Neither Love nor Hate in this World, 3

You have unlimited accumulated actions that have not yet borne fruit. In our innumerable lives we have been performing good and bad deeds and whatever we do is mayic because we are bound by maya. Due to our ignorance we may feel that we are performing good actions, but all our actions are mayic. They result in dirtying our mind more and more.

The scriptures and Saints advise to attach our mind only to pure (divine) personalities. That is the only way to purify our mind; love only them. Who is divine? Only God and God-realised souls are divine, so your mind should be constantly attached to them alone. After God-realisation one is freed forever from the bondage of triguna, trikarma, tridosha, panchklesha and panchkosha. Then one no longer bears the fruit of his accumulated actions, and his heart becomes divine. Thus, if you love divine personalities your heart becomes pure. This works the same way as pure, crystal clear water cleans dirty clothes.

Listen to me attentively! All of you are very familiar with the word vairagya meaning “being devoid of attachment”. Attachment of the mind can be either through feelings of love or hatred. Normally most of you think that vairagya means not to love anyone. But if you hate someone then you constantly think of him. You have only one mind. Simultaneously you cannot attach it at two places. Either meditate on a divine personality or meditate on a worldly personality; you have a choice.

During the descension period of Shri Krishna, the gopis so deeply loved Him that they reached such a high level of selfless devotion that even great personalities like Brahma and Shankara sought the sacred dust of their lotus feet. Shri Krishna highly rewarded the illiterate gopis for having only favourable feelings (love) for Him. On the contrary, demons like Shishupal, Kansa and others had feelings of enmity, and yet Shri Krishna sent them to His divine abode, as their mind was totally absorbed in Him. Day in and day out they thought of Him alone and no one else.

To be continued . . .

 

An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

2 December 2011

Bhakti Dham, Mangarh

© Radha Govind Samiti

 

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