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K nowing pain and pleasure in all their variety ( patteyam ), and seeing his life not yet decline, a wise man should know that to be the proper moment (for entering a religious life); while the perceptions of his ear, eye, organs of smell, tasting, touching are not yet deteriorated, while all these perceptions are not yet deteriorated, man should prosecute the real end of his soul. Thus I say.

Jainism Quote n7660 | 
Book 1, Lecture 2, Lesson 1, sec. 5 

R ight belief depends on the acquaintance with truth, on the devotion to those who know the truth . . . there is no (right) conduct without right belief, and it must cultivated (for obtaining) right faith . . . Without (right) faith there is no (right) knowledge, without (right) knowledge there is no virtuous conduct, without virtues there is no deliverance, and without deliverance there is no perfection.

Jainism Quote n7659 | 
28th Lecture, sec. 28-30 

L ook at the exterior (world from analogy with thy own) self; [then]thou wilt neither kill nor destroy (living beings); viz. out of reciprocal regard [well examining] he does no sinful act. What is the characteristic of a sage? Recognising the equality (of all living beings), he appease himself.

Jainism Quote n7658 | 
Book 1, Lecture 3, Lesson 3, sec. 1 

H e who knows the internal, knows the external and he who knows the external, knows the internal.

Jainism Quote n7657 | 

O ne who knows soul as pure oneself attains a pure self. But who contemplates the soul as having impure nature becomes himself impure.

Jainism Quote n7656 | 

T o kill any living being amounts to killing oneself. Compassion to others is compassion to ones own self.

Jainism Quote n7655 | 

J ust as you do not like misery, in the same way others also do not like it. Knowing this, you should do unto them what you want them to do unto you.

Jainism Quote n7654 | 

( One should reflect thus:) Let me treat all living beings with eqanimity and none with enmity.

Jainism Quote n7653 | 

S ouls render service to one another.

Jainism Quote n7652 | 

T he Arhats and Bhagavats of the past, present, and future, all say thus, speak thus, declare thus, explain thus: all breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain, nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away.

Jainism Quote n7651 | 
Book One, Fourth Lecture, First Lesson 

I forgive all living beings,
May all living beings forgive me.
My friendship is with all living beings,
My enmity is nonexistent.

Jainism Quote n7650 | 

M ay the whole universe be blessed,
May all beings engage in each others well-being,
May all weakness, sickness and faults diminish and vanish,
May everyone be healthy, prosperous, blissful, and peaceful.

Jainism Quote n7649 | 

I bow to the enlightened beings.
I bow to the liberated souls.
I bow to religious leaders.
I bow to religious teachers.
I bow to all ascetics of the world. . . .

Jainism Quote n7648 | 

T he self that has developed equanimity, if endowed with pure activities, attains heavenly happiness.

Jainism Quote n6380 | 
Pravachansara, 1/11 

H e, who is detached from all injurious actions, observes threefold control (of body, mind and speech) and restrains his senses, (is said to have) steadfast equanimity according to the preaching of the omniscient.

Jainism Quote n6379 | 
Niyamsara, 9/125 

F reedom of thought-activity from lust, pride, deceit, and greed, etc., is purity of thought (Bhavashuddhi). So has been preached to the deserving souls by the perceivers of universe and non-universe.

Jainism Quote n6378 | 
Niyamsara, 7/112 

H e, who avoiding the wrong path, firmly walks in the right path of the Conquerors (Jinas) is said to have repentance because he himself is the embodiment of repentance.

Jainism Quote n6377 | 
Niyamsara, 5/86 

I am neither anger, nor pride, nor deceit, nor greed. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers.

Jainism Quote n6376 | 
Niyamsara, 5/81 

H e, who having renounced backbiting, ridiculing, talking ill of others, self-praising and harsh words, speaks what is good for himself as well as for others (is said) to have carefulness in speech (Bhasha Samiti).

Jainism Quote n6375 | 
Niyamsara, 4/62 

T he carrier of the load of (right) conduct, i.e., a saint, who having first formed the idea of being unconcerned with all worldly attachments, renounces them is said to observe the fifth vow of possessionlessness, (Parigraha Tyaga).

Jainism Quote n6374 | 
Niyamsara, 4/60 

H e, who having seen the beauty of a woman, is not moved by a desire for her; or whose thoughtactivity is free from sex-animate feeling (Maithuna Sanjna), (is said observe) the fourth vow (chastity), Brahmacharya.

Jainism Quote n6373 | 
Niyamsara, 4/59 

H e, who renounces the thoughtactivity of picking up articles belonging to another, lying in a village, a town or a forest, (is said) to observe the third vow (nonstealing), Achaurya.

Jainism Quote n6372 | 
Niyamsara, 4/58 

A saint, who renounces thoughtactivity leading to telling falsehood, on account of delusion, attachment and aversion is (said) to observe always the second vow, (truth), Satya.

Jainism Quote n6371 | 
Niyamsara, 4/57 

T hought-activity free from (all) undertakings (injurious to any of) the mundane souls (which are) known as existing in (any of the various) physiques, nuclei, soulclasses, soul-quests, etc., is the first vow (non-injury) Ahimsa.

Jainism Quote n6370 | 
Niyamsara, 4/56 

C ommon people, seeing someone looted, in the way, say, the way is looted, but no way whatsoever is (really) looted.

Jainism Quote n6369 | 
Samaya Sara, 1/63 

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