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The poisoned thorn

The poisoned thorn

तम्हा उ वज्जए इत्थी,
विसलित्तं व कंटगं नच्चा

Knowing the woman as a poisoned thorn, a celibate man should keep away from them

It seems nature has favored women. In comparison, their voice is naturally mellower. They have inherited cuckoo’s voice. Continue reading “The poisoned thorn” »

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Take no interest in enmity

Take no interest in enmity

वैराइं कुव्वइ वेरो,
तओ वेरेहिं रज्जति

An enemy nurtures enmity and takes interest only in that

Blood spot is not washed by blood. It can be washed by water. Similarly, enmity cannot be overcome by enmity. That can be won through peace, forgiveness, forbearance, love. However, some persons are such that they want to conquer enmity with enmity. Such people want to extinguish fire by kerosene, not through water. What sort of foolishness is this? Continue reading “Take no interest in enmity” »

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The ignorant

The ignorant

अं जणं खिंसइ बालपे

Ignorant teases others

Self crying is artta (mournful) dhyana. To make others cry is raudra (wrathful) dhyana. Much of the time of most of the living beings is squandered in either self-crying or making others cry. Continue reading “The ignorant” »

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Who is ignorant ?

Who is ignorant ?

बालो पापेहिं मिज्जति

Ignorant boasts of his sins

Deeds are of two kinds – good and bad. Good deeds are called ‘punya’ and the bad deeds are called ‘papa’. Continue reading “Who is ignorant ?” »

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Do not have enmity, opposition

Do not have enmity, opposition

न विरुज्झेज्ज केण वि

Do not nurture enmity or opposition against anyone

Favorable and unfavorable circumstances are obtained depending on the Karma done in the previous birth. Deluded, people think a particular man as their adversary, enemy and responsible for all the ills, and originator for all their adverse circumstances. Nevertheless, the fact is not this. We are responsible for all our ills – our karma of the previous birth. If good karma are evolved then favorable conditions would emerge and if bad karma are evolved then adverse conditions would surround us from all sides. Continue reading “Do not have enmity, opposition” »

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Tiny thorn

Tiny thorn

सुहुमे सल्ले दुरुद्धरे

A tiny thorn is picked with great difficulty

What do those people do who walk on foot on the road and if thorns were to prick them? They take them out with the help of either another thorn or a needle. Though the pain still lingers but gets subsided after sometime and after some days even the hole gets healed. Skin is covered with new skin. Continue reading “Tiny thorn” »

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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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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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Complete on time

Complete on time

जेहिं काले परक्कंतं,
न पच्छा परितप्पए

Those who are able to finish their work on time, they do not regret later

Those who are not able to finish their job on time, they regret later. What is the use? The plant, which was not watered before its getting withered, will it get green with regretting later. Never. Continue reading “Complete on time” »

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