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Gadhada I-23: Emptying a Pot of Water; Remaining in an Elevated Spiritual State

Summary

  1. There are two types of devotees of God:
  1. First has a complete conviction of God, yet worships God identifying himself with the body. 
  2. The second believes his own self to be chaitanya, transcending the influences of the three states - waking, dream and deep sleep, and the three bodies - sthul, sukshma and kāran. This devotee worships God while beholding God’s form within his own self.
  1. As long as one has not attained this elevated spiritual state [as described in 1b], one is subject to obstacles, even if one is a devotee of God.
  1. One will succumb to the five vishays.
  2. One will perceive worldly attributes in God [he will perceive him as an ordinary human being].
  1. If one has attained this elevated spiritual state [as described in 1b], then one will not have doubts in God’s actions. Moreover, he understands: how can God have any [māyik] flaws if my own flaws were eradicated by worshipping him?
  2. The means of attaining an elevated spiritual state [as described in 1b] is to maintain one’s vrutti constantly on God whilst engaged in pure or impure activities.
  3. Not attaining an elevated spiritual state is because: A pot that is filled with water and emptied somewhere daily will not form a pool of water; similarly, a person who at times worships God with a concentrated mind and, at other times, indulges in worldly thoughts does not develop such an elevated spiritual state. 
  4. When a devotee of God, who has attained an elevated state, focuses his vrutti on the form of God, that vrutti is divided into two:
  1. One vrutti affectionately focuses on the form of God.
  2. Second focuses within the worshipper himself by his thought.

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