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Chapter - 10



What  are the the Atichar (Violations) of The Sthool Mrushavadvirman Vrat?

Atichar (violations) are:

1) Blaming, defaming or saying harsh words to others out of undue haste and carelessness,

2) Revealing secrets of others or working as a spy,

3) Revealing spouse's secrete or backbiting each other,

4) Misleading persons by giving ill‑advice or false preaching,

5) Preparing false or forged documents or maintaining false accounts.


What is The Sthool Adattadanvirman Vrat?

This vow is not to steal nor break into the house or the property of others, nor pick up unclaimed things without declaring. We should not avoid paying government taxes of any kind.


What  are the the Atichar (Violations) of The Sthool Adattadanvirman Vrat?

Atichar (violations) are:

1) Buying stolen goods,

2) Teaching the art of stealing or giving the shelter to the thieves,

3) Doing anything against law of the land,

4) Keeping false weights and measures and wrong balances,

5) Giving inferior goods after showing superior quality or even adulterating.


What is The Sthool Maithunvirman  Vrat?

This vow is not to have sexual contacts or desires with other than one�s spouse.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of The Sthool Maithunvirman Vrat?

Atichar (violations) are:

1) Having sexual relationship with underage spouse,

2) Having premarital or extramarital sex,

3) Looking intensely with sexual desires at the body

    of a woman or a man and express sexual desire, gestures, or making passes,

4) To engage in arranging marriages of other than your own children,

5) To be engrossed in the thoughts of sexual pleasures.


What is The Sthool Parigrahpariman Vrat?

This vow is to determine the limits to the acquisition of wealth, belongings and to their use and can also include social positions.  If it is not convenient to limit the value of each item, then we should limit the total numbers.  We should not cross or adjust the limits knowingly or unknowingly in any way.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of The Sthool Parigrahpariman Vrat?

Atichar (Violations) are:

1) Having the excessive  money, gold, silver, etc.,

2) having too many toys, cloths, furnitures, cameras, televisions, etc.,

3) Buying too much land, expensive houses or cars,

4) Holding positions in many community organizations, or for a long period, 

5) Keeping many servents. 


What is  The Dishapariman Vrat?

This vow is to limit and determine the extent to which one can go and return; and the area within which one can move or travel about. We should restrict or limit such distance, and thus, stop extra sins of traveling.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of The Dishapariman Vrat?

Atichar (Violations) are:

1) Crossing the limit in upward direction,

2) Crossing the limit in downward direction,

3) Crossing the limit in east, west, north  or south directions,  

4) Curtailing the limit in one direction and to extend the limit of other direction,

5) Proceeding in spite of realizing that the limit is over.


What is The Upbhog-Paribhogvirman Vrat?

This vow contains two words:

1) Bhog,   2) Upabhog.

Bhog implies the pleasures related to the things like food, water etc., which are used once.

Upabhog implies the pleasures related to the things which may be used and enjoyed again and again such as houses, ornaments, clothes, etc. This vow is to put a limit to their use.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of  The Upbhog-Paribhogvirman Vrat?

Atichar (Violations) are:

1) Consuming raw vegetables (sachit things),

2) Consuming food connected with raw vegetables or raw‑grain,

3) Consuming some thing, which is partially cooked vegetables or flour, etc.,

4) Eating half‑cooked things like roasted corn, etc.,

5) Consuming such things in which there is less to eat and more to waste (sugar‑cane).


What is The Anarthadand virman Vrat?

This vow is to renounce unnecessary and meaningless activities.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of The Anarthadand virman Vrat?

Atichar (Violations) are:

1) Reading cheap literature and watching sensual or violent shows or movies,

2) Making such bodily actions and gestures as laughing; provocative laughter, acting

    and making faces to insult others,

3) Engaging in meaningless talk; gossiping and making unnecessary stir up,

4) Manufacturing and or keeping weapons and devices to cause violence,

5) Hoarding things relating to worldly and sensual enjoyment.


What is The Samayik Vrat?

In this vow one has to be seated at one place for 48 minutes. In this, a person renounces all sinful activities. This helps us in remaining calm and steady i.e., we remain free from likes and dislikes of the world.

During this time, we should do only religious activities and should abstain from attending to things of household life mentally, verbally and physically.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of The Samayik Vrat?

Atichar (Violations) are:

1) letting bad thoughts enter the mind,

2) Uttering bad or harsh words,

3) Moving around the body, or leaning against the wall, yawning, sleeping etc.,

4) Being careless,

5) Finishing before the actual time is up.


What is  The Deshavagasik Vrat?

In this, we vow to further limit our movements in all six  directions and use of things from the dawn of the day, for one day and one night.


What are the Atichar (Violations) of The Deshavagasik Vrat?

Atichar (Violations) are:

1) Getting things from outside the limit,

2) Sending a person outside the limit and getting it,

3) Asking for the things which are outside the limit area by calling, coughing, etc.,

4) Asking for the things beyond the limit by making their forms or figures,

5) Asking for the article beyond the limit by throwing a pebble or other signs.


What is in The Paripoorna Paushadh Vrat?

In this vow one is renouncing eating, drinking water, and thoughts related to household activities and being immersed in spiritual reflections for 24 hours or a longer period.

Paushadh enhances the speed of spiritual efforts and provide strength to shravaks.