Jain World
Sub-Categories of Passions

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

14. Siksasutra - Precepts On Education



Vivatti aviniassa, sampatti vinissa ya.

Jasseyam duhao nayam, sikkham se abhigacchai. (170)

He who is modest and respectful gains knowledge and he who is arrogant and disrespectful fails to gain knowledge. He who is aware of these two facts acquires education. (170)


Aha pancahim thanehim, jehim sikkha na labbhai.

Thambha koha pamaenam, rogenatassaena ya. (171)

Pride, anger, negligence, disease and laziness these are five factors on account of which one fails to receive education. (171)


Aha atthahim thanehim, sikkhasile tti vuccai.

Ahassire saya dante. na ya mammamudahare.

Nasile na visile, na siya ailolue.

Akohane saccarae, sikkhasile tti vuccai. (172 & 173)

Not indulging in jokes, ever controlling oneself, not revealing the secrets of others, not lacking good manners, not exhibiting bad manners, not being very much greedy, not being angry and being committed to truthfulness; these are eight traits of character on account of which one is called a (true) lover of education. (172 & 173)


Nanamegaggacitto a, thio a thavayai param.

Suani a ahijjitta, rao suasamahie. (174)

A person acquires knowledge and concentration of mind by studying scriptures. He becomes firm in religion and helps others to acquire that firmness. Thus throught the studies of scriptures he becomes absorbed in the contemplation of what is expounded therein. (174)


Vase gurukule niccam, jogavam uvahanavam.

Piyamkare piyamvai, se sikkham laddhumarihai. (175)

He who always resides with the preceptor, practising meditation and austerities, is pleasant in action and sweet in speech such a person is fit to receive education. (175)


Jaha diva divasayam, paippae so ya dippae divo.

Divasama ayaria, dippamti param ca divemti. (176)

A lamp lights hundreds of other lamps and yet remains lighted; so are the Acaryas who like a lamp enlighten others and continue to remain enlightened themselves. (176)