Monday, October 6, 2008

simple thoughts: from "Drops of Nectar" by Swami Ramsukhdasji

An aspirant's activity or inactivity should not be influenced by likes and dislikes, but must be in accordance with the scriptures.

The outcome of actions undertaken under the influence of likes (attraction) and dislikes (aversion) is not very good.

When there is a feeling of dislike (hatred) for another aspirant, it becomes an impediment in one's own spiritual progress.

Discrimination is eternal, whereas likes (attractions, attachments) are self created. When there is attraction for the world, one's discrimination is curbed, but when discrimination is awakened, attachment goes away.

On considering the ever-changing world as permanent, that itself, causes the rise of duality of attraction (likes) and hatred (dislikes).

In whatever we develop and attachment (likes, attraction), in that we do not find any faults or flaws, and in whatever we develop aversion (hatred), in that we do not see any good qualities. It is only on being free of likes and dislikes, that we are able to see the true nature of a thing.

In reality, everything is divine, but because of likes and dislikes, it appears as inert. If likes and dislikes were absent, then besides divinity there is nothing else existing.

From "Drops of Nectar" in Hindi pg 62
by Swami Ramsukhdasji

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