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        NIYAMASARA (Shri KundaKunda Acharya)
                      REPENTANCE (PRATIKRAMANA)
                                      
CHAPTER 5                            
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77. I am neither in any of the Soul-quests, nor I am in any of the Spiritual stages, nor do I belong to any of the soul classes. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers. 
78. I am neither hellish, nor sub-human, nor human, nor am I in the celestial condition. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers. 
79. I am neither a child, nor young, nor old, nor the cause of any of them. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers. 
80. I am neither attachment, nor aversion, nor delusion, nor the cause of any of them. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers. 
81. I am neither anger, nor pride, nor deceit, nor greed. I am neither the doer, nor do I make others do, nor am I the approver of the doers. 
82. By practicing self-analysis, (a soul) becomes equations and thus (gains) Right Conduct. In order to fortify this (conduct) I shall speak of repentance, etc.

    
83. He, who leaving aside (all) forms of speech, and getting rid of (impure) thought-activities, such as attachment, etc., meditates upon his own soul (is said from the real point of view) to have repentance (Pratikramana). 
84. He, who avoiding (all sorts of) transgressions particularly, is observed in self-contemplation is said to have repentance; because he himself is the embodiment of repentance. 
85. He, who avoiding (all sorts of) disinclination towards conduct, is absorbed in self-conduct, is said to have repentance, because he himself is the embodiment of repentance. 
86. He, who avoiding the wrong path, firmly walks in the right path of the Conquerors (Jainas) is said to have repentance because he himself is the embodiment of repentance.
87. A saint, who avoiding all thorny thought-activities enjoys the modifications of only an unblemished thought-activity, is said to have repentance; because he himself is the embodiment of repentance. 
88. A saint, who avoiding uncontrolled thought-activities is absorbed in the three-fold (of mind, body and speech), is said to have repentance; because he himself is the embodiment of repentance. 

           
89. He, who avoids (both) the thoughts of pain and ill-will, and entertains righteous and pure thoughts, is said to have repentance in the aphorism delivered by the Conquerors (Jinas). 
90.
(Impure) thought-activities, (such as) wrong belief, etc., have been experienced before since eternity, by a mundane soul, (but) pure thought-activities such as right belief, etc., have never been experienced by this soul.  
91.
He, who having completely renounced Wrong Belief, (Wrong) Knowledge and (Wrong) Conduct, mediates upon Right Belief, (Right) Knowledge and Conduct (is said to have) repentance. 
92.
Soul is a supreme category, Saints absorbed in it destroy the Karmas; therefore self- concentration only is the repentance of the highest order. 
93.
A saint absorbed in self-concentration, renounces all defects. Therefore self-concentration only constitutes the repentance of all transgressions.
94.
He, who having understood the modes of repentance, as related in the scriptures known by the name of "Pratikramana Sutra" meditates upon it, is then said to have repentance (from the practical point of view).

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