Mahavira

Mahavira
Mahavira
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Mahavira, also known as Vardhamāna, was the twenty-fourth tirthankara who revived Jainism. In the Jain tradition, it is believed that Mahavira was born in the early part of the 6th century BC into a royal kshatriya family in present-day Bihar, India. He abandoned all worldly possessions at the age of 30 and left home in pursuit of spiritual awakening, becoming an ascetic. Mahavira practiced intense meditation and severe austerities for 12 years, after which he is believed to have attained Kevala Jnana (omniscience). He preached for 30 years and is believed by Jains to have died in the 6th century BC, although the year varies by sect. Scholars such as Karl Potter consider his biography uncertain; some suggest that he lived in the 5th century BC, contemporaneously with the Buddha. Mahavira attained nirvana at the age of 72, and his body was cremated.

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All are my friends. I have no enemies.
All souls are equal and alike and have the similar nature and qualities. Nature
Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma. Death
By sincerity, a man gains physical, mental and linguistic straightforwardness, and harmonious tendency; that is, congruence of speech and action.
Do not deprive someone of his livelihood. This is a sinful tendency.
Don't accumulate if you do not need. The excess of wealth in your hands is for the society, and you are the trustee for the same. Society
Eating constitutes the greatest obstacle to self-control; it gives rise to indolence.
If one undertakes retrospection of the day's events, one must do it regularly at the appointed hour, not fitfully, not doing it today, neglecting to do it tomorrow and the day after and then taking it up again on the fourth day. Such irregular practice is not conducive to the confirmation of the habit of retrospection.
If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort.
Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings. Life
Modes are infinite, and laws are infinite.
One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.
Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline.
Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.
The most important principle of environment is that you are not the only element.
The nature of things is dharma. Nature

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