Top 20 Quotes by Mahavir Swami

Top 20 Quotes by Mahavir Swami

Quotes by Mahavir Swami :

“A man is seated on top of a tree in the midst of a burning forest. He sees all living beings perish. But he doesn’t realize that the same fate is soon to overtake him also. That man is fool.”

“The greatest mistake of a soul is non-recognition of its real self and can only be corrected by recognizing itself.”

“All souls are alike. None is superior or inferior. All are similar.”

“Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being.”

“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.”

“The soul comes alone and goes alone, no one companies it and no one becomes its mate.”

“He who is unmoved, unattached, and free from desires, realizes the supreme state of freedom from bondage.”

“Your suffering is my suffering and your happiness is my happiness.”

“Even water, which has a natural tendency to flow downwards, is drawn up to the sky by the sun’s rays. In the same way, God’s grace lifts up the mind which has got a tendency to run after sense objects.”

“Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and blissful. The bliss does not come from outside.”

“Live and let live. Respect for all living beings is non-violence.”

“Fight with yourself, why fight with external foes? He, who conquers himself through himself, will obtain happiness.”

“Speak the truth, practice non-violence, and do not become angry.”

“The world deceives him who is deceived by self.”

“In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.”

“Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads destruction.”

“Attachment is the root cause of all suffering.”

“In the wakeful state, in the dream state and in the deep sleep state, the soul experiences the changes, but the soul is changeless.”

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

“The soul comes into existence owing to karmic bondage. There is a continuous flow of the inflow and outflow of karmas.”

These quotes reflect Mahavir Swami’s teachings on non-violence, compassion, self-realization, and the importance of living a virtuous life.

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