In the city of Kshitipratisthit, there lived a king named Virsen.
He had two sons, Surasen and Mahasen. Both brothers grew up with
deep love for each other.
Mahasen developed a boil on his tongue. It grew in size, became
more painful, and would not let him rest. The King tried all treatments
but nothing worked. Everybody felt sorry for the Prince’s
suffering. All attempts to cure him failed and at last, doctors
declared it as an incurable problem. After a while, disease advanced
so much that he had a horrible bad breath. No one could come close
to him because they could not tolerate the odor. But his younger
brother, Surasen would not leave him alone. He always sat by his
bed. One day, he decided not to eat any food till his brother
was well. Later that evening, it struck him to recite the holy
brought a cup of water to his brother's bedside. He recited the
holy mantra and sprinkled the water on his brother's tongue. To
his and his brother's surprise, there was some immediate relief.
After continuing this for several days, his brother's tongue became
better. The odor and the boil disappeared. Everyone felt happy
and developed a deep faith in Namokär Mantra.
a while, Ächärya Bhadrabähu came to that city.
He was blessed with Avadhi Jnän (clairvoyance) The two brothers
came to pay him homage. After the sermon was over, Surasen approached
him and asked if he could explain them why his brother had to
Ächärya told them how his past life caused this to happen.
the Bharat Kshetra, there is a city called Manipur. Madan, a warrior
lived there. He was a strong believer of the Jin path. Madan had
two sons, named Bhir and Vir. One day on the way to a park, two
boys saw a monk lying in the street and found out that the monk
was in the meditation when a poisonous snake bit him. The snake
had, however, escaped into his hole. Upon hearing this Vir became
very upset and asked, "There were so many people here and
why nobody killed the snake?"
said, "Brother, the snake could escape because of his good
karmas. But why are you wishing for such a sinful act?"
said, "Bhir, can't you understand that the snake has committed
the grave sin by biting a holy righteous monk? Therefore killing
a snake would not be a sinful act."
replied, "No, two wrong acts do not make one right. Wrong
is wrong. You should not get emotional and justify your thinking.
You should repent for what you just said."
was still upset and said, "No."
monk continued to tell Surasen, "Bhir is reborn as you and
Vir as your brother. Since he wished to hurt the snake and did
not repent, he had to suffer by having a boil on his tongue. By
the time you started reciting the holy Namokär Mantra his
bad karmas were depleted and it seemed as if you helped him cure
were enlightened by listening about their previous. They decided
to renounce the worldly ties and became monks. From there on,
they lived a spiritual life.
Theory of karma is explored here. Things happen to one based on
the bad or good karma that has accumulated. There is no luck or
misfortune, but instead, one is guided by one’s karma. Reciting
the Navakär Mantra and/or deep meditation are methods of
destroying bad karmas. Due to our one- dimensional vision and
lack of knowledge, we don’t always understand why bad or
good things happen to us.