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॥ વચનામૃત ॥

Gadhada II-41: A Bone in the Form of Egotism

Summary

  1. Serving God and devotees:
  1. Should be considered to be one’s extremely great fortune.
  2. Should be done only to please God.
  3. Should be done for one’s liberation only.
  4. Should be done with bhakti.
  1. The nature of a jiva is such that he only enjoys doing that which satisfies his vanity.
  2. When a dog chews on a dry bone, its mouth becomes abraded and bleeds. The dog takes pleasure in tasting its own blood. Similarly, the jiva takes pleasure in its own ego.
  3. One who worships God having forsaken vanity is an extremely great devotee amongst all devotees.
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