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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

19. Samyagjnanasutra - Precepts On Right Knowledge

 

 

Socca janai kallanam, socca janai pavagam

Ubhayam pi janae socca, jam cheyam tam samayare. (245)

After listening to scriptures, a person comes to know what is good and what is sinful, having thus known through listening one ought to perform what leads to welfare. (245)

 

Nana nattie puno, damsanatavaniyamasamjame thicca.

Viharai visujjhamano, javajjivam pi nikkampo. (246)

Again, under the influence of his (scriptural) knowledge, he becomes firm in his faith, meditation, observance of vows and self-restraint, and lives a life of purity throughout his lifetime without any wavering. (246)

 

Jaha jaha suyamogahai, aisayarasapasarasamjuyamapuvvam.

Taha taha palhai muni, navanavasamvegasamddhao. (247)

As a monk continues to master the scriptures with extra-ordinary devotion and unbounded interest, he experiences supreme bliss with renewed taith accompanied by dispassion. (247)

 

Sui jaha sasutta, na nassai kayavarammi padia vi.

Jivo vi taha sasutto, na nassai gao vi samsare. (248)

A needle with a thread (in it) does not get lost even when it falls in a heap of rubbish, so a person endowed with scriptureal knowledge does not lose his self, even if involved in transmigratory cycle. (248)

 

Sammattarayanabhattha, jananta bahuvihaim satthaim.

Arahanavirahiya, bhamamti tattheva tattheva. (249)

Those who have renounced the jewel of right faith will continue to wander in different states of mundane existence, as they are devoid of proper devotions to virtuous qualities, even though they may be knowing the various scriptures. (249)

 

paramanumittayam pi hu, rayadinam tu vijjade jassa.

Na vi so janadi, appanayam tu savvagamadharo vi.

Appanamayanamto, anappayam cavi so ayanamto.

Kaha hodi sammaditthi, jivajive ayanamto. (250 & 251)

A person, who has in him even an iota of attachment, though he may be knowing all the scriptures, will not understand the nature of the soul, He who does not know the (nature of) soul, will not know the non-soul also. How can a person not knowing the soul and the non-soul, become a person having right faith? (250 & 251)

 

Jena taccam vibujjhejja, jena cittam nirujjhadi.

Jena atta visujjhejja, tam nanam jinasasane. (252)

According to the teachings of Jina, knowledge is that which helps to understand the truth, controls the mind and purifies the soul. (252)

 

Jena raga virajjejja, jena seesu rajjadi.

Jena mitti pabhavejja, tam nanam jinasasane. (253)

According to the teachings of Jina, it is through knowledge that ties of attachment are severed, attraction towards auspiciousness is developed and the feelings of friendship are strengthened. (253)

 

Jo passadi appanam, abaddhaputtham anannamavisesam.

Apadesasuttamajjham, passadi jinasasanam savvam. (254)

He only knows the whole doctrine of Jina, who knows the soul, unbound by karmic matter, different from everything else, devoid of all particularities and well described in the scriptures. (254)

 

Jo appanam janadi, asui-sariradu taccado bhinnam.

Janaga-ruva-saruvam, so sattham janade savvam. (255)

He who knows that the self is wholly different from an impure body and possesses cognizership as its own form knows the entire body of scriptures. (255)

 

Suddham tu viyanamto, suddham cevappayam lahai jivo.

Janamto du asuddham, asuddhamevappayam lahai. (256)

One who knows soul as pure oneself attains a pure self. But who contemplates the soul as having impure nature becomes himself impure. (256)

 

Je ajjhattham janai, se bahiya janai.

Je bahiya janai, se ajjhattham janai. (257)


He who knows the internal, knows the external and he who knows the external, knows the internal. (257)

 

Je egam janai, se savvam janai.

Je savvam janai, se egam janai. (258)

He who knows the one (the self) knows everything else; he who knows all things, knows the one (the self). (258)

 

Edamhi rado niccam, samtuttho hohi niccamedamhi.

Edena hohi titto, hohidi tuha uttamam sokkham. (259)

Be you always engrossed in pure knowledge; be you ever satisfied in it, be contented with it; you will get supreme happiness therefrom. (259)

 

Jo janadi arahamtam, davvattagunattapajjayattehim.

So janadi appanam, moho khalu jadi tassa layam. (260)

He who knows the Arhat from the view-points of substance, attributes and modifications, knows also the pure soul; his delusion will surely come to an end. (260)

 

Laddhunam nihim ekko, tassa phalam anuhavei sujanattem.

Taha nani nananihim, bhumjei, caittu paratattim. (261)

Just 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. (261)