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Study of Vedas

Study of Vedas

वेया अहीया न भवन्ति ताणं

Study of vedas cannot protect

To believe that a particular person who has studied Vedas is respected, venerable and pure is a delusion. Why? I am saying this because respectability, regard and venerability is associated with good conduct, renunciation, benevolence, good conduct and other virtues; not with the study of Vedas. Continue reading “Study of Vedas” »

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Penance is difficult

Penance is difficult

असिधारागमणं चेव, दुक्करं चरिउं तवो

Penance is as difficult as walking on the edge of a sword.

Penance is of two types – internal and external. External is seen. Therefore, it makes the practitioner famous quickly; but internal penance does not earn him fame so fast. Continue reading “Penance is difficult” »

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Sinful Sadhu

Sinful Sadhu

सुच्चा पिच्चा सुहं सुवइ पावसमणे त्ति वुच्चइ

One who sleeps after eating and drinking is called a sinful Sadhu

Food is for preparing oneself for life’s journey, to keep the strength of body intact; but the success of life is not keeping the strength intact but in its proper use. Continue reading “Sinful Sadhu” »

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Doer-enjoyer

Doer enjoyer

अप्पा कत्ता विकत्ता य, दुहाण या सुहाण च

Self only is the doer and experiencer of happiness and unhappiness

Pleasure and pain are the consequence of one’s own deeds; not of others.

We create happiness for ourselves when we do auspicious work and unhappiness when we do evil. Thus, we ourselves are responsible for our happiness and unhappiness. Continue reading “Doer-enjoyer” »

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Do not loose temper

Do not loose temper

अणुसासिओ न कुप्पिज्ज

Discipline should not make you angry

Parents and gurus are elder to us and more experienced. They always try to reform us, keep us away from evil path and continuously try to lead us on the virtuous path. In this connection they criticize us many times, tell our mistakes and advice us to keep away from them. A repeated mistake invites their censure and criticism. Continue reading “Do not loose temper” »

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Restraint and Happiness

Restraint and Happiness

अप्पं दंतो सुही होई,
अस्सिं लोए परत्थ य

One who controls self; he only gets happiness in this world and the next

Restraint is the source of happiness. Controlling all the mental propensity is restraint. Mental tendencies are fickle – momentary. Who can keep control over them? Continue reading “Restraint and Happiness” »

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Neither language, nor intellect

Neither language, nor intellect

न चित्ता तायए भासा
कुओ विज्जाणुसासणं

Ornamental languages can also not shield (one with misconduct from his lowly birth) then what can be said about intelligence

There is lot of difference between the knowledge of languages and discipline of education. One may know only one language, still he can be a scholar; someone else may know many languages, yet be a fool. Knowledge is not enhanced by knowledge of languages. Continue reading “Neither language, nor intellect” »

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Loss of beauty

Loss of beauty

वण्णं जरा हरइ नरस्स रायं

O king! Old age destroys man’s beauty

How handsome does a baby look? Without beard, moustaches, worry, sadness, cruelty, fear, deceit, arrogance, simple and innocent behavior, smiling face and muscular body! Crying in a moment and laughing in another. Continue reading “Loss of beauty” »

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Who is a friend, foe ?

Who is a friend, foe ?

अप्पा मित्तममित्तं य, सुप्पट्ठियदुप्पट्ठियो

Virtue-inclined soul is a friend, vice-inclined foe

Our soul itself is a friend if it is virtue-inclined i.e. devoted to good conduct and our own soul itself is a foe if it is vice-inclined i.e.disposed to misconduct. Continue reading “Who is a friend, foe ?” »

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Wisdom

Wisdom

पा समिक्खए धम्मं

Wisdom only can judge religion

It was Mahavira only, who, two thousand and five hundred years before, through this maxim, proclaimed the efficacy of intelligence. Continue reading “Wisdom” »

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