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W hat knows is knowledge, what sees is vision, renunciation of good as well as bad deeds is called (right) conduct.




Jainism 6293 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/37 







I t is good to attain heaven by vows and austerity, not torments of hell by their opposites. There is a great difference between sitting in the shade and sunshine as between observers of vows and their opposites.




Jainism 6292 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/25 







O ne who can walk a hundred yojanas in a day with a heavy load, can he not walk even half a kos on the earth with ease?




Jainism 6291 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/21 







T hose who, turning away from non-self, meditate upon the true self are men of right conduct; taking to the path of the great Jinas they attain Nirvana.




Jainism 6290 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/19 







F ree from the eight evil Karmas, incomparable, knowledge incarnate, everlasting, pure, - such a self, the Jina has said, is the true self.




Jainism 6289 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/18 







W hat is foreign to the true nature of the self, animate, inanimate, or a mixture of the two, is non-self; so has the omniscient truly said.




Jainism 6288 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/17 







A ttachment (to) non-self lowers one’s state of existence and (to) the true self verily better it; knowing this, be attached to the true self and averse from the other.




Jainism 6287 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/16 







A man devoted to spurious knowledge and entertaining false thoughts, when over-powered by delusion, even takes the body to be the self.




Jainism 6286 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/11 







(And) Looking upon other bodies, even if inanimate, as his own, appropriates and cherishes them with intense feeling.




Jainism 6285 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 6/9 







T hose free from attachment, pride, and conceit and endowed with a compassionate frame of mind cut through the pillar of sin with the sword of conduct.




Jainism 6284 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/159 







A s a lotus leaf is not wetted by water owing to its very nature, so a good man is not touched by passion and sense attraction owing to his mental attitude.




Jainism 6283 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/154 







E nergy, happiness, vision and knowledge, - these four attributes are manifested on the four destructive Karmas being destroyed, and the universe as well as the empty space beyond is illumined.




Jainism 6282 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/150 







B efore you are overpowered by old age, or the cell of your body is burnt by the fire of disease, or the senses impaired you, do what is good for the self.




Jainism 6281 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/132 







A s a burnt seed does not sprout on the Earth’s surface, so the burnt Karma seed of an ascetic of mental purity does not sprout into mundane existence.




Jainism 6280 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/126 







A s a torch burns in an inner room free from disturbance by wind, so does the torch of meditation burn when free from the wind of attachment.




Jainism 6279 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/123 







A ll sin and all merit, bondage and emancipation arise from motive; so it has been stated in the Jina’s scripture.




Jainism 6278 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/116 







T hus knowing the virtue of forgiveness, forgive all living beings in three ways (thought, word and deed), and put out the fire of anger, harboured for long, with the water of noble forgiveness.




Jainism 6277 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/109 







O ne not established in religion harbours sin and is like the flower of a sugarcane which neither bears fruit nor has any useful properties.




Jainism 6276 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/71 







W hat is the use of receipting or listening to (the scripture) without mental purity? Mental attitude is the cause of piety in a householder or a homeless ascetic.




Jainism 6275 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/66 







A s a stone is not pierced through if kept in water for a long time, even so is the saint not affected by calamities and hardships.




Jainism 6274 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/95 







T he Jina had said that the soul is of the nature of knowledge and is possessed of consciousness; know that soul in order to destroy Karmas.




Jainism 6273 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/62 







H e who contemplates the soul in its true nature with pure thoughts gets rid of old age and death and attains Nirvana for certain.




Jainism 6272 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/61 







I give up egotism, I am poised in selflessness, my refuge is the self, I renounce all else.




Jainism 6271 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/57 







F ree from attachment to body etc., completely free from pride, the self absorbed in the self, - such is the saint of mental purity.




Jainism 6270 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/56 







O ne free from hankering is really free, not one free from brothers etc. and friends; brave man, think thus and get rid of internal smelled.




Jainism 6269 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/43 







I n the endless sea of mundane existence there is no point of space or time, no form of matter or life, no mode or species and no age which the soul has not made its own and given up.




Jainism 6268 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/35 







T hou hast swallowed all kinds of matter existing in the world without feeling appeased, even after eating again and again.




Jainism 6267 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/22 







O wing to sorrow at thy death, many different mothers have shed tears which exceeded the water in the ocean.




Jainism 6266 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/19 







G reat man, the milk you have sucked from the breast of various mothers in the endless cycle of births exceeded the water in the ocean.




Jainism 6265 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 5/18 







W ith fruition of Karmas stopped, with forgiveness and control of senses, with a body unadorned and unoiled, free from pride, attachment and aversion, such is renunciation said to be.




Jainism 6264 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 4/52 







A man may have knowledge (as a natural gift); a good man endowed with reverence acquires it. With knowledge one sees the goal of the path of liberation.




Jainism 6263 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 4/22 







A s a man without a bow and without an arrow cannot hit the target accurately, so a man without knowledge does not see the goal of the path of liberation.




Jainism 6262 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 4/21 







K nowledge attains the goal of the path of liberation, consisting of self control and fit for contemplation, therefore cultivate knowledge.




Jainism 6261 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 4/20 







T hus has been briefly described right living in two parts corresponding to faith and conduct as reflected in the knowledge of Him, without attachment.




Jainism 6260 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 3/44 







T he man of knowledge, established in (right conduct does not desire non-self (to be associated) with the self. He soon attains bliss beyond comparison; know this for certain.




Jainism 6259 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 3/43 







F aith, knowledge and conduct, learn these three with the greatest devotion. Knowing these, the yogis soon attain Nirvana.




Jainism 6258 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 3/40 







T o instruct good people, the great Jina has described knowledge and its true character, which is the self; know that well accordingly.




Jainism 6257 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 3/38 







C onquer ignorance and superstition by pure faith, and infatuation with its paraphernalia by the religion of non-injury.




Jainism 6256 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 3/15 







T here are eight attributes of righteous faith, freedom from fear (or doubt), desirelessness, freedom from disgust or hatred (humility), vision free from superstition, covering up the defects (of others i.e. charity), steadying (one-self and others in right faith), selfless love and glorification (of right faith).




Jainism 6255 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 3/7 







O ne who conducts himself in various deeds like a noble lion, and bears the weight (of responsibility) of a teacher, if devoid of restraint, falls into sin and becomes a nonbeliever.




Jainism 6254 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 2/9 







A person with (faith in) scripture is never lost; he may even through self-realisation get rid of mundane existence, though he may be without vision (to begin with).




Jainism 6253 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 2/4 







O ne versed in the scripture destroys birth and rebirth. A needle without thread is lost but not one with thread (Sutra means ‘Scripture’ as well as ‘thread’).




Jainism 6252 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 2/3 







H aving attained (through previous births) the status of man with high lineage, develop faith and achieve everlasting bliss and emancipation.




Jainism 6251 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/34 







F or man knowledge is supreme; higher still stands faith; faith leads to conduct and conduct to Nirvana.




Jainism 6250 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/31 







K nowledge, faith, austerity and conduct constitute self-control. The combination of these four leads to emancipation, so it is revealed in Jaina scripture.




Jainism 6249 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/30 







N o one worships the body, family, or case. Who worships a person without virtue? He is neither a holy recluse (Sramana) nor a pious layman (Saravaka).




Jainism 6248 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/27 







D o not venerate one who is without restraint, internal and external, (asanyat), nor one who is without clothing (but does not possess restraint): both these are alike (necessary). One (qualification) alone does not make a person a saint.




Jainism 6247 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/26 







A ct as far as you can and believe where you cannot; the all-knowing Jina has said belief is faith.




Jainism 6246 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/22 







O ne who knows good and evil avoids vice and also becomes virtuous. Reaping the fruit of virtue (in future birth), he eventually attains Nirvana.




Jainism 6245 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/16 







F rom right faith comes right knowledge; right knowledge shows the padarthas or categories, (in their true light); having known the categories, (the soul) sees what is good for it and what is bad.




Jainism 6244 | 
Ashta Pahuda, 1/15 





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