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I am alone

I am alone

एगे अहमसि, न मे अत्थि कोई,
न वाऽहमवि कस्स वि

I am alone, no body is mine and I also do not belong to anyone

This world is like a great lake in which living beings come floating like straw from here and there, meet, and stay together for some time and with the blow of wind (at the push of death) again get scattered here and there. Continue reading “I am alone” »

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Attachment

Attachment

इत्थ मोहे पुणो पुणो सा,
नो हव्वाए नो पाराए

Attached person neither lives here, nor there

World is transitory. Its all things are impermanent, unstable; hence, things of sense gratifications are also like that and attracted to them living beings wander here and there. Continue reading “Attachment” »

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Profit and Loss

Profit and Loss

लाभुत्ति न मज्जिज्जा, अलाभुत्ति न सोइज्जा

One should not be ecstatic at profit and sad at loss

Efforts result in two-way consequences only – profit or loss. Successful efforts result in profits and unsuccessful efforts in loss. Profits encourage working more and losses discourage; but in both the situations, one more bad result emanates. Continue reading “Profit and Loss” »

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Refrain from greed

Refrain from greed

लोभमलोभेण दुगंछमाणे
लद्धे कामे नाभिगाहइ

Rejecting greed with non-greed, an aspirant uses not the available objects of interest

Greed is a passion. It dirties the soul like anger, pride and deceit. It obstructs its devotion. Like other passions are to be renounced for self-purity, so also greed is to be renounced. Continue reading “Refrain from greed” »

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Think before you speak

Think before you speak

अणुवीइभासी से निग्गंथे

He only is a Sadhu, who thinks before speaking

Speech or conversation determines who is ignorant and who is intelligent. What is the difference in between the two? Difference is that the ignorant speaks first and then only thinks; but the intelligent thinks first and then speaks. Continue reading “Think before you speak” »

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Different attitude

Different attitude

पुढो छंदा इह मानवा

Here, people are of different attitudes

In this world, we observe that nature of men is different from each other – their likings are different -their thinking is different. Difference is so much that, one man’s thoughts are also not same – at different times, they are different. Continue reading “Different attitude” »

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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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Neither commit sins, nor have it done

Neither commit sins, nor have it done

पावकम्मं नेव कुज्जा न कारवेज्जा

Sins should neither be committed by self, nor should be done through others

Result of virtue is happiness and result of vice is pain. Everyone wants happiness, then also they are lazy in doing virtuous acts; no body wants pain; yet carefully, they use the medium of pain or take pleasure in sins. How strange is this? Continue reading “Neither commit sins, nor have it done” »

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Avoid un-vigilance

Avoid un vigilance

अलं कुसलस्स पमाएणं

Wisemen should not be un-vigilant

Fools are lethargic only; but those who are not, who are intelligent, wise, who understand, it is not expected from them that they be un-vigilant and waste their life. Continue reading “Avoid un-vigilance” »

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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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