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For an understanding of any of the philosophies to be described, it is important to realize that they are religious in essence. Their aim is the direct mystical experience of reality and since this experience is religious by nature, they are inseparable from religion.
Fritjof Capra
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Anubhava nātha kuṁ kyuṁ na jagāvē

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Anubhava nātha kuṁ kyuṁ na jagāvē?
Ātama anubhava phūla kī, navalī kō’u rīta;
Nāka na pakarē vāsanā, kāna gahē paratīta.
Anubhava nātha kuṁ kyuṁ na jagāvē?
Mamatā saṅga sō pāya ajāgala-thanatēṁ dūdha duhāvē

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Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

समुप्पायमजाणंता, कहं नायंति संवरं|

How can an ignorant understand stopping of karma (Samvara) without knowing its influx (asrava)

Imagine a big lake and a floating boat in which many people are sitting. Slowly the boat starts sinking. Water starts entering the boat. Out of fear, people on the boat start yelling, “Stop this incoming water anyway; plug this incoming of water anyhow.” Continue reading “Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)” »

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Save Power

Save Power

Save electricity, save money

Madhuri took the help of a rod to heat water. She filled the bucket with water and placed the rod in it. After a few minutes she came to check the water. As soon as she put her hands in the bucket she got a shock. Continue reading “Save Power” »

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Hāṁ rē huṁ tō mōhyō rē lāla

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Shri Sambhavnath Jina Stavan

Hāṁ rē huṁ tō mōhyō rē lāla,
jina mukhaḍānē maṭakē;
Jina mukhaḍānē maṭakē vārī jā’uṁ,
prabhu mukhaḍānē maṭakē.

…Hānrē. 1

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Shri Haribhadrasuri

Shri Haribhadrasuri
Acharya Haribhadrasuri, a great author with powerful personality, had written many books in Sanskrit and Prakrit. His versatile scholarship, unmatched knowledge, acute critical faculty and mastery of language have earned for him a distinguished place in the history of Indian literature. The 1444 books deemed to have been written by him are regarded as the most valuable treasure of knowledge of the Jain religion. He was the first commentator of the Agamas (Jain canonical literature) and through his books he blazed a new trail in meditation. Continue reading “Shri Haribhadrasuri” »

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Cannot be free of bondage

Cannot be free of bondage

न यावि मोक्खो गुरुहीलणाए

One who neglects guru can never get liberated

Dependence is bondage; independence salvation. Happiness is in being free, not in captivity. It is said that a dependent person can never be happy even in dream. Continue reading “Cannot be free of bondage” »

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