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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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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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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 1

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 1

भुवण पईवं वीरं, नमिऊण भणामि अबुहबोहत्थं|
जीवसरुवं किंचि वि, जह भणियं पुव्वसूरिहिं||

In the first stanza, the author pays obeisance to Lord Mahavira who through his omniscience enlightens the three loka which are deprived of the right knowledge. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 1” »

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Human Birth

Human Birth

जीवा सोहिमणुप्पत्ता, आययन्ति मणुस्सयं

Worldly beings get human birth by getting purer

Living beings are born in different birthplaces because of auspicious and inauspicious karma. As per scriptures, this number is eight millions and four hundred thousands. Human birth is believed to be the best because from here only purity can be obtained – effort for moksha can be made. Continue reading “Human Birth” »

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Detachment and self-dependence

Detachment and self dependence

पोक्खरपत्तं इव निरुवलेवे,
आगासं चेव निरवलंबे

An aspirant must be unattached as the lotus leaf and independent as the sky

Lotus is born in the water and grows there only but water drop does not affect it, does not get attached. Like the lotus which lives in water yet is not affected by it; similarly, Sadhu though living in the world remains always unaffected, unattached. Continue reading “Detachment and self-dependence” »

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Always awakened

Always awakened

सुत्ता अमुणी, मुणीणो सया जागरंति

Unvigilant are not sadhus; sadhus are always awakened

Those who are not sadhus; those lack qualities of sadhuhood or devotion, lazy men keep sleeping. Those who keep sleeping, their eyes are closed and they are not able to see anything. Similarly, their discretion is non-functional and therefore, they do not know what to do and what to avoid. They are perplexed. Continue reading “Always awakened” »

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Wise for ever

Wise for ever

सम्मद्दिट्ठि सया अमूढे

One whose perception is right, he is ever wise

A deluded man is ignorant. His ignorance can be removed by virtuous company; but a man of right vision is wise, his wisdom cannot be vitiated by the company of the vice. Continue reading “Wise for ever” »

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Speak not what provokes quarrel

Speak not what provokes quarrel

न य विग्गहियं कहं कहिज्जा

Quarrel provoking speech should not be used

Many people have a habit of creating strife based on hearsay. Sometimes, they add their own spicy opinions and present a small happening as big, make a mountain of a mole etc. Continue reading “Speak not what provokes quarrel” »

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Do Not Accept in Excess

Do Not Accept in Excess

नाइमत्तपाणभोयणभोई से निग्गंथे

‘Nirgrantha’ is the one who does not take Food and water in excess

There are many people, who take excess food and liquid due to their taste and then fall sick for a long time and suffer. Continue reading “Do Not Accept in Excess” »

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Truth is God

Truth is God

तं सच्चं भगवं

Truth only is god

Bhagwan, Iswara, God, Allaha, Khuda etc. are different names of Paramatma (Supreme Soul). In the world, Paramatma only is established at the topmost. However, different philosophers have different views on how is that Paramatma, what is his nature? Continue reading “Truth is God” »

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