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The quotes of Jinendra Varni

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V igilance in walk, speech, begging alms, receiving and keeping down of things and excreting are five Samitis (acts of carefulness): control of mind, control of speech and control of body (i.e. actions) are three guptis. All are eight in number.

quote 6189  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 26/384 

K now that giving protection always to living beings who are in fear of death is known as abhayadana, supreme amongst all charities.

quote 6188  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/335 

H e, who eats which is left after a monk has taken food, enjoys the best worldly happiness and will gradually obtain the bliss of emancipation. This is the preaching of the Jina.

quote 6187  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/334 

T he pious householders, who are prudent and have good conduct as per scriptures, do not take food in a house where no charity of any kind is ever given to a monk.

quote 6186  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/333 

A householder, who gives food in charity becomes praise-worthy, what is the good of inquiring about the fitness or unfitness of the person receiving the charity?

quote 6185  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/332 

D onation is of four types, viz., that of food, that of medicine, that of scriptural teaching, that of assurance against fear. And in the scriptural text `Upasakadhyayana’ this fourfold donation is declared worthy of performance.

quote 6184  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/331 

I f a householder thinks of other worldly matters (than his self) while practising samayika, he will become engrossed in distressful concentration; his samayika will be fruitless.

quote 6183  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/328 

S etting limit to the consumable and inconsumable objects of sensuous enjoyment, practising the mental equanimity (Samayika), offering food etc. to the monks, guests and other needy persons and performing fast along with the religious set called pausadha, all these are known as four disciplinary vows.

quote 6182  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/324 

T he third gunavrata consists in refraining from a futile violent act which might be one of the fourtypes, viz. (1) entertaining evil thought, (2) negligent behaviour, (3) lending to someone an instrument of violence and (4) advising someone to commit a sinful act.

quote 6181  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/321 

K now that the second Gunavrata (desavakasika gunavrata) is not to visit any particular geographical region where there is possibility of violation of an accepted vow (i. e. to cross the fixed regional boundaries for the purpose of sensuous enjoyment).

quote 6180  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/320 

L ord Mahavira has said that the first Gunavrata in the religion of a householder is digvrata, according to which one should limit his activities (for the purpose of business and enjoyment of the senses, etc.) to certain regional boundaries in the upward, lower and oblique direction.

quote 6179  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/319 

A person who has accepted the vow to limit the possessions should remain contented (with what he has). He should not think for himself, “This time I have resolved to possess a little (amount of property) unknowingly but in future I will not do that i. e. if it will be necessary I will accumulate more.”

quote 6178  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/317 

P ersons should refrain from accumulation of unlimited property due to unquenchable thirst (i.e. greed) as it becomes a pathway to hell and results in numerous faults. A righteous and pure-minded person should not exceed the self-imposed limit in the acquisition of lands, gold, wealth, servants, cattle, vessels and pieces of furniture.

quote 6177  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/315 & 316 

R efraining from major type of falsehood is the second vow; this major type of falsehood is of five kinds; speaking untruth about unmarried girls, animals and land, repudiating debts or pledges and giving false evidence.

quote 6176  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/ 311 

O ne should not tie, injure, mutilate, load heavy burdens and deprive from food and drink any animal or human being with a polluted mind by anger or other passions (these five) are the transgression (aticara) of the vow of Ahimsa.

quote 6175  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/310 

I njury to living beings (himsa), speaking falsehood, taking away a thing which is not given (theft), sexual enjoyment with other than one’s own wife (incontinence) and limitless desire for possession (parigraha) - abstinence from these acts are called (five) small vows.

quote 6174  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/309 

S ince even an enemy approaches a man of humility with friendliness, a house-holder must cultivate humility of three kinds: (in thought, speech and action).

quote 6173  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/308 

A person loses control over himself by drinking intoxicating liquors and commits many censurable deeds. He experiences endless miseries both in this world and in the next.

quote 6172  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/306 

M eat-eating increases pride, pride creates a desire for intoxicating drinks and pleasure in gambling; and thus springs up all aforesaid vices.

quote 6171  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/304 

H e is called a Sravaka (householder) who, being endowed with right faith, listens every day to the preaching of the monks about right conduct.

quote 6170  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 23/301 

J ust as one getting hold of a treasure consumes it in a gentlemanly fashion, similarly the wise man, getting hold of the treasure of knowledge, enjoys it ignoring all pleasure derived from anything else.

quote 6169  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 19/261 

H e who knows the one (the self) knows everything else; he who knows all things, knows the one (the self).

quote 6168  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 19/258 

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

quote 6167  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 19/257 

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 6166  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 19/256 

A ccording to the teachings of Jina, knowledge is that which helps to understand the truth, controls the mind and purifies the soul.

quote 6165  |   Jinendra Varni
Saman Suttam, 19/252 

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