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Do Not Speak Much

Do Not Speak Much

नाइवेलं वएज्जा

Do not speak much and for long

Vela means 1. Time and 2. Within limits; therefore, this quotation has two meanings. Continue reading “Do Not Speak Much” »

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Destroyer of friends

Destroyer of friends

माया मित्ताणि नासेइ

Deception destroys friendship

Here deception means cunning or treachery. Like anger destroys love and pride annihilates humility, similarly deception also destroys friends. Continue reading “Destroyer of friends” »

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Experience of Detachment

Experience of Detachment

तण्हा हया जस्स न होइ लोहो,
लोहो हओ जस्स न किंचणाइ

One who is not greedy, his desires are eliminated and he who is desireless, his greed is eliminated

Kincana means something. The one, who understands that in this world, there is nothing that belongs to him, who thinks that when he takes birth, he never brings anything with him and after the death, nothing will go with him – all the wealth, land, home etc., will be left behind. One who knows that barring the soul every thing is perishable, momentary, one who is attached to nothing is called Akincana. Continue reading “Experience of Detachment” »

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Real or Unreal

Real or Unreal

राढामणी वेरुलियप्पगासे,
अमहग्घए होइ हु जाणएसु

There is no value for the brilliantly shining diamond-like piece of glass in the eyes of a jeweller

Unreal pearl is more shining than the real pearl; but that can never equa the value of the real one. A jeweller understands the difference between them. Continue reading “Real or Unreal” »

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Stealing and Greed

Stealing and Greed

लोभाविले आययइ अदत्तं

A greedy man always indulges in unethical means of living

The thing that is given is known as datta and that which is not given, is adatta. A gentleman believes in taking only those things, which are given, and not which are not given. Continue reading “Stealing and Greed” »

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Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed

Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed

माएयं अवमन्जंता, अप्पेणं लुंपहा बहुं

For little sensual pleasures, do not forsake the right path and destroy infinite bliss

What will you think of him who picks up a pebble instead of the diamond? You will think that he is a fool. People who follow the forbidden path instead of the righteous path are such fools. Continue reading “Infinite Happiness Should Not Be Destroyed” »

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Do Not Laugh Much

Do Not Laugh Much

अतिवेलं न हसे मुणी

A sadhu should not laugh unrestrained

Smiling and being always cheerful is a necessity for good health. Can an irritating person be ever happy who always remains sad with melancholy, goes on telling his woes to others, babbles and quarrels with others? Never. Continue reading “Do Not Laugh Much” »

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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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Interest in the work

Interest in the work

किरियं च रोयए धीरो

Resolute take interest in their work

A child does not drink milk because it gives strength to his body. He drinks that only because he likes it and finds it sweet. Continue reading “Interest in the work” »

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Where in the middle ?

Where in the middle ?

जस्स नत्थि पुरा पच्छा
मज्झे तस्स कुओ सिया?

Who does not have a past or future, how can he be in the present?”

One who does not have either before or after, how can he have anything in between? Explanation of this is that one, who does not remember his past sensuality, nor has any desire for the future, how can he be attached to the present? Continue reading “Where in the middle ?” »

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