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Penance and Caste

Penance and Caste

सुक्खं खु दीसइ तवोविसेसो,
न दीसई जाइविसेस कोई

Penance – special is seen directly, but caste-special is not seen

Loss of body strength due to penance is seen directly; by observing one we can find out whether a particular person has done penance or not. Due to penance, one’s body may be depleted but not the mind. His face shines like moonlight. A man of austerity is good-natured – practitioner of virtues. Thus, specialties born out of penance are seen by all. Continue reading “Penance and Caste” »

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Restraining the desires

Restraining the desires

छंदं निरोहेण उवेइ मोक्खं

Moksha (liberation) is possible through restraining of desires

Desires are infinite. Fulfill one and another is born. After that the third and after the third the fourth is born; after the fourth is born the fifth and so these desires are generated one after another. Man is running after fulfillment of them unceasingly and one day breathes his last. Continue reading “Restraining the desires” »

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Find The Truth Through Experience

Find The Truth Through Experience

अप्पणा सच्चमेसेज्जा

Find the truth yourself

There is a proverb – “Munde Munde Matirbhina” – each one has his own mind. Hence each person thinks differently. Continue reading “Find The Truth Through Experience” »

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The detached aspirant

The detached aspirant

विरता हु न लग्गंति,
जहा से सुक्कगोलए

As a ball made of dry mud, detached aspirant is not attached

If a ball made of wet mud is thrown at a wall, then it gets adhered to it because attribute of water present in it makes it stick. Continue reading “The detached aspirant” »

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Wish for quality growth

Wish for quality growth

कङ्खे गुणे जाव सरीरभेऊ

Until you are not dead, wish for quality growth

Until body is not deceased i.e. not dead, we should incessantly strive to excel ourselves.

Everyone desires for sense gratification but wise men aspire for value growth. Continue reading “Wish for quality growth” »

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Bondage of Attachment

Bondage of Attachment

ममत्तं छिंदए ताए, महानागोव्व कंचुयं

A spiritual aspirant should break up the bondage of attachment like the serpent which relinquishes its skin

On the body of the serpent, there is thin perforated skin, which falls away every year. Like the serpent which is not attached to the skin though living with it for a year and as the year passes by, he immediately leaves that and goes elsewhere; similarly, the aspirant aspiring for self-development abandons family, home, valuable clothes, ornaments etc., and goes elsewhere takes diksha (becomes a Sadhu). Continue reading “Bondage of Attachment” »

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Relinquish sensuality

Relinquish sensuality

कामाणुगिद्धिप्पभवं खु दुक्खं

It can be said with certainty that misery arises due to sensuality.

Where is misery born? It takes birth in the space of desires; on the land of wishes. Where there are desires, wishes for acquiring different objects, how can peace reign there? Continue reading “Relinquish sensuality” »

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Renunciation of the world

Renunciation of the world

भवतण्हा लया वुत्ता, भीमा भीमफलोदया

Craving for the world is like the frightful creeper which gives horrible results

Craving or attachment for the world is like a creeper, a terrible creeper on which awful fruits grow. Continue reading “Renunciation of the world” »

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Done-Not done

Done Not done

कडं कडेत्ति भासेज्जा, अकडं नो कडेत्ति य

What has been done should be said as done; and what has not been done should be said as not done

Through this maxim, the meaning of true nature of word has been explained. The work done in the presence of guru with humility is ‘done’ and that which has not been done is ‘not done.’ Continue reading “Done-Not done” »

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Quantity of food intake

Quantity of food intake

माइ असणपाणस्स

Know the quantity of food intake

The gluttony knows not the quantity of food he should take. He is not kind to his stomach and fills it to the brim. Nature does not forgive such a man. It results in indigestion, which is the root of all diseases. Continue reading “Quantity of food intake” »

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