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Gadhada I-38: A Merchant’s Balance Sheet

Summary

  1. If one borrows money from a merchant and does not repay month-by-month, then it becomes difficult to repay the debt; similarly, one should examine their mind and eradicate their worldly desires little by little.
  2. Method of eradicating worldly desires:
  1. Constant remembrance of God’s divine actions and incidents - coupled with an understanding of His greatness.
  2. Revealing one’s impure thoughts to one who does not have impure thoughts of worldly desires, but instead is capable of eradicating others’ impure thoughts.
  3. Observing one’s own dharma and understanding God’s greatness, maintaining a constant effort to free their mind of worldly desires.
  1. Importance of becoming free of worldly desires:
  1. No matter how much pravrutti one does physically, the mind should be pure and free of worldly desires.
  2. One who does not entertain worldly thoughts but entertains thoughts of God is eminent.
  3. It is Shriji Mahārāj’s principal that one becomes free from worldly desires.
  4. Even if one engages in austerities physically, if their mind is not free of worldly desires, then he does not benefit much.
  1. A genuine renunciant and householder:
  1. A true renunciant is one whose mind never entertains a desire for objects that he has already renounced.
  2. One whose mind is free of worldly desires is a genuine householder.
  1. The Ekādashi fast:
  1. The ten indriyas and the mind, the eleventh, should be withdrawn from their respective vishays and attached to God.
  2. Devotees of God should engage in this observance continuously.
  1. The listener, speaker, the one who understands, and the one who knows is the jiva.

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