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How should the speech be ?

How should the speech be ?

भासियव्वं हियं सच्चं

Benevolent and true must be spoken

Whatever we speak should be for the good of self and others. If it does not happen this way, then we should think that our speech had been wasted. If the students, who have not learnt their lesson are beaten in the class, then on any other day, when they have not learnt their lesson, they think – ‘Never mind, guruji will slap only. We will bear that.’ This way beating will result in their becoming impudent and inclination to learn their lessons would not rise. Instead of this, if they are lovingly made to understand the harm accrued in not learning their lessons daily, they can be encouraged to memorize their lessons regularly. Continue reading “How should the speech be ?” »

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Old oxen

Old oxen

तत्थ मंदा विसीयंति, उज्जाणंसि जरग्गवा

Like an old oxen on the climh, ignorant men get irritated on the path of realization

Lot of patience is required to walk on the path of realization. Difficulties, worries, and hindrances come on their path. Wise aspirants believe that all the troubles arise to test their patience. That is why, to win over them enough enthusiasm is aroused in them. Continue reading “Old oxen” »

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Humility

Humility

जे एगं नाम से बहुं नामे

One, who becomes humble, can make many others too

If we want that others should respect us, then we also should respect them. One who is arrogant, he is hated by others; he cannot get respect from anywhere. Continue reading “Humility” »

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Free from bondage

Free from bondage

एस वीरे पसंसिए, जे बद्धे पडिमोयए

That brave one only becomes praiseworthy who liberates the bonded

With a sword man can also cut his own hands and legs and others’ bondage too; he can slap others and help them too. Similarly, one who is strong he can utilize his energy for good purposes and evil also. Strength is also like a sword, a weapon – an instrument. Praise and contempt both can be earned through that. Continue reading “Free from bondage” »

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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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Restrain the taste

Restrain the taste

अप्पपिण्डासि पाणासि अप्पं भासेज्ज सुव्वए

Well-vowed aspirant should take less food, water and speak less

The tongue has two jobs – to taste and to speak. Both require great restraint. Continue reading “Restrain the taste” »

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Greed destroys all

Greed destroys all

लोहो सव्वविणासणो

Greed destroys all

Anger destroys love, pride destroys humility, deceit or cheating destroys friends; but greed destroys all. It annihilates all virtues. Continue reading “Greed destroys all” »

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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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What will an ignorant do ?

What will an ignorant do ?

अन्नाणी किं काही, किं जानाहि सेयपावगं

What will an ignorant man do, how will he understand virtue and vice?

Understanding of substance (dravya), attributes (guna) and change (paryaya) is called knowledge. Absence of knowledge is ignorance. It is of three kinds – part, total and emotional. Continue reading “What will an ignorant do ?” »

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