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Mangalasutra - Precepts On The Auspicious

Jinasasanasutra - Precepts On Jina's Teachings
Sanghasutra - Precepts Of Religious Order
Nirupanasutra - Precepts On Scriptural Exposition
Samsaracakrasutra - Precepts On the Transmigratory cycle
  Karmasutra - Precepts On Karms
  Mithyatvasutra - Precepts On Wrong Faith
  Raga-pariharasutra - Precepts On Renunciation Of Attachment
  Dharmasutra - Precepts On religion
  Samyamasutra - Precepts On Self-Restraint
  Aparigrahasutra - Precepts On Non-Possessiveness
  Ahimsasutra - Precepts On Non-Violence
  Apramadasutra - Precepts On Vigilance
  Siksasutra - Precepts On Education
  Atmasutra - Precepts On Soul
  Moksamargasutra - Precepts On The Path Of Liberation
  Ratnatrayasutra - Precepts On Three Jewels
  Samyag-Darsana-Sutra - Precepts Of Right Faith
  Samyagjnanasutra - Precepts On Right Knowledge
  Samyakcaritrasutra - Precepts On Right Conduct
  Sadhanasutra - Precepts On spiritual Realization
  Dvividha Dharmasutra - Precepts On the Two Paths of Relitgion
  Sravakadharmasutra - Precepts on householders's Religion
  Sramanadharmasutra - Precepts On Religion Of Monks
  Vratasutra - The Precepts On Vows
  Samiti-Guptisutra - Precepts On Carefulness (Samiti) and Self-Control (Gupti)
  Avasyakasutra - Precepts On Obligatory Duties
  Tapasutra - Precepts on Penance
  Dhyanasutra - Precepts On Meditation
  Anupreksasutra - Precepts On Reflection
  Lesyasutra - Precept On Soul-Colouring (Lesyas)
  Atmavikasasutra (Gunasthana)
Precepts On Spiritual Progress (Gunasthanas)
  Samlekhanasutra - Precepts On Passionless Deaths
  Tattvasutra - Precepts On Fundamental Truths
  Dravysutra - Precepts On The Substance
  Srstisutra - Precepts On Universe
  Anekantasutra - The Precepts On Non-Absolutism
  Pramanasutra - Precepts On Valid Knowledge
  Nayasutra - Precepts On View-Point
  Syadvada Va Saptabhangisutra - Syadvada & Sptabhangi Sutra
  Samanvayasutra - Precepts On Reconciliation
  Niksepasutra - Precepts Of Installation
  Samapana Conclusion
  Virastavana Hymn To Mahavira

12. Ahimsasutra - Precepts On Non-Violence

 

 

Eyam khu nanino saram, jam na himsai kamcana.

ahimsasamayam ceva, etavante viyaniya. (147)

It is the essential trait of a wise man that he does not kill any living being. Centainly, one has to understand just two principles namely non-violence and equality (of all living beings). (147)

 

Savve jiva vi icchanti, jivium na marijjium.

Tamha panavaham ghoram, niggamtha vajjayanti nam. (148)

All the living beings wish to live and not to die; that is why nirgranthas (persongages devoid of attachement) prohibit the killing of living beings. (148)

 

Javanti loe pana, tasa aduva thavara.

Te janamajanam va, na hane no vi ghayae. (149)

Whether knowingly or unknowingly one should not kill living beings, mobile or immobile, in this world nor should cause them to be killed by others. (149)

 

Jaha te na piam dukkham, jania emeva savvajivanam.

Savvayaramuvautto, attovammena kunasu dayam. (150)

Just as pain is not agreeable to you, it is so with others. Knowing this principle of equality treat other with respect and compassion. (150)

Jivavaho appavaho, jivadaya appano daya hoi.

Ta savvajivahimsa, paricatta attkamehim. (151)

Killing a living being is killing one's own self; showing compassion to a living being is showing compassion to oneself. He who desires his own good, should avoid causing any harm to a living being. (151)

 

Tumam si nama sa ceva, jam hantavvam ti mannasi.

Tumam si nama sa ceva, jam ajjaveyavvam ti manasi. (152)

The being whom you want to kill is the very same as you are yourself, the being whom you want to be kept under obedience is the very same as you yourself. (152)

 

Ragadinamanuppao, ahimsakattam tti desiyam samae.

Tesim ce upptti, himsetti jinehi niddittha. (153)

It is said by Lord Jina that absence of attachment etc. is ahimsa (non-violence) while their presence is himsa (violence). (153)

 

Ajjhavasiena bandho, satte marejja ma tha marejja.

Eso bandhasamaso, jivanam nicchayanayassa. (154)

Even an intention of killing is the cause of the bondage of Karma, whether you actually kill or not; from the real point of view, this is the nature of the bondage of Karma. (154)

 

Himsado aviramanam, vahaparinamo ya hoi himsa hu.

Tamha pamatajogo, panavvavarovao niccam. (155)

Non-abstinence from himsa or an intention to commit it, is himsa. Therefore careless activity through passions amounts to violence (himsa). (155)

 

Nani kammassa khayattha-mutthido notthido ya himsae.

Adadi asadham ahimsattham, appamatto avadhago so. (156)

A wise person is one who always strives to eradicate his Karmas and is not engaged in himsa. One who firmly endeavours to remain non-violent is verily a non-killer. (156)

 

Atta ceva ahimsa, atta himsati nicchao samae.

Jo hodi appamatto, ahimsago himsago idaro. (157)

As per scriptures the self is both violent and non-violent. He who is careful is non-violent and who is careless is violent. (157)

 

Tumgam na mandarao, agasao visalayam natthi.

Jaha taha jayammi janasu, dhammamahimsasamam natthi. (158)

No mountain is higher than the Meru; nothing is more expansive than the sky; similarly know that there si no religion equal to the religion of ahimsa in this world why do you indulge. (158)

 

Abhayam patthiva! tubbham, abhayadaya bhavahi ya.

Anicce jaivalogammi, kim himsae pasajjasi. (159)

Oh: Mortal being! be free from fear and you let others be free from fear. In this transitory world, why do you indulge in himsa? (159)