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Posted: 18.07.2019
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Attachment towards body and outfits is natural. This sense of attachment becomes a cause of worldliness. Indeed, to give up the sense of attachment is essentially the motive of the dhuta practice. Pride and arrogance make a person intoxicated. Knowledge of self is destroyed by these vices. A spiritual practitioner becomes intoxicated with supernatural powers, pleasurable and comfortable feelings. He starts...
Posted: 17.07.2019
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
'Dhuta' was a popular word in the ancient Indian tradition of spiritual practice and it had a reputed status in all the Indian religions. It has also been mentioned in the ancient text like Ācārā ṅ ga of Jain tradition. There is a description of thirteen types of 'dhuta' in 'Visuddhimagga', a famous scripture in the Buddhist religion. Its reference is also found in the Bhāgavata . The...
Posted: 16.07.2019
By Dr. Samani Mangal Pragya
Vīrya means energy. The spiritual practitioner should not hide his energy. Lord Mahavira has said- ' ṇ o ṇ ihejja vīriya ṃ ’ , which means do not conceal your energy. Its use is required in the field of spiritual practice. The use of one's functional energy in the practice of knowledge, faith, conduct and penance is called conduct qua energy. It has been said in...

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