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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.

quote 7660  |   The Acaranga Sutra
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.

quote 7659  |   The Uttaradhyayana
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.

quote 7658  |   The Acaranga Sutra
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.

quote 7657  |   The Saman Suttam

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

quote 7656  |   The Saman Suttam

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

quote 7655  |   The Bhagavati Aradhana

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.

quote 7654  |   The Bhagavati Aradhana

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

quote 7653  |   The Mulachara

S ouls render service to one another.

quote 7652  |   The Tattvartha Sutra

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.

quote 7651  |   The Acaranga Sutra
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.

quote 7650  |   The Khamemi Savve Jiva Sutra

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.

quote 7649  |   The Shivmastu Sarva Jagatah Sutra

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. . . .

quote 7648  |   The Namokar Mantra

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

quote 6380  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6379  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6378  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6377  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6376  |   Acharya Kundkund
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).

quote 6375  |   Acharya Kundkund
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).

quote 6374  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6373  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6372  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6371  |   Acharya Kundkund
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.

quote 6370  |   Acharya Kundkund
Niyamsara, 4/56 

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

quote 6369  |   Acharya Kundkund
Samaya Sara, 1/63 

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