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

30. Anupreksasutra - Precepts On Reflection



Jo janiuna deham, jivasaruvadu taccado bhinnam.

Appanam pi ya sevadi, kajjakaram tassa annattam. (519)

He who reflects over his own soul, after knowing that, in principle, his body is distinct from his soul, achieves effective results. (519)


Mamsatthiyasamghae, muttapurisabharie navacchidde.

Asuim parissavamte, suham sarirammi kim atthi? (520)

What is there auspicious in this body, which is constituted of flesh and bone, filled with urine and excrement, and foul matter through nine openings? (520)


Ede mohaya-bhava, jo parivajjei uvasame lino.

Heyam ti mannamano, asavaanuvehanam tassa. (521)

Thus absorbed in an experience of calmness the person who renounces the mental state born of delusion considering that they are worth being renounced, truly undertakes deep reflection related to karmic inflow. (521)


Manavayanakayaguttim-diyassa samidisu appamttassa.

Asavadaranirohe, navakammarayasavo na have. (522)

A monk who controls his senses through restraints of his mind, speech and body, and is aware of the observance of samiti, i.e., the five types of vigilance, prevents influx of karmas and will not attract the dust of new karmas. (522)


Nauna logasaram, nissaram dihagamanasamsaram.

Loyaggasiharavasam, jhahi payattena suhavasam. (523)

Having understood the nature of worldly existence and the worthlessness of long transmigrations in mundane life, a monk should exert to meditate residing on the top of the universe (i.e. siddha-sila) where living is blissful. (523)


Bamdhappadesa-ggalanam nijjaranam idi jine hi panattam.

Jena have samvaranam, tena du nijjarana midi jana. (524)

It is preached by Jina that the dissociation of Karmic matter (from the self) is called Nirjara. Know that means of Samvara (stoppage) are also the means of Nirjara. (524)


Jaramaranavegenam, vujjhamanana paninam.

Dhammo divo paittha ya, gai saranamuttamam. (525)

For living beings who are floating in the currents of odl age and death, religion is the best island, resting place and supreme shelter. (525)


Manussam viggaham laddhum, sui dhammassa dullaha.

Jam socca padivajjamti, tavam khamtimahimsayam. (526)

Even after being born in a human body it is the most difficult to listen to the scriptural texts; having listened them one accepts penance, forgiveness and not-voilence (Ahimsa). (526)


Ahacca savanam laddhum, saddha paramadullaha.

Socca neauyam maggam, bahave paribhassai. (527)

Even after listening to the religious text, it is extremely difficult to cultivate faith in it; because there are many people, who even after learning about the righteous path, deviate from it. (527)


Suim ca laddhum saddham ca, viriyam puna dullaham.

Bahave royamana vi, no enam padivajjae. (528)

Even after listening to the sacred lore and acquiring firm faith in it, it is again difficult to undertake the endeavour needed, for certainly there are many people who even having a firm faith in religion, do not practise it. (528)


Bhavanajoga-suddhappa, jale nava va ahiya.

Nava va tirasampanna, savvadukkha tiuttai. (529)

A person who has purified his soul by his thought activity resembles a boat; as boat crosses an ocean, so also such a person secures freedom from all misery. (529)


Barasa anuvekkhao, paccakkhanam taheva padikkamanam.

Aloyanam samahi, tamha bhavejja anuvekkham. (530)

The twelve Anupreksa (deep reflections), abstinence, repentance, confession and meditation, one should deeply contemplate on these reflections. (530)