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Gadhada III-14: The Kāyasth’s Indiscretion; A Donkey

Summary

  1. Reasons for not developing affection for God:
  1. One who does not have discretion: believing that the pleasures of women and other objects are extremely rare and, realising their immense pleasure, develops affection for them.
  2. One who has discretion: Intense, sinful karmas having left impressions on his mind.
  1. By performing intense, pure karmas:
  1. Influence of very intense, sinful karmas will be destroyed.
  2. One will develop affection for God.
  3. One acquires discretion and vairāgya.
  1. Godly jivas:
  1. Always adhere to the path of God.
  2. Under the influence of favourable circumstances, their vicious nature is destroyed.
  1. Demonic jivas:
  1. Always turn away from the path of God.
  2. Even under the influence of favourable circumstances, their vicious nature is not destroyed.
  3. If his wishes are not fulfilled and he is even slightly disturbed, he would intensely malign God or His Sant.
  1. Of the nine types of bhakti, whichever type aids one in developing firm attachment to God is the best type of bhakti for that particular person.
  2. A person earns the trust of God and His Sant when:
  1. Even if he falls severely ill and is not cared for very well during that illness, he still does not bear an aversion towards anyone.
  2. Even if he is harshly insulted by God and His Sant without any fault of his own, he still does not bear an aversion towards anyone.
  3. Maintains his resolve in observing niyams of Satsang:
  1. If there were to be the slightest infringement, he would feel extremely repentant and would immediately perform atonement.
  2. Even if he were to entertain an evil thought in his mind, he would feel just as repentant and distressed as someone who had happened to physically infringe the observance of religious vows.
  1. A devotee who has trust [in God and His Sant] is the best.
  2. One who understands the greatness of God and His Bhakta behaves this way through thoughts, words, and deeds:
  1. Serves them sincerely and lovingly.
  2. He physically bows and touches the feet of all of the sādhus.
  3. He would serve sādhus who fall ill.
  4. He would offer objects that he likes to the sādhus.
  1. A person may possess intense dharma, gnān, vairāgya and bhakti; yet sometimes, there may be some relaxation in his observance of dharma purely out of compassion for the jivas.

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