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Selection from Jainisms Holy Akaranga Sutra: Book I Lecture 2: Conquest of the World, Part 2 of 2

India
2018-12-13

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We explore the spiritual teaching of Jainism. “Observing the pain of mundane existence, one should not act with violence. This is called the true knowledge and renunciation.” “Then, after a time, he falls in sickness: those with whom he lives together, first grumble at him, and he afterwards grumbles at them. But they cannot help thee or protect thee, nor canst thou help them or protect them. Thus a fool, doing cruel acts, comes ignorantly to grief. Wisely reject hope and desire, and extracting that thorn (i.e. pleasure) thou shouldst act rightly.”“The farsighted one who knows the world, knows its inferior part (hell), its upper part (heaven), its side-long part (the state of brute beasts).”
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