feelings of purity is Sauoch dharama . all want to reach higher stages but they do not took to the unnecessary load of possessions or greediness they were carrying which is creating obstructions in their upward journey. purity is possible only in the absence of greed.

Shucherbhaavah Shauochyam   the feeling of the purity is Shauoch dhrama.without abandoning the feeling of impurity, it is not possible to attain it. what is purity and what is impurity?to explain this , aacharya samantabhadra svaamee in ratnakarand shraavakaaachaar has stated; SVABHAAVATO -SHUCHAUO KAAYEE RATTRAYA PAVITRATE;

NIRJUGUPSA GUNNAPREETIRMATAA NIRVICHIKITSATAA.

the body , by nature , is impure. it gets purity because of ratnatray. only ratntraya is pure. there fore one should have affection for the virtues of ratntraya and by seeing the body of monks possessing ratntray , they should not be hated.

his day celebrates UttamShauch meaning Supreme Contenment/Purity

Shloka:

धरि हिरदै सन्तोष, करहु तपस्या देह सों ।
शौच सदा निर्दोष, धरम बढो संसार में ॥
उत्तम शौच सर्व जग जाना, लोभ पाप को बाप बखाना ।
आशा-पास महा दुखदानी, सुख पावै सन्तोषी प्रानी ॥
प्रानी सदा शुचि शील जप तप, ग्यान ध्यान प्रभावतैं ।
नित गंग जमुन समुद्र न्हाये, अशुचि दोष सुभाव्तैं ।।
ऊपर अमल मल भर्यो भीतर, कौन विधि घट शुचि कहै ।
बहु देह मैली सुगुन थैली, शौच गुन साधू लहै ॥

Meaning:

We should be content in our heart and should work hard from our bodies. Contentment is always pure and its a great Dharma in this world. Whereas contentment is always supreme, on the other hand greed is called the originator of all evils. Greed/Desire are very pain/sorrow causing whereas a content person always gains happiness. Just as body’s dirt can be cleaned from the water, the dirt of our soul can be cleaned by being content, well charactered, hard working and by true knowledge and concentration. How can we call a person clean who is though clean from outside but is all dirty from inside. On the contrary a Sage though being dirty from outside is all pure because of his bunch of good qualities that everyone strives for. Such a Sage has supreme purity. We should all try to be as content as possible as there is no end of desires.

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