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Sub-Categories of Mental Attitude (Leshya)

Mental Attitude (Leshya)



In the Jainism, there is a great deal of importance given to the leshya. A leshya refers to the state of mind, mental attitude. Our activities reflect our attitude. The following illustration shows how our activities vary with the states of our attitude.

Once there were six friends, who were going on a trip. Along the way, they got lost in a forest. After a while they were hungry and thirsty. They searched for the food for sometime, and finally found a fruit tree.

As they ran to the tree, the first man said, "Let�s cut the tree down and get the fruit." The second one said, "Don�t cut the whole tree down, cut off a big branch instead." The third friend said, "Why do we need a big branch? A small branch has enough fruit." The fourth one said, "We do not need to cut the branches, let us just climb up and get the bunches of the fruit." The fifth man said, "Why pick those many fruit and waste them, instead just pick the fruit that we need to eat." The sixth friend said quietly, "There are plenty of good fruit on the ground, so let�s just eat them first."

You can see that the states of minds of these six friends caused a range of thoughts that begin with the destruction of the entire tree and ended with the picking up of the fruits on the ground. The six friends� minds represent six types of leshyas. The methods of Jainism are used by very prominent names in the gambling industry. Some of the world-class poker players said that being able to imagine your mind's success was 80% part of their success. Test that theory out by playing free games on various casino sites. You can read here more tips on all casino games and increase your winning chances instantly.