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

9. Dharmasutra - Precepts On religion



Dhammo mangalamukkittham, ahimsa samjamo tavo.

Deva vi tam namamsanti, jassa dhamme saya mano. (82)

Religion is supremely auspicious; non-violence, selfcontrol and p[enance are its essentials. Even the gods bow down before him whose mind is ever preoccupied with religion. (82)


Dhammo vatthu sahavo, khamadibhavo ya dasaviho dhammo.

Rayanattayam ca dhammo, jivanam rakkhanam dhammo. (83)

The essential nature of a thing is called dharma. The ten virtues, i.e. forgiveness etc., are the ten forms of dharma. The three jewels, i.e. right faith, right knowledge and right conduct, constitute the dharma (religion). To render protection to the living being is also called dharma. (83)


Uttamakhamamaddavajjava-saccasauccam ca samjamam ceva.

Tavacagamakimcanham, bamha idi dasaviho dhammo. (84)

Supreme forgiveness, supreme humility, supreme straightforwardness; supreme truthfulness, supreme purity, supreme self-restraint, supreme penance, supreme renunciation, supreme non-possessiveness and supreme celibacy, these constitute the ten-fold Religion. (84)


Kohena jo na tappadi, sura-nara-tiriehi kiramane vi.

Uvasagge vi raudde, tassa khama nimmala hodi. (85)

he who does not become excited with anger even when terrible afflictions are caused to him by gods, human beings and beasts, his forbearance is perfect. (85)


Khammami savvajivanam, savve jiva khamamtu me.

Mittu me savvabhudesu, veram majjaham na kena vi. (86)

I forgive all living beings and may all living beings forgive me; I cherish feelings of friendship towards all and I harbour enmity towards none. (86)


Jai kimci pamaenam, na sutthu bhe vattiyam mae puvvim.

Tam me khamemi aham, nissallo nikkasao a. (87)

If I have behaved towards you in the past in an improper manner due to slight inadvertance, I sincerely beg your pardon, with a pure heart (i.e. without any sting and passion). (87)


Kularuvajadibuddhisu, tavasudasilesu garvam kimci.

Jo navi kuvvadi samano, maddavadhammam have tassa. (88)

A monk who doesnot boast even slightly of his family, handsomeness, caste, learning, penance, scriptural knowledge and character observes the religion of humility. (88)


Jo avamanakaranam, dosam pariharai niccamautto.

So nama hodi nami, na du gunacattena manena. (89)

He alone is really worthy of proud who is careful not to insult other people. A person who merely boasts, has no virtues, cannot command respect. (89)


Se asaim uccagoe asaim niagoe, no hine no airitte.

No pihae iti samkhae, ke goyavai ke manvai? (90)

Every one has born several times in high families as well as in low families;l hence none is either high or low. After knowing this, who will feel proud of taking birth in respectable or high family? (90)


Jo cintei na vamkam, na kunadi vamkam na jampade vamkam.

Na ya govadi niyadosam, ajjava-dhammo have tasst. (91)

He who does not think crookedly, does not act crookedly, does not speak crookedly and does not hide his own weaknesses, observes the virtue of straightforwardness. (91)


parasamtavayakarana-vayanam, mottuna saparahidavayanam.

Jo vadadi Bhikkhu turiyo tasst du dhammo have saccam. (92)

A monk who avoids all speech that is likely to hurt others and speaks only what is good to himself and to others observes the fourth virtue of truthfulness. (92)


Mosassa paccha ya puratthao yha, paogakale ya duhi durante.

Evam adattani samayayanto, ruve atitto duhio anisso. (93)

A person suffers misery after telling a lie, before telling a lie and while telling a lie; thus suffers endless misery, similarly a person who steels or a person who is lustful also suffers misery and finds himself without support. (93)


Pattham hidayanittham pi, bhannamanassa saganavasissa.

kadugam va osaham tam, mahuravivayam havai tassa. (94)

Every beneficial advice given by a group-fellow though unpalatable to the mind at first, proves wholesome in the end, like a medicine which is better in taste becomes agreeable in effect. (94)


Vissasanijjo maya va, hoi pujjo guru vva loass.

Sayanu vva saccavai, puriso savvassa hoi pio. (95)

A person who speaks the truth becomes trustworthy like a mother, venerable like a preceptor to his people and dear to all others as their relatives. (95)


Saccammi vasadi tavo, saccammi samjamo taha vase sesa vi guna.

Saccam nibandhanam hi ya, gunanamudadhiva macchanam. (96)

Truthfulness is the abode of penance, of self-control and of all other virtues; indeed truthfulness is the place of origination of all other noble qualities as the ocean is that of fishes. (96)


Jaha laho taha loho, laha loho pavaddhai.

Domasakayam kajjam, kodie vi na nitthiyam. (97)

Greed grows with every gain, every gain increases greed. A work which could be done by two grams of gold, could not be done even by crores of grams. (97)


Suvannaruppassa u pavvaya bhave, siya hu kelasasama asamkhaya.

Narassa liddhassa na tehi kimci, iccha hu agasasama anantiya. (98)

Even if a greedy person comes to accumulate a numberless Kailasa-like mountains of gold and silver they mean nothing to him, for this desire is as endless as is the sky. (98)


Jha ya andappabhava balaga, andam balagappabhavam jaha ya.

Emeva mohayayanam khu tanha, moham ca tanhayayanam vayanti. (99)

Just as a she-crane is born of an egg and an egg is born of a she-crane, soalso delusion is born of craving and craving is born of dulusion. (99)


Samasamtosajalenam, jo dhovadi tivva-lohamala-punjam.

Bhoyana-giddhi-vihino, tassa sauccam have vimalam. (100)

One who washes away the dirty heap of greed with the water of equannimity and contentment and is free from lust for food, will attain perfect purity. (100)