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Das Lakshan Parva  is a festival of ten virtues observed by all digambar Jains in 10 days (This year from September 18, 2015 to September 27, 2015). During these 10 days they strictly observe the following; 10 dharma as written in Tattvarthdhigama Sutra ch. IX, sloka 6 by Acharya Umaswami

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DasLakshan Parv day 7- Uttam Tap Dharma -- उत्तम तप धर्म (Penance or Austerities)

DasLakshan Parv day 7- Uttam Tap Dharma -- उत्तम तप धर्म (Penance or Austerities) - To practice austerities putting a check on all worldly allurements.   Shloka: तप चाहें सुरराय, करम-शिखर को वज्र है । द्वादशविधि सुखदाय, क्यों न करै निज सकति सम ॥ उत्तम तप सबमाहिं बखाना, करम शैल को वज्र-समाना । बस्यो अनादि-निगोद मन्झारा, भू-विकलत्रय-पशु-तन धारा । धारा मनुज तन महादुर्लभ, सुकुल आयु निरोगता । श्रीजैनवानी तत्वग्यानी, भई विषय-पयोगता ।। अति महादुर्लभ त्याग विषय, कषाय जो तप आदरैं । नर-भव अनूपम कनक घर

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Dasakshan Parv Day 4- Uttam Shauch Dharma -- उत्तम शौच धर्म (Contentment or Purity)

Dasakshan Parv Day 4- Uttam Shauch Dharma -- उत्तम शौच धर्म (Contentment or Purity) - To keep the body, mind and speech pure by discarding greed. Accoding greed and abstaining from possessive longing is called Shauch or purity of thought. The longings that should be got rid off are of 4 different kinds. They are:  1. Jivana Lobha – longing to sustain one’s living.  2. Aroygaya Lobha – longing to sustain one’s health.  3.Upabhoga Lobha longing to enjoy things, which will be useful to contribu

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Saurabh Jain

 

DasLaskhan Parava - Day 3 - Uttam Aarjava Dharma --- उत्तम आर्जव धर्म (Straight-forwardness or Honesty)

DasLaskhan Parava - Day 3 - Uttam Aarjava Dharma --- उत्तम आर्जव धर्म (Straight-forwardness or Honesty) - To practice a deceit-free conduct in life by vanquishing the passion of deception. Aarjava means straightforwardness in conduct. One’s own conduct may be crooked. His bodily action, speech and mind may be lacking in straightforwardness. Avoiding this crookedness in thought, word and deed, is called Aarjavam or uprightness in conduct Happy Uttam Aarjava Dharma !!!

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DasLakshan Parv day 2 Uttam Mardava Dharma -- उत्तम मार्दव धर्म (Tenderness or Humility)

DasLakshan Parv day 2 Uttam Mardava Dharma -- उत्तम मार्दव धर्म (Tenderness or Humility) - To observe the virtue of humility subduing vanity and passions. Mardava: This refers to the complete absence of self-conceit. Such self-conceit or pride may be due to one’s own superior caste, one’s family prestige, one’s own bodily beauty, learining, wealth, courage and bodily strength. Due to these various reasons, a person may entertain the feeling of self-importance and pride. Whenever a man with suc

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DasLakshan Parv day 1- • Uttam Kshama Dharma -- उत्तम क्षमा धर्मं (Supreme Forgiveness)

DasLakshan Parv day 1- • Uttam Kshama Dharma -- उत्तम क्षमा धर्मं (Supreme Forgiveness) - To observe tolerance whole-heartedly, shunning anger. In the life of an ascetic, he may find himself in circumstances, likely to arouse his wrath. Inspite of such provocation, he must avoid emotional disturbance and maintain peace of mind. This maintaining patience in the midst of provocation is called Kashama or forbearance. Provocation circumstances may occur in this way. Homeless saint must his body

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