15984RE: [Meditation Society of America] Jain Prayer In Preparation For Meditation (and Life)
- Feb 13, 2008In meditation, one need not abandon one's body. Because through the body only, one can search and identify the immortal soul -- B.R.Kumar, Chennai, India
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 19:51:00 +0000
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Jain Prayer In Preparation For Meditation (and Life)As long as I am seated in this meditation,
I shall patiently suffer all calamities
that might befall me, be they caused by an
animal, a human being or a god.
I renounce, for the duration [of this meditation],
my body, all food, and all passions.
Attachment, aversion, fear, sorrow, joy, anxiety,
self-pity... all these I abandon with body,
mind, and speech. I further renounce all delight
and all repulsion of a sexual nature.
Whether it is life or death, whether gain
or loss, whether defeat or victory, whether
meeting or separation, whether friend or enemy, whether
pleasure or pain, I have equanimity towards all.
In [attaining] knowledge, insight, and proper
conduct, [the cause] is invariably nothing but
my own soul. Similarly, my soul [is cause] for
both the influx of karmas and the stopping of that influx.
One and eternal is my soul, characterized by
intuition and knowledge; all other states that
I undergo are external to me, for they are formed by
associations. Because of these associations my
soul has suffered the chains of misery; therefore
I renounce with body, mind, and speech, all
relationships based on such associations.
Thus have I attained to equanimity and to my
own self-nature. May this state of equanimity be
with me until I attain salvation.
Jainism. Samayika Patha
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