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                            Niyamsara

CHAPTER V


REPENTANCE (Pratikramana)


77. I am neither hellish, nor sub-human, nor human, nor am I in the celestial condition. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do I make others do,nor am I the approver of the approver of the doers.


78. I am neither in any of the soul-quests, nor I am in any of the spiritual stages nor do I belong to any of the soul classes. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers.


79. I am neither a child, nor young, nor old, nor the cause of them. I am neither the doer nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers.


80. I am neither attachment, nor aversion, nor delusion, nor the cause of any of them. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers.


81. I am neither anger, nor pride, nor deceit, nor greed. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers.


82. By practising self-analysis, (a soul) becomes equanimous and thus (gains) Right Conduct. In order to fortify this (conduct) I shall speak of repentance, etc.


83. He, who leaving aside (all) forms of speech and getting rid of (impure) thought-activities, such as attachment, etc., meditates upon his own soul (is said from the real point of view) to have repentance (Pratikramana).


84. He, who avoiding (all sorts of) transgressions particularly, is absorbed in self-contemplation is said to have repentance; because he himself is the embodiment of repentance.


85. He, who avoiding (all sorts of) disinclination towards conduct, is absorbed in self-conduct, is said to have repentance, because he himself is the embodiment of repentance.


86. He, who avoiding the wrong path, firmly walks in the right path of the Conquerors (Jinas) is said to have repentance because he himself is the embodiment of repentance.


87. A saint, who avoiding all thorny thought-activities, enjoys the modifications of only an unblemished thought-activity, is said to have repentance; because he himself is the embodiment of repentance.


88. A saint, who avoiding uncontrolled thought-activities, is absorbed in the three-fold control (of mind, body and speech), is said to have repentance; because himself is the embodiment of repentance.


89. He, who avoids (both) the thoughts of pain and ill-will, and entertains righteous and pure thoughts is said to have repentance in the aphorisms delivered by the Conquerers (Jinas).


90. (Impure) thought-activities, (such as) wrong belief, etc., have been experienced before since eternity by a mundane soul, (but) pure thought-activities such as right belief, etc., have never been experienced by this soul.


91. He, who having completely renounced Wrong Belief, (Wrong) Knowledge and (Wrong) Conduct, meditates upon Right Belief, (Right) Knowledge and (Right) Conduct (is said to have) repentance.


92. Soul is a supreme category, Saints absorbed in it destroy the Karmas; therefore self-concentration only is the repentance of the highest order.


93. A saint absorbed in self-concentration, renounces all defects. Therefore self-concentration only constitutes the repentance of all transgressions.


94. He, who having understood the modes of repentance, as related in the scripture known by the name of "Pratikramana Sutra" meditates upon it, is then said to have repentance (from the practical point of view).