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Pure soul

Pure soul

भावणाजोगसुद्धप्पा जले णावा व आहिया

One whose soul is pure of thoughts, he is like a boat in the water

A dacoit uses knife and a doctor also; one wants to loot someone’s wealth by killing him and the other wants to cut the man’s sick or rotten organ through operation so that he can become healthy. One is a sinner, other a virtuous man; one is a killer, other a savior. Continue reading “Pure soul” »

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Patience in the Truth

Patience in the Truth

सच्चम्मि धिइं कुव्वह

Have patience in the truth, keep staying in

What is truth? To know the truth, we should know the life of virtuous men. For us their life is an example to follow, however might have been their conduct. That path which they walked on is the virtuous path; and those who walk on the right path are virtuous man. Conduct of virtuous men is called good conduct. Continue reading “Patience in the Truth” »

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Accumulate not

Accumulate not

बहुं पि लद्धुं न निहे

One should not accumulate even if more be available

If water is stagnated and not allowed to flow, then it gets rotten. Same logic applies to wealth also. Continue reading “Accumulate not” »

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Pushpachula purified herself by Confession

Pushpachula purified herself by Confession
In Pushpabhadra town there lived king Pushpaketu with his queen Pushpavati. She gave birth to twins named Pushpachul & Pushpachula. Pushpachul & Pushpachula grew up and couldn’t live without each other. The king thought that if I marry daughter Pushpachula then the twins will be separated. As such he called the meeting of his subjects & asked them, “If any precious stone comes into existence on my land then, where should it be related?” Continue reading “Pushpachula purified herself by Confession” »

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Birth Ceremonies

Birth Ceremonies
Then eight Dikkumaris living in the lower world, their thrones being shaken at once, came to the birth-house. Bhogankara, Bhogavati, Subhoga, Bhogamalini, Toyadhara, Vicitra, Puspamala, Abhinandita. After they had circumabulated three times the first Tirthankaras and his mother, and had paid homage to them, they said, “Reverence to you, Mother of the World, Giver of the Light of the World. We eight Dikkumaris, living in the lower world, have come here by his power to make a festival to him, knowing by clairvoyant knowledge the purifying birth of the Tirthankara. Continue reading “Birth Ceremonies” »

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Renunciation

Renunciation

वंतं इच्छसि आवेउं, सेयं ते मरणं भवे

Want to drink the vomited? It is better for you to die

Who likes to lick the spitted? Who would like to drink the vomited? No one. Everyone hates the spitted and the vomited. Instead, they would prefer to die. Continue reading “Renunciation” »

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Essence of knowledge

Essence of knowledge

एवं खु णाणिणो सारं,
जं न हिंसइ किंचणं

Non-violence or compassion is religion but it is essential to have knowledge before its application

One who understands the nine tattvas (realities) very well and experiences their nature, he only can be a true non-violent man Continue reading “Essence of knowledge” »

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Consider With Particular Reference

Consider With Particular Reference

विभज्जवायं च वियागरेज्जा

Words with many meanings must be used

‘Syadvada’ is a philosophical principle. ‘Syat’ means consideration. Hence, it can also be called ‘from a particular point of view’ (Sapeksavada). Throughout the world, it is known as Anekantavada since it does not insist on any particular point of view. Continue reading “Consider With Particular Reference” »

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Firmness in the man of right perception

Firmness in the man of right perception

से दिट्ठिमं दिट्ठि न लूसएज्जा

An aspirant with right perception should not complain

Man of right vision should not be slack. Once anyone forms an opinion, then he sees likewise only. It simply means that if someone were enjoying the lush greenery of the season and then if he were to lose his sight or he lose his vision because of any accident then what will happen? For all the twelve months, he would be imagining the similar scenery. However, will that be the reality? No. Continue reading “Firmness in the man of right perception” »

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Sheth Motisha

Sheth Motisha
Jain religion cares not only for human beings but also for mute animals, especially ones which cannot fend for themselves and have become useless for any work. Cattle homes are set up for such animals where they are provided fodder and are looked after. When one thinks of such cattle-homes, one inevitably remembers the name of Sheth Motisha. Continue reading “Sheth Motisha” »

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