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GUIDLINES OF JAINISM

Bhadrabahu Vijay

THE EIGHTEEN SOURCES OF SIN (PAPA STHANAK).

1. Pranatipat : Causing violence.

2. Mrishavad : Speaking falsehood.

3 Adatfadan : Stealing.

4. Maithun : Engaging in sexual enjoyments.

5. Parigrah : Having attachment for articles or wealth.

6. Krodh : Getting angry.

7. Maan : Being arrogant.

8. Maya : Being Deceptive.

9 Lobh : Being Greedy.

10. Rag : Showing attachment.

11. Dvesh : Showing hatred and grudge.

12. Kalah : Quarrelling.

13. Abhvakhyan : Making false accusations.

14. Paishunya : Carrying tales against others.

15. Rati-arati : Being pleased or displeased with trifles.

16. Par-parivad : Calumniating others.

17. Maya-Mrishavad: Spreading rumors or scandals.

18. Mithyatvashalya : Believing in false doctrines.

The Jain house-holder must try to get out of the cage of these eighteen sins. One who lives committing these sins will not be able to stop the cycles of birth and death.