?

You yourself are protection less, how can you protect others?

If anyone thinks that he is the protector, savior and defender of others then it is his mistake or misconception because in this world no person can become a defender or destroyer of others. Earlier committed auspicious or inauspicious deeds only are his defender and destroyer. Continue reading “Unprotected Cannot Be a Protector” »

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