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26 divine qualities of a true devotee .....
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:36:24 AM »
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  • OM SAI RAM!!!

    Found this in Gita today- truly inspiring...though not a easy path. sharing with you all.
    Hope BABA keep guiding us so that we start allowing all these qualities to emerge in us.
    (find myself so far from these.....long long way to go....!!!)


    May Baba have mercy on us- his devotees and help us quicken our pace of getting better....

    Lord Krishna begins by describing the 26 divine qualities of a true devotee:

    1) abhayam is fearlessness due to the absence of anxiety which arises from the
    dread of harm to the physical body or the prospect of losing what is precious.

    2) sattva-samsuddhih is purification of one's existence and denotes purity
    of heart consisting of pure goodness undefiled with the taint of passion and ignorance.

    3) jnana-yoga-vyavasthitih means situated in the knowledge of devotion
    resulting from discriminating theatma or immortal soul from physical matter as the
    individual consciousness attains communion with the ultimate consciousness.

    4) danam is the charity given to worthy recipients from what one legitimately
     owns.

    5) damah is self restraint, controlling the mind to be uninfluenced by
    sense objects.

    6) yagna is Vedically authorised ritualistic ceremonies in propitiation and
    devotion to the Supreme Lord Krishna exclusively for His satisfaction
    without any self interests. This also applies to His authorised incarnations and expansions.

    7) svadhyayah is devoted study of Vedic scriptures,
    knowing that the alone teach the glories of the Supreme Lord and are the quintessence
    of all that is spiritual.

    8.) tapas is austerity and penance.

    9) arjavam is simplicity, straight forwardness to others in thought,
    word and deeds.

    10) ahimsa is non-violence to all living entities by thought,
    word and deed.

    11) satyam is truthfulness verily speaking what is true that is
    beneficial to all beings.

    12) akrodah is freedom from anger due to absence of resentment
    for others.

    13) tyagah is renunciation of whatever is opposed to atma-tattva or
    soul realisation.

    14) santih is tranquillity, keeping the senses peaceful and impervious
    to agitation.

    15) apaisunam is aversion to fault finding and slandering others even
    if warranted.

    16) daya is mercy, sympathy for life, empathy for the distress and
    misery of others.

    17) aloluptvam is absence of greed for sense gratification.

    18) mardavam is gentleness and humility which is appropriate for
    Saintly association.

    19) hrih is modesty, the feeling of shame at the thought of
    anything inappropriate.

    20) acapalam is determination to remain firm against temptations
    presented to one.

    21) tejas is radiance, luster. The illustrious proof of the efficacy of
    spiritual practice.

    22) ksama is forgiveness. The absence of vengeful feelings against
    those harmed by.

     23) dhritih is fortitude. The capacity for righteousness while enduring
    great duress.

    24) saucam is cleanliness both internally and externally to be spiritually
    worthy.

    25) adrohah is absence of envy, non-interference in the interests of
     others.

    26) natimanita absence of false ego, lack of desire for honour and
    prestige
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    The divine qualities and nature are for those aspiring to activate their divinity following
    the time tested eternal, divine ordinances and injunctions as revealed in the
    Vedic scriptures by the Supreme Lord Krishna. Their virtues of these 26 qualities are
    revealed by following them and living them in this manner. The word abhijatasya refers
    to those who were born with the divine nature destined to follow the divine path and
    who are naturally in harmony with divinity.


    OM SAI RAM, SRI SAI RAM, JAI JAI SAI RAM !!!
    « Last Edit: September 03, 2016, 12:06:54 PM by ShAivI »

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    Re: 26 divine qualities of a true devotee .....
    « Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 11:21:52 AM »
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  • This is what's truely important in our life...
    If one wants to understand it comprehensively that too in today's context of bhakti (as we are surrounded by negetive forces pulling us away from shradhha towards god) the person must read its full explanation in eknathi with the permission of his guru....these traits are explained there in many pages ,  there's guruprem in every single word of eknath maharaj....

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