the God, the Scripture and the Monk
Pure soul is God Jinendra, His divine
voice is the holy scripture,
Right conduct is the attribute of the
monk, the trio destroys the karmas.
Oh omniscient detached Lord, I did not
recognize you till now.
So I have to face the circle of births
and deaths in the eighty-four lac places.
I regarded you as all-compassion and
trusting that, did not do anything myself.
You will make me perfectly happy, with
this hope I remained standing before you.
I never knew that you are
indifferent to worldly attachments and immersed in thy own self.
I failed to understand
that you have no desires and have nothing more to achieve.
Fundamentals have been expounded in the
voice of the Lord omniscient,
Who has said time and again that the
world is self-created.
I could not attune my faith accordingly
and felt proud that I can change things.
I never accepted the reality and the
You have, Oh Lord, explained the
fundamentals in your exhortions,
Wherein pure soul has been described as
possessing countless attributes.
I did not listen to that, and wasted my
time in vicious stories of the world.
My mind never felt enamoured of the soul,
which I never attended to.
I could not exactly understand the
preachings of the Divine Voice of the Lord,
Wherein have been exposed the
fundamentals of Life and Death and the soul supreme.
Religion is all attachment and
attachments are virtuous - were my understandings.
I have been holding that I shall attain
spiritual heights with meritorious karmas.
I have realised today that religion lies
in complete detachment and
It is wrong faith to accept that it also
lies in meritorious karmas.
The Voice of the Omniscient always
It shows us constantly the path to the
liberation of our souls.
I bow to those monks of the Digamber Jain
order who have
Expressed the innermost implications of
the Voice of Lord Jinendra
They ponder over their souls and always
discuss its attributes.
Their pure thoughts are reflected in
their nude forms.
The nude, noble conscious monks are
immersed in their souls.
They are engaged in psychic knowledge,
thinking of their souls only,
and performing penances of the twelve
They are walking Siddhas, 1 bow to them
with humility and reverence.
May I ever follow the footprints of such
noble saints, that is my prayer.
My salutations to the Pure Soul, my
salutations to the Divine Voice of Jindev.
And my salutations to the Monks, who
regard all souls to be potential.
Deo brings us Right Faith, Scriptures
And Monks are treasures of Perfect
Conduct; I bow to them all.
Dr. H.C. Bharill