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Uttam Brahmacharya

Uttam Brahmcharya,Monks,Jain Monks,Saints

uttam brahmacharya can also be referred as : supreme celibacy  this means not only refraining from sexual intercourse but also includes all pleasures associated with the sense of touch, e.g. a cool breeze on a hot summers day or using a cushion for a hard surface. again this dharma is practised to keep our desires in check. the monks practice this …

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Uttam Akinchinya

Non Attachment,Uttam Akchintaya

Uttam Akinchinya can also be referred as : Non-attachment  This assists us in detaching from external possessions. Historically ten possessions are listed in our scriptures: • Land                                        • House • Silver                                       • Gold • Wealth                                    • Grain • Female servants                    • Male servants • Garments                               • Utensils Remaining unattached from these helps control our desires and leads to an influx of punya karmas.This assists us in being unattached from our internal attachments: false …

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Uttam Tyag

Uttam Tyag

Uttam Tyag  can also be referred as : Giving Away Contrary to popular belief, renouncing worldly possessions leads to a life of contentment and assists in keeping desires in check. Controlling desires lead to an influx of punya karma. Giving away is done at the highest level by our monks who renounce not only the household but also their clothes. A person’s …

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Uttam Tap


Uttam Tap  can also be referred as : Repentance  This does not only mean fasting but also includes a reduced diet, restriction of certain types of foods, avoiding tasty foods, etc. The purpose of repentance is to keep desires and passions in control. Over-indulgence inevitably leads to misery. repentance leads to an influx of punya karmas. Meditation prevents the rise of desires and …

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Uttam Sanyam

uttam,sanyam,Self restraint

Uttam Sanyam  can also be referred as : Self-Restraint  Restraining from injury to life – Jains go to great lengths, compared to other world religions, to protect life. This encompasses all living beings, from one-sensed onwards. The purpose of not eating root vegetables is that they contain countless one-sensed beings termed ‘nigod’. During Paryushan the Jains also do not eat green …

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Uttam Satyam


Uttam Satyam can also be referred as : Truthfulness If talking is not required, then do not talk. If it is required then only use the minimum of words, and all must all be absolutely true. Talking disturbs the stillness of the mind. Consider the person who lies and lives in fear of being exposed. To support one lie he has to …

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Uttam Socham


Uttam Socham  can also be referred as : Contentment  Be content with the material gains that you have accomplished thus far. Contrary to popular belief, striving for greater material wealth and pleasure will not lead to happiness. Desire for more is a sign that we do not have all that we want. Reducing this desire and being content with what we …

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Uttam Aarjavam

Supreme Simplicity,Uttam,Aarjav

Uttam Aarjavam can also be referred as : Straightforwardness  The action of a deceitful person is to think one thing, speak something else and do something entirely different. There is no harmony in his thought, speech and actions. Such a person loses credibility very quickly and lives in constant anxiety and fear of his deception being exposed. Being straight-forward or honest oils …

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Uttam Mardavam


Uttam Mardavam  can also be referred as : Modesty/ Humility Wealth, good looks, reputable family or intelligence often lead to pride. Pride means to believe one to be superior to others and to look down on others. By being proud you are measuring your worth by temporary material objects. These objects will either leave you or you will be forced to leave …

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Uttama Kshama

Uttam-kshama,Paryushan,Das lakhshan,Festivals,Jains

Uttam Aarjavam can also be referred as : Forgiveness  We forgive those who have wronged us and seek forgiveness from those we have wronged. Forgiveness is sought not just from human colleagues, but from all living beings ranging from one sensed to five sensed. If we do not forgive or seek forgiveness but instead harbour resentment, we bring misery and unhappiness on …

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