The value of constant practice of virtue and the constant abstention from evil for an ordinary devotee

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By a special dispensation of GOD, also, the very highest type of devotee whose whole being is permanently focussed on the Divine Beloved, is as completely exempt from the law of karma as the Dnyani [God-Realized being]. Unlike the Dnyani, however, such a devotee is utterly ignorant of this exemption. But the ordinary devotee, no matter how sincere in his devotion, remains bound by the law of karma, and so his best course is to apply this law to his own spiritual advantage by the constant practice of virtue and the constant abstention from evil. And when he fails in virtue, or falls into sin, he must throw himself on the boundless mercy of GOD and ask His forgiveness.
[The Repentance prayer for forgiveness was uttered and Baba participated in it.]

-The Awakener, p6, Vol 1 No. 1, July, 1953

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