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"All beings are fond of themselves; they like pleasure and hate pain, dislike displeasure, and love happiness." - Shri Mahavir


"The root cause of all afflictions, miseries, and bondages is ignorance." - Shri Mahavir


"Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings." - Shri Mahavir


"Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being." - Shri Mahavir


"The greatest mistake of a soul is non-recognition of its real self and can only be corrected by recognizing oneself." - Shri Mahavir


"A man is seated on top of a tree in the middle 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." - Shri Mahavir


"Arihantas, Siddhas, and Acharyas have conquered all the inner passions, have gone beyond all the attachments and aversions, and have reached the state of eternal bliss." - Shri Mahavir


"The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them." - Shri Mahavir


"Nonviolence is the highest form of religion." - Shri Mahavir


"The soul comes alone and goes alone, no one companies it, and no one becomes its mate." - Shri Mahavir


"Silence and self-control are non-violent virtues that are essential for spiritual progress." - Shri Mahavir


"Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation." - Shri Mahavir


"The only purpose of our lives is to seek the truth." - Shri Mahavir


"Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love." - Shri Mahavir


"If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort." - Shri Mahavir


"True knowledge lies in knowing that every living being is our neighbor." - Shri Mahavir


"It is better to win over yourself than to win over millions." - Shri Mahavir


"The greatest happiness is to be at peace with oneself." - Shri Mahavir

"Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Live simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need." - Shri Mahavir


"Charity given with faith, no matter how small, is enough." - Shri Mahavir


"The five senses are the horses, the mind is the reins, the intellect is the charioteer, and the soul is the rider." - Shri Mahavir


"Truth alone triumphs; not untruth." - Shri Mahavir


"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." - Shri Mahavir


"A soul, though perfect and immortal, has desires and passions, which are the root cause of all sufferings in life." - Shri Mahavir


"The greatest wealth is contentment with little." - Shri Mahavir


"One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water, and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them." - Shri Mahavir


"Desires are endless, satisfaction is complete." - Shri Mahavir


"The universe is not for man alone, but is a theater of evolution for all living beings." - Shri Mahavir


"The right faith is the best of all possessions." - Shri Mahavir


"The purpose of fasting is to purify the body, mind, and soul." - Shri Mahavir


"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles." - Shri Mahavir


"The greatest victory is the victory over oneself." - Shri Mahavir


"It is not enough to preach non-violence to others; one must be non-violent oneself." - Shri Mahavir


"The ignorant person is an enemy to himself, and the wise person is his own best friend." - Shri Mahavir


"Do not be obsessed with anything, except the truth." - Shri Mahavir


"The true teacher is he who helps you to understand yourself." - Shri Mahavir

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