gunasamghao, samgho ya vimocao ya kammanam.
Damsanananacaritte, samghayanto have samgho. (25)
order is accumulation of virtues: a religious order frees people from the
pollution of Karmas and conjoins together Right Faith, Right Knowledge and
Right Conduct. (25)
Rayanattayameva ganam, gaccham gamanassa mokkhamaggassa.
samghado, samayo khalu nimmalo appa. (26)
three jewels alone constitute a gana, what leads to the path of Salvation
constitutes a gaccha: the accumulation of virtues is Sangha and a pure
soul is "Samaya" (right docrine). (26)
siyagharasamo ya hoi ma bhahi.
samgho saranam tu savvesim. (27)
grants assurance, evokes confidence and gives peace like a cool chamber.
It is affectionate like the parents and affords shelter to all living
beings so be not afraid of the Sangha. (27)
bhagi, thirayarao damsane caritte ya.
gurukulavasam, avakahae na muncanti. (28)
those who reside life-long in their preceptor's entourage as they acquire
knowledge and specially attain stability in faith and conduct. (28)
gurummi na bhatti, na ya bahumano na gauravam na bhayam.
Na vi lajja na
vi neho, gurukulavasena kim tassa? (29)
What is the use
of residing in the preceptor's entourage for him who does not have a sense
of devotion, respect, reverence, regard and affection and feels no awe of
his preceptor. (29)
bhaddam, samanaganasahassapattassa. (30-31)
May the lotus
like Sangha prosper which keeps itself aloof from the Karmic-dirt just as
a lotus keeps itself away from the mud and water. The Sangha is a lotus
whose long stalk is scriptures, the paricarp is the five great vows the
filoments are the other virtues and petals are the munis (monks) As the
black bees move around the lotus similarly the house-holders frequent the
Sanghs. As the lotus blossoms on account of the sunrays, similarly the
Sangha grows on account of the precepts of Jina. (30-31)