Based on teachings of Tharun Sagar Maharaj (see video https://www.facebook.com/Arihantgyan/videos/1800477560067357/?t=100)
Translated and interpreted by
(Muni Tarun Sagar (26 June 1967 – 1 September 2018) was an Indian Digambara monk. His lectures are termed Kadve Pravachan (bitter discourses) because they can be candidly critical of common practices and views.His lectures have been compiled and published in book series also titled Kadve Pravachan. Excerpts from his discourses are often published by newspapers. Unlike most other Digambar jain monks, his audience often includes a majority of non-Jains. His discourses often address family or society issues, topics generally avoided by other Jain monks (from Wikipedia)
Subbu is an imaginary character created by me , to illustrate, the teachings of this great saini)
1.Live with money less than your earned income
Honest Subbu married from a rich family though he was poor and after he brought his wife home , he found that she was spending much more than he earned. He had to take loan to meet her expenses and to repay the loan he had to take bribe .The government arrested him and due to spending more money than what he earned, his entire family suffered and was shattered.
2.In a day at least praise three people.
Proud Subbu always that he was the greatest and all that he could find with others was find fault and this made him very unpopular with his friends and relatives. Once he was very sick and had to undergo a major surgery. No one including his wife came to help him , When he explained his personality to the Doctor he told, that without help he would die .But had he praised at least a few people , They would have come running to help him.
3,Never be ashamed to accept your fault
Subbu thought that he can never do any mistake and when he did it either in home or office , he used to shout at every body. He lost his job and his wife divorced him. He felt miserable and understood that though he committed mistakes , he never owned them and thus became a most hated person.
4.Do not laugh at the dream of others
Subbu’s income was not sufficient to meet his expense. One day his wife told him that she was a good student and she could get a job as a teacher in some school. Subbu just laughed at her and said to her that she was an idiot number one and, she cannot do anything .Daily after Subbu went to office his wife applied for jobs and she got a job with a salary . double that of Subbu. Subbu felt bad that he did not encourage his deserving wife.,
5.Once in a while give chance to the person behind you to go forward.
Subbu always thought he was the only one capable of looking after his parents.He never allowed his younger brother to do anything to them. One day he was on a tour his father gt very sick and his brother did not know what to do. Sitting in a very far off place Subbu felt bad that he never allowed his brother to help his parents,
6.If possible daily see the rising sun
Subbu always woke up very late in a day. Due to he was not able to reach office in time .eventually he lost his job. He felt bad that he did not wake up early.
7.Only if there is utmost necessity take loan
Subbu wanted to show off to his wife that he was rich and he gave her costly presents taking loan .One day in front her he was insulted because he did not repay the loan in time ,She felt bad and cried. She requested him not to give her any presents by taking loan.
8.If there is something to be learned from somebody, with wisdom ask even twice
Subbu never knew how to cook and his wife was going to his son’s place in USA . Subbu never asked her even once to teach her rudiments of cooking and he suffered a lot.
9.Never allow expenditure and enemy to become bigger
Subbu was a spend thrift and went on buying things that he did not need and so his expenditure was always more than his income .Due to this subbu and his family suffered a lot.
10.Have complete faith in yourself
Subbu was always jittery whenever someone asked him to do something. One day his wife asked him to pick up their daughter from School .He did not know what to do went and stood in the wrong gate of the school and his daughter suffered a lot
11,Do not forget to pray, for there is lot of power in prayer
Subbu believed in God but did not believe in power of prayer .Once his wife got sick. He consulted the best doctors but she was not improving . Someone told his wife to chant Hanuman Chalisa .With great faith she chanted and got cured .From then on Subbu started praying to god with faith.
12.Keep in your mind relevance for your work
Subbu was fast in taking decisions and most of it was not based on relevance but emotion. Once he took a decision not to pray God at all because one of his prayers was answered. His wife then told him , That God takes decision for us which is relevant
13.Time is the most valuable thing, do not spend it in useless works
Subbu once became very much interested in reading as well as posting Whatsapp messages and started wasting lot of time .One day his boss that it is OK to spend time for entertainment but it should be within limits
14.Learn to be happy with whatever is with you
Subbu was always disappointed and sad . He was always aimed for more and when he was not able to get it , he used to break down .His friend showed that even aspirations should be budgeted. From then on he was happy
15.Do not create problems for others . For it is like a hole in the boat, Though fault is small it can make the boat sink.
Subbu was an officer in his office .One day one of his subordinates did not get up when he entered. Subbu spoiled his report and eventually the other person lost his job.
16.Always be positive in your thoughts
Subbu would always start a job thinking he will fail .Because of this he rarely succeeded.
17.Every body is born with a greatness, Bring out that before the world and get honour
Subbu’s son was greatly interested in sports but instead of encouraging him and making him great , Subbu never permitted him to partake in sports and that boy never shined in his life
18.No work is small, every job is big ,
Subbu did not get a government job and due to this he worked without interest and suffered.
19.Success will not come to a person who does not do work
Subbu never worked well because it was not a government office. Because of this he suffered in life.
20.For getting some thing we have to lose something’
Subbu wanted to succeed in life and for that he has to lose all entertainment and spare time