13.7 amānitvam adambhitvam (Original)

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Chapter 13

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amānitvam adambhitvam
ahiṁsā kṣāntir ārjavam
ācāryopāsanaṁ śaucaṁ
sthairyam ātma-vinigrahaḥ

‘Reverence, Simplicity, Harmlessness, Forbearance, Rectitude, Teachers’ service, Purity, Faith, Self-control.’

Amānitvam=reverence=absence of affront or contumely for good and great men.

Adambhitvam=Simplicity=absence of ostentation or show in the discharge of pious duties, in order to gain notoriety or a name for piety;

Ahimsā=Harmlessness= absence of hurtfulness to others in word, thought and deed.

Kshāntiḥ=Forbearance=preserving temper undisturbed even when molested by others.

Ārjavam=Rectitude, or sincerity or oneness in tongue, mind and body.

Āchāryopasanam=Teachers’ service[1. Vide Bh: Gi: IV-34.]= By prostration, respectful speech etc., services to the Holy Teachers imparting instruction concerning soul.

Śaucham=Purity=cultivation of thought, speech and deed, as dictated by Śastra so as to be fit to strive for and acquire soul-knowledge.

Stḥairyam=Faith=unshakable confidence in the spiritual teachings of Śāstra.

Ātma-vinigrahaḥ=self control=the abstracting or withdrawing the mind from pursuits other than that of the spiritual science.

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