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Do not talk ill behind someone’s back

Do not talk ill behind someone’s back

पिट्ठिमंसं न खाएज्जा

One should not talk ill of others in their absence

To talk ill of someone behind his back is a sign of cowardice. If our intention is to remove the fault of a man, then we should tell his faults in his presence only so that he can reflect on them and eliminate the same. Continue reading “Do not talk ill behind someone’s back” »

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Maharshi and restraint

Maharshi and restraint

अणुए नावणए महेसी,
न यावि पूयं, गरिहं च संजए

One who does not get conceited even when venerated and does not feel low when censured; he is restraint, maharshi

Who is maharshi? One who has no pride, no low self esteem. Who is restraint? One who is equi-poised when praised and even when criticized? Continue reading “Maharshi and restraint” »

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Association with the sadhu

Association with the sadhu

कुज्जा साहूहिं संथवं

Contacts must be maintained with the Sadhus

Eulogy means to know, contact or association. Association influences the whole life. It opens the door of progress. An insect is able to reach the head of the idol because of its association with the flowers. One small river or canal can reach far beyond its power by associating with Gangas, into the gem-filled sea. On the other hand, association with the crooked opens the door of failures. Living with evil men, one adopts evil ways of life, enjoys evil – his all round downfall starts. Continue reading “Association with the sadhu” »

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Causes of violence

Causes of violence

कुद्धा हणंति, लुद्धा हणंति, मुद्धा हणंति

Angry, greedy and the attached commit violence

Hurting living beings with carelessness is violence. Violence always make others distressed. Why does man inflict pain on others? Why does he commit violence? Thinking over this, wise men have propounded three causes. Continue reading “Causes of violence” »

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Capable of improving the self and others

Capable of improving the self and others

अलमप्पणो होंति अलं परेसिं

Wise men are capable in improving the self and others

Stone-boat sinks itself and let others also sink; but the boat made of wood floats itself and allow others also to float in it. This is the difference between a wise man and an ignorant. Ignorant aimlessly wanders in this world and make the dependants also drift along showing them wrong way of life; but the wise men neither gets astray nor lets others go off course. They are able to liberate themselves and liberate others also, they are wise themselves and also preach others, they free themselves and make others also free. Continue reading “Capable of improving the self and others” »

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Understand this moment

Understand this moment

इणमेव खणं वियाणिया

Every moment we are losing life like the water kept in the palm. Slowly-slowly, a moment will come when age will be over and we would have breathed our last. Continue reading “Understand this moment” »

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Extinction of accumulated karma

Extinction of accumulated karma

तुट्टन्ति पावकम्माणि
नवं कम्ममकुव्वओ

One who does not bind new karma, his past karma are annihilated

Whatever we eat does not go out through the doors of the body organs. Some of it goes out as rejects and some sticks to the intestines and what is absorbed there produces many sicknesses. Health consultants say that we should give rest to the stomach once in a week through fasting. When new intakes do not go in the stomach then deposited dirt will also come out. Continue reading “Extinction of accumulated karma” »

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Desistance – Propensity

Desistance   Propensity

असंजमे नियत्तिं च, संजमे य पवत्तणं

Desist from unrestraint and cultivate restraint

Every living being is active. He is disposed to good or bad activities. Continue reading “Desistance – Propensity” »

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Impatience

Impatience

आतुरा परितावेंति

Impatient gives sorrow

Impatient or sensual or sense-gratifiers trouble others; make them suffer. Selfish people are indiscreet. They do not differentiate between what ought to be done and what ought not to be done. For there little pleasure they do not hesitate to give lot of trouble to others. For their temporary pleasures, their tendency to inflict permanent afflictions knows no bounds. Continue reading “Impatience” »

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Let awakened be not unvigilant

Let awakened be not unvigilant

उट्ठिए, नो पमायए
One who is sleeping, he should get awakened. One who has awakened, he should rise i.e. he should leave the bed and rise and one who has risen he should not be lethargic i.e. he should standup and start walking on the path of attainment of his goal – path of righteousness. Continue reading “Let awakened be not unvigilant” »

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