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Gadhada II-62: Ātmā-Realisation, Fidelity and Servitude

Summary

  1. If, when one engages in the worship of God, his indriyas, antahkaran and jiva all unite and become engrossed in worship, then even if he does so for half an hour, all of his sins will be burnt to ashes and he will be liberated.
  2. When one places their body, wealth, home, family and relations in the service of God, then his jiva is liberated.
  3. Ātmā-realisation, fidelity, and servitude – if one has any one of these three inclinations, then their jiva is liberated.
  1. Characteristics of one with ātmā-realisation:
  1. A thought, full of gnān, remains between one’s ātmā and the vicious natures of māyā.
  2. All of the vruttis remains absorbed in the ātmā.
  3. The jiva’s kāran body, which is full of worldly desires, is said to be destroyed.
  4. He has the realisation of himself as being brahmarup.
  5. He also has the realisation of Parabrahma Nārāyan - who resides within his ātmā.
  1. Characteristics of one with fidelity:
  1. He attaches his vruttis to God just as a faithful wife does with her husband.
  2. His mind would never become pleased upon seeing anyone else.
  1. Characteristics of one with servitude:
  1. He only likes the darshan only of his Ishtadev, likes to hear talks only about Him, likes His Ishtadev’s nature, and likes His company.
  2. If his Ishtadev were to give a command that would force him to stay far away, he would stay there happily.
  1. The means to cultivate these three inclinations: Behaving as a servant of the servants of a devotee who possesses one of these three inclinations and following his commands.
  1. One should worship God after discarding a perverse nature as well as one’s personal likes and dislikes and eradicating all desires other than those of God.
  2. God Himself inspires hardships to befall upon His devotees in order to test their patience but not kāl, karma and māyā.
  3. Realising it to be God’s wish, a devotee of God should remain cheerful in the midst of any misery.
  4. One who has received the opportunity to serve God’s Bhakta should remain fearless and fulfilled.
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