Journey into Jain Aagam: Control Your Senses

Published: 12.12.2017

Once upon a time, there was a king. He was fond of mangoes but he could not digest them. The doctor forbade him strictly to eat mangoes. He warned him that he would die immediately if he ate mangoes. So, the king got all the mango trees in his kingdom uprooted.

One day, he set out for horse-riding along with his minister. The horse galloped swiftly and he stopped in a garden where the trees were filled with ripe mangoes. The king was very tempted. The minister tried to abstain him from staying there. But the king did not listen to him and very soon he was unable to control his desire to eat the mangoes.

As the king was resting under the tree, a ripe mango fell in his lap and the minister trying to stop him from eating.

As he was resting under a mango tree, a mango fell in his lap. The king touched it, smelled and longed to eat it. The minister tried his best to stop the king from eating it, but the king's temptation crossed all bounds. He finally ate the mango, and died on the spot.

Those who become slaves of passion and worldly pleasures, loose their precious human life for nothing.


Jain Stories

Title: Journey into Jain Aagam
Author: Sadhvi Vishrut Vibha
Publisher: Jain Vishwa Bharati
Edition: 2001

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