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With form or formless

With form or formless

नो इन्दियग्गेज्झ अमुत्तभावा,
अमुत्तभावा वि य होइ निच्चं

Formless realities like soul etc. cannot be apprehended by senses and those which are formless are eternal

Knowers of realities know that substances are of two kinds – formless and with form, with body or without body, can be seen or unseen. Continue reading “With form or formless” »

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Complete on time

Complete on time

जेहिं काले परक्कंतं,
न पच्छा परितप्पए

Those who are able to finish their work on time, they do not regret later

Those who are not able to finish their job on time, they regret later. What is the use? The plant, which was not watered before its getting withered, will it get green with regretting later. Never. Continue reading “Complete on time” »

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Manner of speech

Manner of speech

नापुट्ठो वागरे किं चि,
पुट्ठो, वा नालियं वए

Without being asked nothing should be spoken, and even when asked, untruth should not be spoken

Pride is the indigestion of knowledge. It should be understood that those who have knowledge with pride, their knowledge has not matured. Such people go on talking without being asked and in the hope of recognition show off their knowledge. Continue reading “Manner of speech” »

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Wisdom and good conduct

Wisdom and good conduct

न संतसंति मरणंते,
सीलवंता बहुस्सुया

Wise man and man of good conduct are never afraid until death

Pain is the result of wrong done. How and why do we do wrong? Because of ignorance and misconduct. Continue reading “Wisdom and good conduct” »

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Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)

समुप्पायमजाणंता, कहं नायंति संवरं|

How can an ignorant understand stopping of karma (Samvara) without knowing its influx (asrava)

Imagine a big lake and a floating boat in which many people are sitting. Slowly the boat starts sinking. Water starts entering the boat. Out of fear, people on the boat start yelling, “Stop this incoming water anyway; plug this incoming of water anyhow.” Continue reading “Karma influx (asrava), stopping (samvara)” »

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The Obstinate Pony

The Obstinate Pony

मा गलियस्सेव कसं, वयणमिच्छे पुणो पुणो

Do not expect repeated instructions from the Guru for fulfilling your duties like an obstinate pony who requires repeated beating

A disciple’s dignity requires that he performs instructed daffy duties everyday with his own initiative without expecting instructions. Wise and humble disciples do likewise and earn a place in the heart of their guru. Continue reading “The Obstinate Pony” »

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Cannot be free of bondage

Cannot be free of bondage

न यावि मोक्खो गुरुहीलणाए

One who neglects guru can never get liberated

Dependence is bondage; independence salvation. Happiness is in being free, not in captivity. It is said that a dependent person can never be happy even in dream. Continue reading “Cannot be free of bondage” »

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Ask and then take

Ask and then take

अणुविय गेण्हियव्वं

Anything must be taken with permission only

Taking anything without asking and using that is a type of theft. Jokingly, few people hide friends’ things and while he is disturbed and searches for that, they laugh and return the same to him. Continue reading “Ask and then take” »

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Rest on the way

Rest on the way

संसयं खलु सो कुणइ
जो मग्गे कुणई घरं

He only doubts the devotion who wants to rest on the path

Moksha is our final goal and good conduct and good deeds is the path that takes us there. Continue reading “Rest on the way” »

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Humility towards Guru

Humility towards Guru

जस्संतिए धम्मपयाइं सिक्खे,
तस्संतिए वेणइयं पउंजे

From whomsoever one would have learnt religious lessons (pada); towards them, he should behave humbly

Pada means words. Religious pada means such words from which religious education is acquired. Such words are found in scriptures; hence, those who, explain scriptures are called religious gurus. Continue reading “Humility towards Guru” »

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