The question is of the unfoldment of sanskaras

 

Question: Why did Tukaram renounce everything? Answer: He became disgusted with the world because of continual losses and failures in business. Having renounced the world, there was created in him the love of God. After this he had to pass through further untold sufferings.

Merely becoming aloof from the world because […]

Keeping Company–Satsang – Part 2/2

Now those who practice satsang can be divided into three types:

He who gives, takes not, and stays He who gives not, takes not, but stays He who gives not, takes, but stays

All this business of “give and take” pertains to the domain of material things. The first two types in this list […]

Keeping Company–Satsang – Part 1/2

You people think that renunciation is much easier than materialism that hating and giving up materialism comes more easily than love, liking and attachment to it. But this is not so. Renunciation is most difficult, to such an extent that only those prepared to risk and lose their very lives may dare venture upon […]

On Renunciation: Tyag, Sanyas, and Vairag – Part 3/3

For real renunciation demands the courage to give up the worldly Maya, which these cowards cannot do, bound and attached to it as they are. Moreover, in the affairs of worldly people (duniyadari) all bears the stamp of incompleteness and imperfection irrespective of the ability, boldness, and nerves which one brings to the task […]

On Renunciation: Tyag, Sanyas, and Vairag – Part 2/3

Otherwise, these so-called “sadhus” and “sanyasis” of the present day are generally mere idlers (dhongi, haramkhor) who wander here and there with no higher aim than obtaining food and clothing for free, without strife or strain on the body, without labor or exertion. Worse still, they are continually engrossed and engaged in talk about […]

On Renunciation: Tyag, Sanyas, and Vairag – Part 1/3

For the ordinary people of the world, for the great mass of human beings, the best remedy for spiritual ignorance and the best course and pathway to ishvar prapti—the acquisition of spiritual knowledge and Godliness—is renunciation, termed sanyas, and tyag in Gujarati.

Now, this renunciation, this tyag, comes about in one of […]

Baba’s response to questions regarding the union and the circle – Part 2/2

Question: Then if this prize is sure of attainment for everyone, why strive for it? It will come of itself.

Answer: Your striving and struggle are what bring you nearer and nearer to the Goal of Truth. Even though you fail ninety-nine times, if at last the hundredth effort brings to you […]

Baba’s response to questions regarding the union and the circle – Part 1/2

Every Master, who was formerly the Chargeman of the Master who preceded him, has in turn to prepare his own circle, whose members have a long, ancient past connection with him and who in a queer way, flock around him in the age in which he is to give them Realization. There are just […]

Why is the number of the outer circle fifty-six only?

Question: Why is the number of the outer circle fifty-six only, neither more nor less?

Answer: Because this number seems perfect (purna) to those who manage, the world’s workings from a spiritual and various other points of view. One person alone cannot manage the whole affair single-handed. He does require assistance, and the number […]

Real compassion by refusing darshan

The conversation stemmed from the recent episode concerning a Hindu gentleman, a genuine bhakta (devotee), who had visited Shri Baba several times previously. Always in the past Baba had freely given him interviews and discussed the various points he raised with regard to the yogas, tap-jap, and so forth. But it so happened today […]