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The quotes of Jinendra Varni

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O ne death-of-the-wise-man puts an end to hundreds of births; hence one ought to die such a death as earns one the title well-died.

quote 6214  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 33/570 

T he man possessed of a calm disposition must die, the man possessed of a cowardly disposition too must die; so when death is inevitable in any case, it is better to die possessed of a calm disposition.

quote 6213  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 33/569 

H e who has an eye on his upward journey (liberation) should not think of the external objects (i. e., worldly pleasures): he should protect his body for annihilating the past Karmas.

quote 6212  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 33/568 

T he body is called a boat, the soul is a boatman, the worldly existence is an ocean, which the great sages cross over.

quote 6211  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 33/567 

T he twelve Anupreksa (deep reflections), abstinence, repentance, confession and meditation, one should deeply contemplate on these reflections.

quote 6210  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/530 

A person who has purified his soul by his thought activity resembles a boat; as boat crosses an ocean, so also such a person secures freedom from all misery.

quote 6209  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/529 

E ven after listening to the sacred lore and acquiring firm faith in it, it is again difficult to undertake the endeavour needed, for certainly there are many people who even having a firm faith in religion, do not practise it.

quote 6208  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/528 

E ven after listening to the religious text, it is extremely difficult to cultivate faith in it; because there are many people, who even after learning about the righteous path, deviate from it.

quote 6207  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/527 

E ven after being born in a human body it is the most difficult to listen to the scriptural texts; having listened them, one accepts penance, forgiveness and non-violence (Ahimsa).

quote 6206  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/526 

F or living beings who are floating in the currents of old age and death, religion is the best island, resting place and supreme shelter.

quote 6205  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/525 

H aving understood the nature of worldly existence and the worthlessness of long transmigrations in mundane life, a monk should exert to meditate residing on the top of the universe (i.e. siddha-sila) where living is blissful.

quote 6204  |   Jinendra Varni
SamanSuttam, 30/523 

A monk who controls his senses through restraints of his mind, speech and body, and is aware of the observance of samiti, i.e., the five types of vigilance, prevents influx of karmas and will not attract the dust of new karmas.

quote 6203  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/522 

W hat is there auspicious in this body, which is constituted of flesh and bone, filled with urine and excrement, and foul matter through nine openings?

quote 6202  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/520 

H e who reflects over his own soul, after knowing that, in principle, his body is distinct from his soul, achieves effective results.

quote 6201  |   Jinendra Varni
SamanSuttam, 30/519 

A foolish person grieves over the death of another person when he has departed to assume another birth but he does not think of his own soul, which is suffering in this ocean of mundane existence.

quote 6200  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/518 

T here is no place in this world, even as tiny as tip of hair, where a soul has not suffered the pangs of births and deaths several times.

quote 6199  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/512 

A fool thinks wealth, animals and kinsmen to be his protectors, saying to himself they are mine, I am theirs. In fact, they are neither his protectors nor his shelter.

quote 6198  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/509 

A fter discarding the great illusion, and reflecting that all objects of senses are transient, cultivate a detached mind so that you may attain supreme bliss.

quote 6197  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/508 

K now that birth is accompanied by death; youth is succeeded by old age, wealth is perishable. Thus should one reflect that everything is transient.

quote 6196  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 30/507 

A monk who moves cautiously, stands cautiously, sits cautiously, sleeps cautiously, eats cautiously and speaks cautiously would not be bounded by the evil karmas.

quote 6195  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/395 

C arefulness (Yatana) is the mother of religion; it is also the protector of religion; it helps the growth of religion and it begets perfect happiness.

quote 6194  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/394 

J ust as a lotus leaf possessing the property of smoothness is not touched by water; similarly a monk practising Samitis is not touched by karmic bondage in the course of moving around in the midst of living beings.

quote 6193  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/393 

I f a tiny living creature is accidentally crushed under the foot of a monk who is careful in respect of his movement, the scriptures state that he will not attract even the slightest of karmac bondage (i.e. he is not responsible for that violence). Just as possessiveness consists in a sense of attachment so the violence consists in the intention of killing.

quote 6192  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/391 & 392 

T he person who is careless in his activities is certainly guilty of violence irrespective of whether a living being remains alive or dies; on the other hand, the person who is careful in observing the Samitis experiences no karmic bondage simply because some killing has not taken place in connection with his activities.

quote 6191  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/388 

T he five types of vigilances are meant for the practice of religious life and the three controls (guptis) for the prevention of every thing sinful.

quote 6190  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/386 

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