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Destroyer of humility

Destroyer of humility

माणो विणयणासणो

Pride kills humility

Here pride means arrogance, not respect. As anger and love cannot survive together; similarly, arrogance and humility also cannot survive together. Continue reading “Destroyer of humility” »

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Sadhvi Malaysundari

Sadhvi Malaysundari
It was love at first sight between Malaysundari and Mahabalkumar. It was so steadfast a bond between the two that they could weather many a storm before and after their marriage.

Malaysundari was the daughter of king Virdhaval and queen Champakmala of Prithvisthanpur. Mahabalkumar was the son of king Surpal. Malaysundari’s step-mother Kanakvati had tried to create a rift between the two for Mahabal had spurned her amorous advances. Mahabal with the help of some secret formula, assumed female form and frustrated Kanakvati’s designs. Continue reading “Sadhvi Malaysundari” »

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Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man

Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man

वित्तेण ताणं न लभे पमत्ते,
इमम्मि लोए अदु वा परत्था

Through wealth an unvigilant man cannot protect himself, either in this world or another

We are protected by valor or courage, not by cowardliness. Continue reading “Wealth cannot protect an unvigilant man” »

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Best conduct

Best conduct

जं सेयं तं समायरे

Whatever be the best, act accordingly

Most of the living beings of this world, bereft of their vision, have become the slaves of beauty and melody. Day and night they think of sense gratification. Worldly pleasure might be momentary; still, they invest their life’s invaluable time in pursuit of those; it must be said that they waste their time. Continue reading “Best conduct” »

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Coronation as King

Coronation as King
The Master, even though indifferent, enjoyed pleasures with his wives for a long time; for good-feeling karma cannot be destroyed otherwise. When a little less than six Purvas had passed after the wedding, while the Lord enjoyed himself with them, the jivas of Bahu and Pitha fell from Sarvarthasiddhi and entered Sumangala’s womb as twins. Likewise the jivas of Subahu and Mahapitha fell from Sarvarthasiddhi and entered Sunanda’s womb. Then Lady Sumangala, like Marudeva, saw fourteen great dreams, indicating the importance of the embryo. The Mistress related the dreams to the Master, who said unhesitatingly, “Your son will be a Cakravartis.” Continue reading “Coronation as King” »

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Work on time

Work on time

काले कालं समायरे

At proper time, appropriate work must be done

We do drink water when we are hungry and do not eat when we are thirsty; because that is inappropriate. Similarly, to eat at time of play, and to study at time of eating or play at the time of studying is also inappropriate. Continue reading “Work on time” »

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Promotion of antagonism

Promotion of antagonism

परिग्गहनिविट्ठाणं वेरं तेसिं पवड्ढइ

Those who are engaged in increasing their wealth, they generate enmity against themselves only

Those who accumulate more than necessary wealth, they cause birth of enemies only all around them. Wealth is not meant for accumulation but for meeting the necessities of self and others. The hoarders forget this. Continue reading “Promotion of antagonism” »

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Who is a Tirthankar?

One who has attained Kevalgyan (liberation) and preaches the right path of liberation, is surrounded by the magnificence of samavsaran and other glories and in whom Tirthankar Namkarma has come to fruition, is called a Tirthankar. Continue reading “Who is a Tirthankar?” »

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Inner purity

Inner purity

उदगस्स फासेण सिया य सिद्धी,
सिज्झंसु पाणा बहवे दगंसि

If purity were possible with the touch of water (bathing), then many water-beings would have got liberated

Many people think that they have purified themselves by bathing. Such people have blind faith. They do not understand that there is a lot of difference between body cleaning and self- cleaning. Many people though clean their body; their mind remains impure. Opposite to this, body of men may remain dirty but their soul remains pure. Continue reading “Inner purity” »

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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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