There was a muni named Suvrat in Champapur. He went out for alms in his
Wandering for alms in the city he saw the
sweet balls being distributed among the people.
knowing it he thought of having the same. Thinking thus he went there.
There he could not receive the sweets. He continued wandering and thinkig
about it. It became
He having been alluved to sweets lost his
senses and used to bless saying "Sinhkesar" Sweets in stead of "Dharmalabha"
in each and every home he sent for almost.
continued even after sunset. Under the same impression he for got his
spiritual schedule also.
Wandaring thus he spent two
parts of the early night, He went to same devoteds place and uttered "Sinhkesar"
st mid night.
Shrawak received him with bowing and
thought why the monk arrived at mid night.
At long time
I saw a monk today only who left his happy home. He is greadless, dynamic.
why should he now come here ? I fail understand.
find fault with him I would deviate from my daty. besides that the
behaviour of great yogi's (hermits') is not accessible.
But what is in his mind ? I should test him. Thinking thus pious minded
devoted again padered.
His attitude is not found worldly
oriented. He is not desirous of riches also. He speaks keeping a piece of
cloth covered on the mouth, he walks step by step so he does not seem
violating fundamentals but he is keen to consume food. It is clearly seen
by his signs.
That Shrawak thinking thus immediately
brought various sweets before him. On seeing it the monk refused it saying
it was not proper for him. He then again thought him not having been
deviated at all.
How can I know his will ? When entered
he uttered 'Sinhkesar' it shows that he should have disturbed in lack of
it. So he placed a plate full of sinhkesar-ladus- sweet food balls.
The Monk at his heart will took and got satisfied. Shrawak thought that if
he would consume it he would be no monk.
Since a night
food is full of dirts. I many project a device so that his sense may not
Then that devotee- Shrawak told him, "Oh
Maharaj ! I am today one of the happiest men.
You like a
good tree came to me. your life is like a neetar, you are gratified as
never before. I with my one forgue are not able to express you fully.
But would you kindly answer me whatever I ask you ? you are a knower of
philosophy and an observer of vigilanee.
Every day in
the morning while two or three stars are twinkling in the sky I say
prayers of Mahamantra and take some sows.
Can you tell
me whether I have taken my sow fully or partially. On heaving his words
that muni wisely and carefully began to powder.
hearing Shrawak's sheech the monk applying his knowledge found a
constellation. Then he know of midenight hours.
realised and began to censure his own soul. Oh what a great fool am I to
have behaved against the religion.
Fie upon my perverted
behaviour following the greed. Saying thus he addressed a devotee as
the best and blessed one knowing the principles of Jainisum. By questions
you have protected me from sins.
The monk thus censured
himself and praised the shrawak. He remembering the night wandering as an
evil searched a solitary place and meditated there. The next morning he
decided to give up the sweet balls - ladus.
the modaks on the pure soil and like Dhandhanmuni performed penance.
He having burnt up his woods of deeds to ashes throught spiritual
realised bright bliss.
There in heeren gods prepared a
golden lotus seat. Muni Suvrat preached all of sudden standing on it, On
seeing which all the people were astonished.