The students were explained that during the festival the followers resolve what to do and what not do to improve themselves spiritually. The ten virtues that were discussed consisted of the ten virtues as follows: Forgiveness; Humility; Straightforwardness; Contentment; Truth; Self-restraint; Penance; Renunciation; Non-attachment; and chastity.
The last virtue was explained as 'bramacharya' which means 'to dwell in your soul as opposed to dwelling in your carnal body'. It was said that inculcation of these ten virtues leads to karmic enlightenment
The students of the Sunday class were also told that there are four ‘kashaya’ or toxic emotions that lead to spiritual fall. These are anger, greed, ego and deceit, and which should be got rid of.
The students were told that during the festival, the Jains need to practice awareness for each virtue deliberately by adhering to a nonviolent and compassionate lifestyle through fasting, self-reflection and meditation.