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Bhagavan Mahavira Life and Philosophy : [04.08] First Sermon: Muni-Dharma: 5. Sermon On Non-possessiveness

Published: 16.08.2005
Updated: 06.08.2008

Chapter 4

Kaivalya (Omniscience) And The Bhagavan's Sermons

hagavan Mahavira's sermon on non-possessiveness:

  • A covetous man creates enemies.
  • Therefore don't put premium on possession,
  • Non-attachment is the Eternal Religion.

In Order to-practise it:

  • Don't be attached to sounds
  • Don't be attached to beauty
  • Don't be attached to fragrance
  • Don't be attached to tastes
  • Don't be attached to touch

Non-possessiveness consists in avoiding attachments and their causes.

The rules of samiti and gupti are meant for the practice of ahimsa.

1. Irya Samiti Walking in a disciplined way.
2. Bhasa Samiti Speaking in a disciplined way.
3. Esena Samiti Accepting food in accordance with the rules of begging, and eating food in a disciplined way.
4. Adana Niksepa Samiti Using equipments and utensils in a disciplined way.
5. Utsarga Samiti Disposal of excreta in a disciplined way.
6. Discipline of the mental activities.
7. Observance of silence.
8. Control of physical actions.

Title: Bhagavan Mahavira Life and Philosophy
Translated & Edited: Muni Mahendra Kumar


Edition 1995
Publisher: Jain Vishva Bharati, Ladnun, India

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