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June 10, 2010

6.अशुचि भावनाः Impureness of the body

Filed under: 12 Bhavna,Spiritual,Thought — hirals @ 10:22 am

अशुचि भावनाः

दिपै चाम-चादर मढ़ी, हाड़ पींजरा देह ।

भीतर या सम जगत मैं, और नहीं धन-गेह ॥

 6. Asuci Bhavna – Impureness of the body
      —————————————-
      Under this reflection, one thinks about the constituent element of
      one’s body.  It is made of impure things like blood, bones, flesh,
      etc.  It also generates impure things like perspiration, urine,
      stool, etc.

      The soul, which resides within the body, is unattached to the body.
      It is alone and pure.  The body ultimately becomes nonexistent,
      but the soul is eternal.

      Therefore emotional attachments to the body is useless.

note: image (©JAINA), english explanation : Complied by Pravin K. Shah,  Jain Study Center of North Carolina

1 Comment »

  1. This is very powerful tool to detach oneself from body and practice “Bramhacharya” . I remember one story in which one boy is infatuated by the beauty of one girl. The girl was very wise. She asked boy to come to her house one day. The boy finds few pots with foul smell. Once he meets girl, she is also dressed like old person, without hair, black face and improper dressings. When asked, she explains: The pots have this body’s urine and stool. And I am showing you what this body will look like in future. If you really love this body, you must know about this. The boy realizes the message behind it and comes out of that attachment.

    Comment by Uday Trivedi — June 15, 2010 @ 3:33 am | Reply


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