Ath ShreeDumaswativirchitam. 

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 Prashmartiprakranam l

 

Ath Bhavanadhikar: ll9ll 

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On Reflection 

(A monk) should reflect, upon transcient nature of the world, helplessness, loneliness, separateness of the self from non-self, impurity (of the body), cycle of births sand rebirths, inflow of Karmas and stoppage of inflow of Karmas; 149. 

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Shedding of stock of Karmas, constitution of the universe, nature of true religio, difficulty in obtaining enlightenment, which are (called) twelve pure Bhavanas (reflections).  150. 

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An union with beloved people, prosperity, worldly pleasures, riches and health; body (form), youth, and even life, are all transitory.  151. 

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In this world, which is pestered by fear of birth, old age (and) death, devoured by disease and pain, there is no resort except words (teachings) of the great Jina.  152. 

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(In this whirle-pool of cycle of births and deaths) Jiva is all alone while being born, and alone when he dies.  One alone has to take a birth in the lower and higher worlds.  One has, therefore, to act alone with regard to one’s own permanent happiness.  153. 

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(A monk) who constantly thinks that ‘I am’ distinct from (my) relatives; servants, riches and (one’s own) body, is unaffected by Kali in form of grief.  154. 

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The impurity of body should be reflected at every part of it, on account of its having capacity to make pure (thing) impure and due to its impurity of root cause (i.e.,  birth from semen, flesh, and blood) and preceding cause (i.e., cause of development from mother’s milk, which originates from food that is eaten by mother).  155. 

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In this cycle of births and deaths (the same soul) becomes mother (in one birth) daughter, sister, and wife (in some other births).  Again (the same soul) becomes son, father, brother and even enemy (in some other birth).  156 

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He, whose interest lies in wrong belief, want of control, negligence, passions and psychophysical activities (invites) inflow of karmic particles.  Thus, attempt should be made to control inflow of Karmas.  157 

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One has to reflect on the stoppage of inflow of Karma, which is (nothing but) that tendency of speech, body and mind which does not allow (inflow of) merit and demerit (into soul).  This is taught by Jina and becomes beneficial when well-meditated upon.  158 

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Just as exceedingly enhanced disease is eradicated by endeavour (such as fasting etc.); similarly accumulated Karma of Jiva is annihilated by austerity, in case of one who has stopped the inflow of Karma.  159 

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One should reflect on the expansion of the lower, middle and upper regions of the universe; on births and deaths (enjoyed in every region) and on matters having form (which are) enjoyed (in different regrons).  160 

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One has (to reflect on) this path of (religious) virtue which is well preached by Jinas, the conquerors of passions, for the welfare of the world.  (Those) who are constantly devoted to this play fully (easily) cross the ocean of mundane life.  161 

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One may be born among human beings; in the land of religious actions; in Aryan region; in good family; with good health; long life; and obtaining right faith; (proper) teacher and listening (to religious discourses).  Still right knowledge is very difficult to attain to.  162 

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Even obtaining that rare (knowledge) after hundreds of births, renunciation of worldly desires is very rare on account of infatuation, attachment, contemplation on evil course (or pat) and due to (worldly) prosperity and pleasures.  163. 

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Even after obtaining that jewel of non-attachment, victory (over worldly objects) (practice) of path of non-attachment is very difficult to obtain by one who is confounded by enemies in the form of sense (objects), passions, pleasures and hardships.  164. 

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Therefore, one who is wise, has to conquer the enemies in the form of passions which are the leaders of group of hardships, sense (objects) and pleasures by (the army of) forgiveness, modesty, straightforwardness and content.  165 

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Reflecting on the cause of rise and annihilation of passions, with pure mind, speech and body, one has to reject and accept them respectively (I. e., one has to avoid cause of passions and adopt the cause of their cessation).  166 

Here ends chapter on Reflection. 

    

 

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