The Wisdom of Jainism
- 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 re-
nounce 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] isinvariably 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