Panca Sutram: 3. Carya Sutra

Published: 11.01.2017
Updated: 11.01.2017
  1. Why have we become Monk? - we should remind ourselves again and again in our memory only. This pure memory will lead us towards the goal.
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  3. We have not initiated into monkhood for food, water place, clothing and appreciation but we got initiated for self evolvement. So mumukshu person should keep firm belief in the monkhood from the depth of his soul.
  4. To retire from unnatural activities is soul upliftment. Hence as the unnatural activities are rejected, the inner aspect gets evolved.   
  5. For the goal achievement again and again one should practice kayotsarga  (Relaxation) and Meditation and keep on thinking on the science of discrimination.
  6. The gradual spiritual practice in above mentioned sequence will lead to minimizing of  passions and as the passions attenuates blissful peace originates.
  7. When the virtue of equanimity becomes ones nature, it leads to grace for the entire monkhood. As a result inexplicable bliss originates.
  8. Although a monk is initiated and still he didn’t experience the internal bliss, he definitely left the home but still not the attachment towards home.
  9. Knowing the importance of time, muni should always remain alert by making a systematic daily routine, work planning.
  10. In any religious organization, there are several needs and monks have interest in different fields. So muni/ monk should decide his own duty according to the interest.
  11. Few monks are interested in rendering service, he does the service of sanghã (sect) equally while rendering service he should be totally impartial.
  12. The monk who perceives equally all the sanghataka and sahayya, perceives the organization (gana) equally as a whole.
    Sanghataka:    The outsider group of monks spreading religion.
    Sahayya:         The group of monks living with the guru.
  13. Few Monks are interested in reading scripture, they should devote most of their time in scriptures. Such monks really enrich the organization (gana).
  14. This is intellectual area. In this era, uneducated are neglected. Only such monks are adorned who are well versed in knowledge.
  15. Few monks/ nuns are interested in meditation, they get engrossed in meditation. The monk who meditates certainly and undoubtedly increases the longevity of the religious  organization.
  16. The ‘gana’ inspired by the five of meditation becomes pure because there in no other medicine other than meditation to eradicate the defects and unwanted particles.
  17. Monks interested in delivering sermons should develop in the art of public speaking because a well versed orator really increases the prestige of the gana.
  18. Efficiency in speech is really a great miracle and magic. An efficient speaker not only attracts everybody but also makes many a followers.
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  20. Few Monks are interested in writing articles. Their mind is always engrossed in novel literature. When their novel and original thoughts are put in the from of good book, people are benefited and get inspired. Due to mutual views, unique unity is established.
  21. The monk who wish to win over ones single sense, they should daily practice in this regard and one who wants to win over five senses, they should develop in that field.
  22. There are different paths for the practitioners of spirituality. To develop in the path of one’s choice, one should undertake a single path.
  23. It is expected that each sadhak should acquire the potentiality to follow the path of spirituality, but all of them don’t possess the same to follow in completely.
  24. That’s why one must rest on any one path of meditation. That support should be for the fulfillment of the goal and not for motivating others (motivation will take place on its own).   
  25. Any monk whether he writes literary articles or not, but he must chant scriptural verses. He can practice meditation and should have an interest to be the winner of all his senses.
  26. Mumukshuness is very pure. The written texts are secondary in front of that. It is like fruit and mumukshuness is like a seed. Seed is more important than fruit.
  27. The duty of the elder monks should be to persuade others softly if at all any monk has committed mistake in the conduct of monkhood.
  28. “You shouldn’t do like this”, should be his message. When that monk forgets it, he should once again remind him.
  29. If any monk commits the same mistake again, guru reminds the mistake. It the disciple repeats the mistake after receiving the reminders, he can be disconnected from the (gana)  religions organization.
  30. One rotten betel leave spoils all the other betel leaves similarly morally defective monks also spoil many other monks.
  31. The luminousness/glow  of sangh  does not increase through mere majority of monks  but it increases through the  power of penance. Very few monks enhance the honour of sangh through one's austerity.
  32. The number of monks sometimes increases and sometimes decreases. The most important in sangha is their purity, not the number of monks.
  33. This (ganges) ‘river of ganga’ flows for ever. Bathing in this water innumerous sadhakas purifies their inner activities.

Sources
Title: Panca Sutram
Publisher: Adarsh Sahitya Sangh
Edition: 1976, 2nd
English Translation: Samani Shashi Pragya, 2017
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  1. Equanimity
  2. Guru
  3. Meditation
  4. Mumukshu
  5. Muni
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  7. Sangh
  8. Sangha
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