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Attachment and distrees

Attachment and distrees

लुप्पंति बहुसो मूढा, संसारम्मि अणंतए

Usually, ignorant perish in the everlasting world

‘Ignorant’ means attached. In this world, those whose mind is full of attachment, such people suffer in many ways. Continue reading “Attachment and distrees” »

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Command of the truth

Command of the truth

सच्चस्स आणाए उवट्ठिए मेहावी मारं तरइ

The intelligent who obeys the command of truth, he is able to swim over the waves of death

In life, we experience the necessity of discipline at every step. Bereft of humility or discipline, immodest and undisciplined man increases own and others pain only. In such a position, how can betterment of self and others be expected from him? Continue reading “Command of the truth” »

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Beginning End

Beginning End

सरीरं सादियं सनिधणं

Body has a beginning as well as an end

In this world, all substances can be divided into four categories:
1. Beginningless infinite
2. Beginningless with an end
3. With beginning and infinite
4. With beginning and an end
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One better than another

One better than another

सूरं मण्णइ अप्पाणं,
जाव जेयं न पस्सति

Man believes himself brave until he does not see the conqueror

This world is full of people all around, who are one better than the other. Someone is better in beauty, someone in education, someone in wealth and someone in power. Continue reading “One better than another” »

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Towards misfortune

Towards misfortune

आसुरीयं दिसं बाला, गच्छंति अवसा तमं

Being helpless, ignorant attain darkness prevailing in the hell

Those who do not have right knowledge, they become slaves and as a result go to low birth. Continue reading “Towards misfortune” »

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True learning

True learning

अट्ठजुत्ताणि सिक्खिज्जा,
निरट्ठाणि उवज्जए

Refrain from wasteful learning, learn only what is useful

Some thinkers believe that art is for arts sake only and some believe that art is for benevolence. According to the first type of thinkers art will die, if its object is something else; and for other type of thinkers if the object is not good then that art will kill others. Continue reading “True learning” »

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Do not lengthen the talk

Do not lengthen the talk

निरुद्धगं वा वि न दीहइज्जा

What can be said in short, let that not be uselessly lengthened

Wise men always present their viewpoint in a balanced way. They speak only what is necessary. They do not like to waste either their own or others’ time with unnecessary details. Continue reading “Do not lengthen the talk” »

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Benefit and greed

Benefit and greed

जहा लाहो तहा लोहो, लाहा लोहो पवड्ढइ

Where there is profit, there is greed and greed grows with the profit

Each worldly man continuously strives for self-satisfaction. In these efforts, sometimes he meets with success, sometimes failure. Continue reading “Benefit and greed” »

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Practise good conduct

Practise good conduct

बाहाहिं सागरो चेव,
तरियव्वो गुणोदहिं

To practice good conduct is akin to swim the sea with arms

In former times boats were used for sea voyage. Now, big ships have been constructed sitting in which voyagers easily travel from one country to another. From the time, airplanes have come into service, importance of ships has declined. Continue reading “Practise good conduct” »

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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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