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Give generously to receive generously

Give generously to receive generously

Blessing are in abundance where elders are respected

Naresh was travelling in a crowded train. He was a humble, generous and helpful person. He saw an 85 year old man boarding the train. The man was trying to balance himself with a stick in one hand and a small bag in the other hand. He was hardly finding any place to stand in the crowd. Naresh immediately stood up and with folded hands requested the old man take his seat. Continue reading “Give generously to receive generously” »

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Marichi’s pride and falsehood

Marichis pride and falsehood
Marichi, the son of chakravarti emperor Bharat, accepted asceticism near Lord Rishabhdeva. Finding himself weak to follow the austerity, he accepted the tridandi robe and took bath with a little water, wore pedals and kept an umbrella etc. Once, emperor Bharat asked Lord Rishabhdev in the Samvasaran, “Is any soul existing here who would be a Tirthankara in future?” The Lord replied that, “Your son Marichi will be the first vasudev in Bharat, chakravarti in Mahavideha and the last tirthankara of Bharatkshetra.” Continue reading “Marichi’s pride and falsehood” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 6

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 6

इंगाल जाल मुम्मुर,
उक्कासणि कणग विज्जुमाईआ|
अगणि जियाणं भेया, नायव्वा निउण बुद्धिए||
In this stanza, the third type of sthavara jiva i.e. Teukaya jiva are defined and explained.

TEUKAYA / AGNIKAYA : Agnikaya jiva are living beings that have fire as their own bodies, also known as fire bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 6” »

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Ticket, Tax or Talent…Stealing anything is bad

Ticket, Tax or Talent...Stealing anything is bad

Evading tax is a punishable offence

(I)“My god… you are so careless.” “Why what happened?” “You could have taken a half ticket for your son by not revealing his true age!” “What would I get by doing so?” “Oh! You could have saved money.” “How much I would have saved?” “Nearly 100 rupees.” “I don’t want to save money in this way. It is like stealing.” “But why?” Continue reading “Ticket, Tax or Talent…Stealing anything is bad” »

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Consolation of Gurudeva

Consolation of Gurudeva
O righteous man! Truly speaking, you deserve praises. To get involved in sins is not surprising. Who hasn’t committed sin in the delusion of Karmas? Is the soul of Tirthankara, saved from bewitchment? Didn’t they commit sins in their past lives? Haven’t they undergone pains of the seventh hell? You deserve praise as you have brightened the dark side of your life by disclosing it. You truly deserve praise for disclosing your sins like an innocent child and jotting them down. Continue reading “Consolation of Gurudeva” »

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Jiv Vichar – Gatha 5

Jiv Vichar   Gatha 5

भोमंतरिकूख-मुदगं ओसा
हिम करग हरितणू महिआ|
हुंति घणोदहिमाई, भेयाणेगा य आउस्स||
In this stanza, the second type of sthavara jiva i.e. Apkaya jiva are defined and explained.
APKAYA : Apkaya jiva are living beings that have water (in any form) as their own bodies, also known as water bodies. Continue reading “Jiv Vichar – Gatha 5” »

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