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Desire for desires

Desire for desires

कामी कामे न कामए, लद्धे वा वि अलद्ध कण्हुइ

Looking for gratification, an aspirant should not desire for fulfillment of desires. He should think of them as unavailable even if they were available, and neglect those, which are available.

After renouncing the worldly life, those who have become Sadhus, taken great vows, they should never again desire for sense gratification, nor also try to acquire them. Continue reading “Desire for desires” »

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Four sons

Four sons

चत्तारि सुता-अतिजाते,
अणुजाते, अवजाते, कुलिंगाले

Sons are of four kinds — atijata, anujata, avajata and kulangara

Few sons are such that they possess more than their father’s attributes; they are called ‘atijata suta’. Continue reading “Four sons” »

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Neither bonded, nor free

Neither bonded, nor free

कुसले पुण नो बद्धे, नो मुत्ते

Wise man is neither bonded nor free

Here, wise man has been described in an ornamental language. One who is in bondage cannot be free, and one who is free cannot be in bondage. Man can either be in bondage or free. He cannot be in both the conditions, simultaneously. Continue reading “Neither bonded, nor free” »

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Quantity of food intake

Quantity of food intake

माइ असणपाणस्स

Know the quantity of food intake

The gluttony knows not the quantity of food he should take. He is not kind to his stomach and fills it to the brim. Nature does not forgive such a man. It results in indigestion, which is the root of all diseases. Continue reading “Quantity of food intake” »

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Speak not laughingly

Speak not laughingly

न हासमाणो वि गिरं वएज्जा

One should nor speak laughingly

Speaking while laughing or laughing while speaking is a bad habit, bad manners; amongst many signs, a sign of stupidity. Continue reading “Speak not laughingly” »

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Attachment

Attachment

इत्थ मोहे पुणो पुणो सा,
नो हव्वाए नो पाराए

Attached person neither lives here, nor there

World is transitory. Its all things are impermanent, unstable; hence, things of sense gratifications are also like that and attracted to them living beings wander here and there. Continue reading “Attachment” »

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High and low caste

High and low caste

से असइं उच्चागोए, असइं नीआगोए,
नो हीणे नो इहरित्ते

Many a time, man has taken birth in high caste and low caste; but this does not make him great or low

Having been born in high caste man thinks himself to be great and being born in low caste thinks himself to be low and pitiable; both of these states of mind are wrong because many times man has been born in high and low castes. Hence, one should not be proud of having been born in high caste and not feel low if born in low caste family. Continue reading “High and low caste” »

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Liberation (moksha) and freedom (nirvana)

Liberation (moksha) and freedom (nirvana)

अगुणिस्स नत्थि मोक्खो,
नत्थि अमोक्खस्स निव्वाणं

Moksha is not attained in absence of attributes and freedom is not attained in absence of moksha

If someone commits a crime then it should be believed that he has some mental problem; there is deficiency in his conduct. Continue reading “Liberation (moksha) and freedom (nirvana)” »

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