Sadguru burns up the sanskaras

I say, therefore: Will [control] your mind; lead a pure, clean, and virtuous life; remove low desires; follow One who has realized God; and then you are saved. “Following” in this sense does not mean giving up your own creed or religion. The mind is to be renounced!

If you try to […]

Baba removes our ‘dirt’ like a laundryman

Meanwhile Baba had assigned different duties to Jal Kerawalla, among them being to find a good boy and bring him to Baba. Jal would daily bring one boy after another, all of whom Baba would feed and give new clothes to, and then return to Jal. This saddened Jal, who thought himself a […]

One has to pass through a succession of experiences

Satsang (the company) of these Perfect Ones is the best medium and path to the attainment of bliss.

Someone asked, “But how can we acquire the desire for the company [of Perfect Ones]?”

Baba replied, “By killing all desires except one – longing for real bliss. Thus only by longing for bliss will you […]

Divine forgiveness burns sanskaras away in no time

Matra Dutta Shastri also could not sleep. He recited a Sanskrit shloka praising the advent of the Avatar Krishna, and then in a paroxysm of weeping sought Baba’s forgiveness for his sins. Baba called him and held him in a loving embrace.

As Baba was consoling him, someone remarked about Matra Shastri, “He was […]

Proximity and intimacy with Baba brings out sanskaras like sparks

 

 

Continuing, Baba explained, “As you all become more intimate with me, with opportunities to come closer to me, all that is good and all that is bad within you comes out in sparks, as it were. All the impressions of the past, the accumulation of past sanskaras of all illusory things, which […]

Cease the mental tension by training your mind to pass over thoughts

It is normal to have bad thoughts; so long as you do not interpret them into actions, you thereby get an opportunity to exercise control. If no thoughts assail you, then what is the difference between you and a stone which has no thoughts at all?

Cease the mental tension. Train your mind to […]

Distinction between Maya and Sanskaras

 

Baba then distinguished between Maya and sanskaras:

Suppose you are assailed by anger, lust and greed or any bad emotion or feeling. This is Maya’s work. But suppose you feel hungry, thirsty or sleepy, which is due to sanskaras. If you eat, drink and engage in innocent enjoyment, it is not wrong because […]

Balancing of Sanskaras – “Real freedom can only be obtained when you give up all desires”

On Sunday, 13 October 1940, he explained some more points about sanskaras, after his second typed article had been read out:

Sanskaras must balance perfectly. This cannot be done by a mathematical process, or it would be easy.

Good and bad sanskaras are both bindings. If you […]

Spend sanskaras through thoughts but not through actions

[Speaking to Swami Krishnaji, Baba said: ]

…but you should not succumb to temptations. I do not mean you could escape them, but you should avoid them. Not to run away from them means you should not fear them, feel nervous about them, be overcome by them.

Again, this means that there […]

Begin to clean the filth of desires cover from head to toe

 

Baba frequently cleaned the masts’ pan-type toilets. All of the waste material from the iron pans was dumped into a deep soakpit, some distance from their compound. One day it rained heavily, and the pit filled with water. Pappa told Krishna to empty the water from the pit with a bucket […]