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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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Do not speak in between

Do not speak in between

राइणियस्स भासमाणस्स वा
वियागरेमाणस्स वा नो अन्तरा भासं भासिज्ज

When elders (gurus) are speaking, preaching, then we should not speak in between

Virtue only is a real gem, not the shining stones. For those who are more qualified than us, ‘ratna’ (gem) word is used in the scriptures. When gurus who are more qualified are speaking, discussing or preaching then it is the duty of a humble disciple that he does not speak in-between. Continue reading “Do not speak in between” »

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Neither satisfaction, nor contentment

Neither satisfaction, nor contentment

देवावि सइंदगा न तित्तिं न तुट्ठिं उवलभन्ति

Gods (devatas including Indras, their chief, who live in the heavens) also are neither satisfied nor contented with sense gratification

There are five organs of senses and their objects are different. Throughout life, man runs after acquisition of these objects. Having satisfied one sense, he struggles to satisfy the second sense and after that the third and the fourth and the fifth respectively. Continue reading “Neither satisfaction, nor contentment” »

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Knower of one knows all

Knower of one knows all

जे एगं जाणइ से सव्वं जाणइ|
जे सव्वं जाणइ से एगं जाणइ||

One who knows one (self) he knows all (inanimate) and one who knows all (inanimate), he knows one (self). Continue reading “Knower of one knows all” »

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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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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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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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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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