Paryushan parv


1. Uttama Kshama – Supreme Forgiveness (To observe tolerance whole-heartedly, shunning anger.)2. Mardava – Tenderness or Humility (To observe the virtue of humility subduing vanity and passions.)

3. Arjaya – Straight-forwardness or Honesty (To practice a deceit-free conduct in life by vanquishing the passion of deception.)

4. Shaucha – Contentment or Purity (To keep the body, mind and speech pure by discarding greed.

5. Satya – Truthfulness (To speak affectionate and just words with a holy intention causing no injury to any living being.)

6. Sanyam – Self-restraint (To defend all living beings with utmost power in a cosmopolitan spirit abstaining from all the pleasures provided by the five senses – touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing; and the sixth – mind.)

7. Tapa – Penance or Austerities (To practice austerities putting a check on all worldly allurements.)

8. Tyaga – Renunciation (To give four fold charities – Ahara (food), Abhaya (fearlessness), Aushadha (medicine), and Shastra Dana (distribution of Holy Scriptures), and to patronize social and religious institutions for self and other uplifts.)

9. Akinchanya – Non-attachment (To enhance faith in the real self as against non-self i.e., material objects; and to discard internal Parigraha viz. anger and pride; and external Parigraha viz. accumulation of gold, diamonds, and royal treasures.)

10. Brahmacarya – Chastity or celibacy (To observe the great vow of celibacy; to have devotion for the inner soul and the omniscient Lord; to discard the carnal desires, vulgar fashions, child and old-age marriages, dowry dominated marriages, polygamy, criminal assault on ladies, use of foul and vulgar language.)

The eleventh day is the day of Kashma Yachna

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