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It vows never to sin, never to indulge the senses, though released from the restrictions of self-control. A hole is made in self-control; there is a channel for the partially controlled mind to flow out towards the sense-objects. The vicious mind first makes a good meal of the little Viveka that has dawned in the Sadhaka, before it enjoys the sense-objects. Then while escaping—and the natural vicious force of the mind is redoubled now, on account of the starvation of the senses, and the repression of the desires—the vicious mind goes headlong and kills the Sadhaka.

The man went away with the two rupees. The next beggar went to the millionaire and said: “Maharaj! I have not taken a square meal for the past ten days. ” asked the millionaire. “Whatever you give me, Maharaj,” replied the beggar. “Here, take this ten rupee note. ” The beggar walked away with the ten rupee note. The third beggar came. “Maharaj, I have heard about your noble qualities. Therefore, I have come to have your Darshan. Men of such charitable disposition are verily the manifestations of God on earth,” he said.

What more need I get from you? You have already shown extraordinary kindness towards me. ” But the millionaire, struck by the beggar’s spirit, begged of the beggar to remain with him, built a decent house for him in his own compound, and looked after him for the rest of his life. God is like this good millionaire. Three classes of people approach Him, with three different desires and prayers. There is the greedy man full of vanity, full of arrogance, full of desires. He demands the objects of worldly enjoyment from God.

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