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Refrain from greed

Refrain from greed

लोभमलोभेण दुगंछमाणे
लद्धे कामे नाभिगाहइ

Rejecting greed with non-greed, an aspirant uses not the available objects of interest

Greed is a passion. It dirties the soul like anger, pride and deceit. It obstructs its devotion. Like other passions are to be renounced for self-purity, so also greed is to be renounced. Continue reading “Refrain from greed” »

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Pure soul

Pure soul

भावणाजोगसुद्धप्पा जले णावा व आहिया

One whose soul is pure of thoughts, he is like a boat in the water

A dacoit uses knife and a doctor also; one wants to loot someone’s wealth by killing him and the other wants to cut the man’s sick or rotten organ through operation so that he can become healthy. One is a sinner, other a virtuous man; one is a killer, other a savior. Continue reading “Pure soul” »

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Patience in the Truth

Patience in the Truth

सच्चम्मि धिइं कुव्वह

Have patience in the truth, keep staying in

What is truth? To know the truth, we should know the life of virtuous men. For us their life is an example to follow, however might have been their conduct. That path which they walked on is the virtuous path; and those who walk on the right path are virtuous man. Conduct of virtuous men is called good conduct. Continue reading “Patience in the Truth” »

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Accumulate not

Accumulate not

बहुं पि लद्धुं न निहे

One should not accumulate even if more be available

If water is stagnated and not allowed to flow, then it gets rotten. Same logic applies to wealth also. Continue reading “Accumulate not” »

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Renunciation

Renunciation

वंतं इच्छसि आवेउं, सेयं ते मरणं भवे

Want to drink the vomited? It is better for you to die

Who likes to lick the spitted? Who would like to drink the vomited? No one. Everyone hates the spitted and the vomited. Instead, they would prefer to die. Continue reading “Renunciation” »

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Essence of knowledge

Essence of knowledge

एवं खु णाणिणो सारं,
जं न हिंसइ किंचणं

Non-violence or compassion is religion but it is essential to have knowledge before its application

One who understands the nine tattvas (realities) very well and experiences their nature, he only can be a true non-violent man Continue reading “Essence of knowledge” »

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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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Firmness in the man of right perception

Firmness in the man of right perception

से दिट्ठिमं दिट्ठि न लूसएज्जा

An aspirant with right perception should not complain

Man of right vision should not be slack. Once anyone forms an opinion, then he sees likewise only. It simply means that if someone were enjoying the lush greenery of the season and then if he were to lose his sight or he lose his vision because of any accident then what will happen? For all the twelve months, he would be imagining the similar scenery. However, will that be the reality? No. Continue reading “Firmness in the man of right perception” »

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Forbearance

Forbearance

पियमप्पियं सव्वं तितिक्खएज्जा

All the loving and unloving must be endured with equanimity

Always one does not get what he wants -praise is not given everywhere, not all people speak in a meek and pleasant way; many a times, we get connected to things which we do not like – people criticize us, we come across occasions when people speak harshly. We should endure all this – this is the command of the omniscient. Forbearance is the symbol of bravery and unbearable-ness of cowardice. Continue reading “Forbearance” »

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Self-conquest

Self conquest

सव्वं अप्पे जिए जियं

By winning the self you can win all

Self-conquest means winning the mind -controlling the mental tendencies. Continue reading “Self-conquest” »

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