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Loya-17: Reverence and Condemnation

Summary

  1. One who believes one’s self to be the body and does not have an intense aversion for the panchvishays, even if he previously revered God, would spite a sādhu if he were to denounce his egotism or other swabhāvs. Such a person would ultimately spite God as well and fall from satsang.
  2. Means to eradicate consciousness that one’s self is the body and develop an aversion for the panchvishays:
  1. Becoming indifferent to the body.
  2. Firm realization that one’s self is the ātmā.
  3. Vairagya toward the panchvishays.
  4. Absolute faith in God coupled with the knowledge of His greatness.
  1. A person who has an aversion toward the panchvishays would become troubled when he receives luxurious objects.
  1. Means to developing an aversion toward the panchvishays: understanding God’s greatness, ātmā-realization, and vairāgya.
  1. God’s greatness:
  1. It is God who is the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the world.
  2. The bliss of God is the highest bliss in comparison to all other bliss.
  3. If one understands God’s greatness this way [described in 4a and 4b], then no object in the world will draw him away from the holy feet of God.
  1. If one has realized the greatness of the Sant:
  1. He would behave as a servant of a servant.
  2. His foundation in satsang remains firm.
  3. Even if the Sant scorns him, he does not become upset or hurt.
  4. Even if the Sant beats him with shoes [mistreats him], he considers it his great fortune but does not perceive a fault in the Sant.
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TYPE * History * Mahima * Nirupan * Prasang * Summary * Akhyan VAKTA * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami * Brahmaswarup Mahant Swami Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Pragji Bhakta * Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj REFERENCE * Aksharamrutam * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami: Part 1 * Aksharbrahma Shri Gunatitanand Swami: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Pramukh Swami Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj: Part 1 * Brahmaswarup Shastriji Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Shri Pragji Bhakta * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 1 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 2 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 3 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 4 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 5 * Brahmaswarup Yogiji Maharaj: Part 6 * Chalo Chale Ham Akshardham * Parabhakti * Sanjivani * Satsang Saurabh: Part 1 * Swabhavvash Sansar * Swamini Vato * Yogi Gita Marma * Yogi Vani PLACE YEAR

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