Lord Mahavir Quotes

lord mahavir quotes

Bhagwan Mahavir, also known as Vardhamana was the 24th tirthankara of Jainism. He was 24th tirthankara Parshvanatha. Bhagwan Mahavir’s teachings are much more relevant in today’s world. Let us look at some Lord Mahavir Quotes for a peaceful and fulfilling life.


Bhagwan Mahavir was born in the early part of the 6th century BC into a royal Kshatriya Jain family in Kshatriyakund, Vaishali (in modern day Bihar), India. His mother’s name was Trishala and father’s name was Siddhartha.

Bhagwan Mahavir was last Jain Tirthankara as per the Jain philosophy.

Who is a Tirthankara ?

A Tirthankara is some one who is a enlightened soul and who is born as a human being and has attained perfection through meditation and following life principles.

Lord Mahavir Quotes for a peaceful life

So friends, below are some life quotes from Lord Mahaveer.


Silence and Self-control is non-violence


Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being


Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and blissful. The bliss does not come from outside


All souls are equal and alike and have the similar nature and qualities.


By sincerity, a man gains physical, mental and linguistic straightforwardness, and harmonious tendency; that is, congruence of speech and action.


In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self.


All are my friends. I have no enemies. – best of Lord Mahavir Quotes


Do not deprive someone of his livelihood. This is a sinful


Respect for all living beings is non‑violence


Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion


A man is seated on top of a tree in the midst of a burning forest. He sees all living beings perish. But he doesn’t realize that the same fate is soon to overtake him also. That man is fool


If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort.


The greatest mistake of a soul is non-recognition of its real self and can only be corrected by recognizing itself


Soul is the central point of spiritual discipline.


Eating constitutes the greatest obstacle to self-control; it gives rise to indolence.


The soul comes alone and goes alone, no one companies it and no one becomes its mate.


Don’t accumulate if you do not need. The excess of wealth in your hands is for the society, and you are the trustee for the same – Lord Mahavir Quotes on contribution to society


Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads destruction


There is no enemy out of your soul. The real enemies live inside yourself, they are anger, proud, greed, attachments and hate – Lord Mahavir Quotes


Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being


It is better to win over self than to win over a million enemies


Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion.


All human beings are miserable due to their own faults, and they themselves can be happy by correcting these faults.


Fight with yourself, why fight with external foes? He, who conquers himself through himself, will obtain happiness


One who neglects or disregards the existence of earth, air, fire, water and vegetation disregards his own existence which is entwined with them.


Start the practice of self-control with some penance; begin with fasting.


Live and allow others to live; hurt no one; life is dear to all living beings.


the most important principle of environment is that you are not the only element.


Anger begets more anger, and forgiveness and love lead to more forgiveness and love


All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain, nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away.


Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma.


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