Aptavani 13 Volume 1 - Gnani Purush Dadashri


Aptavani 13

Volume 1

Gnani Purush Dadashri

Shuddha Anami

Copyright 2010 by Shuddha Anami

Shakespir Edition

[] Word from the Translator:

Please note that Gnani Purush Dadashri never wrote a word for any book. This book is a compilation of his spoken words in satsang, and Shuddha Anami is a translator within a collective, of the words spoken in Gujarati. Shuddha has been sharing the English translations of the words of Gnani Purush Dadashri on the Internet since 1994.

Gnani or Jnani is the One who has known, is in the experience of, the eternal Self. Purush means the Self. Akram Vignan means that which is attained without doing anything, and the science behind this.  A gentleman by the name of Ambalal M. Patel became a Gnani Purush in June 1958. This happened spontaneously within him. The absolute light of the Self prevailed in him from that time. In that state of the absolute Self, he became the instrument for the salvation of the world. The words that came out through his medium have become words that are now liberating hundreds of thousands of human beings who were seeking meaningful solutions for their pains. These satsang sessions of the Gnani Purush happened in Gujarati and were carefully preserved and are presented as they are, in many different languages. They are all in the form of questions and answers from Gnani Purush Dadashri. 

[] After Self-realization

The Gnan Vidhi of the Gnani Purush separates the Self from the self. The reader is requested to allow for the use of capital letters, in the middle of sentences in the book, which have been used frequently for ease of understanding the message of the Gnani Purush. The small ‘s’ is the self or the worldly interacting self, where the reader has to introduce one’s own worldly name. The ‘S’ is used to denote the awakened Self after the Gnan Vidhi or the absolute Self. Similarly, the small ‘y’ is used for the worldly self, and the ‘Y’ for ‘You’ is for the awakened One. The small ‘v’ is for the vision through the worldly eyes or the physical eyes whereas the ‘V’ is for the Vision of the awakened One as the Self. In the same vein, the words that are meant to convey the realm and domain of the awakened Self have capital use e.g. ‘Knower’ or ‘Seer’ or ‘Conduct’ versus knower, seer, conduct as the self. Please note that the original Gujarati book does not have such differentiation, and thus requires a special inner view while reading this book. This differentiation presented in the English versions has been found very useful by the readers of previous Aptavanis, and hence is continued here.

Please note that the above use of capital letter does not apply to the statements or questions made by the questioner in the following book, because the view of the questioner is not apparent in the questioning process.

This first of two volumes of Aptavani 13 is for Mahatmas – those who have attained the Self through the Akram Path – and it will lead to the absolute Self. The book will also help others understand the science of karma and the science of prakruti – the non-Self complex. Aptavani 13 was compiled and first published by Atmagnani Dr. Niruben Amin, in Gujarati in July 2002. The original versions in Gujarati contain a précis written by Dr. Niruben of the entire body of the original satsang with Gnani Purush Dadashri, and is not presented in this version of Aptavani 13.

Shuddha Anami

November 21 2015

New York.


Table of Contents

Word from the Translator:

After Self-realization


How is Prakruti Formed?

Subtle Science of Prakruti

‘Gnan’, in Swabhaav, in Vibhaav

Way of Bringing About the Final Settlement

Is Prakruti Jada or Chetan?

Who is the Doer of Prakruti?

Difference Between Prakruti and Nature

Relation Between Prakruti and the Self


Prakruti in the Form of Result

Do Prakruti and Life Leave Together?

One Dances to the Tune of Prakruti

Prakruti Forces one to do…

Relation between Swasatta and Parsatta

Prakruti is Independent at the Time of Liberation

Both Behave According to Their Nature

Freedom and Dependency of the Prakruti

Prakruti is not to be Changed, Change its Cause

On What Basis can Purushartha Happen?

Cause-effect Nature of Prakruti

Who has Attachment-Abhorrence in This?

Prakruti, Dependent on ego or Vyavasthit?

Prakruti is Like a Ready Fireworks


Prakruti Unfolds as it was Bound

Prakruti has Attraction

How Will Prakruti get Spent?

No Changes in the Style of Prakruti

Awareness Brings Prakruti Within its Regularity.

Awareness in Front of Prakruti


See Prakruti as Flawless

Who is at Fault in This?

How can Prakruti be Changed?

It Happens According to the Prakruti

As Many Layers of Prakruti as the Variety of Vikalp

Energy Increases as the Prakruti Reverts to Naturalness

From Lack of Control

Eventually Both are Vitarag

Gnani Changes Prakruti Like This

Problem is not of the Mistake, Problem is of the Ignorance

The Vision of the Self Makes Even a Tiger Non-violent

The Flawless Vision of the Gnani

Know the Fault, but do not Consider him to be Faulty

The Real Culprit got Caught


Different Natures of Prakruti

Path of Moksha With Only one Sentence

That is why Attributes of Prakruti are Born

The Main Origin of Attributes of Prakruti

Complete Understanding of Prakruti

Natural Repair in Absence of Ownership

Prakruti Will Take Best Care of Body

Karma Troublesome and Prakruti Helpful


Is it Possible to Attain Control Over Prakruti?

Controlling is a Mistake

Control an Untimely Bomb?

Will the Result of Gnan Come in This Life or the Next?

Nigraha kim Karishyati

Habits of Prakruti Will not Leave Quickly

Against Prakruti Prone to Addiction

Strong Intent Changes the new Prakruti

Can One’s Nature Change in This Very Life?

Prakruti can Change with Gnan

How is one to See his Prakruti?

Against the Prakruti Which Does not Respect any Boundary

Settle the Prakruti With Equanimity

Prakruti Becomes Utterly Soft with Gnan

Live and Life-less Prakruti

Nature is of Prakruti, and Doership is of the self

If You ‘See’ Then You are the Boss and if You do not ‘See’ then Prakruti is the Boss!

Know Also an Awkward Prakruti

This is the Big Garbage That Hinders

Prakruti Dissolves in Samayik


Purify Prakruti This way…

Prakruti Writes and Purush Erases

Against Angry Prakruti

One who is Aware Infront of Prakruti is a Gnani

Tubers of Prakruti Obstruct Light of Gnan

Stop, not through pressure but through understanding

Do not believe sweetness in discharge prakruti

Pardon the Prakruti

Be Glad Where you can see the Mistakes

The Gnan or the Gnani, Removes Prakruti.

The Nature to Become Involved in Prakruti and Prakruti are one

Prakruti will ultimately show Godly qualities

Ultimately Even Prakruti Becomes Like God

Who Comes First in Naturalness?

Interference Creates Unnaturalness


Knower-Seer of Prakruti

Awareness Increases with Agna and Satsang

Prakruti’s Gneyas subtle, subtler…

Saiyam Means not to Saiyam Means not to Become one With Prakruti

Prakruti Makes one Dance

After Doership is Gone Divine Karma Remain

Against the Force of the Prakruti…

The One who Knows the Nature of the Prakruti is the Knower

Exact Knowing-Seeing Infront of Prakruti

Main Camera Takes the Picture of the Prakruti

Nature of the Prakruti


From Pure Self to Absolute Self

Energy, of Purush and Prakruti

Gnani is Sitting in the Company of the Eternal

Began the Union with God

Purush is Antaratma and Purshottam is Paramatma


One who Constinuously Sees Prakruti is Paramatma

There is Distinct Separation in the Individual Knowledge of the two

Vision of the Self and the Vision of the Flawless

Just See the Flawlessness of the Prakruti

That is the Final Worship of the Self

The Constant Seer of the Prakruti is Paramatma

This is how ‘I-ness’ Dissolves

Clear Science of Prakruti Opened up



Living Beings Bound by Three Karma

Dravyakarma are Divided Into Eight Kinds

Illusion Exists due to the ‘Eye-glasses’

Everything Appears ‘Wrong’ due to the Eyeglasses

What are these eight karmas?

Dravyakarma Means Sanchit Karma


Gnanavaran Karma

Analogy Example of Dravyakarma

Gnanavaran Karma Prevents Gnan From Manifesting

Gnanavaran Obstructs Thus

This is Going the way of Wrong Understanding…

Avarans Increased in Locations of Religion

That Indeed is the Huge Gnanavaran

Difference between Gnanavaran and aGnan


Darshanavaran Karma

This is how Both are Bound

Sooj is Darshan

Eventually all Veils are Lifted Away From Darshan

Gnan Vidhi Removes the Veil Over Darshan


Mohaniya Karma

I-ness is Mohaniya Karma

The Self is Forgotten due to Mohaniyakarma

Main cause is Moha

What Makes one Deluded is Moha

One had Filled in Heavy Mohaniyakarma

It is the King of Infinite Karma

Difference Between Darshanavaran and Darshanmohaniya

How Much Charge Karma in Akram?



Obstacle Karma

Despite Having it, it Cannot be Enjoyed, That is Antaraya

This is how Antaraya are Created

Do Pratikraman the Moment an Obstacle Happens

Avaran and Antaraya

This Causes Antaraya Against Eating Food

Ego of Intellect Creates Obstacles

One is the Owner of the Universe but…

Obstacles in Taking Medicine or in Thinking About it?

Secret of Dada’s Deafness

Obstacles to Use and Repeated Use

Obstacle Against Benefit

Obstacles Against Profit and Energy

What Destroys Antarayakarma?

In the Ritual Worship of Antarayakarma, one Binds Gnanantaraya

Obstacles Against Life Span

Obstacles Against Religion

Negative Attitude Towards Gnan Also Causes Obstacles

This is how Obstacles Puzzles one

This is how Obstacles Have Been Created Against the Path of Moksha

Intent of Compassion for the Salvation of the World

Heavy Antarayas Prevent Meeting a Gnani Purush

Pratikraman for Obstacles

Obstacles to Gnan-Darshan Arise Thus

Obstacles Against Expression in Conduct

Gnan is Attained, if Obstacle is Destroyed

Cannot Destroy Idols or Pictures

Nischaya Breaks the Threads of Obstacles

Obstacles Against Satsang

Desire has Obstructed the Relative Expression of Energies of the absolute Self

Obstacles due to no Determination; no Obstacles due to Determination

Difference between Nischaya and Desire

Have Obstacles to Eating Ever Occurred?

Gnani is in Antaraya-free State

That is how the Energies of the Self Manifest



Pain-pleasure experience

Interval Between two Pains is Pleasure

Do not Suffer, Know

There is Beliefvedana, not Gnanvedana

Dada’s Close Observation Within

Lord Mahavit Also had Ashata Vedaniya

Dada at the Time of Unfolding of Vedaniya Karma

‘You’ Know Your Suffering

Vedaniya Does not Touch the one who is Absolutely Independent



Not Chitragupta but the Secret of Naamkarma

Even the Body is due to Naamrupa Karma

What Amazing Naamkarma of Lord Mahavir

Aadeya-Anadaya Naamkarma

Yash-Upyash Naamkarma

Fame and Defame Based on What?

Great Karma With Intent of Salvation of the World

That was Dada’s Naamkarma



Lokpujya, Loknindya Gotra

Bhaavkarma Charged Instantly Through Egoism of High Status

One who is not Lokanindya is Considered Lokapujya in This era

Tirthankara Gotra Bound Through Darshan Only



What makes one bound in the body is ayushyakarma

The Body Dies, not You

Long or Short Life Based on Merit Karma

Will Power is a Karma Effect

Death is the Final Balance of all Karma

Lifespan Depends on Number of Breaths

Lifespan of Good People

Punyai of the World is not Ready, Therefore Gnani’s Life is Short

Dada’s Lifespan

Now the Lifespan of People Have Increased

All Eight Karma are Bound Every Moment

Principle of Binding Ayushya

Ayushya of one With Matrubhaav is Longer


Ghati-Aghati Karma

Dravyakarma is Constantly Dissolving

Ghati in the of a Veil and Aghati in the form of Body

Only Ghati Karma Remain to be Settled

Dravyakarma of Tirthankaras

When all Knowledge Arises Within, The Gnanipada is Attained

Ghatikarma Destroyed with Shukladhyan

Moha is the Main Root

Karma Bound Verily Through Kashaya

Ekavtari State Through Akram Gnan

All that Remains now is Charitramoha

Only Dravyakarma That Remains is of the Body

That is When Gnan is Attained

Dada Gives Complete Solution



Bhaavkarma Happens as a Result of Dravyakarma

Kashaya Means Bhaavkarma

Difference Between Bhaav, Bhaavna and Bhaavkarma

Even Gnani has Desire That is Dying

Bhaav Will Improve Both Lives

With ‘I am Shuddhatma’, Bhaavkarma Goes Away

Bhaavkarma bound through doership


Dravyakarma + Bhaavkarma

Relation Between Bhaavkarma and Dravyakarma

Secret About why Impurity Touches the Self

Belief Changed With Pressure of Circumstances

Inspiration is of Power Chetan –the ‘Energized’ Self

Bhaavkarma is the Imagination of the ‘self’

Pudgal Arose Based on the Intent-Imagination

Nondoer With Gnan, Doer with aGnan

Through ‘it Happens’ one is the ‘Doer’ of Dravyakarma

Electrical Body and Kashaya

The Candle Burns and the wax Deposits

Bhaavkarma Results From Dravyakarma


Mistake is Only of the Vision

Lingadeha is Bhaavkarma

When Will That Recurrant Cycle of Bondage Break?

Constant Natural Compassion



No Obstruction if There is Gnan

Nokarma is Experienced Through Senses

Every activity is nokarma

Because You are not the Doer

All Charitramoha are Nokarma

Akram Path : Kramic path

Understanding of Nokashaya

Prarabdha is Indeed Nokarma

Nokarma Means Akarma


Dravykarma + Bhaavkarma + Nokarma

How Much Doership is There in These Three Karma?

Bhaavkarma Results in Dravyakarma and Nokarma

Bhaavkarma is not Under one’s Control

Only the Vision has Changed

Only Tirthankaras can see Dravyakarma

Subtle Difference Between Bhaavkarma and Nokarma

If You do not Become the Owner You Become Free From Karma

All the Activities of the Body are Nokarma

Filled Stock is Dravyakarma, its Expression is Nokarma

Vishrasa, Prayogsa, Mishrasa

Wrong Vision Causes Bhaavkarma

Equanimity Stops Charging Karma

Ego Wears the Yellow Eyeglasses

Vision Changed Through Dravyakarma

Charging Happens When Bhaav and Main Vision is Spoilt

Keep in Awareness, the ‘Glasses’, Your State, and the External

Surrendered the Living, and the Lifeless Remains

Bhaavkarma Goes Away Through Vignan


‘There is Something’ is Darshan, ‘This is it’ is Gnan

Darshan and Gnan, Understanding Through Intellect

There is no Difference in Them

Upon Specific Thinking That Which is Seen Becomes Gneya

Seen and Known; Both Relative

Eventually it is all one

Constant Conviction of the Self is Kshayik Samkit

How Knowledge or Experiece Comes From Understanding


Seeing Generally, Knowing Specifically

Details of Darshan-Gnan

Vitaragta With General Gnan

Dwelling Only in the Self

It Takes Time for it to be Decided

KevalGnan has Halted

How Subtle the Understanding of the Tirthankars


Gnata-Drashta, Gnayak

Knower-Seer Nature of the Self

The Self has Only Gnankriya and Darshankriya

Gnandhara-Kriyadhara Both run Separately

Every Effect Falls off for the Gnani

Seeing is Swabhaav, Walking is Vibhaav

Is There any Difference in ‘Seeing’?

Exact Understanding of Knower-Seer

The Knower is Beyond the Senses

Knower does not ‘do’, and doer does not Know

Who is the Witness?

That is When ‘self’ Becomes the Knower

Two forms of gneya

Real, gneya or Gnata?

Knower is Always Flawless

State of Gnani From a Fraction to Complete

The Discharge of a Mahatma is Unique

Dada is Only as Gnani Purush During Vidhi

Poised as the Self, Restless in Situations

All the Layers of Karma Effect Leave by Seeing

Keep ‘Seeing’ the Galan

Knower is the Solid Entity of the Self Only

Inside and Outside Brahmand?

Relationship of Gneya and Gnata

Constant Knower Seer is Indeed KevalGnan

Knower-Seer Does not Have any Problem

The Self Does not Need Anyone

One who Remains Knower-Seer is Indeed Vitarag

Knowing-Seeing the Antahkaran is Higher

Relation of the Self With the Destructible World

This is how the Link of Knower-Seer Remains

See the Waves of the Mind Like a Movie

One who Knows the Self as the Self is Absolutely Free

Drashya ad Drashta are Always Separate

Only Knower-Seer is considerd Gnayak

Gnayakbhaav is the Final View

Gnayak Does not Have Association with Memory

Through Gnayakbhaav Purity Happens

Constant Knowing is Indeed the Paramatma


Absolute Through Naturalness of the Self and the non-Self

Cessation of Interference is Indeed Naturalness

Dada’s Interference to Remove Interference

The Self and Prakruti are Sahaj, Worldly Interacting self is Asahaj

Full enlightenment halted because of ego

Awareness Increases by Asking for Energies

Retract the Interference

Filled Stock Will Discharge Without Fail

That is When the Visa for Moksha is There

Obstructions Leave by Seeing

Naturalness Exists Where There is no Attachment-Abhorrence

Should one get rid of Interference or Remain Separate?

Interference Removes Interference

Knowing-Seeing Stops Interference

Who is the ‘I’?

Oneness Believed by the ego

That is When it is Called Natural

When is it a Pure Worldly Interaction?

Naturalness is Where There is no Interference

Body by Nature is Effective

Natural Means Effort-free State

Cause-Effect go Away Where Where is Naturalness

There is no Knowledge of the Self, Where There is ‘Doing’

Effort Pushes Sahajta Away

Naturalness Verily Means the Effortless State

Gnani is Eternally in Effortless State

Dadashri’s Unique Naturalness

Understanding Vyavasthit Gives Rise to Naturalness

Devine Energy of the Self Manifests From Naturalness

Not the Activity but Restlessness in it, Binds Karma

Are you in a Hurry? Then Let go of all Possessions

How can one Remain Sahaj?

In the Ultimate State all Activity Without Effort

In the Effort to Attain the Natural State…

One Becomes Natural by Seeing the Natural One


See Just one Pudgal

The Pudgal Dances and the Self Sees!

See first and then Know

Seeing Leads to Purity

Keep Reading Your own Book

After Right Vision, There is Only Discharge

What Does one Pudgal Mean?

Ultimately Only This Exclusive Goal

Saw Infinite Gneyas in one Pudgal

This is Lord Mahavir’s Method


Knower of the Seer-Knower

Gnayakbhaav: Mishrabhaav

Knower-Seer, Through Intellect or the Self

Seer of Pudgal is Pragnya

That Which Shows is Pragnya

Seer of Even the seer

Whose Upyoga is in the Middle?

Follow the Five Agnas to Attain the Absolute State

The Self Means the Light of Absolute Knowledge

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Aptavani 13 Purvardha

Aptavani 13 Volume 1 of 2 Volumes

[] [1.1]

[] How is Prakruti Formed?

[] Subtle Science of Prakruti

Questioner: Dada, what is prakruti?

Dadashri: Prakruti means that which was formed through the false projection of the self. One keeps saying, ‘I am Chandubhai, I am Chandubhai (the reader should substitute his name for Chandubhai)’, and then he says, ‘I did it’. That indeed is considerd instilling of life (pratishtha) into an image or idol or person (murti). This murti is in the form of a body. One has done pratishtha (instilled life) in it, giving rise to a pratishthitatma (relative or charged self) and it gives fruit in the next life. Just as doing pratishtha in this murti (idol) gives fruit, this (body) gives fruit exactly like that. It is because this is an exact murti. Then the fruit, the prakruti, does not remain under our control; it will keep giving fruit. Hence that is indeed our own kruti (creation), born out of aGnanta (ignorance of the Self). The Self (Atma) has not created it. It was formed by two things coming together; through vishesha bhaav (the new extra intent that happened and that intent is not the property either of the two that met).

Questioner: So did this prakruti (current energized complex of mind, speech and body) arise by coming together of jada (matter) and Chetan (the Self, Soul)?

Dadashri: Yes. The parmanus (subatomic particles) of jada (matter) came together with the Self (Chetan), and therefore this came about. Ego, anger-pride-deceit-greed arise. Anger and pride gave rise to ahamkar (ego) and deceit and greed resulted in mamata (myness). This in turn gave rise to this prakruti (energized non-Self complex).

One is the Atma (Self), but being ignorant of the Self, an illusion arose, which is the belief, ‘I am Chandubhai. I did this’, and therefore a new living form (pootadoo, individual, person, non-Self complex of mind, speech and body) had been created. It became the prakruti. Now, one did not create it, it just happened. When those two (jada and Chetan) become separate, new prakruti stops from being formed; that is all. Prakruti means the form, person ‘pootadoo’ without the Self (Chetan). Prakruti is that where there is no Chetan at all. There is only a ‘belief Chetan’.

This illusion that has arisen from the relation between the two, that ‘am I doing this or who is doing this?’ Then he has accepted that, ‘I am the one who is doing this, there is really no one else beside me, who else can do it?’

This extra result (vishesha parinam) arises from two things (jada and Chetan; non-Self and the Self) coming together. This vishesha parinam is the prakruti.

In that, the Purush is the Self, is verily the God (Bhagwan). But as a consequence of external pressure, prakruti has arisen. What is all this? Who did all this? Awareness of ‘I did it’ arises, which is the vishesha bhaav (the new intent-view-outlook that arises and that intent is not the property either of the two –the Self and the matter), and that gives rise to the prakruti.

Nothing happens to the main Purush (Self). This vishesha bhaav has arisen as a consequenc of external circumstances. As long as the Purush (Self) does not come into its own awareness, it will indeed continue to remain in the awareness as the prakruti (prakruti bhaav). Prakruti means unawareness of one’s own Self (swabhaav)

Iron left on the seashore will undergo changes. The iron itself does not do anything in that. Similarly, sea air does not do anything either. If air did that, then everything there would rust. But this is the coming together of two things that gave rise to a third thing. It is an extra intent (bhaav). The rust that happens, is the prakruti. Iron is in the bhaav (view, intent, outlook) of the iron, and prakruti is in the bhaav of the prakruti. If you separate the two, prakruti (non-Self) will in the place of prakruti, and Purush will be Purush (Self). As long as they are in one form, the rust (prakruti) will continue to increase, without end.

[] ‘Gnan’, in Swabhaav, in Vibhaav

Purush and prakruti are not linked together. They are in proximity with each other, and because of the view (bhaav, intent, outlook) of proximity, illusion arises in the gnan (knowledge) of the self. This is because Purush by nature is knowledge (gnanmaya). The illusion (vibhramata) is: ‘Who did this? Then he will say, ‘I did it’, but actually all this is done by prakruti. However, as the gnan (knowledge) changes, prakruti arises, and when the gnan comes into the Self (swabhaav), prakruti gets destroyed. Currently this gnan is in ‘extra view-intent’ (vishesh bhaav) and when it comes in natural view as the Self (swabhaav), then the prakruti gets destroyed.

When two eternal things (elements) come together, vishesha bhaav arises in both. Both maintain their individual attributes (gundharma), but additional attributes arise. Amongst the six original eternal elements, when matter (jada) and the Self (Chetan) come in close proximity, then vishesh bhaav arises. The other four elements, no matter where and how, when they come into close proximity with each other, there is no effect at all.

Marble gets hot from the presence of the sun. In that the ‘original owner’ the ‘marble’ believes that it is in marble’s nature to be hot, that is how this extra result (vishesha parinam) is. This will end when the sun sets. Marble stones are cold by nature. Similarly, vishesha parinam resulted due to the proximity of Atma (Self) and the pudgal (matter), which gave rise to ego. What was a natural pudgal (matter); does not remain anymore.

By two things coming together, their individual natures (property) do not change, but a third vishesha bhaav (extra intent; extra attribute, extra view) arises in the ‘ignorant state’. Just as when you place a book in front of a mirror, the book does not lose its nature. So then does the mirror lose its nature? No. The mirror is in its nature, but when you go in front of it, ‘it’ will also show you its own nature too, will it not? It will also show you the vishesha bhaav. This is a very subtle thing. Scientists will understand it quickly.

What is this vishesha bhaav? How does prakruti arise on its own? I have seen all that. I am telling all this after ‘seeing’ it. How does this happen? It is because of the close proximity of the two, by both coming into touch with each other. The current state the Self is because of these two with samipya bhaav (that which arises as a view due to proximity) and both coming into touch with each other. That belief should go away.

Extrinsic (vyatirek) attributes arose when pudgal (matter) and Chetan (Self) came together. From that the view-intent (bhaav) arises, and based on that bhaav, prakruti continues to be formed. It remains separate, but ‘this one’ does bhaav here, and corresponding to that bhaav a body complex with form (pootadoo) is being created. After being formed (created) through bhaav, it remains in its nature. Then it becomes young and grows old. For everyone, at first, it is such that it is liked, then it goes into its nature. One does not like it when it becomes old. Prakruti is formed with the bhaav (view-intent-outlook) according to what your (current) bhaav are. If one has a desire to be a sansari (live a worldly life as man and woman), he will meet a woman and more. He will meet with all those circumstances. Whatever bhaav ‘one’ does, vishesha bhaav; that is how this (pudgal, prakruti) becomes. Such attribute is in the pudgal (non-Self complex) only.

Gunas (attributes) of the prakruti are of the non-Self (para), not of the Self (swa). People (not Self-realised) consider attributes of non-Self, as the attributes of the Self. Not a single attribule of the prakruti is in ‘shuddhaChetan’ (pure Self), and not a single attribute of the ‘shuddhaChetan’ is in prakruti. As attributes, they are both separate in every way. Due to the intent-view of close proximity (samipya bhaav) to each other, oneness (ekata) has happened, there is nothing else. They are separate right from the very beginning. Total ‘wrong belief’ has set in indeed. When a Gnani Purush give the ‘right belief’, the solution has come! It is only a change in vision only. Mistake is of the vision only.

[] Way of Bringing About the Final Settlement

What is this vision like? If you press a finger on one of your eyes then you will be see two lights instead of only one. If only little pressure comes on your eye will you not see two lights? Now actually there is only one light. Yet it appears two. If you are drinking tea then also many times one circle in a saucer appears as two circles. What is the reason for this? It is because there are two eyes, and the actual input of the visual information is distorted, and therefore everything looks double. These eyes see that too and that inner eyes—information processing site ‘sees’ that too, but that is mithya drashti wrong vision. Therefore it shows wrong—all associated with wrong belief. If it shows the right, if the vision is right, associated with right belief, then one becomes free from all pains that are externally induced (upadhi). Vitarag Vignan—the science of absolutism is such that it can destroy all the pains, this science is verily such that it can make one free from all the pains. And the science is verily such, science is always that brings forth activity. Therefore after knowing this science, it will continue to work, You do not have to do anything. As long as you have to do anything, it is intellect in operation. And as long there is intellect, ego is there. And as long as there is ego, you will not be able to bring about settlement even if you want to.

Questioner: How does the vision begin to change?

Dadashri: The change of vision begins when one meets the Gnani Purush and one’s vision changes gradually as one listens to the Gnani’s satsang. At this time as you are listening to this satsang, your vision will change little at a time. Thus as you become familiar to a certain extent, in a month or two, the vision changes. Or else you should ask the Gnani Purush, ‘Sir, please grace me and change my vision’, then He can change it for you in a day or only within an hour.’

[] Is Prakruti Jada or Chetan?

Questioner: Should one understand prakruti as jada (matter, inanimate) or Chetan (Self)?

Dadashri: There is absolutely no Chetan at all in the prakruti, and the chetan that is there, it is a power chetan.

Questioner: Is there only power chetan in the prakruti? Is it not completely jada (matter)?

Dadashri: Prakruti is jada. Power has entered into that jada.

Questioner: Now, prakruti you called it jada, does movement in it happen in it because of the presence of the Chetan (Self)?

Dadashri: Yes, just as when the sun comes up, people’s restlessness increases, and when it goes down, people’s restlessness decreases. All that happens in its presence. It is not told to do anything, it is not ordered to do anything. Similarly, in the presence of the Atma (Self), power chetan is filled into the prakruti. It is a power chetna (energized self), not the main Chetan (real Self). When the power goes away, that is the end of it. It will work as long as there is power in it.

Hence, these three batteries of mind, speech and body are charged, which later discharge, and charged again. These continue to get charged in the presence of the Self (Atma). So, it is actually jada (matter), but it is a power chetan. We can say jada, but only jada does not do anything. There is power chetan (energy of presence of Self) filled in it. Then these three batteries continue to discharge. Discharging of the power filled batteries is called an effect.

If we put some ice in a cup and lay it on the table, where does the water come from on the outside wall of that cup? You see water trickling down, where does the water come from? There is ice in the cup, and therefore the moisture in the air condenses and forms water on the outside of the cup. You cannot see the moisture directly; it will be understood through the intellect (buddhi). But people explain that this all happened. So then one will understand that, but these elememts (tattvas) will not be understood. This is what has happened, how does it happen? Just as this condensation happens through science, this prakruti has arisen through science.

What people know is not prakruti. It is something that has arisen, and people believe that it is something that God created. They call it the divine play of God.

[] Who is the Doer of Prakruti?

Questioner: I am asking this to understand even more, that who gives prakruti the power of doing? Ultimately, it has arisen from matter (jada), has it not?

Dadashri: No, prakruti is not completely jada. It is nischetan-chetan (lifeless life; inanimate consciousness), and nischetan-chetan is not achetan (inanimate; matter).

Questioner: Can it considered ever changing?

Dadashri: It is ever changing, but it is a nischetan-chetan.

Questioner: What kind of energy (shakti) can nischetan-chetan be called?

Dadashri: Nischetan-chetan means that it is a discharge chetan. If you charge anything, will it not continue to discharge on its own? Do You have to do anything in it? Its activity will happen on its own. No one has to do anything in it. Therefore, this is all a discharge, an effect, and I call this effective energy nischetan-chetan. Although there is no Chetan (the Self) in the effective energy, it looks like Chetan, and that is why I call it nischetan-chetan.

Questioner: Is there any power of ‘doing’ (doership) in the prakruti?

Dadashri: Yes, that is the nature of prakruti. Doership is not in the state of the Self (nijswarupa); the Self is akriya (not connected with any activity). Charged pudgal (non-Self complex) parmanus (subatomic particles) that are in a prakruti, they are active (kriyavan) they are sakriya (wih activity). Everything is going the wrong way because of not understanding this. If one understands, ‘Who is the doer’, then there is final solution, otherwise there is no final solution.

Pudgal is not a living thing. But it acquires extra intent (vishesha bhaav) of the Self, and pudgal is formed accordingly. So change happens in it too. The Self does not have to do anything. Vishesha bhaav of the Self arises, which attracts the parmanus (subatomic particles) and it automatically becomes a form (murta); and then continues to carryout its work.

There is no need for a doer in this world. Whaterver things there are in the world, they are constantly changing. And because of that vishesha bhaavs keep changing and everything appears anew.

If one understands only this much, then there is a solution. The Self is akriya (not connected with any activity), it is being made kriya (to be connected with activity) by saying, ‘I did this’, and prakruti is sakriya (with activity) which people call jada (inert, matter)

[] Difference Between Prakruti and Nature

Questioner: Please explain, what is prakruti? What is nature?

Dadashri: What nature results into is prakruti. When two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom are separate, that is called nature, and when they come together and it becomes water, then it is called prakruti.

Therefore nature is different and prakruti is different. Purush (the Self) has a vote in the prakruti. Prakruti carries the vote of the Purush, and nature does not have the vote of the Purush. It is scientific circumstantial evidence.

Formation of our body happens by five elements coming together, that is called prakruti. And when all the elements are separate, it is called nature. As long as air, space, light are separate, it is called nature, and when they come together to form this body, it is called prakruti. One needs a doer in the prakruti, and no doer in nature. Nature itself is natural creation.

[] Relation Between Prakruti and the Self

Questioner: What is the relation of prakruti to the Self?

Dadashri: There is no relation of prakruti to the Self (Atma). But prakruti keeps arising in the presence of the Self. Such circumstances arise that their presence gives rise to prakruti. Now if a Gnani Purush separates those circumstances, then nothing of that sort will happen after that. So one will have to go beyond that illusion, he will have to become a Purush (Self-realised). This prakruti is full of illusion.

When you believe this as Chandubhai, that belief itself does the charging. And then Chandubhai only has come into bondage. When you attain this Gnan, when you become aware of the Self, then You cease to charge. Only discharge remains, and that cannot be stopped. If it is effective, then no one can stop the effect. One can stop eating (charge), but what about what he has already eaten? He has no choice but to go to the toilet for it (discharge), does he? Hence, whoever has been given this Gnan, charging has stopped for them.

Questioner: After attaining the Gnan, prakruti that has arisen due to vishesha bhaav (extra view-intent), then the Self be kept separate?

Dadashri: It is separate, and it remains separate. I can see that. It is separate, but the belief of the past that you are still stuck with, you cannot get rid of. You have that habit, do you not? It will gradually leave. However it is separate. The Self remains separate for you.


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[] Prakruti in the Form of Result

[] Do Prakruti and Life Leave Together?

Questioner: Despite being miserable why does a human being keep getting embroiled in this worldly life?

Dadashri: He is not getting entangled, he is suffering from pain; he wants to be free, he does not like it, but he has no control over it. He is under the control of prakruti. He can be free, if he becomes free from prakruti, otherwise prakruti will continue entangling him. Prakruti has been already formed, you are under its control, so you do not have any say in it. All you can do now, is to become free from this prakruti. Until you become free from it, it will continue to entangle you. One becomes dependent on the prakruti, and then wanders around the world.

Questioner: It is said that life and prakruti leave together (at the time of death); so then what should one do?

Dadashri: Yes, they leave together; it means that some prakruti is reduced by attaining Gnan, prakruti means avaran (veil of ignorance). So if you have such veil (avaran) here, then you cannot wander wherever you wish. If the veil is removed, that much less it (prakruti) becomes. However if one has bound a very strong prakruti, one of very dense veil, then he will not be freed from it even when he dies. It will seem exactly the way it was. His prakruti will not go away. It is the same, whenever you look, even when he takes a beating because of it. If one’s prakruti is of stealing, he will get the beating, and yet he will only steal. If he is of bad conduct, he will suffer for it, his prakruti will remain the same; he is overpowered by his prakruti and does all this. When he makes a donation, he does so under the control of his prakruti, not through Gnan. Even when he steals, he is under the control of prakruti. When Gnan of prakruti (non-Self) and Purush (the Self) happens, that ‘who am I?, and ‘what is this prakruti?’ they both separate, that is when there will be freedom, otherwise not. ‘You’ are Purush, the Self is Purush, and this (body complex) is prakruti. As long there is control of prakruti, Purush does not have any say. When Purush becomes separate from prakruti, then Purush indeed has all the say. You can be free when You know ‘who I am’ and it comes into Your experience. Otherwise, these pains will keep coming at you for sure. You will have to constantly suffer the pains of the worldly life. At times you will have peace and other times turmoil. It is all because of the prakruti. Real happiness in not in this (prakruti) at all. These peace and turmoil are both imaginary (kalpit) things; it is not real happiness. Real happiness is eternal; once it comes, it never leaves. With real happiness, even if you were thrown in jail, you will not have any problem, turmoil will not arise.

Questioner: Some people, when they do not have any peace, they take poison and kill themselves to be in peace.

Dadashri: Yes, but what can he do? And it is not that one drinks poison. He does not deliberately drink poison; prakruti makes him drink it. One does not have the energy even to evacuate his bowels. Lord Krishna did not have it, Lord Mahavir did not have it, and I do not have it. All this is under the control of prakruti. God was God, He was Lord Krishna. He had become Purush, so He knew this prakruti. ‘This is prakruti’ is how He would continue to know and know it, just as one knows a neighbor. It is very much worth knowing this inner science.

[] One Dances to the Tune of Prakruti

One dances as his prakruti makes him dance. He loses the awareness of what is to his benefit, and what is harmful to him. When prakruti makes him angry, he ends up becoming angry. He even cries when prakruti makes him cry. He is does not feel ashamed of doing that. He sobs and cries his eyes out.

Questioner: Does prakruti make one cry, or karma do?

Dadashri: Karma verily means prakruti. That is considered the main prakruti. Prakruti indeed runs everything. It is the prakruti that does it, and one says, “I did it”, and that is called egoism.

Who asks for tea? Prakruti does. Who asks for a sweet dessert? Who becomes hungry? Who becomes thirsty? Prakruti does. Who feels insulted when insulted? It is the prakruti. Who goes to the toilet? Does the Self (Atma) go? All this is prakruti, and what do people say? ‘I went to the toilet’. Does prakruti get hungry or You?

Questioner: Prakruti does.

Dadashri: And one says, ‘I became hungry’. There is nothing wrong in saying it for the worldly interaction, no problem in saying it ‘dramatically’ (as in a drama). But one says it believing that. In worldly interaction, in drama, you have to say that.

Knowing the Self, Purush and prakruti will become separate. Then prakruti carries out a role of the prakruti, and Purush caries out the role of the Purush.

After attaining this Gnan, doership is gone, ‘I’ became a Purush and prakruti became separate. You became a Purush and prakruti became completely separate, therefore Purush can do the purushartha (progress as the Self). Prakruti cannot do purushartha, can it? And prakruti’s purushartha (effort) is considered illusory purushartha. As it is, prakruti is not under one’s control. On the contrary, it makes one dance. And we are under its control. Prakruti is not under our control at all. It is because whatever prakruti that has been formed (in the past life); is an effect. And no one can do anything in the effect. Hence we have to suffer the effect, and so we have to remain under its control. Therefore, we (as the) Purush have to do Purushartha, and prakruti will exercise its force. When You do this, You will gradually become separate and prakruti will come to end. There is no new income, and the old only goes away. When there is discharge and no new charge, it (prakruti) comes to an end. Up until now there was our doership only. Prakruti would keeps it good for a while and at other times it would spoil it. It was just the belief we had of my-ness, but actually we (Purush) were not there, were we? It is after knowing this Gnan, that we became Purush. The real is Purush, and the relative is prarabdha; it is effect giving prakruti. This whole science is worth understanding.

[] Prakruti Forces one to do…

If you really look at it, no one in the state of ignorance (of the Self) has become separate from prakruti. All these people are somewhat sufferer (bhokta) of the prakruti. Who is the owner of the prakruti? It is the one who says, ‘I am indeed this, I am Chanduubhai’. He is the sufferer of prakruti. What is prakruti like there? If it is one’s mother-in-law, it will become happy if it is shown the respect as a mother-in-law. When the son says, ‘Daddy’, prakruti becomes happy, but this is Chandubhai. He suffers all such talk, so it is not the Self but the ego by the name of ‘Chandubhai’.

This world is prakruti controlled. It makes everyone do against his will, and he too, does it against his will. It will make you do it even when you do not want to do it. Our science shows us that this prakruti is making us do against our will, know that and become separate from it. But this is for the one whose dehadhyas of, ‘I am this prakruti, I am the one who is doing this’, is gone. Otherwise prakruti makes the whole world dance.

Otherwise, who is this Lord Krishna? It is a state of narayan (God) from nar (ordinary human being). But He was asleep like this. Hey… he did get shot by an arrow, did He not? Did He not know that an arrow is going to be coming His way? He would let it happen like in a drama. He knew that was going to happen, still He did not change anything. Whatever is going to happen to the prakruti in time, will not let it go.

Prakruti and Atma (Self) are separate, but due to their proximity they are stuck so strongly to each other since time immemorial, that they do not become unstuck at all. And therefore, there seems oneness in their nature. Even the self (atma; relative self) feels that, ‘I will die’. Because it is one with the prakruti, is it not? Hey, how can you die? But his nature has become one (with the prakruti).

One is completely, three hundred and sixty degrees, dependent on the prakruti. It is just the ego one does; ego of ‘I will do this and I will do that.’ That is all.

Questioner: So, from zero to three hundred sixty, whole prakruti is dependent?

Whole prakruti is entirely dependent. Now, whatever is going to happen in the prakruti, based on that, speech comes out as an evidence (naimitik), and so one adjusts (believes) in his mind that it happens according to what I say.

Questioner: Was the prakruti of Tirthankars also dependent?

Dadashri: Not just of the Tirthankars, every prakruti is dependent.

Questioner: No, I mean that the Self and it does not have anything to do with each other, but it…

Dadashri: Both have noting to do with each other.

Questioner: But prakruti of Tirthankars, Gnanis has become clean in certain way, has it not?

Dadashri: One moves towards Gnan as his prakruti becomes clean, and the more he ruins his prakruti more he goes down. One becomes lighter as he makes his prakruti clean, and he climbs higher (towards moksha).

Questioner: Do prakrut (non-Self) circumstances remain all the way to keval Gnan (absolute knowledge state; absolute enlightenment)?

Dadashri: Prakrut circumstances can exist even after keval Gnan. Prakruti exists until one goes to moksha. Hence there are certain attributes, but anger-pride-deceit-greed is gone. Thereafter whatever remains, is there.

[] Relation between Swasatta and Parsatta

Now, if one understand this parsatta (the authority of the non-Self), and then does not interfere in that parsatta for one lifetime, then that parsatta itself will let go of him and he will become free. That is all. One interferes in the parsatta, and that is why that satta (authority) holds on to him. People interfere in its authority. One says, ‘I did it’. He does not have the energy to go to toilet. I gathered some foreign doctors and told them this, and they all become uncomfortable. Then I told them, you will realize if it is your energy when you are constipated.

Questioner: It is prakrutik shakti (energy of the non-Self).

Dadashri: Yes, that is it. Nature is what drives everything, prakruti makes one walk, and he claims, ‘I walked’.

Questioner: Is authority of prakruti independent of the authority if the Self, or is it dependent on the Self?

Dadashri: Authority of prakruti is completely separate from the authority of the Self. Only the presence of the Self is necessary. The Self does not do anything. Everything will run if there is the presence of the Self. It is not dependent on the Self; all it needs is the presence of the Self. There is nothing, if there isn’t the presence of the Self.

Questioner: Does that mean that prakruti can do akraman (invade with aggression) towards me? Can prakruti do aggression towards the self?

Dadashri: It has, these people look the way do because of the aggression by the prakruti towards the Self. Despite being God, one looks like this. One becomes angry, one becomes greedy, one becomes deceitful and one becomes cunning.

[] Prakruti is Independent at the Time of Liberation

Questioner: Now, if prakruti wants to do something, it has to take permission of the Self, does it not?

Dadashri: No. Prakruti means that whatever bhaav (inner intent, view) the worldly self (vyavahar atma) made, whatever kind of interference was done, such will be the prakruti formed (charged). Then at the time of discharge, the worldly self does not like the discharge, but nonetheless prakruti will become free (discharge) only according to its own nature. It (the self) does not like that at that time. Anger against you arose within me, but but ‘I’ do not like that.

Questioner: The anger that expresses; is it the prakruti that does the anger?

Dadashri: What is visible is not anger. I go to the seed, to its main root, see where its starting point is. So at the starting point, one creates interference of anger with this prakruti, and with whatever kind of bhaav he does, the main prakruti is verily formed with such bhaav. Then that prakruti discharges through its nature (swabhaav). At that time, the self does not like it, but what can the poor prakruti do? Therefore, as long as there is a mistake in one’s understanding, the prakruti will cause pain. Otherwise, the prakruti itself has not come to give either pain or pleasure.

[] Both Behave According to Their Nature

Questioner: Prakruti and Gnan, Gnan keeps increasing day by day and prakruti works too. Prakruti works for a Gnani, and it works for aGnani (the one who does not have Self-realization) too. Now, explain to us how can Gnan conquer prakruti?

Dadashri: Gnan does not conquer the prakruti. Prakruti remains within its intrinsic nature, Gnan remains in its intrinsic nature! The Self remains in its intrinsic nature, prakruti remains in its nature. In all the activity (kriya) of prakruti, the illusion of ‘I am doing’, is broken. Then One comes in swabhavik kriya (the ‘Seeing’ and the ‘Knowing’ natural activity as the Self).

[] Freedom and Dependency of the Prakruti

Questioner: Please explain what that agent is, between the two.

Dadashri: There is no agent in the middle. The agent you believe is the agent of the prakruti, and it has all the control, not You. You just have latched onto it. And you beleive there is some external agent. What does it say to that? You are the external agent. You do not have anything to do here. You keep ‘seeing’ what goes on.

What do ‘we’ do? Whole day, ‘we’ keep ‘seeing’ what ‘A.M.Patel’ eats, drinks. How many times he threw up. ‘We’ keep ‘seeing’ all that. That is all the authority ‘we’ have.

Questioner: Is prakruti not a part of the body?

Dadashri: This body, mind-speech-body, all that comes under prakruti. Everything, except the Self, which the world believes as ‘I’ is all prakruti. And the Self is separate from that. One does not know that, the poor self (worldly interacting self) is not aware of that. And prakruti, as a result, is independent, in effect (discharge), it is effective, but in ‘causes’ (formation, charge) it is dependent. It is not completely dependent, but there is a voting system, a parliamentary system. The Self does not have anything to do in this.

Questioner: If prakruti is not completely independent, then what is it dependent on?

Dadashri: No, even in effect (discharge) it is independent. From birth to death, it is all effect (result), it is independent. Prakruti is independent in that, You do not have any say in it. But you have some control in the causes that are being created within; you can make some change if you want to. Even there, you cannot make complete change. You can make some change that if you feel natural enmity towards someone, you can still decide within like, what do you gain from animosity? So you have that much right to make a change within, change in the causes, not in the effect. Effect will come exactly as it is meant to.

When one goes to approve a wife (arranged marriage), it is the prakruti that does the approval, and he claims ‘I approved her’. Then he comes home and tells her, ‘I did not realize that you were like this. You turned out to be bad’. Hey mooah (you mortal one)! She has not turned out to be bad, you are the one who is awkward. How can one understand these puzzles? One keeps getting entangled all day long.

[] Prakruti is not to be Changed, Change its Cause

Questioner: But it is said in the Gita that, the main nature of the prakruti is to go verily towards illusory attachment (maya), and now how is it possible to go against it, that is, to go towards the Self? Just as the intrinsic nature of water is to flow down, and the intrinsic nature of fire is to go up, it is difficult to take it against its nature. Similarly, how difficult is to take prakruti towards the Self?

Dadashri: It is a mistake to take prakruti against its nature. It is not to be taken against its nature; it is not to be trained. It is within its realm and authority (satta). That satta is an effect. Prakruti’s satta is result laden. That effect (result) cannot be changed, can it? Causes are to be changed, but instead, people try to change the prakruti (result).

[] On What Basis can Purushartha Happen?

Questioner: So then, does prakruti do all this, or does all this happens within the prakruti?

Dadashri: All this is prakruti only. One should first know what prakruti is. There are the mangos on a tree. Is it (the tree) making the mangos or are the mangos happening?

Questioner: It is happening.

Dadashri: That is how this prakruti is. ‘Result of an exam’ (effect) is prakruti, and and the causes that arise is an illusory (bhrant) purushartha. Whatever is one’s gnan (knowledge) so is his purushartha.

SatGnan, which is absolute knowledge, is called God. Whatever fraction of that God is with him, that much is his Purushartha. One does things based on that Gnan. When he repents after having cursed someone, does he do that through Gnan, or does he do it through aGnan (lack of absolute knowledge)?

Queastioner: Through Gnan.

Dadashri: That is the power of Gnan, so there is Purushartha there. Whatever part helps the part of Gnan, that is all Purushartha. The rest is prakruti. Visarjan (dissolution) is in the control of prakruti. Sarjan (creation) is according to gnan, and visarjan is in the hands of prakruti. No one has a say in visarjan. All this is only scientific circumstantial evidence. The world is the puzzle itself; God has not puzzled this world at all.

[] Cause-effect Nature of Prakruti

Questioner: Are we born with some kind of prakruti, certain prakruti we have brought with us when we are born?

Dadashri: You have brought forth prakruti for sure (from the past life). The Self is with the prakruti, that is all, but you have brought prakruti with you. That which brings (you in this life) is prakruti and that which leaves is also prakuti ; everything is prakruti indeed. When was prakruti bound (created)? Karan (causal) prakruti was bound in one’s past life, a karya (effect) prakruti is formed from that same karan prakruti in this life. Effect (karya) prakruti means a fruit giving prakruti. And causal (karya) prakruti means that it not yet ready to give fruit. Now, causal (karan) prakruti will arise from this effect (karya) prakruti. The ego is awkward and therefore it keeps giving rise to causal prakruti.

Questioner: One comes with this inner prakruti from the second of birth, and then the outer prakruti unfolds after birth?

Dadashri: Yes, he brings internal prakruti with him, which gives rise to outer prakruti.

Questioner: But Dada, is there any relation between the formation of exrternal prakruti, and internal prakruti he brings with him?

Dadashri: If one knows how to discover that, one can become a Gnani like me.

The external is encountered only because of the presence of the internal prakruti; otherwise it will not come together externally. Otherwise, there is no such rule that you will come across the external. This is very subtle talk.

Questioner: New karma that happen, do they happen only due to the external prakruti?

Dadashri: New karma that happen are based on the ego and the current understanding and knowledge. One can bind positive as well as negative karma, and prakruti keeps one in such circumstances.

No one has such understanding at all. One thinks that everything he encounters; it all comes from the external only.

[] Who has Attachment-Abhorrence in This?

Questioner: The Soul is devoid of attachment-abhorrence (raag-dwesh), now how can this prakruti become without attachment-abhorrence (raag-dwesh)? When will this happen? What is the sequential order of this?

Dadashri: Gross (sthool) prakruti (mind-speech-body) does not have any attachment-abhorrence at all. Puran-galan (intake and output) is the nature of the prakruti. It is only the ego that does the attachment-abhorrence. It attaches to that which it likes and it abhors that which it dislikes. Prakruti is in its nature. Would it be cold in winter or not?

Questioner: Yes, it would be.

Dadashri: When it (the ego) does not like cold, it creates abhorrence. Some people really enjoy cold weather, do they not?

Questioner: Yes, that is correct.

Dadashri: That is how it is; the prakruti will feel cold in wintertime and hot in summertime. It is the ego that does raag-dwesh. Once the ego leaves, raag-dwesh is gone.

Questioner: So after attaining this Gnan, the prakruti automatically returns to its naturalness, does it not?

Dadashri: Yes, after attaining Gnan, prakruti separated, but it has remained in the form of discharge. It will continue to discharge slowly and steadily. That which has been charged will indeed get discharged. It will discharge in the absence of the live ‘I am Chandulal’ (ego) automatically. That is what ‘we’ call vyavasthit.

[] Prakruti, Dependent on ego or Vyavasthit?

Questioner: Are prakruti and vyavasthit the same thing?

Dadashri: Your prakruti is under the control of vyavasthit, and aGnani’s (ignorant of the Self) prakruti is under the control of ego. What does under the control of ego mean? It may even act crazy. Man with active (charge) ego (ahamkari) will not be controlled at all even by vyavasthit, will he? Your ego is gone, so vyavasthit remains for you.

Questioner: Do vyavasthit and prakruti have any relation?

Dadashri: Ofcourse there is. Whole prakruti is only vyavasthit. Such prakruti is not false. Vyavasthit means that ninty-eight will follow ninty-seven. It is also vyavasthit that ninty-eight will not be followed by ninty. It will come, as it is suited.

Questioner: So is there some difference between prakruti and vyavasthit?

Dadashri: A lot of difference. Vyavasthit carries out work, and prakruti keeps dissolving. In English I call vyavasthit, scientific circumstantial ‘evidence’.

Questioner: If prakruti keeps dissolving, so then would it not get destroyed?

Dadashri: Yes, it is being destroyed, now it will start undergoing nirjara (discharge). New karma is not bound after attaining this Gnan, and old karma keep dissolving; they keep discharging. Nothing new is being charged. As long as there was awareness of ‘I am the doer’, new charging was occurring, and as long as vyavasthit is the doer, his charging ceases. Then only discharge continues.

Suffering (the effect) prakruti is vyavasthit, creating (cause) prakruti is not vyavasthit. Giving rise to a new one is not vyavasthit. One will continue to give rise to new prakruti if he does not have Gnan. Prakruti will not arise at all if one has Gnan; causes disappear.

Questioner: Dada, prakruti is an effect, is it not?

Dadashri: Yes, prakruti is an effect, you cannot say that it is only effect. Effects and causes, both attributes are in prakruti. Besides causes, the rest of the part is effects. That is why ‘we’ stop the causes. And that is why ‘we’ tell you that it is vyavasthit. It cannot be called vyavasthit if causes continue.

Prakruti means that stock has been created (filled) in the past life. Whatever stock was created in the past life, it is now manifesting. And anything filled today, will manifest in the next life. That is called prakruti.

[] Prakruti is Like a Ready Fireworks

Whatever you have filled, only that will come out. Say there is a small firecracker, a spinning firework with hissing sound, and a large cracker (in your fireworks for celebration) Will they lose their nature when set alight? Prakruti means a kindled (ready to fire) thing. You do not have to kindle it now. When the time is right, it will be ablaze. Will it then stop? If it’s nature is of a spinning firework, it may enter your loose dhoti (lower garment), and if it’s nature is that of a cracker, then it will blow up with a blast. And if its nature is of a sparkler, it will sparkle. So it will fire up based on its nature.

Large firecrackers blow up with a bang, but if you mistakenly filled it up with powder for a spinning hissing firecracker, it will fire like a spinning hissing one. If it gets into your dhoti, how is that the fault of the poor man who lit it? He wore clothes appropriate for firing crackers, and you believe that a cracker would blast. Hey you, it is not a cracker; it has been filled in with the hissing spinning powder! So it will display the nature of a spinner firecracker. Will a cracker filled with sparkler powder blow up? No, therefore this is like the powder that has changed, what can the mind do there? So that is how it reaches the buddhi (intellect). Can the internal powder be changed? If workers manufacturing the fireworks are too busy talking when they are packing the powder at the factory, they may pack the wrong powder, and that is how they end up. Then, thinking that you are lighting a cracker, it will fire like a spinning hissing firecracker and get into your clothes and burn them, and people will complain.hey, how did this happen? How did this happen? Hey, that is the way it is, it is kaliyug (era of time lacking unity of mind, body and speech).


[] [1.3]

[] Prakruti Unfolds as it was Bound

[] Prakruti has Attraction

Questioner: There is conviction of ‘I am Shuddhatma’ after attaining the Gnan, but attraction (asakti) that exists, does not suddenly go away, does it?

Dadashri: Prakruti has attraction; Purush (Self) does not have attraction. Once Purush becomes separate He continues to do only Purushartha; and prakruti is considered the one with attraction (asakti). Prakruti keeps being attracted. Purush (Self) and prakruti (non-Self complex) should become separate. No one can separate them for you. Once in a while, once in a million years, there is a Gnani Purush present, he will separate them for you. Until then one has to keep doing every thing indeed. That other way, when ‘we’ separate the two, then the Self (Purush) will remain in nature as the Self, and non-Self (prakruti) in the nuture of the non-Self. Prakruti is in attraction and Purush is as Knower-Seer.

After giving such Gnan, ‘we’ separate the two, Purush and prakruti. So one becomes a Purush, and Purush is with Purushartha. There is so much Purushartha can be done in this! And the people keep looking at your prakruti only. Hey mooah (mortal)! Do not see the prakruti, see the Purush. If you see the prakruti, you will see the same old nature of his. You are not to see that. Does he not go to toilet? Does he stop going to the toilet after attaining the Gnan?

Questioner: No; that will continue.

Dadashri: If he was eating a lot of kadhee (soup), is he going to stop eating the kadhee?

[] How Will Prakruti get Spent?

Questioner: You have then written that, ‘some prakruti is of renouncing, some prakruti is of penance, some prakruti is indulgent in pleasure. One has to just spend (use up) the prakruti to attain moksha.’ So what does ‘spending the prakruti’ mean?

Dadashri: That is correct. It means to make your prakruti suitable to others, become suitable and settle with equanimity.

Questioner: How can one use up (spend) prakruti used to physical pleasures (vilaasi) and go to moksha (attain final liberation)?

Dadashri: Yes. One can go to moksha after spending it (prakruti). All this is physical pleasure, is it not? Do people not eat jalebi? Do they not eat Hafoos (Alphonso) mangos? Is that not all physical pleasure (vilaas)? What is not vilaas here? These are all physical pleasures of living beings (jivavilaas). Some vilaas very sticky and some is a little loose.

Questioner: What is the difference between aadat (habit) and prakruti ?

Dadashri: Habit is the beginning. If you do not have a habit, prakruti will remain like that. And if you have a habit, then prakruti will become prakruti with that habit. When you keep asking again and again for tea, then it becomes a habit. First you make a habit, and then it becomes a habit. Is there not a difference between making a habit, and becoming a habit? Yes? The one who is making a habit can become free, and what becomes a habit, it cannot be removed.

Questioner: Is one not born with prakruti (carried over from last life)?

Dadashri: Yes, You are born with it, and it is from the time you are born. That does not mean that you have come with it at a gross level. When you are born, prakruti is in the form of parmanus (subatomic particles), and is set up in form here (as life unfolds).

[] No Changes in the Style of Prakruti

Questioner: How can we make the nature of the prakruti loosen its hold? This is because I know that this nature of prakruti is such a thing that it is bondage. For example, one may have a habit of eating spicy or a habit of eating sweet, which doe not allow him to follow some discipline.

Dadashri: Wheter it is outside, or within the discipline, prakruti will give its fruit. It may have gone beyond the limits of the set discipline (niyam) but it is all a discharge, is it not? Therefore, the point is not that it remains or does not remain within the boundary of discipline; the point is that you see it as it is. Whatever is the nature of the prakruti, that is what it constantly displays. What does discharge mean? It is which prakruti continues to display as its nature.

Whatever has been charged, continues to discharge. And this body has been charged in such a way, it walks in the same way at age eighty, as he did when he was young. His style will not change. One can know from his walk. And nothing can be changed in these three charged batteries (mind-speech and body). Changes in them can be made only in the next life. There, worldly knowlwdge is of use, not our Gnan. Changes will happen according to that.

Prakruti is with niyam (regulated law and boundary) Nothing can be without niyam. The world has niyam Only egoism is awkward (without discipline). Everything else is within disciple and law. Whatever is within its related law, is turned into one without discipline by this ego. One will say that he want his tea hot, and then the tea gets cold while he is talking to someone. Hey, why don’t you quickly drink it, and then do the talking? But ego is crazy like that. The mind is not like that. The mind is all within its niyam.

[] Awareness Brings Prakruti Within its Regularity.

Questioner: So, if there is awareness (jagruti) of the Gnan, prakruti will automatically start coming within niyam (regularity, natural state) is that true?

Dadashri: Prakruti will start coming within niyam for You, otherwise Gnan will not take hold. If Gnan has entered, then prakruti will come into its natural state of regularity (niyam).

Questioner: Now if prakruti is with regularity and discipline then does it have any relation to Gnan? Does a discipline and regularity filled prakruti help our Gnan at all? There is also a sentence of Shrimad Rajchandra (Gnani Purush 1862-1902), ‘body should be in an orderly regularity, speech should be syadvaad (that which is spoken after seeing the viewpoint of the other, and thereby does not hurt him). So there is great emphasis on the niyam. So, then you also said just now that it will be good in one ate fig within niyam.

Dadashri: Yes, so it is good.

Questioner: So that regular discipline (niyam) of the prakruti, it touches vyavahar (worldly interaction); now how does it help Gnan (Knowledge of the Self and the ‘doer’)?

Dadashri: So the prakruti with niyam helps vyavahar (worldly interaction) and thus it helps Gnan. But it remains without regualrity then it will not be helful to the Gnan, will it. There should be niyam. If it happens it is correct, there is no insistence for it.

Questioner: So it is also important to know what the regularity and discipline should be, is it not?

Dadashri: It depends on the body, does it not? One knows the niyam that ‘I will be able to eat only two rotlis (thin flexible wheat flatbreads)’. Having decided that niyan of two, if prakruti pressures too much, then I will take half a rotli extra.

Questioner: So in what matters should one have some regulated discipline?

Dadashri: Everything. You should eat within niyam, and then what should you do if you cannot? You should not start crying. Eating, drinking sleeping, they are the main things, are they not? Which will you eliminate? Everything is worth keeping within the discipline. The niyam of nature, for example going to the toilet in the morning has been arranged in a regular discipline.

Questioner: The nature of prakruti and the regular discipline (niyam), are they two separate things?

Dadashri: They are different. When one becomes habituated, it is called nature (swabhaav).

Questioner: All that is habituated is swabhaav, you said. So to move from that swabhaav to niyam (regular discipline) is some kind of purushartha (effort)?

Dadashri: Swabhaav (nature) is always within niyam.

A person who does not like to eat that which is sour, will not eat it, even if we give him a hundered rupees. And the one who likes to eat sour things, he will pay five rupees so that he can eat something sour.

Questioner: Yes, is that called nature of the prakruti (prakruti swabhaav)?

Dadashri: All these are called swabhaav.

Questioner: And is swabhaav according to niyam (regulated order) indeed?

Dadashri: It is according to niyam.

Questioner: Now, to arrange the amount, how much sour to eat and how much not to eat, is that called niyam?

Dadashri: All niyam. That is ‘our’ work. That is our Gnan working.

[] Awareness in Front of Prakruti

Questioner: You say ‘keep on doing the work’ instead of that, is it not appropriate to say, ‘Let the work happen’.

Dadashri: No. The intent behind saying, ‘keep on doing the work’ is that whatever work is going on in prakruti, let that work continue. You do not obstruct. ‘You’ remain in your own effort (as the Self) only

Questioner: What I meant to convey is that whatever is already happening, to that we say ‘do it this way’, but it is indeed happening, is it not?

Dadashri: It is happening, but in order not to obstruct, we say ‘do’ it. ‘Now there is nothing to be done’, that is called obstruction. You cannot say, ‘Everything is happening, now there is nothing to be done.’ Let prakruti run as prakruti, You keep ‘seeing’ it. That is why ‘we’ tell you to ‘drive with your eyes open’, do we not? Do people drive with eyes closed? Can one drive a car with his eyes closed? That is how everything has to be done with awakened awareness (jagruti) in the state of the Gnan.

If the ‘car’ stops after attaining the Gnan, turn the handle. Before, there were cars with handles (to jump start), were they not? If the car stopped, one had to turn the handle and start it again. So turn the handle on the Self and do not apply brakes to the pudgal (prakruti). Many people apply brakes to the prakruti that, ‘it will be fine if you don’t say anything’. You should not apply breaks. Let pudgal (non-Self complex) run on its own temperament. Do not put breaks like, ‘it is vyavasthit, is it not? It is like this and it is like that.’ Why do you have to apply the break? It runs so well within its temperament, it will really run.

Questioner: Yes, and we should apply handle of the Self.

Dadashri: Yes, apply handle to the Self and do not apply breaks to the pudgal. Many people apply breaks to the pudgal, ‘It is only vyavasthit, is it not?’ You will end up applying the brakes, but vyavasthit is only after it happens. Until then, let the car run by itself. Let the pudgal run, wherever it goes, the way it wants to. Do not apply brakes to it, because it just has to be ‘seen’. Applying brakes will not work, and on the contrary it will collide. It is a ‘collision’.

If you apply barakes, it will only collide, nothing else can be changed in it. And to apply handle to the Self is upayoga (applied awareness), maintain some awareness, slow down and You become aware, slow down and You become aware.

Questioner: People say that one should have discipline (niyam). One should apply the brake of discipline, what about that?

Dadashri: For our mahatmas ‘we’ have given only the five Agnas. There is nothing of this for the mahatmas. All this I have said, it has been for the outside people.

Questioner: Our mahatmas say that one should have discipline; it should be like this.

Dadashri: They will say that. They will say whatever they had filled within. And the other person who has not filled discipline in him, he will say that. That is not the question. How do we know what kind of stock one has filled? He has come with all kinds of stock, and that stock keeps coming out. For us, one following ‘our’ five Agnas, ‘we’ do not have any condition (demand). And he may go where he wants to, may eat what he wants. He follows the Agnas weakly, that is why have to tell him this extra thing about applying the handle.

If you say it will be fine if I do not go to the office, then it will go wrong but when you do not say anything, he will keep going to the office. This does not need the handle to be applied to it. This will keep going if you do not apply brakes to it.

Questioner: What brake gets applied in not following the five Agnas?

Dadashri: He has applied other brakes. What is wrong in not doing this? What is wrong if it happens this way? That is how he has applied the brakes. He has not released the brakes yet. He has always applied those brakes

That other is going on for him, it will continue if you do not apply the brake. And the brake is not applied through the mind; it is applied through speech. It happens when you say it; otherwise it is not called brake. A negative thought in the mind is not called a brake.

Questioner: If there is some work, and I say, ‘I will not do this work. I will not do the work’, does that mean that brake got applied?

Dadashri: Brake is applied and it will remain like that. Until it is released, it will keep wearing down.

Questioner: Still vyavasthit is making one do that work for sure.

Dadashri: It will make one do the work, but brake will still remain applied. Applied brake will keep getting ruined. All those brakes have to be released.


[] [1.4]

[] See Prakruti as Flawless

[] Who is at Fault in This?

Prakruti (the non-Self complex) is verily natural, but the intellect creates interference. Prakruti may not like to use the cooling fan; in that, where is the fault of the fan? Where is the fault of prakruti in this? That the fault is seen is due to the intellect and not the Self (Soul).

Circumstances bind prakruti and the worldly life (sansar) runs according to prakruti, now in this, whose fault needs to be seen?

All these are the faults of the prakrut (the non-Self), but one believes that these are the faults of the Self (Chetan), which is why this worldly life perpetuates. In fact no one is at fault at all. When the prakruti is the ‘doer’, at that time the Self is not the owner. At the time of binding (charging) of the prakruti, the self (the worldly self) becomes the owner through the illusion and at the time of unfolding (discharge), the Self (the Soul without the illusion) cannot be the owner.

What is prakruti? If you go to the well and say, ‘You are worthless’. That gives rise to prakruti, and thenwhatever is spoken is prakruti. When that prakruti speaks, from that echo (from the well), would you not know what you had said before? All these faults are of that prakruti.

[] How can Prakruti be Changed?

Questioner: How can the nature of the prakruti, which has been established for many years, be changed?

Dadashri: If You ‘know’ your prakruti (the formed complex of mind, speech and body) that this is a fault in this prakruti, if you know this much then it is enough, that means your nature has changed. It is more than enough if You (the awakened one) ‘know’ a mistake as a mistake. It is a great purushartha of the Purush (Self) to know a mistake as a mistake. It is prakruti and prakruti will not change. The prakruti, which is already formed, will not leave its nature.

Questioner: Will the faults of the prakruti decrease by ‘seeing’ the prakruti?

Dadashri: Except that there is no other way at all. If You have the intent to be rid of the mistakes then they will decrease and if You do not then they will remain.

Questioner: But many qualities of the prakruti are good too and many qualities are bad too.

Dadashri: If you want to purge all of them, then do so. Or purge those, which are wrong and are hurtful to you.

[] It Happens According to the Prakruti

Otherwise, everything else is according to parkruti. One is going to do according to his prakruti. Not everyone has to sing, a singer will sing the songs. Each person does according to his prakruti. Why do you have to look for faults in it? He does it according to his ability. You cannot make him do according to your design, insisting that he has to follow only your design. There cannot be such rule.

Where is the mistake when one does according to his prakruti? Is this is a department of judges? Everyone does things according to his prakruti. I too keep do work according to my prakruti. One has prakruti, does he not?

Questioner: One forgets just that, that the other person is not the doer.

Dadashri: Yes. There is no problem if that awareness prevails. Worldly life (sansar) arises from the second one sees a fault in others; and it will not be resolved until this mistake is destroyed. One will remain entangled.

Not even for a second, ‘we’ have seen a fault in anyone, and if ‘we’ do see any, ‘we’ will tell him right away. Right to him, ‘we’ do not hide it. ‘We’ tell him that ‘we’ see this fault. Accept it if you have a need, otherwise leave it aside.

Questioner: You say that for his salvation.

Dadashri: ‘We’ say it to caution him, so that he gets a solution, and ‘we’ do not have any problem if he does not accept it. ‘We’ do not have problem at all if he refuses adamantly to accept it. ‘We’ will tell him to do it this way, and there is no problem if does not accept it.

Questioner: You do not have any problem?

Dadashri: I know on what basis he is sayting this. He is doing so on the basis of unfolding karma. It is not that he wishes to obstruct my Agna, does he? He does not wish that at all, so we are not liable.

‘We’ have to turn it around when he says (anything negative) as a result of unfolding karma. If any prakruti loses control, then in that situation, ‘we’ have to restrain it promptly. It will do complete harm to itself, and it bnrings harms to others too. However, ordinarily prakruti keeps making mistakes indeed. Everything in the world are prakrutis only.

[] As Many Layers of Prakruti as the Variety of Vikalp

Questioner: A prakruti that appears quiet, is it suppressed or is it in balance?

Dadashri: The prakruti that appears active is considered in balance, and even that which appears quiet prakruti is considered in balance too. It cannot be considered suppressed. Suppression has nothing to do with it. A man may appear calm even if you slap . Therefore, it is not suppressed; it is also not brave. It is not through Gnan; just the prakruti is like that.

Questioner: Then how many layers of prakruti there are?

Dadashri: There are as many layers of prakruti, as the variety of vikalp (beginning with ‘I am Chandubhai’).

[] Energy Increases as the Prakruti Reverts to Naturalness

[] From Lack of Control

Questioner: Dada has said that if a prakruti that had gone beyond bounds and norms reverts to naturalness, then the energies increase a lot.

Dadashri: Yes, there will be tremendous rise in energies.

Questioner: How does it happen?

Dadashri: If a prakruti that had gone haywire becomes natural, there is a tremendous rise in the inner energies, and it pulls a lot of energies from outside. What will happen if you pour water on a large hot iron ball? It will consume everything; it will not let even a single drop to drip down. In the same manner such a prakruti, which has gone haywire, is like a red-hot iron ball. And later as it starts to cool down, its energies start to increase.

[] Eventually Both are Vitarag

You will be able to maintain vitaragata, if you become acquainted with the other person’s prakruti. For example, a rose plant has thorns that prick you, so it is decided that rose plant will always have thorns. Then, you will not be upset by the thorns. You will have to be ready to be pricked if you want the rose. To become acquainted with the prakruti is knowledge (gnan), and with knowledge comes conduct, that is all.

Therefore, the prakruti, that this person’s attributes (nature) is this, then vitaragata (state without any attachment or abhorrence) remains towards him. You will know that it is not his fault; his prakruti is like that.

So, to see a fault in anyone is your own fault. Our science says that if you see fault in anyone, it is your own fault. That reaction has come because of your own fault. The Self (Atma) is vitarag, and prakruti is also vitarag. But whatever fault you bring out, it has its reaction.

Purush (Self) is vitarag, and prakruti is vitarag. Inspite of living with Purush, it has remained vitarag. Prakruti is jada (without the ability to ‘see and ‘know’, matter), it is not Chetan (the Self with the ability to ‘see’ and ‘know’). It is by nature vitarag, just as the Self is vitarag by nature.

Questioner: What is the difference between vitaragata (non-attachment) of the Self and vitaragata of the prakruti?

Dadashri: There is no difference. But today, the self (vyavahar atma) is not in the vitaragata, and thus it interferes in the prakruti. Then prakruti reacts, that is all. Otherwise, prakruti itself does not do anything.

[] Gnani Changes Prakruti Like This

People think that when Dada goes to his room, he goes to sleep; it is far from the truth. At the age of seventy-seven I sit in padmasan for an hour. Even the legs bend, that is why the light and the energy of the eyes have been preserved. That is because I have never criticized or insulted the prakruti. People insult it by criticizing it. Prakruti is alive, so it will have an effect if you insult it. If you insult this non-living thing (jada; inanimate), there is an effect. What effect does it have? The echo (effect) of it falls on only you, and prakruti is little alive, it is mischrachetan, so it does have some effect. So you cannot insult it.

[] Problem is not of the Mistake, Problem is of the Ignorance

I know that the mistakes are the same as before. Do you have such awareness?

Questioner: It is completely in my awareness, but it goes away. After the mistake happens, I realize that it has gone away.

Dadashri: Then there is no problem.

Questioner: And I also know that Dada will rebuke me.

Dadashri: You will know that too, because a mistake has occurred, and that ‘we’ know. Whatever is in the prakruti, it is going to come out, there is no choice there. The reason ‘we’ rebuke you is that are you aware or not?

There is no problem when a mistake happens. To know the mistake, and improve upon the mistake is what is important. Mistake is of the prakruti. ‘We’ do not consider mistake of the prakruti, a mistake. When You ‘know’ the mistake, it proves that You are separate.

Questioner: We may not even be aware of this when it is happening,, but what is the awareness which comes automatically later?

Dadashri: Awareness that comes later is not proper, but presence of awareness while mistake is being made, is called full awareness.

Questioner: But that awatreness comes automatically later.

Dadashri: But that will come automatically, and that itself is called the Self. But if awarenerss comes when the mistake is happening, that is called exact.

Questioner: Because I have not applied the handle, or done anything, and yet it shows from within that a mistake has occured, mistake has occured.

Dadashri: That proves that Self is indeed separate, and now it has become separate. This is the proof of it.

[] The Vision of the Self Makes Even a Tiger Non-violent

Questioner: Instead of making my prakruti adjust with the other person’s prakruti, if as ‘I am Shuddhatma (pure Soul)’ I see other person as Shuddhatma then will the prakruti adjust by itself?

Dadashri: It will definitely adjust. If you prod the prakruti then it will rebound and react, otherwise it will behave so beautifully and naturally. When one becomes unnatural then that prakruti will keep jumping (becoming unnatural).

Questioner: But the one who has taken Gnan, his prakruti can become sahaj (natural) , but is it so for the opponent who has not taken Gnan?

Dadashri: The one with the Gnan can adjust with the prakruti of another very easily and naturally, if the ‘interferer’ within does not interfere.

Questioner: Now there are two people opposing each other, one has taken Dada’s Gnan so he is in the process of making his prakruti natural by staying in Gnan, as the Self, by following five Agnas; but how will this make the prakruti of the opponent who has not taken Gnan, sahaj?

Dadashri: No, this has nothing to do with him.

Questioner: Now his prakruti does not become sahaj, then will it not create problem for us?

Dadashri: For You these five Agnas is the safe side in every way. If You remain in these Agnas, then no one, not even a tiger or a lion can harm you. As long You see a tiger as a Shuddhatma-pure Soul, it will forget the beastliness and violent nature. Once it forgot its nature it means it is over, it will not do anything.

Questioner: Does that mean that seeing Shuddhatma (the Self) in the other person, brings about a change in that person?

Dadashri: Of course, that is indeed why I am telling you to see the family members as Shuddhatma. You have never seen them thus, have you? Say for instance, as you enter the home and notice your elder son and you might not have seen anything, you might just say how are you, you do everything but internally if you say, ‘he is an unworthy fellow’. If you see him this way then it will have its effect. And if you see the Self in him then it will have that effect.

This world is totally effective. It is so effective that you can’t even talk about it! ‘We’ are doing the same thing in this Vidhi (the instillation of inner energies to the one who surrenders to the Gnani) ‘we’ place an effect and energize the vital-eternal element dormant within you. That is why you feel so energized, otherwise how can it happen? I have come here with the earnings of infinite life times and you walked here just like that.

Questioner: You had said that ‘we’ see Shuddhatma as Shuddhatma. Within, this Shuddhatma is absolutely flawless…

Dadashri: It is verily the God (Bhagwan).

Questioner: But we can see even his prakruti flawless.

Dadashri: Yes. That prakruti must appear flawless.

Questioner: At the end when prakruti also appears flawless then both come along together.

Dadashri: Yes, besides our path, Akram path even goes to the extent of saying that ‘see’ the deceit (kapat) that exists or arises. And in karmic (step-by-step path) deceit will not work at all! There the ego has to be purified every step of the way. Deceit will not work over there.

Therefore it is enough if it finishes in two to three more lives! Oh, even if it will finish in ten more life times, what are ‘we’ going to lose? But, no one is at fault.

[] The Flawless Vision of the Gnani

Questioner: What is the meaning of faultlessness? How can we see a person flawless? Is this flawlessness a natural thing or something else?

Dadashri: Now, if one attains this absolute flawless vision, then only he can see the other person flawless, otherwise he cannot see other person flawless. The fact that one sees the other at fault is his very own fault. Therefore, I see the whole world as flawless. By ‘I’ here I mean to convey that when I am as Dada Bhagwan (the absolute Self), I see the whole world flawless, and when I interact as Ambalal, I still see the world as flawless in my conviction (pratiti), but that may not be in the conduct (vartan). At that time, I would even point out your mistake.

When I see the whole world flawless then how did I see this mistake? But then, I erase that mistake (of Ambalal) on the spot, all blemishes are wiped off and I see it again with clarity of the flawless vision. I have not come here to see the faults of your prakruti (the relative self). I have come here to ‘See’ your prakruti. I have not come to see the faults of your or my prakruti. Rather, I have come here to ‘See’ (nirikshan) the prakruti. I have come here to Seer and Know the prakruti.

Questioner: And then, is flawlessness a natural process or something else?

Dadashri: One is flawless only when one is natural. Otherwise not. Unnaturalness is the flaw.

Now let’s talk about previous conversation. What do our mahatmas (those who have attained Gnan—Self) do? They will scold the children and will do other things to correct them. Mahatmas know and they have awareness that, by real viewpoint the child is blameless, but by relative viewpoint he is not. So they would reprimand them. How long will they scold and reprimand? As long as they have opinion, ‘if I do not correct and scold him, he will not improve.’ So they do such things to improve them.

That is why we (Dadashri & The Lord within) simply remain as the Seer of the prakruti of others. But for someone who stays close to me like this Niruben here, there are some residual intentions of correcting her, and that is wrong. Sometimes, I end up saying something that points out her mistakes. The mistake of the prakruti is not to be minded. That is the hallmark of a Gnani. The fully enlightened Gnani is Lord (God) in human form. The Lord does not see the fault of any prakruti, ever. I see everyone flawless. I do not see anyone at fault. Not even slightest mistake in others is to be seen. If she were to drop a hot coal on me, I would not see her at fault, and yet minute errors of hers are noticed and the desire to see her overcome these faults arises in the mind. Nonetheless, one does not need to get rid (push away the negativities) of the prakruti. Prakruti will of course play its own role. That is certain. What do these worldly people do? They strive to improve others at the cost of losing their own improvement. Their fathers also had sustained such personal losses and thereafter they had improved.

Questioner: So Dada, at the cost of losing his hundred points he improved the other person, but what were these hundred that he lost?

Dadashri: That loss was to the self (atma). Even his father had sustained similar loss, no? One man was saying to his son, ‘Don’t you understand, I am your father!’ You crazy fool! What kind of person are you? Why did you say such a thing? That too, to a son attending college? Mooah! (Dadashri’s classic way of addressing to awaken the spiritually ignorant person). What kind of father are you? Then I admonished him a lot. I explained to him that this was not the way to talk to a son. What will it lead to in future relations with him, and what will be your condition? As a Gnani, we cannot speak such words. I ‘See’ him flawess, a hundred percent flawless and there are no two ways about it. Every living being in the entire world is seen as flawless. Not a single flaw is evident in anyone, and the same is the case with You too. However, in your situation, your flaws are arising in your discharge (effect karma unfolding in this life). If you see the other person at fault it means that abhorrence remains. That abhorrence will have to go.

[] Know the Fault, but do not Consider him to be Faulty

Questioner: So every individual should be known to be faultless, and not consider them as faultless, is that so?

Dadashri: To consider as faultless becomes an opinion, We should Know everyone is flawless.

Questioner: And if he is at fault, know him as faulty?

Dadashri: No, in our Gnan, he is not guilty, Know him only as flawless. No one is at fault at all. One appears faulty through illusory vision. Illusory vision creates two parts: he is guilty and he is flawless. He is paapi (sinful, with the effect of demerit karma) and he is punyashadi (virtuous, with effect of merit karma). And this vision (of Gnan) is only a single vision, he is indeed flawless (nirdosh); and that is absolutely locked. Then buddhi (intellect) does not have any scope of saying anything. It does not give buddhi any scope to interfere. It will go away from there because it knows that it does not have any say in it. She will say, ‘Let us go home’. Is she single? She was married, so she will run off to her husband’s home.

Questioner: So Dada, we should not even consider one as faulty or faultless, we should know him as flawless.

Dadashri: Know everything, but do not know him as faulty. Knowing one as faulty, means it is your vision that is spoilt. And ‘Chandubhai’ interferes with faulty one one, You should keep Seeing that. ‘You’ should not obstruct ‘Chandubhai’ (file one).

Questioner: Keep seeing what he is doing?

Dadashri: That is all, keep Seeing, because the one at fault is knocking heads with the faulty one. But ‘Chandubhai’ is flawless, and the other person is also is flawless. Both fight, but they are both flawless.

Questioner: So even if Chandubhai is at fault, by subtle viewpoint he is indeed flawless.

Dadashri: He is definitely flawless by subtle viewpoint, but you do what you have to do to Chandubhai. Howebver in relation to the world, I am telling you to consider him flalwless. You have to caution Chandubhai that it is not acceptable if he does that. You are to feed him pure ‘food’. The current state he is in is because of having fed him impure ‘food’. So now, the settlement has to come by giving pure food.

Questioner: If he does anything wrong, I have to tell him to do pratikraman?

Dadashri: Yes, you have to tell him all that. ‘You’ can even tell him, ‘You are worthless’, only to ‘Chandubhai’ and not others, because he is Your file number one.

Questioner: So, if file number one is is at fault, then should I consider him at fault and scold him?

Dadashri: You can scold him, you can also be prejudiced against him, that, ‘I know, you are like that’. Scold him too, because we want to bring him to a final settlement.

[] The Real Culprit got Caught

Questioner: But we should see the other person, for example file number ten, flawless, is that so?

Dadashri: Flawless. Hey, even your file number two (spouse) is also flawless. Because, the faults that were, existed because you saw others at fault, and you have not seen the fault of this Chandubhai? This is the reaction of seeing those faults. So the guilty one has been caught. Others are not at fault at all.

Questioner: We saw that other wrongly.

Dadashri: You saw it wrong indeed, now You see it correctly. One just has to understand this; there is nothing else to be done. The talk of the vitarags just has to be understood; nothing is to be done. That is how wise vitarags were. If he had to do anything, the poor man would get exhausted.

Questioner: And, if he does anything, bondage comes, no?.

Dadashri: Yes, doing is verily bondage. Anything you do is bondage. Turning rosary beads, you ‘did that’, means bondage. But that is not for everyone. For the outsiders (non-mahatmas) you can say turn the beads, because they are in business of creating bondage.


[] [1.5]

[] Different Natures of Prakruti

[] Path of Moksha With Only one Sentence

Someone may ask you to show him God. So you tell him that if he subtracts all his prakruti’s nature, then he is God indeed.

Questioner: Subtracting that is the main thing, Dada.

Dadashri: First decide that there is God within; then know how to substract all this.

Questioner: If one has the sadhana (spiritual seeking) of life after life, one will know how to subtract.

Dadashri: One will know, but it is not easy.

Questioner: You said to just subtract it, but how should one do that? The prakruti is jada (inanimate, lifeless).

Dadashri: It is jada, and yet it is active (kriyavaan). And it gives sweet, as well as bitter fruits. One will say the sweet ones are my doing, and the bitter ones are not mine. But sweet and bitter are both prakrutis. The one who does not want to give rise to fruit, is the Self.

So subtract all the prakrut (non-Self) attributes, and then You will see God. God is that what has manifested within, what you see is the prakruti.

Questioner: You are saying to subtract all the prakruti’s (non-Self) nature; one can remain the Knower-Seer (Gnata-Drashta) of the prakruti, but how and from what can we subtract?

Dadashri: When the other person curses you, God is not doing the cursing; it is the nature of the prakruti doing the cursing. When You deduct this, You see God. When You deduct every kind of prakruti’s nature, You can see God. If only this sentence was ever there, many sadhus (monks who renounce life to attain the Self) would have been on the path to moksha. If only someone had said this much pure thing!

[] That is why Attributes of Prakruti are Born

What would you say if clove tastes sweet? If it tastes good to the tongue? It has become vikari, it is not in its main nature.

Would one eat bittergourd (karela) if they became sweet? No. He will say that he wants only the bitter ones. He will make do with the less bitter ones, but he will not touch the sweet ones at all.

Every one is in his own nature. Nothing in this world will let go of its nature. That is why a Muslim person will say ‘I like fish’. Hey, what pleasure do you get out of eating fish?’ It is what we find different in our vegetables. There is difference in parmanu (subatomic particle) of everything, and thus there is a difference in the taste. If you make rotli (thin flexible flatbread) at ten minutes past eight, and you make another at fifteen minutes past, there will be difference in taste, because there is a change in time, it there not? Flour is the same; bhaav (intent-view) that goes into it is different.

Questioner: Even parmanus of the flour will change internally, will they not?

Dadashri: That is the time limit. Flour, water etc., everything keeps changing, and people say, ‘no, no rotli is the same. Hey, it is not. Each and every rotli is different, time is different, is it not?

Questioner: No. But bitter gourd is always bitter, but mango can be sweet or sour.

Dadashri: People do not consider a problem if a mango is sour or sweet. But what if it turns out to be hot (spicy)? They will say, ‘Throw it away; there is something wrong with it’. If it is sour, they will understand that it is sour.

Questioner: No, but they are all their attributes, neem tree will always be bitter. But man has all the changes.

Dadashri: Even in man, if you know how to know all these prakrutis, then you will understand that this one is a neem (bitter), you may touch it, sit under its shade, but you are not to take its leaves in your mouth. Do people not sit underneath the neem tree?

Questioner: Yes, they do. They take the benefit of its shade to cool down.

Dadashri: Hey, they even take their leaves and do this. They will smell them but they will not put them int their mouths. They know that it will be only bitter; they are ‘born’ bitter. Human prakruti is not like that. Many times a ‘bitter’ prakruti will become sweet at a certain age.

Questioner: Will it change?

Dadashri: Because man is ever changing. Their change is only in giving fruit for one lifetime; and we give fruit and at the same time we also bind (create a new one for next life) it. So we cannot say that one is a thief forever.

Questioner: Can we say that neem tree will remain a neem tree firever?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: And we cannot say that a man will remain bitter forever.

Dadashri: No, you have to find out what the man is like? But see that only generally. Like this man, you find out and know that he is like this. He may even change tomorrow morning and become a great Gnani.

Questioner: But can prakruti remain constant roughly throughout life in humans?

Dadashri: Yes it can. It does for many people. That is why, do people not say ‘pran (life) and prakruti’ both leave together (when one dies).

Questioner: But there is no rule that says that it will remain the same.

Dadashri: Not for humans, but it is for the rest.

Know the prakruti and then get Your work done from it. Would it be fun if you are insisting heavily and I am heavily insistent too? No. If I realize that you are being stubborn, then I have to calm down, because the fault is not of the one being stubborn. His prakruti is like that. No matter how much Gnan one has, he will become stubborn indeed as per his prakruti.

Questioner: Is stubbornness an attribute of the prakruti?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: Is it called prakruti of the ego?

Dadashri: Yes, it is of the ego; whose else?

Questioner: You said that to become stubborn is an attribute of prakruti, but still say that stubbornness is of the ego.

Dadashri: In our Gnan, it is an attribute of prakruti. So when one is being stubborn, I look at that as a habit, and therefore I am not affected by that.

Questioner: Is prakruti not a snapshot of the ego?

Dadashri: This is all of the ego. Not just a snapshot, all of it. Whatever you look at, it is only the nature of the ego.

Questioner: So when one says that he is of a very wierd nature, he is stubborn, he is referring to the ego?

Dadashri: Then what else?

Questioner: Prakruti?

Dadashri: He does not know to whom he is telling that. He does not know that. He thinks that he is indeed telling the one who lives within him. So he is telling the self (atma). All the tricks he uses and all the worldly interaction that goes on, he blames the self (of the other) for it. Because, even the other person says, ‘I am this, I am the Chandulal’.

Questioner: He says, ‘I became stubborn’.

Dadashri: He has become set in that belief. And the other one too is set in the belief, and the people around believe that to be true. Really he is ‘Chandulal’ (the prakruti) only, but it reaches the Self (Atma) ultimately. The main mistake reaches the Self. Otherwise, would anyone chew wood? But they found taste in that too. They buy and chew it.

[] The Main Origin of Attributes of Prakruti

Questioner: Something is hot, the other is sweet, is there anything like ego behind that? So how do those attributes of prakruti arise?

Dadashri: That is all prakruti. Ego came about based on the scirntific circumstasntial evidence.

When it came into this space; that is the taste that happens. It depends on the space. Appearance and everything depends on space. Faces of people look different because of space. What would happen if they all looked the same? One will not be able to find her husband. She will go here and there. If everything looks the same, then when one comes home, he will not find his home. The space is different, so how different is everything. How wonderful it is!

Questioner: Different space means that the taste that arise are different, form-taste-smell-touch are different.

Dadashri: Taste and everything else, because the space is different, we can get every differtent thing of this world.

If everyone is sweet, where will you find an attorney? Where will you find a hot tempered man? Where will you find a bland man?

[] Complete Understanding of Prakruti

Questioner: This prakruti may be in its own nature (swabhaav), but even then, the Self (potey) is separate from it, is it not?

Dadashri: Completely separate. We do not have anything to take or give it at all (nothing to do with it). The One who remains completely separate from it has no problem at all. In worldly interaction (vyavahar), you simply have to know the other person’s prakruti, what else? Swabhaav (nature). Other person’s swabhaav means that you know (that he is a trustworthy man) that this man is here, so you do not have any problem. You know that, even if you leave your coat with him with two hundred thousand rupees in the coat pocket, and go out, there is no problem. That is if you know the nature of his prakruti. Careful, you cannot leave it with others.

Questioner: One knows prakruti of others, but not his own. That is the cause of all the suffering of pain.

Dadashri: Our mahatmas know their own prakruti; they know everything for sure. Where lies the weakness, where is its strength, they know all that. Still, those who have not delved deeper, they may not know that. Mahatmas with some understanding know everything. And some write long letters (letters of confession), they disclose their whole prakruti in it. Those who write their alochana (recalling and confession of a mistake), they write very long letters and bring them to me.

Questioner: One kind of prakruti continues to become thinner (easier), but on the otherside does prakruti become stickier?

Dadashri: There is nothing left to become sticky, is there? It becomes stickier only as long as there is ego (charge ego). How can it become stickier without the ego? Without the ego; it automatically begins to become thinner, it starts dissolving.

Questioner: Habit of prakruti will change, but what about its nature (swabhaav)?

Dadashri: All the other swabhaav will go away. Swabhaav can be changed if one wants to, but if he does not want to change then everything will remain as it is.

[] Natural Repair in Absence of Ownership

Doctors told me, ‘Your liver has become very bad’. I replied, ‘Nothing has become spoiled. I happily enjoy rotla and makhan (flatbread and butter cream)’. And the doctor may not even be touching makhan. Where is your bad liver? Those in America ask me, ‘Should I operate on it?’ ‘Hey, leave the operation alone. Whose operation are you doing? This is considered a Gnani Purush, the one who is not the owner of the body’. Even there, you do not remain straight? Do you have to do any operation there? You have to do the operation on the one having the ownership.

Questioner: Operation is to be done on the one with ownership

Dadashri: Yes. And the one who does not have any ownership, what operation does he need? The owner incurs a loss or gain. Here, there is no loss or gain. This is just a show he puts up; there is no ownership. Then what else remains?

Questioner: Here, does the repair happen by itself? How does repairing happen for the body, of which there is no owner?

Dadashri: The ‘home’ becomes old and eaten up verily because of ownership. However, it gets old by nature with age, but because of ownership, everything of it becomes spoilt.

Questioner: Is the effect faster because of the ownership?

Dadashri: No. Because of ownership means, that the natural effects that happen, are claimed as, ‘these are happening to me.’ Such claims then stick on. Nothing sticks to the one who says, ‘It has not happened to me’.

Whatever happens, it happens to Chandubhai, what do ‘I’ have to do with it? You should say, ‘Do not worry Chandubhai, ‘I’ am with you, am ‘I’ not?’ Try even saying that. Look in the mirror and say, while tapping on his shoulder. No one will come to tap on your shoulder. What will the wife say? She says, ‘I have been telling you all along, but what can I do when you do not have what it takes?’ Hey, expertise at this age? ‘You do not have the expertise!’ she jabs. So sansar (worldly life) is like this from its root. Despite being so dark and miserable, why does it (sansar) taste good? It is due to moha (illusory attachment).

Questioner: Once, it came in your speech, ‘this fracture has occurred, but who will repair it?’ And you said, ‘I moved away from there’. So nature repairs all this.

Dadashri: Yes, so there is no choice at all, is there?

Questioner: And it will do it very quickly. It healed immediately. As long as one is tanmayakar (become the body-mind form) in it, there is no help from nature.

Dadashri: No. Those doctors started to say, ‘It hurts a lot after a fracture, why are you not feeling the pain? You put up with a lot of pain.’ I told them, ‘I do not have any tolerance. ‘We’ do not have any tolerance at all. Tolerance is an attribute of the ego. ‘We’ do not have anything like that. Just a small injection settles it down. You can give the injection when you have to settle it down.’ So the doctors ask what happened? What is this? Is the Atma (Self) itself? It is separate, and this is separate. So they told other doctors, ‘Go, go and see the Atma’. Because ‘we’ were the same that day as ‘we’ are today. There is no difference. Doctors may forget, but I do not. In America the doctors used to forget and used to say that we should do this and we should that. I told them that if it came to doing the operation, I will put a stop to that. You will not have it your way here. Do not open this; this case (bag) is not worth opening. What are you going repair of a case that will repair itself naturally? Just as hunger comes on its own, do doctors have to bring it on by doing the operation?

Questioner: No.

Dadashri: That comes on its own. And it happens because there is no ownership. A gust of wind comes and breaks the windows, so one says that they broke because of the wind. One will break on account of nature, and the second breakage will be of ownership. Why don’t you let one break? Influence of the wind should remain. But your effect falls on it too.

Questioner: Now, is there a law in nature that the window will get fixed again?

Dadashri: It will get fixed for sure. Such law of nature is indeed there. If you remove this hair, it will definitely grow again. Even if it white, it will grow as white.

Questioner: Now if one does not keep ownership, and instead this niddidhyasan (varying levels of visualization of the Self) remains; does that do the same job of repairing?

Dadashri: It will, it will repair everything. If knowingly and with understandling we leave it alone, then nature automatically keeps doing it on its own. What is the need for a doctor? And if he does come, then do not say no to him. Take the medicine, if he comes and gives you. For that, do not do be preoccupied whole day and night that you need a certain medicine; take it if comes spontaneously and naturally. Tell him not to do the operation. Please do not open this ‘suitcase’. There is no fun in this; you will become trapped in this.

[] Prakruti Will Take Best Care of Body

Questioner: All circumstances are dependent on unfolding karma. I get everyting automatically. But there is no one else to arrange all that. So is there such energy in Chetan (the Self), or is there enough life energy in the anu (atoms), that reaches all the way there?

Dadashri: Chetan (Self) has nothing to do with that. Just like a film runs in a theatre, that is attribute of prakruti. It becomes arranged by its nature. If prakruti takes care of you it will do so better than a doctor will. Doctor may even give you unnecessary injection. Prakruti will do a wonderful job of what is good for the body.

Questioner: When the body is going to die, no matter how hard a doctor tries, the body will die according to the account of the prakruti, will it not?

Dadashri: It will not work at all, will it? Doctor is just a nimit in between. Just as a barber is a nimit (evidence in the process) of cutting the hair, the doctor is similarly a nimit.

Questioner: So galan (emptying, discharging) of his body at that time is actually in his benefit, is it not?

Dadashri: It is in his benefit, absolutely in his benefit. Prakruti does not work outside of benefit. Even a stomache it creates, it is in your benefit, because it is removing the disease and not increasing it. It removes it from right now before it becomes a bigger problem later.

After attaining Gnan, one does not become the owner of prakruti, so disease leaves by itself. Disease will not go down if ownership still exists. It will completely go away if there is no ownership. Prakruti will continue to worship purity. As long as there is ownership, prakruti cannot do its work. The owner will not refrain from interferrring, will he? Does owner interfere?

Questioner: Yes, he will hold on to it, as an owner.

Dadashri: It will interfere. He will treat it; do other things, interfering happens. If one does not interfere, prakruti will continue to become pure (shuddha). Prakruti’s nature is to become pure, if one does not interfere. But aGnani will not stop from interfering. You (Self realized) may not, but aGnanis (the one without knowledge of the Self or the doer) will interfere, will they not? Saying ‘it happened to me’, it will become worse.

[] Karma Troublesome and Prakruti Helpful

Questioner: So can we say that it means that one’s prakruti protects him, supports him.

Dadashri: That is its nature, if there is no interference from you anymore, then prakruti will go ahead and repair it. Prakruti’s nature is to be free from trouble. If any trouble happens, it will stop it. This is because it happens to become troublesome due to the unfolding of our karma. Or it does ego. Otherwise prakruti’s attribute is to be free of trouble. It will immediately cover up any trouble that has occurred.

Questioner: So, whatever has been filled (puran), it will continue to empty (galan).

Dadashri: It continues, but prakruti is prone to be free from trouble (nirupadravi). Trouble or misery (upadrav) is based on our karma. So if you get wounded here, prakruti will immediately move to cover it up.

Questioner: Healing process begins immediately after one gets hurt.

Dadashri: Immediately, whole machinery is ready. This happens also in the municipality, if there is any damage anywhere, all the machinery of the municipality is employed there. And this is the same. This is unfailing, and that other is all corrupt where half of it will be done and not the rest. Metal and stones for the repair put in places where they are not needed, and not where they are needed, and this is exact and unfailing.

Questioner: In that, when you talk about troublesome; what kind of trouble?

Dadashri: If someone gets hurt in a bicycle accident, his leg gets a cut, all that problem and misery is as a result of unfolding karma, but because its nature is of healing and to be free from trouble; it covers it (the wound) up, it will builds a healing tissue over it. This healing begins immediately upon an injury. It will stop bleeding, everything.

Questioner: Today it became clear, what even the doctors say that they do not do the healing. Healing is done by nature, all we are doing is clean the wound.

Dadashri: They just clean the wound, they help; they help the nature.


[] [1.6]

[] Is it Possible to Attain Control Over Prakruti?

[] Controlling is a Mistake

Questioner: How can prakruti be brought under control?

Dadashri: It is a mistake to try to bring prakruti under control, because prakruti is a result (effect). You cannot control results (effects); you can control the causes. Causes are in your hands, not the effects. So prakruti is in a form of effect. Just as results they give in a school or a college. What if you try to control the result? You can take control of the examination. Do you completely understand the explanation? Do you understand that this prakruti is a result? Yes, causes can be stopped.

You can change anger-pride-deceit-greed. Anything related to causes can be changed. By changing the causes, prakruti becomes weak. So its color-form (its interactive appearance) changes. Prakruti will play its role, but its color (intensity of tone) changes. So it becomes easy (not sticky). So you will feel that even prakruti has changed. No, it cannot change; it is an effect. How can effect change? If effect could be changed, then Lord Mahavir would not have remained to suffer the effect, would he? Why would he stick around to be tortured with wooden nails in the ears? How wonderful is this discovery of effect!

Through recognizing prakruti, you know that this is rose. Can you have control over rose plant such that its thorns will not prick you? You have to carefully extract work out of it; then prakruti will be controlled. When can rose be controlled? The answer is, if you pluck the rose very carefully without being pricked by thorns. You can control it that way. That is how, that is the method ‘we’ are trying to tell you. But will a rose plant ever change. You will get poked as soon as you stick your hand. Will you not? Will it spare the gardener? It will not spare the gardener; the one who gives water to it. Will it not spare anyone?

[] Control an Untimely Bomb?

Questioner: It has been so many years since we attained Gnan, even so, why does prakruti still not stop from playing its role?

Dadashri: Prakruti will play its role, will it not? Should you not understand what prakruti is? Prakruti means an untimely bomb. One never knows when it will explode. It will definitely explode. It is not under your control.

Questioner: But Dada, still, why does it not come under control?

Dadashri: It is not under your control; still you do not have to say that. You will be a fool if you try to control it, and you will be a greater fool if you do not try to control it. So, it is worth understanding this. It will fit when you understand this. Understanding means to keep Seeing what is happening with the prakruti.

Questioner: When someone says insulting things to me, and even after so many years I cannot maintain control, then what is the point?

Dadashri: Prakruti may scream even louder that day. For ten years it would be saying it quietly, and that day it will become very loud, because there is too much powder filled in it. So You should not do any bhanjghad (construct-destruct, interfere) in it. All You have to understand is, can You ‘see’ it as separate or not? There is no problem if You are able to ‘see’ prakruti separate. You are free if You can.

Do ‘we’ not remain separate when someone scolds ‘us’? ‘We’ remain separate when someone praises ‘us’, and ‘we’ remain separate when someone scolds ‘us’.

Questioner: I cannot remain separate at that time. When someone scolds me, I talk back at him.

Dadashri: But, even that, You have to ‘see’ and then Your dhyan (meditation) will gradually become like this. The same was happening to ‘us’ in this path, and it is happening like this now. Right now, this is what is happening to you, then gradually it will become like this. So You are coming along on this path.

Questioner: So it is going to remain like this even in this life?

Dadashri: It may even become less in the later part of your life. It is different for everyone, depending on what karmic stock one has. Pudgal means the emptying (galan) of what was filled (puran), and that is what is going on. Nothing new is being charged (filled), but keep Seeing what is discharging (emptying).

Questioner: So many years after attaining Gnan, should we not have control over our prakruti?

Dadashri: That is correct, but what state would you have been had you not met Dada?

Questioner: Then, it is not even worth talking about.

Dadashri: Then speak now! There is so much energy to accomplish great things. Yes! So then carefully do Your work if there is any contradiction. Prakruti means machinery, and how can you show obstinacy (aadayee) towards machinery? If you tell the machinery, to that gear, ‘I created you, so do not obstruct my finger when I touch you’, it will cut it off whether you created it or someone else has, because it is a mechanical adjustment. This prakruti is mechanical. So you have to learn from Dada, so that it will weaken the mechanical adjustment. Can that happen or not? You should once understand that from ‘us’. This art of interacton (bodhkada), means it is an art of ahimsa (non-violence), not of himsa (violence). Yes, it will take one to moksha. So do not ruin this life of yours.

[] Will the Result of Gnan Come in This Life or the Next?

Questioner: There is our mahatma, he took Gnan and now he does alaukik bhaavs (spiritual inner intents), so will he get the effect (result) of these alaukik bhaavs in this life, or later?

Dadashri: He will receive both, now and also later. Results of bhaav (inner intent) are fresh as well as later. It happens later after binding the prakruti, and at the second he will receives the illumination of the light. Does a person not cool down after ‘we’ give Gnan?

Questioner: Yes, a lot.

Dadashri: It is a result of the bhaav.

Questioner: Even whole interest will change.

Dadashri: It will all change. It loses its stickiness. And in how many ways You have become free. Now,what is the rush to attain moksha. Whatever prakruti one has, it is not going to leave him alone. He has to suffer that prakruti to be free, for sure. One has to understand what he has to do in that prakruti? That is all he has to understand. One has come here with bound prakruti, he has bound infinite, much of which he is now free from. He has bound it from all the sides.

[] Nigraha kim Karishyati

Certain part of prakruti is changeable and certain part is not changeable at all.

Questioner: What part is changeable, and what part is not?

Dadashri: Most of it in not changeable at all. Only a certain part of it is changeable, and what seems changeable, prakruti is not changing; it appears to be changing. Actually, it is already changed. It is also a kind of prakruti. But what people say that it changed because of this. That is what seems to them. In fact, it is not changing, it has already changed from within. This is very important to understand. This Akram Vignan is very deep science.

Questioner: Does prakruti change after one attains Gnan?

Dadashri: It will not change before, or even after attaining the Gnan. It changes a little after Gnan, but how much? It has already changed previously (in the past life) within, and that is why it changes. A new prakruti is not being formed.

Questioner: If prakruti cannot be changed, then how should one interact with beneficial prakruti or unfavorable prakruti.

Dadashri: ‘You’ have to See only. ‘You’ should say, ‘Why do you overeat all this?’ Why do you eat sour things?’ Prakruti is doing that, so You are separate and prakruti is separate. You are not responsible, but it will become your responsibility if you try to stop it. Lord Krishna has said, ‘nigraha kim karishyati’, has He not? How are you going to stop it? How are you going to restrain prakruti? Prakruti is a discharging thing. I have given such a siddhant (that which accomplishes the ultimate, incontrovertible principle) in writing that you do not have to read anything!

Questioner: Yes you have written it that way.

Dadashri: The siddhant too is verily in the heart, and it solves the problem. No entanglement will rise at all.

Questioner: Prakruti cannot be suppressed that is one thing, then how should one understand prakruti? Should we understand it as jada (inanimate, without feelings)?

Dadashri: Effect (result) cannot be changed. There is no question of jada-Chetan (matter-Self) in it, is there? Once you have taken the exam at college, is there any way of changing the result? Here, the result is in the hands of these people, still they cannot make too much change. It is without any interference there (during causation in past life), is it not? Result means effect, no change can be made in it. Prakruti gives all the effects, so one cannot change anything. That is why he said in short, ‘Nigraha kim karishyati’, but ascetics do not like that. Gnanis understood that prakruti cannot be suppressed; it has to be Seen only. Instead, people are trying to suppress prakruti.

[] Habits of Prakruti Will not Leave Quickly

Questioner: A man has certain prakruti, or a habit which he cannot get rid of it quickly, is that true?

Dadashri: It will not go away. If it has become a habit, then that prakruti will go away after a long time.

Questioner: So, what should one do so that it goes away soon?

Dadashri: Whatever force it has, it will last as long. If you drop this ball from this height, will it stop suddenly from bouncing? No it will not. So this is like that.

[] Against Prakruti Prone to Addiction

Questioner: We say that not a fraction of prakruti is in ‘I (the Self)’, and not a fraction of ‘I’ is in the prakruti. So why does it not change after attaining Gnan?

Dadashri: How can it change? Whatever prakruti one has come with, it will remain, will it not? With Gnan, main causal prakruti can be changed, and effective prakruti remains. Then it does not give rise to entanglements. The film will play exactly the way it was filmed. Except the causes part of it becomes loose and non binding. Therefore, nature’s arrangement is wonderful.

Questioner: No matter the circumstances, prakruti never changes, is that so?

Dadashri: What never changes at all is called prakruti. It only changes when Gnani Purush destroys all sins, then certain part of it tones down. So after Gnan, Your prakruti is considered changed, otherwise it does not change. That is why people say that Dada changes one’s prakruti. There are some who drink lot of alcohol, eat meat; they stop doing that the next day.

Questioner: What shoud one do to stop drinking and eating meat?

Dadashri: It is important that you stop drinking alcohol, and it is best if you do not eat meat because it carries a liability. But when I explain it, one will understand that it is a liability. Then he will stop eating. It is not in your prakruti; that is why you do not eat it. Thus, you may say, ‘I do not eat meat,’ but underlying this should not be the sense that, ‘I am wiser than these other people.’ This brother here used to think, ‘I am a bit smarter than him’. Is that smartness gone now?

Questioner: It is gone, but I do think about cigatettes again.

Dadashri: Prakruti will not let it go away. You have to explain it and you have to let go of it in such a way that systematically those parmanus (subatomic particles) do not remain in the body. Even its root should not remain. If you suddenly stop, then root and other thing will still remain.

[] Strong Intent Changes the new Prakruti

Questioner: The unchangeable insensitivity (jadata) that is in one’s nature, has become strong and inflexible due to advancing age. Some are angry and some are greedy. So until one tries to improve his nature, satsang is not going to happen for him.

Dadashri: What it is, how much change has occurred in nature of the prakruti today from what it was, when you were young?

Questioner: It has changed quite a bit.

Dadashri: It happens based on its development. It will not happen if you try to do so. Nature of prakruti will change as circumstances keep changing. But prakruti will not let go. You cannot change the nature of prakruti. It is the circumstances that keep changing. Such circumstances should come together. Whenever you see an egoistic prakruti, it will only be in ego, and one with greedy prakruti will be in greed from the second he is born to the time he goes to the final station (on funeral pyre). If they have prepared wood for his final station, he will say, ‘Use that wood, and only so much wood, okay. The rest is for the house.’ He will make that clear and then die. Because he has greed, does he not? So that is nature of his prakruti.

Questioner: Does the prakruti decrease, go down?

Dadashri: When it becomes less, you are still not the one doing that. That does not happen with purushartha, it becomes less based on scientific circumstantial evidence, or it increases too. Prakruti is not under Your control. So all You have to do is, ‘Wow, so much greedy prakruti, it is not going to let me become free the entire life.’ So, the bhavna (inner intent in discharge) you have to make is, ‘whatever wealth I have, may it be spent for the salvation of the world.’ If you do such bhavna, then fruit of it is that your mind will be vast and charitable in the next life. This life the prakruti is spoilt, this life is gone like that, but at least improve the next life. So, seeing this prakruti, you should improve the next new one. This prakruti is cautioning you to improve your next one if you do not like the current one, otherwise leave it alone if you like it. Therefore, all you have to do is to do the bhavna only, nothing else.

One man tells me that he does not want to crush anyone. He asks me, ‘what should I do so that not one living being (jiva) gets crushed under my car?’ So, I told him, ‘Do bhaavna with nischaya (firm determination), that this should not never happen in any situation. Make such bhaavna so strong that it remains present all the time within you. Then, they not will die through you.

So, this world is a fruit of your own bhaavna. Sow good seeds of bhaavna, so that you reap good fruit.

Not a single person wishes that even tiniest living being (insect etc) die under his car, and yet they get crushed under his car. Why is that? If you ask someone, ‘If you are driving on the road, and suddenly some man runs across the road, what should you do?’ he will say, ‘what can I do? That kind of situation happens, that he will be run over.’ It gives the fruit within. He left an opening (laxity in determination), and its result comes. You should have a nischaya that no matter what happens, even if the car gets destroyed, but no one should die under my car. This is all yours. God has not interfered in this. It is all your own projection.

Now, you can bind any kind of prakruti as you will. Prakruti is bound according to the sanskar (influences, impressions) you receive. So, you will bind good prakruti if you remain within good sanskar, and bad prakruti if you remain within bad sanskar. If you want only worldly happiness in this world, kalpit (transient) happiness, then make others happy. If you give happiness to every living being, you will receive happiness while sitting at home (without having to do anything).

[] Can One’s Nature Change in This Very Life?

Questioner: Dada, is this nature of the prakruti or the ego?

Dadashri: It is of the prakruti. Ego is part of the prakruti. Prakruti means (its) nature (swabhaav). If this man’s nature is formed, it is decided, then in that nature, it will give fruit accordingly. Then it will not give any other fruit. If it is not in his nature to accept a bribe, then he will not accept a bribe no matter how hard you try. Even if he accepts it, he will return it.

Questioner: Can that nature change later?

Dadashri: In his every nature, as many divisions there are, if any of those divisions is going to end, it will change.

Questioner: But can it change by itself?

Dadashri: It will change by itself.

Questioner: If one knows that his prakruti is like this, is it then possible for him to do purushartha to change that nature, if he wants to?

Dadashri: There is no other purushartha. Whatever is going on within, that is purushartha. Purushartha is going on within one, to put in words we say that one ‘did’ purushartha. However, when it happens, know that through this purushartha the favorable result happened.

Questioner: Even that one is woven into it, is it not?

Dadashri: Yes. This ‘I am doing purushartha’ is a kind of ego.

Questioner: So, prakruti will show its nature when circumstances come together, it again will show its nature when circumstances come together, this way it comes to an end, is that so?

Dadashri: Yes, if some end has come (of some nature), then it will be finished.

Questioner: But even if one has a sticky prakruti, he too is going to come across circumstances and open up the prakruti; does prakruti wear down a little at that time?

Dadashri: Of course it will. It will continue to wear down for sure. That is the rule.

Questioner: Even after taking Gnan, the nature of prakruti (the relative self), cannot change, can it?

Dadashri: It can change, yes. The results of rise and fall, remain within the prakruti only, meaning it may change in someone, and the entire prakruti (the non-Self complex which includes the dying ego) calms down. This is because it prakruti may have arrived at its concluding stage and that person (the ego) may think that he did the purushartha (effort).

This prakruti is not such that, it has to be this way only. It will follow as much you explain to it. Prakruti was formed and bound in the past life and then it had become tough. It can mold if someone were to explain to it. But it can change within the limits only; it cannot change beyond that. If you had made a decision that, ‘I want to do service to saints.’ Then when you meet any saint you would serve him and your prakruti will change, so this is how you would have made a decision. Decision was not made from point to point that, ‘it should be this way only.’ It is just that if a person who would have made a deep inner intent in the last life, that, ‘I want to keep the prakruti as per gnan’; for him prakruti will change, if someone gives him the gnan that it is good to serve the saints. It will change for a person who had made such deep inner intent.

[] Prakruti can Change with Gnan

Questioner: When can one’s prakruti change?

Dadashri: It will not change even when he dies. Prakruti will never change. Prakruti will change according to however much gnan (knowledge) arises, however much understanding arises. Prakruti changes according to gnan, but it still remains as prakruti. Man cannot come out of the prakruti. Prakruti of this life will not change at all. Based on whatever gnan manifests within, in this life, prakruti will change for the next life. Then based on whatever gnan manifests in the next life, prakruti will change for the life after that. It goes higher, step by step like that. But one cannot come out of prakruti. Sadhu-sannyasis (ascetics, monks), saints, they are all in saatvik (relative purity) prakruti.

One cannot come out of prakruti, and the one who does come out of the prakruti, he is called a Gnani Purush or God, that is all.

Questioner: Can Gnani Purush change prakruti?

Dadashri: Prakruti cannot be changed; gnan (knowledge) can be changed. A place of living, home can be change but prakruti cannot be changed. You were living in the home of prakruti, from there you have been placed in Your own (the Self) home. Prakruti will continue to play its role, but by making it sit next to ‘us’, the prakruti will change completely.

One whom ‘we’ Gnan; his prakruti will end within ten-fifteen years. During the rest of his life, prakruti that seems contradictory will not be there. Then it is prakruti that is convenient for others. Prakruti becomes mild and pleasant, because that other prakruti empties out. And aGnani (the one without knowledge of the Self and the doer) fills (creates a new one) while the old prakruti is emptying. This means on one side prakruti is emptying (discharging), and at the same time on the other side, prakruti is filling (charging). These people (the ones who have knowledge of the Self and the doer) do not create anew. They only have discharge, so it will go away.

There is samvar (no influx of the new karma) and nirjara (discharging of karma) after one attains Gnan. So they do not come across anything else. And for others, there is bandha (influx, binding of karma) as well as nirjara (discharge). Therefore, they continue binding again. That is the state of aGnani (those without Gnan). So it will not go away till they die. On the contrary, prakruti increases.

Questioner: If one tries to understand it and try to remove it, only then will it go?

Dadashri: How can an aGnani remove it by himself? He is himself bound by the prakruti, he will not understand prakruti at all that his prakruti is wrong, because the ego will find even wronng prakruti to be right. Ego is always blind; therefore it does not have any awareness of the right or the wrong. And buddhi (intellect) will misuse it. It will tell the ego, ‘That is correct, what you are saying is indeed correct.’ So the ego follows blindly. So one cannot see a single fault of his own self.

[] How is one to See his Prakruti?

Questioner: You have said that the prakruti is to be ‘seen’ only, and it will not change at all now, then there is no question left at all (about changing it).

Dadashri: To ‘See’ prakruti means You are to See the one flying the kite. ‘You’ keep Seeing the one flying the kite, from afar. And You say, ‘Wow, Chandubhai with so much pride energy you flew the kite’. That is considered Seeing, it is considered Knowing the prakruti. Do you do that? What Chandubhai eats, You keep Seeing that wow, he eats lots of chillies, he does not eat certain daal, he stuffs himself with jalebi!

[] Against the Prakruti Which Does not Respect any Boundary

Questioner: What if the prakruti is not under any control?

Dadashri: The one whose prakruti is not under any control will be given a taste (!) by the prakruti itself, directly. We will not have to go teach him anything. The one whose prakruti stays within bounds and control, it will give rise to happiness and the prakruti, which does not respect any bounds and goes beyond control, will promptly bring pain to the owner. Try to face off with a policeman, with an uncontrolled prakruti, you will get the result right there and then only. Wherever you see, at home also, everywhere if one has prakruti, which does not respect boundaries; it will punish the owner directly and promptly. A person with an uncontrolled prakruti would be running around. At last he will come to his senses after learning his lesson, stumbling and taking a beating for his mistakes.

Questioner: In short I am interested in knowing if it is better to have control over the prakruti as opposed to no control.

Dadashri: If it remains under control then it is best. Uncontrolled prakruti will hurt one definitely. Having a prakruti that remains under control is ideal, and the prakruti will remain under control with Gnan.

Questioner: The prakruti will remain under the control with Gnan, naturally? Is that so?

Dadashri: There is no such word as natural (sahaj) here; it will remain so with Purushartha (being the Self, progressing as the Self). The one for whom it remains under control naturally, his work is done; nothing else remains for him!

[] Settle the Prakruti With Equanimity

‘We’ eat what is agreeable to ‘us’. Prakruti will not leave even if we ask her to leave. Prakruti will not go away.

Questioner: Can one change prakruti if he wants to?

Dadashri: Prakruti will not change, and whatever changes, it does so because it was going to change.

Questioner: Does that mean that it can be changed?

Dadashri: It cannot be changed at all. After attaining the Gnan, it can be settled with it with equanimity. Prakruti cannot be changed. If prakruti could be changed then it would be all over (!) A ‘changer’ would be required, no? And if one becomes the ‘changer’ (ego complex) , then it is all over. That is the destruction of Gnan.

[] Prakruti Becomes Utterly Soft with Gnan

Questioner: But Dada, prakruti can become soft with Gnan, can it not?

Dadashri: It will become utterly soft, because the light of the Gnan does not go in it. All this runs in the presence of the Self. Now the Self is there, its presence is there, but its light does not go in it, does it?

Questioner: It does not go, so the prakruti

Dadashri: It becomes soft. Prakruti will work in the presence of the Self, but the light will not go in it.

Questioner: What does ‘light will not go in it’ mean?

Dadashri: Power is gone from it. Prakruti’s power becomes cold. It becomes soft. One becomes angry, that is only prakruti. If you do not say a word, and prakruti is becoming angry, we call it gusso (anger without violent intent). And if prakruti and ego together do it, we call it krodha (anger with violent intent). So the ego does not go away, it is its power. Ego does not go away from the other also, does it? That is not power. Powerless krodha does not scorch anyone, it will not burn.

[] Live and Life-less Prakruti

So, how we should conduct in this prakruti, we can do that much with Gnan. If You do not interfere, then prakruti cannot do much. When does prakruti do anything? It is forceful only when You are involved in it. When You become separate, then prakruti continues to dissolve forever. It has become life-less (nirjiva), has it not? That other is a live prakruti.

Questioner: Does it come alive when we interefere?

Dadashri: Yes. He will also be awkward. With the karmic stock within, it can also be awkward.

Questioner: So can prakruti improve after attaining Gnan?

Dadashri: It will lose its power. Prakruti will not stop at all from playing it role. But as it becomes separate, it can become lifeless; it is like life has been removed from it.

Questioner: It becomes lifeless but its effect will continue, will it not?

Dadashri: Even the effect continues only if you are weak. Otherwise, every living being lives through haavbhaav. From that the bhaav has to be taken out, so then it will live with haav. People ask, ‘how were the haavbhaav?’ In this the bhaav (intent-view) is ours, and the haav (external activity through mind-speech-body) are of prakruti.

Questioner: What does haav mean?

Dadashri: Everthing besides bhaav (intent, view) is haav. Bhaav is of the worldly interacting self (vyavahar atma). Everything else is the haav is of prakruti. ‘We’ remove the bhaav when ‘we’ give you Gnan, do ‘we’ not? Then ego remains lifeless. So bhaav (charge) ego gets pulled, then dravya (discharge) ego remains. Bhaav (charge or causal) prakruti goes away and dravya (discharge or effect) prakruti remains.

Questioner: In the eyes of the others, our prakruti remains the same, no?

Dadashri: That cannot be changed. But he will know that there is no bhaav (hurtful ego) in it. So he will not be hurt much. He will feel hurt only if there was bhaav (living ego) in it. He will feel hurt even if there is only bhaav, and no haav.

[] Nature is of Prakruti, and Doership is of the self

There is only nature (swabhaav) in a fan. This cannot be changed. No matter how many mantras (chants that affect the mind) you evoke, how many tantras (bodily tactics) you do, even then nothing will change. And in humans there are both, nature (swabhaav) of prakruti and doership (kartapanu). When one attains Gnan, doership goes away leaving only the nature (swabhaav). Doership becomes less. So you feel, ‘Wow, how much it has changed. His nature has changed.’

Questioner: Will the nature not change if doership is gone?

Dadashri: No. That nature then gradually comes to an end. It is like throwing a ball. It will bounce high, then less higher and that way it will stop bouncing. After attaining Gnan, the doership part changes. So you feel that it has changed. But nature does not change. Because doership changes, you feel that this nature has changed. We believe all that to be nature (swabhaav). We believe it to be nature of prakruti (prakruti swabhaav).

Questioner: I did not quite understand that. What did you say?

Dadashri: Doership indeed goes away with Gnan, and so only prakruti swabhaav remains. That is why we believe- know that it was like this before, and why has it changed? Nature ( swabhaav) that was with doership has changed. So you feel that it has changed, but it has actually not changed. In it, certain part of doership is gone with Gnan.

A child has only swabhaav (nature), and as he gets older his swabhaav is associated with doership. When that doership goes away, then only his swabhaav (nature) remains. But we think that his nature has changed. We talk about nature with associated doership in it. When it changes from that, we think the nature has changed.

Questioner: So after that doership is gone, main nature of the prakruti will remain?

Dadashri: That will remain for sure. Then it gradually starts being demolished, because there is no other ‘income’. After throwing a ball, it will slowly begin to ‘demolish’ and stop from bouncing. It will start again if it is thrown again.

Questioner: What is the nature of doership? Please explain it with an example?

Dadashri: A man will become angry with his son and also with the enemy from outside. That is the nature of krodha (anger), and what is the doership like towards the son? When it is towards the son, it is for the benefit of the son, and if it is towards the other person, then it is for his own benefit. So, krodha (anger) with his son binds merit karma (punyai). Father burns his self internally for the betterment of his son. Krodha means to burn. When that nature of doership goes away, then only anger (krodha) remains.

Krodha will happen even when nature of doership goes away. However, it too is a lifeless (nirjiva) thing. It is considered alive (jivant) only when doership is associated with it. When your doership goes away after attaining Gnan, then this krodha will not be painful at all. Bite from an ant or mosquito is not considered painful. Bite from a scorpion is considered painful. So it (krodha) is like ant or mosquito. Bite like that from a scorpion is gone. All the tubers, all the madness is of the ego, which Dada gets rid of for you.

[] If You ‘See’ Then You are the Boss and if You do not ‘See’ then Prakruti is the Boss!

Questioner: Suppose someone’s prakruti is of an interfering dakhodakhal (interference in what is unfolding) type, and unrelentingly so, and then he rationalizes by saying, “my prakruti is like this only,” such protection is simply not to be done, no?

Dadashri: Know (jaano) the one who is protecting and taking sides. The protector is the prakruti.

Questioner: To exercise purushartha (being the Self), one has to make prakruti a horse and ride on it with the rein in hand. Having refused and chided it once, and twice, if it does not pay heed, am I not to understand that it has taken the seat on me, is riding over me? So then, how am I to regain the dominance-control over it?

Dadashri: As long as You can See, You are the rider, and when You cannot See, then it is riding over you.

Questioner: That means that when I See this bad prakruti I am really in charge for sure. Suppose my prakruti is of the suspecting type, amidst the unfolding of such circumstances, when suspicion arises, then that prakruti is totally bad, because one must not harbor any suspicion. So at that time what should I do to straighten up this prakruti?

Dadashri: ‘You’ should become straight.

Questioner: Does that mean to let it do whatever it does?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: But in general it seems that I am seeing my own prakruti, what prakruti is doing from morning till night!

Dadashri: You have to only See the prakruti.

Questioner: And it happens that if I see around then I see the other’s prakruti too.

Dadashri: Everything will be seen. That which is evident needs to be Seen. Who is looking for any mistakes? Prakruti will present to be seen. What is called a mistake in prakruti?

Questioner: Dada, it is such that due to many past habits, sometimes I will say, ‘such thing should not happen, this that happens I must not do it, etc.’ such words come out.

Dadashri: No, it is not so. Who sees mistakes in prakruti? The one who still has some attributes of illusion. Otherwise, there is no such thing as a mistake in the home of the Lord. Everything is gneya (that to be known, that which is front of the Self) only. There is no such bhaav (feeling, view) that this is good and this is bad, in the eyes of the Lord. There is no duality. So there, this worldly vision is not to be employed. So ‘we’ continue ‘seeing’ the bad too, very nicely. ‘We’ would see everything but our intent will not spoil inside. Our Gnan will not spoil. Society has made this distinction of good or bad. What might be bad for us may be good for another person. I would like to eat jalebee [*(*]sweet and flavored golden rings fried to crispness) and you might not prefer that. So where is the question left of good or bad? It is just that it is necessary to understand the facts from the Gnani. ‘We’ remain constantly like this. You should express your problems and ask a question and I would answer. Everything was an in illusion, was it not? Where did the good or the bad not exist?

Questioner: We had done same thing until now, no?

Dadashri: No, not like that. This was in illusion only, was it not? But as one does the setting, all this will unfold. And then as you ask, it will come out. As you ask and inquire further, more will come out. Then after a time, one forgets, and then it returns again, to be forgotten again. Thus it keeps on decreasing. What is the ultimate stage? It is that in which, You See and Know what Chandubhai-the worldly self is doing. And what has happened is correct. These two represent the ultimate stage. Is it possible to be in that stage or not?

Questioner: It is possible.

Dadashri: Hmm, what then, is next? Therefore, we have got the thing (the Self) in our hand. Where is the problem when you have gotten hold of the kite (goal of final liberation) in your hand, what does it matter even if it takes a few wild downward spirals towards the ground? Just by mere pulling on the string (5Agnas) it will fly. In the pre-Gnan stage you did not have the string in your hand at all. How could you ever control its downward spiral and free fall?

Questioner: When can one say that rein of prakruti has came in his hand?

Dadashri: The day the prakruti obeys and reverses, is the day when it becomes known to You, that now it is becoming malleable and that its reins have come in Your hand. Can you not see ‘our—Dada’s’ prakruti?

Questioner: The prakruti can be seen, but it cannot be molded or changed.

Dadashri: That means it is in some excess. As long as it disobeys, You have to hold the reins. In this manner, sooner or later it will obey and turn around. No one can defeat the one who wants to defeat the prakruti at all costs.

[] Know Also an Awkward Prakruti

Have you had any such experience?

Questioner: Yes. I had for sure, Dada. I would run to be first for the shower, this I can see more during jatra (pilgrimage).

Dadashri: He will be selfish (swarthi) in everything, for going up, going down. His calculation is always different.

Questioner: His attention would be preoccupied in this only; his awareness is there only.

Dadashri: Let it be so for the prakruti, but because you like it, the one within is still are not as aware. Now You understand because I explained to you. Every time it (prakruti) should understand. It should not be like this. Why it is happening like that? Therefore, whatever happens, it is prakruti. But You should know why this happened, this should not happen.

Questioner: Then that is prakruti.

Dadashri: Yes. Yet, why do you hurry to take shower, why do you hurry to eat early, all that should be in Your awareness. Should it not? That means there was no awareness that is why this mistake had occurred. This prakruti unfolds the way one has brought it from past life.

He who used to get up at 6:30 AM, is pacing back and forth since 5:30 AM, then know that he is a selfish one, mooah! He is calculating, let me use the toilet first, otherwise someone else will get in. We would know that, no? That he is selfish is not a problem, but one should have jagruti (awakened awareness) for that. The awareness that what is happening is wrong. His prakruti is like that. Everything is such that even the prakruti cannot be seen. He will gradually progress by staying in satsang and with the inner intent of service to people.

[] This is the Big Garbage That Hinders

Your garbage is different, and his garbage is different.

Questioner: Is garbage not the attributes of the pudgal? Some of it, one does not wish for it himself. So these are all the attributes of prakruti, are they not? Good or bad, you are saying that they are attributes of the pudgal?

Dadashri: It is not a problem if they are of the pudgal. But there is so much of influence of pudgal on the self (atma, worldly interacting self) that it has stopped the movement of the self. It has become confined. There is so much influence of the pudgal. The self can become free if fifty percent of this influence goes away. Then the self will become strong, filled with energy.

Questioner: But you say, ‘Not a single attribute of prakruti is in ‘I’ (the Self), and not one attribute of ‘I’ is in the prakruti’.

Dadashri: Yes but, it is not in You but tarapanu (absolute ‘I-ness’) should remain, should it not? The One who does not believe a single attribute of prakruti is ‘His’, and knows all His attributes is a ‘Gnani’. If he believes even one attribute as his, he will become trapped in worldly life (sansar). There is too much pressure from the prakruti, is there not? Prakruti is such that leave alone matters of the Self, it will makes him become an animal.

Questioner: Dada just said, his garbage is different; your garbage is different. What is in our garbage? What is it like?

Dadashri: Everyone’s garbage is different. They will stink too. There is no fragrance to it. But these garbage will leave. Sooner or later, for the one who has such desire, it will leave.

Questioner: It will leave in your presence, will it not?

Dadashri: Yes, but for some it may not leave, even in my presence.

Questioner: You say that, but it will leave if one wishes, will it not?

Dadashri: Yes, he may have the desire, but then after a while he will say that he does not understand it. That is the end of that; he is back to where he was before. Based on which ‘thermometer’ are you asking? One thermometer is not correct. If he is looking at his thermometer, it may be showing that he has a fever of 102 degrees. Nevertheless if he is here, he will attain the Self.

Questioner: Whoever comes at the feet of Dada, he will attain the Self for sure, will he not?

Dadashri: Yes, his work will be done for sure.

[] Prakruti Dissolves in Samayik

If You became Shuddhatma then the prakruti becomes natural. Natural means it will not let one create any interference (dakhodakhal) and after becoming natural it means it is vyavasthit. So ‘we’ will not tell you to drink poison because you had a bad thought. From now onwards, a bad thought that comes would be Known and a good thought that comes would also be Known (by You). But now how can all this dissolve? Certain things cannot come under the control. You are saying that there are things that will not dissolve. We have to make a way out for that. Certain things can dissolve if You sit for an hour with gneya-Gnata (that to be known and the Knower) relationship. The kind of prakruti you want to dissolve can dissolve this way. So sit for an hour and become the Knower (Gnata) and see that which is to be known (gneya). So the prakruti will dissolve gradually. So it is possible to dissolve the total prakruti here.


[] [1.7]

[] Purify Prakruti This way…

[] Prakruti Writes and Purush Erases

Questioner: Will all this prakruti, anger-pride-deceit-greed, remain in lower life forms too?

Dadashri: Yes, in the devagati (life as celestial being), in every life form, wherever you look, this is the same prakruti. They are called karmic tubers (granthis). And when they go away, one is called tuber-less (nirgrantha).

So one is bound due to these tubers. What do they make one do? There is no solution for it. When one gives Gnan like ours, and gives You some control over those tubers, then one can become free of them, that this is separate, and You are separate. These tubers are separate, and Chandubhai is separate, and all this is separate. Now keep ‘seeing’ all that. Ours is a wonderful science. So there is bliss without having to work hard, is it not?

Questioner: But what is in prakruti can be recognized only when you show us, right?

Dadashri: Yes.

Dadashri: Our science will show you everything; that this is greed here etc., because the Seer ‘sees’ it after separating. Chandubhai’s greed will not go away, but You will know that Chandubhai’s greed is not going away. So then You can instigate a little bit, can You not? Make him understand somehow and make him give five to twenty five thousand rupees somewhere.

Questioner: Do the solutions to disconnect and be done with prakruti, go in the part of Purushartha (that which is of the Self and lets one remain as the Self; the five Agnas of the Gnani Purush)?

Dadashri: Yes, of course. If You explain it somehow or the other, it moves on. It is not possible to see one’s own prakruti’s mistakes, because prakruti cannot see prakruti’s mistakes. Anger-pride-deceit-greed, ego or intellect cannot see the mistakes of the self. The self is the prakruti so one cannot see the mistakes of the self. The ones that are visible are the very huge mistakes that exist. There are infinite other mistakes. One is nothing but warehouse of mistakes but one cannot see them; if one starts seeing the mistakes then one can become a God.

With what aid does one start seeing mistakes after attaining Gnan? Through pragnya shakti (liberating energy of the Self). One starts seeing mistakes through pragnya shakti which has manifest from the Self (Atma). When the mistakes are ‘seen’ then, You immediately bring about the closure. You would say to the self, ‘brother, do pratikraman.’ When that pragnya shakti shows the stains then You should say, ‘wash it off.’ So you should wash away all the clothes. Once you do pratikraman for all the stains, all gets cleansed.

Questioner: Dada, grant me the energy not to paint anything again on this slate which has been erased.

Dadashri: Prakruti (the non-Self complex) writes and Purush (the Self) erases. Prakruti will write by mistake and Purush will erase it. Prakruti will not refrain from writing and You became a Purush, so Purush will erase by doing Purushartha. This was the discovery of the Vitarags (the absolutely enlightened Ones). This is because prakruti cannot do Purushartha. Only Purush can do the Purushartha.

Prakruti will keep opinions, keep everything but You have to become free from opinion. Prakruti means, your charitra moha (discharging illusory conduct) will keep the opinion, but You should become free from the opinion. Prakruti’s filled stock is coming out.

[] Against Angry Prakruti

After Gnan when one becomes angry with someone due to the force of prakruti, but immediately behind all this, where is he? He is in, ‘this should not happen’, that is the intent; and the people of the world are verily in the intent (state of) of what happens. So there is a lot of difference between the two. For you everything proceeds with agreement, does it not?

Questioner: It happens. Later the current opinion separates from the old one.

Dadashri: But after how long? Awakened awareness should come within one or two hours! But such junk karmic stock has been filled that prevents this, and one does not know anything. Do you not feel that way? In how many hours should the awareness come? In two, four, or even twelve hours, You should become aware that, ‘This is wrong.’ But here, even when ‘we’ tell you, You do not realize it. This still happens in so many instances, but You are not aware of it. ‘We’ would know right away that this one has gone in the wrong direction. Would ‘we’ not know this? Despite that, ‘we’ allow it to continue. But ‘we’ also know that eventually, everything will work out fine.

[] One who is Aware Infront of Prakruti is a Gnani

Questioner: How much does prakruti help in maintaining awareness?

Dadashri: The Self will help.

Questioner: So if prakruti is in a quiescent state (upsham), then it will help the awareness, is it something like that?

Dadashri: That will happen by itself. If it is in his unfolding karma, then it will become calm. The awareness that comes after it (prakruti) becomes quiescent is not very helpful. When awareness prevails when prakruti is not calm, when prakruti is fighting back; one is called Gnani.

Questioner: But state of Gnani arises only when prakruti goes from the state of quiescence (upsham) to when it comes to its end (kshaya), does it not?

Dadashri: All aspects of it will end. That which resists and opposes (You) is coming in order to end. So tell it, ‘go ahead and oppose (be in front of ‘Me’). To quieten and calm it down, means to ‘kick the ball back’, it will return. Whatever is the demand of the ‘collector’ pay it off then only the resolution will come, otherwise, the demand will return. The ‘boss’ (collector) has come; hey you, why don’t you pay up the five thousand and be done with it? The boss has come, and he is asking for it. But he wants to send him back, so he is flattering him, as if he is going to let him go. Will he let him go? He will not, will he? On the contrary, he will drink your tea, and belittle you with his arrogance. He drinks your tea for free and the debt is still standing; that is upsham.

[] Tubers of Prakruti Obstruct Light of Gnan

Questioner: Suppose there is a tuber of greed, at that time the light of the Gnan becomes dim, is that so? So light of the Gnan is based on prakruti? It is going to increase or decrease, or does it also increase-decrease based on the awareness (jagruti)?

Dadashri: Prakruti creates obstacles for it. You have been given full light of Gnan, but prakruti interferes in it.

Questioner: Interfering that prakruti does, is that based on his past karma?

Dadashri: That is it, what else? That verily is prakruti; past karma itself is prakruti. ‘We’ do not enter into such interference so ‘we’ do not have such interference (dakhal).

Questioner: What should I do there?

Dadashri: No, You are not to do anything. Whatever wrong-right happens, continue with pratikraman.This whole path is of pratikraman only. This is the path of shoot-on-sight pratikraman. If your pratikraman happens shoot-on-sight, then only you will accomplish, otherwise you will not.

[] Stop, not through pressure but through understanding

Whatever karmic stock one had filled, that much stock he indeed, has to purify.

Questioner: How can I say how much stock I have?

Dadashri: That You can tell, can You not? Thoughts of prakruti all these, will come, its fragrance and everything will come. Their evidences will arise, coming events cast their shadows before. This is not a path of forcing prakruti, is it? Man will apply pressure if there is ego, will he not? And will that pressure remain? You never know when it will rebounce.

Questioner: If prakruti is not to be pressured, then should it be allowed to dance away?

Dadashri: You cannot let her dance at all, but do not pressure it. It should be made dull. The tendencies will stop, if one understands that there is no value – meaningful attribute in anything. They will stop automatically. If the understanding takes a firm hold within that there is no ultimate value-meaningful attribute, it is harmful, then the tendencies will stop. Try and make it understand.

[] Do not believe sweetness in discharge prakruti

Prakruti of any kind of activity has arisen, so do it as long as the prakruti make you do it, but do not encourage it. Do not take pleasure (rasa) within, from it. This is not beneficial activity. Whatever activity (work) you can do, it is discharging, but do not take the pleasure (interest arises from pleasure) that you are taking in it. It is not something worth taking any pleasure from. It will make you wander and throw you away. That tastes sweet, it is tasteful; it will take you down.

This prakruti that has arisen, you are not the doer of it right now. It is simply ‘discharge’; therefore ‘we’ will not scold you. ‘We’ will neither scold you that this is what happened, nor encourage you. The mind may wonder that something unusaul has happened here. Then you will confuse and ruit it. Without understanding, you will not know how much medicine you should give to someone, and it is not your job to give medicine to anyone you please. All of this is prakruti; see it without interest (udasin bhaav). Do not take a lot of interest. You should ‘see’ that this prakruti does not harm anyone.

You should do the work that is yours. This is a prakruti filled with karma effect, that is your load and liability through no choice. You have no choice. It will find out the wrong thing, and go there, where it derives a taste, and finds it sweet. And this sweetness is prakrutik (generated through non-Self complex) sweetness; it is not of the Self. There is still a lot more to do.

Questioner: Please tell us in more detail.

Dadashri: All of you follow these five Agnas; go deeper within them only. You still cannot follow the five Agnas properly, can You? ‘We’ say this and that to adjust to you. By this I mean, we show that ‘we’ are pleased, even when ‘we’ are not.

Questioner: This is the reason for telling you about all the mistakes that happen. We will definitely find the right guidance here; such is our strong faith. This is the reason not to hide anything here.

Dadashri: When you feel the sweetness, you will start hiding it. Otherwise, you will ask ‘us’ as long as it is in the beginning. And then when you experience much sweetness, you start hiding it. Be alert and then proceed.

[] Pardon the Prakruti

Questioner: There was a statement of yours in your satsang that one can forgive one’s own prakruti (the non-self complex), but one cannot defend or protect it. Please explain this difference by giving examples.

Dadashri: If you defend, side with and protect it then you went along with prakruti only. Thus you become the owner of para (the non-Self). If prakruti did something wrong, then it can be forgiven, because You remain as the Self and forgive it, whereas in the other, you become the self, the para (the non-Self, prakruti) and then you have to protect it. One becomes the owner of the non-Self. No matter what kind of mistake has been committed, it can be forgiven. To forgive one can remain separate as the Self, whereas in the other, the protection happens only as the owner of the non-Self, becoming the non-Self. To side with is verily becoming the owner of the non-Self. One becomes a member of that side. And to forgive, one does not have to take any sides. To grant forgiveness is indeed the swabhav (intrinsic nature) of the Self.

Questioner: What does it mean that we can forgive prakruti by staying in swabhav as the Self?

Dadashri: No matter how wrong the prakruti is, there is nothing better than forgiving it. All other ways make one tanmayakar (to take the form of body-mind). Therefore, if it can be forgiven, then one can remain separate. If one protects the prakruti that is bad, then he slipped on to its side. If one protects or takes sides, the prakruti grows increasingly. When prakruti that presents is suitable, then the process called raag (attachment) has happened. To take its side (uparanu) means raag for prakruti. To protect (rakshan) the prakruti, that too is attachment.

Questioner: Forgive this prakruti only, what does it mean?

Dadashri: The one who is doing the pratikraman, he is doing it, is he not? He asks for forgiveness for the mistake, which has happened. The one who does pratikraman is prakruti and the one who grants the forgiveness is God. So the one who asks for forgiveness is separate and the one who forgives is separate. The two of them have no relationship. And there is a big relationship in protecting. Only where there is a tremendous relationship, the protection happens.The one who is the doer of pratikraman does the pratikraman, does he not? So whatever mistake is made, he is asking for forgiveness for that. So the doer of pratikraman is prakruti (the non-Self complex) and the forgiver is the God. So the one who is asking for forgiveness is separate and the giver of forgiveness is separate. There is no other relation between the two. And there is a close relationship in protecting. Only where there is a tremendous relationship, the protection happens.

Questioner: Yes, he will not protect without attachment raag.

Dadashri: Call it raag (attachment) or whatever. But the closest relationship is where one is the owner of the para—the non-Self, and there he will not refrain from protecting it. There is no other word left for protection, is there?

Questioner: That means the prakruti is not to be nurtured or protected?

Dadashri: Yes, after becoming the Self (Atma), to side with and defend the prakruti is wrong, isn’t it? If one gives any weight to its side, then one has become of that side for sure. This trouble has arisen by protecting the prakruti and taking its side, and now pratikraman reverses it, cleanses it.

Questioner: You gave us this drashti (vision) for cleaning it all, yet why is it that one ends up taking sides and protecting the prakruti?

Dadashri: That is indeed because you are still on the side of prakruti. ‘We—the Gnani’ cannot take the side of prakruti even for a second. There is readiness to forgive the prakruti the second a mistake is ‘seen’. Any protection given from now onwards is a grave mistake. If one conceals, that is also being partial; it is also a mistake. If you say, “Dada, this is wrong.” Then I should readily admit, “Brother, it is wrong.” If I use other words to protect or do vakilaat (plead like a lawyer) it is a mistake.

Questioner: To cover up is a weakness.

Dadashri: It is a mistake indeed.

Questioner: And Dada, one can forgive the prakruti of another person. Can one forgive one’s own prakruti?

Dadashri: That can be done, for sure! One must forgive it. If you do not forgive, then there is no other way that is this easy.

Questioner: Dada, this forgiveness also means it is a kind of a judgement.

Dadashri: Yes, call it a judgment or whatever you want. This judgment is on the basis of the prakruti. There is no judgment in Gnan. Judgment exists over there, where egos are traded.

Questioner: How can one forgive the prakruti?

Dadashri: There is no need to be irritated with prakruti, or anything else. One should not to be irritated with or to take the side of one’s own prakruti. And granting forgiveness means not to have attachment or abhorrence, have vitaragata (absolute state beyond attachment-detachment). The bad—(offensive) will come out for sure. This may happen to the Gnani even, on a rare occasion, but ‘we’ would become instantly vitarag towards that.

Whatever happens through prakruti, what is it all about? It has come to udaya (unfolding). Whatever prakruti has to suffer (pleasure or pain) that is what you are suffering. Whatever I speak, the mind might say, why did I speak this? But it will not do, because it is simply not under ‘our’ control, it is already woven into the (now unfolding) prakruti and hence he will speak for sure, and ‘we’ are to continue ‘seeing’ that. Do you understand what I am trying to convey? If this is understood completely, major work will be accomplished!

[] Be Glad Where you can see the Mistakes

Who can bind the one who does not want to be bound?

Questioner: That is fine, but what if one cannot see all the sides of his prakruti, then…

Dadashri: If he cannot see them, then he will see them even through suffering of pain.

Questioner: Only some, the part that cannot be seen.

Dadashri: Those will be seen in the next life. How can you see all of it? Celebrate the ones you can see with a party, that you can see at least these many. You will not be able to see the rest. You can see some, can you not?

Questioner: Heaps and heaps are seen.

Dadashri: So then then throw a party for everyone (celebrate). Follow the language of God. Do not see what is not (with you); see what you have.

Questioner: So when some of it is seen, that could not be seen before, then it feels that this kind was only seen today. Then I feel that there must be quite a bit like this, still remaining in there.

Dadashri: That is fine, but you have to celebrate for what is now Seen. Where is it, how can it ever be Seen? It is not so easy to See.

Questioner: Sometimes we get such a vision from Dada that shows a completely different direction. Just in a talk, in an ordinary satsang, or individually too, we get such vision which begins to show us a new direction that, ‘Wow! I missed this corner!’

Dadashri: In the satsang general talk comes out, it is not addressing one individual. In that, it is different for everyone, different for each individual.

[] The Gnan or the Gnani, Removes Prakruti.

Even this will have to be understood completely. In the presence of thousands of people, when someone says,‘Chandubhai does not have any sense’, and You feel like blessing him, ‘Wow, ‘I’ knew that Chandubhai does not have any sense, but now even he knows that!’ Then that separation will remain.

‘We’ call this brother (bhai) everyday, some days ‘we’ don’t call (acknowledge) him, why is that? It is so that he will think that why is it like this today? That is when he will realize that he can remain separate. ‘We’ give such keys (turns and adjustments). ‘We’ elevate him and make him fall, lift him up and drop him, and so this way he will attain the Gnan. All these activity of ours are so that one attains Gnan. It is after seeing the differing prakruti of each individual. ‘We’ have done all that, having seen everyone’s prakruti.

Questioner: Yes, according to the prakruti.

Dadashri: It should be only like that, should it not? That prakruti should go away, right? One will have to get rid of prakruti. How long can something that belongs to someone else, stay with you?

Questioner: That is correct. There is no choice but to get rid of prakruti.

Dadashri: Yes. Nature removed it for ‘us’. Gnan removed it for ‘us’. Yours will go away only when ‘we’ remove it for you, will it not? ‘We’ are the nimit. Much of it is gone. You still have to do pratikraman at night, don’t you? Therefore you have mistakes, which you will have to remove slowly. You know that afterwards, don’t You?

If ‘we’ do not call you by saying, ‘Come over Chandubhai’, then You have to understand that you have been cautioned. And when ‘we’ speak, prakruti continues to leave. When we say, ‘Come over Chandubhai’, then prakruti jumps. It shows off the false pride. But then, (with this molding) it will not bind you again. You do not become tanmayakar (become one with) in it. That is why again ‘we’ do not say anything one day, so that it comes down.

Questioner: These are all the medicines?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: Dada does not have any raag (attachment) or dwesh (abhorrence) in this.

Dadashri: There will be some prakruti. Some good people have to be told, ‘we’ have to maintain this; otherwise they will destroy everything. People are meddlesome, are they not? Therefore ‘we’ have to remain biased. ‘We’ are actually vitarag, but we have to remain biased, for that reason. No one should be hurt or harmed. In this manner, through the pressure, if it works well for even one person, it is worth it. Should one not be placed on the path of ease?

[] The Nature to Become Involved in Prakruti and Prakruti are one

Questioner: Swabhaav and prakruti are two names for the same thing or are they different?

Dadashri: If swabhaav (nature) has become pudgalmaya (one with non-Self complex), then swabhaav and prakruti is one and the same. And it is the prakruti that we call swabhaav. This person’s swabhaav (nature) is like that, so it is his prakruti that we refer to as swabhaav. It is actually not swabhaav, because swa (Self) bhaav (view) is God (Shuddhatma Bhagwan). Really the Self (God) is in swabhaav. But one has a wrong belief, that is why he says that, ‘I am like this, I am a collector, I became so and so.’ And thus continues to suffer beatings because of that.

Swabhaav and prakruti are considered the same. But it is possible for swabhaav to be mild. It is prakruti when the cow does not attack, and it is prakruti when it does attack. When a man is hitting another person, at that time it exists within that what he is doing is wrong. I am doing the wrong thing is gnan. And the one hitting is the prakruti.

Questioner: Now, when we say, ‘You come into your swabhaav’, who are we telling that?

Dadashri: That swabhaav is different. There, we are telling one to come into Paramatma swabhaav (into the absolute Self). You are in a different state, in the wrong state. You are in the worldly state, in the non-Self state (state of prakruti). Come to your own state; in the state of the Self. ‘You are a Paramatma (absolute Self)’, come into that state. God, or no one else has the licence to take anyone’s licence. The one who comes into his own state, he becomes Paramatma.

Questioner: ‘You come into Your swabhaav, means to becomes free of raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence). That can happen if one comes out of doership.

Dadashri: It is like this, this Shuddhatma (pure Self) is who You are, and that is Your state. Now you have moved away from that, and so you have to become that state (Self) by ‘seeing’ that. By understanding that, it is akriya (not involved in any activity), it is like this, and it is like that, become that form. This vyatirek (external, not intrinsic) attribute has arisen, and your belief has arisen in that. So by seeing this, you have to become that form (the Self).

[] Prakruti will ultimately show Godly qualities

No human being will refrain from showing his nature (swabhaav) As long as one has not attained the Self, the nature of the Self (Atmaswabhaav) cannot be seen. One can see only the nature of pudgal (the non-Self complex).

When the (pervasive influence) nature of the pudgal finishes and it becomes like the nature of the Self , when it (pudgal) ‘imitates’ the Self in exactness, then it can be said that One has attained completion (purnahuti).

Questioner: So the main Self is ‘visble’, and one becomes like the Self?

Dadashri: Yes. I have helped you become free from insistences (aagraha). You were not becoming all this because of that greatest of inner pull (khencha). Yes, there should not be any pull of any kind.

Questioner: So. Does ‘like mimicking the main Self’, mean gnan (knowledge)-darshan (vision)-charitra (conduct)?

Dadashri: Just as that Gnan-darshan-charitra and tapa, here in worldly interaction (vyavahar) there is gnan-darshan-charitra-tapa. There, it is all ideal. There is no insistence-pull etc., there. There is no pain at all, no destruction-construction type problems (bhanjaghad).

Questioner: No, but this worldly interaction (vyavahar) means it is all residual pudgal, is it not? So then which pudgal does pudgal effect? So when all the imitating play of the pudgal, when all the natures (swabhaav) of the pudgal come to an end, and then again…

Dadashri: Is this pudgal of mine not higher than yours? As it goes higher and higher, and when my four degrees (deficiency) goes away, then its form will look like God (Bhagwan). This includes my conduct and everything here. So even the body becomes God. Even the body of the Tirthankara had become God. That is why people on the outside accept it, do they not?

Questioner: So the body within is the same, but does it change in the middle? Let the body remain the same. Where does change happen in the four degrees?

Dadashri: It is because of the body within, people see the weakness here. People see the weakness here because of the four degrees lacking. There are clothes, a ring; the hair is combed. This eating and everything you see, that will not be seen.

Questioner: So those four degrees that change.

Dadashri: Then it is such that even the other person will not have any doubt.

Questioner: Internally, there is complete three hundred and sixty degree. Is it not?

Dadashri: Of-course that will be so, will it not?

Questioner: Then what?

Dadashri: Even this conduct should become like that, should it not?

Questioner: Is that considered nature (swabhaav) of the pudgal?

Dadashri: Yes, it is nature of the pudgal, but it will become as if it is imitating that of God. So that is God, and this will also look like God. People will say that he indeed is God.

Questioner: Will this whole relative part (that evident to the world), become like a God? Will the whole prakruti become like a God?

Dadashri: Yes, if others see such forgiveness, such humility, such simplicity and straightforwardness, and such contentment like a God. There is no effect of any thing at all. There is no component of ‘I-ness’ (potapanu). All the attributes can be seen by people. Lot more attributes will express and be evident. These new qualities are neither of the Self, nor of the pudgal (the non-Self). Such attributes will arise.

Forgiveness is neither attribute of the Self nor the non-Self, natural forgiveness (sahaj kshama). If someone were to become angry, ‘we’ do not have to grant forgiveness, forgiveness flows naturally. But he can understand that He (The Gnani and the fully enlightened Lord within) have forgiven him. Therefore after critical analyses ‘we’ can understand that ‘we’ do not have any concern (give and take) in this.

Questioner: You mentioned this for the forgiveness, how it would be for straightforwardness (saradta)?

Dadashri: Yes, straightforwardness would be there too, no? Even though other person’s condition is the opposite, it will appear correct to the straightforward person. Such straightforwardness! Such humility! None of this has anything to do with the Self!

Questioner: So once anger-pride-illusion-greed dissipate, is that the reason such attributes manifest?

Dadashri: If one has contentment instead of greed, people will say, ‘see, he does not want anything at all.’ Whatever is available it is fine. When such attributes are manifest within a person, he is called a God.

Questioner: When people notice such straightforwardness and forgiveness at that time, where is one then?

Dadashri: He will be in the state of the main Self (mooda swarupa). When the conduct of the pudgal (the relative self) appears like this, people will say, ‘Oh ho ho, what natural forgiveness he has!’ Look at this, someone was to insult Him, there is no reaction on his face. And they will utter this proverb too, ‘kshama virasya bhooshanam (forgiveness is the ornament of a brave person).’ Hey, he is not just brave or it is not even forgiveness. This here is simply a God!! Again they will say forgiveness is the entrance of the moksha (liberation). Hey mooah (mortal), not this forgiveness, that natural forgiveness. Nothing can bring about the improvement as the forgiveness does. The way people can be changed with forgiveness, nothing else will. No one can improve by physical beating. So forgiveness is the ornament of a heroic One.

[] Ultimately Even Prakruti Becomes Like God

Prakruti will become free only when it becomes like the Self, otherwise it cannot. People will call prakruti God, it will become like God. It will be a wonderful prakruti; it will not hurt anyone. When it becomes God, You will be able to become free. It, prakruti has started to become God. Has prakruti changed from what it used to do before, or not? That prakruti is becoming God right now.

Lord Mahavir’s pudgal eventually became God, and that is when he became free. You will have to make it God.

Questioner: Is it the same rule for everyone?

Dadashri: Yes, one cannot be cursing others and become God, can he?

Questioner: I asked because there arose the talk about the non-Self pudgal and pudgal Gnani.

Dadashri: That is a relative self, is it not? Relative self will look like God. When people are convinced that it is God, then one will become free. Is it possible for relative self to be cursing and become free?

Questioner: So is it prakruti itself, or the pudgal?

Dadashri: Prakruti. Everything besides the Self, is all prakruti, and prakruti is itself pudgal.

Questioner: Before going to moksha, everyone’s prakruti must come into that stage, according to the rule?

Dadashri: Yes, but only then people will say that he is sarvagna (the One who has Known everything). External prakruti will indeed become like that.

Questioner: The ones you give Gnan, those Purush are different. Those who do not want to bother giving others the Gnan, but they want to go straight to moksha, they too have to bring their prakruti to the level of God and then leave?

Dadashri: Everyone, there is only one method, is it not? There cannot be two methods. Paths may be different, but the method is only one.

Questioner: Now are we going to have the inner experience of that thing in this life or not?

Dadashri: Why are you talking about this life? It will automatically happen in one or two life times. Where the Vision has changed, it will not take long at all.

Questioner: So Dada, does everyone have to bother with all this?

Dadashri: Only then will it all become clear, will it not? In the kramic path much ego has to be purified. In the kramic path, parmanu of anger-pride-deceit-greed will not remain.

The Self within is God indeed. Outside is the prakruti, make it vitarag. People are making it a vitarag. If they know the path that makes it easier to do so, then they will find the end. This prakruti also has to be made vitarag. Lord Mahavir’s prakruti is always vitarag.

Prakruti is ultimately to be made vitarag. But after attaining the Gnan, You do not have to do that, it will happen automatically. If one remains in my Agnas, then prakruti will continue to become vitarag. You do not have to do anything. If you have to do anything, then you become the doer again. It happens by You remaining in the Agna

[] Who Comes First in Naturalness?

Questioner: After attaining this Gnan, does the prakruti become sahaj (natural) or as the prakruti becomes sahaj the Gnan starts to manifest, what is the sequence in that?

Dadashri: When ‘we’ give this Gnan, the vision (drashti) changes and then the prakruti starts to become natural (sahaj) and later on becomes completely natural. Once the prakruti becomes sahaj, the Self is verily natural and then it is done, so both became separate. And as the prakruti becomes sahaj the external part (that visible to the world) becomes a God. The One within is verily the God, in everyone.

Questioner: Our prakruti is unnatural (asahaj).

Dadashri: There is no problem with that; you had charged (filled) this prakruti before meeting me.

Questioner: The prakruti should become natural, no?

Dadashri: It will become natural once You remain in this Gnan.

Prakruti is settling (nikal) only, it will come to an end by itself and the new prakruti is getting filled (charged) in ‘our’ presence and if someone’s prakruti happens to be strong then he will have a couple more life times to spend, yet, within one to two more lives everything that had been multiplied (charged), will start to dissipate.

Questioner: From Your vision (drashti), is this charging (filling) of the prakruti from here on clean and good? Our vision (drashti) is changed but the new prakruti which is going to form will it be proper or not?

Dadashri: Now there is no reason to harbor any doubts, is there? If You become Chandubhai (the non-Self) then you know that there will be a doubt. But that is not in your faith (shraddha) at all, is it?

[] Interference Creates Unnaturalness

Questioner: With Gnan the understanding arrives, but does the prakruti get destroyed?

Dadashri: No, prakruti will keep doing its work, prakruti of the Gnani would be separate; a hundred percent separate.

So why can we call someone a Gnani? We do so because His deha (body) is in natural state and Atma (the Self) is in natural state, both are in natural state. There is no interference. If it creates interference then it is unnaturalness (asahajata).

Even now whatever interference is happening, that much unnaturalness remains and it needs to go, and You are aware of that too. You are becoming unnatural, You do Know that too. You also know that You need to stop being unnatural. And You also know that you are to stop this unnaturalness. You also know that how can this stop, You do know everything.

Questioner: Even then we are not able to implement.

Dadashri: That will come gradually, it will not happen right away. Have you seen this safety razor that is available for the shaving, if you just apply superficially, does it mean is done? It will take some time; it will take some time for everyone. If you use it thus (Dadashri gesturing a slicing activity), will it happen?

Questioner: It can make a slashing cut.

Dadashri: It takes time for everyone.


[] [1.8]

[] Knower-Seer of Prakruti

[] Awareness Increases with Agna and Satsang

Questioner: Dada, do we have to let go of our prakruti or not?

Dadashri: That is all, nothing else. You are to continue to See what prakruti is doing. When Gnani Purush separates You from prakruti, he makes You a Purush, You just have to keep Seeing the prakruti. As long as you were in, ‘I am definitely Chandubhai’, you were in the prakruti. Unfolding of past karma happens, You have to ‘see’ that unfolding. Whatever work prakruti is doing, mind is doing, intellect is doing, You are to See all that. But instead, you interfere and disrupt inside. ‘You’ have to See what interfering disruption it (ego, prakruti) is doing, but instead,You too get into it. instead. There verily is the weakness.

Questioner: Dada, what is the solution to make that stronger?

Dadashri: You just have to attend satsang and Agna, that is all. If there is a mixture of these two, then it will happen.

Now, prakruti is considered mishrachetan or powerchetan. What does powerchetan mean? There is no Chetan (the Knower-Seer Self) at all. Power had arisen in it, just as when you put something in front of a heater, will it get hot or not? The heater does not have any desire to make it hot.

Questioner: You said that prakruti is mishrachetan. If the part that was charged (in the past life) meaning, if it discharges (current life) completely, what remains then?

Dadashri: Prakruti itself is the part that is charged. So prakruti indeed comes to an end when it discharges completely.

Prakruti will discharge everything. Then, that is exactly what ‘we’ say that you will have to leave (die) mooah (O mortal one), why are you trying to hurry? You will have to leave, when it discharges completely. So I asked, ‘do you want to go early’?

Questioner: So Dada, prakruti’s nature is to keep discharging?

Dadashri: Constantly. That verily is its nature.

Questioner: So, prakruti simply needs to be Seen continuously, and that is what you are saying. Prakruti continues to discharge, and You keep Seeing that, so then sooner or later it will come to an end.

Dadashri: Yes, one continues Seeing it. Some prakrutis may be crazy, some may be wise, some part crazy, some part wise; there are all kinds of prakrutis. You have to keep Seeing all those prakrutis. One person may keep eating kadhee (soup), another person may keep eating daal (lentil curry), another may keep eating sweets; You have to keep Seeing all that. Attributes of prakruti; You have to keep Seeing the attributes of your prakruti. Would You not know that?

Questioner: Of course I can, why not? Just to remain in upayoga (applied awareness), right?

Dadashri: Yes, keep Seeing.

Questioner: Has each person brought his own prakruti?

Dadashri: Yes, he has brought prakruti with him. Prakruti means that which he has recorded (in past life) and brought with him. Therefore, the record will keep playing whole day, the way it had been recorded. Your record plays for you, his record plays for him. Have you not heard your record? Have you? Is that so! Did you like it very much? You would not like it, would you? So, this man likes his record. Do you not like it? Prakruti means a recording, so it will play whole day like that. You have to keep Seeing that.

Questioner: Does prakruti becomes less as ‘I’ See it?

Dadashri: Becomes less means that the seed will not be sown again. If you feel that these opinions have caused you to become entangled within; then See that. Prakruti will attain purity when You See. Prakruti becomes pure as You See the Shuddhatma (pure Self).

Questioner: As long as I do not See the prakruti, it will not become ‘less’, is that so?

Dadashri: One will not go to moksha (become absolutely free from prakruti) as long as one does not See prakruti.

Questioner: If I continue to See my own prakruti, will purity come into it?

Dadashri: Then, You are considered to have become the Knower-Seer (Gnata-Drashta). To See your own prakruti is itself the Knower-Seer state. To see the trees-leaves, all those things, that is not Knowing-Seeing. Even buddhi (intellect) can see that, it is ‘knowing’ through the senses (indriyagamya); but through the Knowledge (Gnan) beyond senses (atinidriya), one can See the whole world as it really is.

Questioner: Now to lessen this prakruti, Gnani helps us change the vision, does he not?

Dadashri: ‘You’ (the Self) are separate and this (prakruti) is separate. Now, You have to See this prakruti. Just as you see a movie in a cinema, You can See what the mind is saying, what different thoughts it is thinking, in this prakruti. It is a movie; You are to just see the movie. It is gneya (that which is to be known) and You are the Gnata (Knower). It is a relation of gneya-Gnata. That is the movie (film) and ‘I ‘ (the Self) am the Seer; both have become separate.

[] Prakruti’s Gneyas subtle, subtler…

Questioner: Is it true Dada that after one has seen all the gneya of prakruti, then do those exact gneyas become evident and visible?

Dadashri: There are many gneyas that remain to be Seen after that. There are those in the middle. There are all kinds of gneyas of the middle. First, there are the gross (sthul) gneyas of prakruti.

Questioner: What kind of gneyas are there in the middle?

Dadashri: Sukshma (subtle) and sukshmatar (subtler), they are all of the prakruti; they are a mixture like mishrachetan.

Questioner: So then what do anger-pride-deceit-greed go into?

Dadashri: That is all sukshma (subtle) prakruti.

Questioner: Then are we to See those gneyas? Those actually can be seen Dada, we can see some of this and also the other.

Dadashri: No, no, they are not Seen. If one Sees them, then his face will not show changes (sulking, anger etc). The ones that are very gross are Seen. The subtle ones are not Seen, are they? The face continues to show the effect indeed, does it not? As You See them, more and more, later You will See all the later gneyas. When You See the prakruti, then it (the Seeing) will move ahead a lot better. Prakruti is what obstructs everything. Can You See your prakruti?

Questioner: I can see the gross part, the big part.

Dadashri: Nothing gross is Seen. What gross, the big part, can You See?

Questioner: I can know where an effect happens, and what happens.

Dadashri: Do You Know what your prakruti will do after you get up? Do You Know what your prakruti was doing? What prakruti will do, now what it will do, now what it will do, do You Know within? Hey, not my prakruti, I even Know what your prakruti will do. I Know the prakruti. After you get up, it will do everything time to time. It is not worth keeping awareness of time. Continue to See what is happening.

[] Saiyam Means not to Saiyam Means not to Become one With Prakruti

Now anger-pride-deceit-greed will not happen, because these are not the attributes of the Self at all. So our mahatmas (those who have attained the Self through Gnan Vidhi) are considered saiyami. Saiyami means, one’s own opinion arises in opposition of what this prakruti (non-Self complex) is doing; such a one is a saiyami.

When the prakruti becomes angry, the awakened One within does not like it. So that opinion that becomes separate is the saiyami, ‘it should not be like this, this obstinacy should not be there’. Prakruti will continue to play its role. The asaiyami (the one who is under the control of kashaya), will play a role by becoming one with prakruti. The saiyami will keep the prakruti separate; he will continue to keep prakruti separate. That which becomes one with (tanmayakar) the prakruti is separate. In all this; the saiyami is the one who separates through a different opinion in what the prakruti is doing. No matter how the prakruti is, but the one who does not become one with the prakruti is called a saiyami.

Questioner: Is it necessary to have contrary opinion to the opinion of the prakruti is, or is it necessary to become Knower-Seer (Gnata-Drashta) of it?

Dadashri: It is necessary to become Knower-Seer. Knower–Seer is considered the ultimate. It is a high level. It takes long to attain such a high level. And what does an opinion separate from prakruti mean? ‘It shold not be like this’. Dislike will keep arising.

Questioner: So with that, one will progress in the direction of the Knower-Seer.

Dadashri: He progresses ahead, then later on that side, the Knowing-Seeing becomes ‘full-sight’ (absolute), when it happens.

Questioner: That is the ‘full sight’; before that the opinion has to be changed.

Dadashri: But, we consider that the Knower-Seer indeed, from the view of the Self (Nischaya). It begins from here.

Questioner: The One who does not become absorbed in (tanmayakar) prakruti verily is the Knower-Seer (Gnata-Drashta).

Dadashri: That is verily the Knower-Seer.

[] Prakruti Makes one Dance

Questioner: So we can say that, nature of the prakruti makes one do all this. Even when one does not wish to do it, he is dictated by his prakruti. Prakruti makes him do it.

Dadashri: Not only does prakruti makes him do it, but it makes the ‘top’ (human being who is unwinding like a spinningtoy) dance. These are all ‘T-O-P-S’. Everyone is dancing and prakruti makes them dance. Whether one is a president, or he is an ordinary person, they all dance to their prakruti, and they do the ego of ‘I danced’.

Questioner: What if we nurture the view (bhaav) of Knower-Seer?

Dadashri: Then the salvation has happened, no? One is then considered to have come into the nature of the Self (swabhaav). One’s nature is not of doership at all; it is of a Knower-Seer. And He becomes trapped with it by believing that he is the doer. That is all there is, and that is why the world life remains standing.

Questioner: In the Gita, when Arjun says that he will not fight, Lord Krishna tells him that ‘you will fight by your nature, by your prakruti, you are going to fight for sure’.

Questioner: In the Gita, when Arjun says that he will not fight, Lord Krishna tells him that ‘you will fight by your nature, by your prakruti, you are going to fight for sure’.

Dadashri: Yes, no one will refrain from acting according to his prakruti, will he? Even Lord Krishna acted according to His prakruti, did He not? There is no choice, is there? Prakruti will not leave anyone alone. One only changes his opinion through Gnan. When one is subsurvient to the prakruti, raag (attachment) will not stop from happening. If his opinion changes that this does not suit him, then he is free.

[] After Doership is Gone Divine Karma Remain

Questioner: Even after the Self becomes separate, prakruti continues to do its own work.

Dadashri: Prakruti will continue to work as per its nature. The Self is not needed in that, only its presence is necessary. Presence means the light of the Self.

Questioner: After the Shuddhatma (pure Self) becomes separate, divine transformation (divyakaran) of prakruti too should happen, no?

Dadashri: When the same kind of transformation of prakruti happens, they are considered divyakarma (divine karma). Then, the karma that remain are divyakarma (divine karma). There is no owner, there is no ego; therefore they are called divyakarma.

Questioner: But what the world accepts as a Brahmagnani (Enlightened One) such as Vishwamitra; even his prakruti did its work. That prakruti does not let go of its hold sometimes, it does not let go even after Gnan; it continues to do its work.

Dadashri: There is no problem. There is no problem with what prakruti does. ‘You’ have to keep Seeing what prakruti does. It just has to be Seen. The nature of the Self is Gnata-Drashta (Knower-Seer). For You, after attaining the Self, You have to continue to See the prakruti. For You, the ego (ahamkar) is gone, illusory attachment (mamata) is gone, so what is left then? When anger-pride-deceit-greed do not happen at all; that is called Gnan.

[] Against the Force of the Prakruti…

Questioner: Why is there so much force of prakruti (the non-Self complex) that it makes one forget the ‘Seeing’(jovanoo)?

Dadashri: That much energy of the Self is lacking. If the energy of the Self (Atmashakti) is dominant, then despite any kind of forceful prakruti, the Self will become separate.

Questioner: The energy of the Self is the same in everyone, is it not?

Dadashri: The extent to which one remains as the Self (Atmarupa), that amount of energy will be there. To what extent one remained the Self?

Questioner: Who has to become the Self (Atmarupa)?

Dadashri: The Self only, the Self (the one who has awakened) has to become that, no? The Self only! The Self that has been given to you, The Atma that ‘we’ have given to You, is verily the original Self (muda Atma).

Questioner: I didn’t understand, how to attain the energy (shakti).

Dadashri: The energy will increase, will start to manifest in direct proportion to the amount of Agna You follow. The energy of original Atma is same in everyone but the varying energy that arises, is in direct proportion to the following of the Agna. This energy will increase gradually and reach its maximum state.

Questioner: As long as the force of prakruti exists it prevents the following of the Agnas. Everything has risen due to the prakruti. The desire to follow the Agnas is there.

Dadashri: There is no problem with prakruti, if one decides; does nischaya, then everything can be settled. You ‘the Self’ are Chetan (Knower), and prakruti is nischetan Chetan (non-Self complex, mixed or energized consciousness, mechanical chetan). So what can this nischetan Chetan do to the Chetan?

Questioner: As long as they are together, the obstruction arises.

Dadashri: If You become stronger then it will not become obstructive.

Questioner: So after attaining this Gnan the one who ‘sees’ (joovey) the prakruti, who is that?

Dadashri: That verily is Atma the Self, the One who has awakened, who Sees this, who else would that be? Everything is on the head of Atma. Atma here means pragnya the energy of the Atma. Here you should not consider the main Atma again. Atma here means pragnya that does all the work in the beginning, but ‘we’ do say Atma, that is only for the sake of speaking.

Questioner: Is it considered to be pure when it Sees the prakruti or is it considered pure (shuddha) when it Sees the elements (tattva) of the prakruti the non-Self?

Dadashri: From the time one becomes the Self, the elemental form (tattva swarupa), and begins ‘Seeing’ the prakruti, then the prakruti (the non-Self complex) too became pure (shuddha). The prakruti cannot be called pure as long as the ego exists.

You have now become Shuddhatma, You have become Purush, therefore you have become worthy of attaining moksha and yet you cannot attain it, why is that? What prakruti says, what the pudgal says is, ‘You have become pure, but I was pure too and you spoilt me. So make me pure again too, then only you wil become free, otherwise according to the rule you will not become free’. Therefore, when you clean all the stains from it, it will leave. When you do pratikraman, it will become pure and leave. You have become pure now, but you are responsible for it until you purify it, are you not?

Questioner: How are we to purify it.

Dadashri: Through pratikraman. Do pratikraman as you see the stains (faults).

[] The One who Knows the Nature of the Prakruti is the Knower

To continue to ‘See’ closely (nihadavu) the nature of prakruti is considered Knower-ship (Gnayakata). Not someone else’s prakruti but one’s own. And to suffer the pain of one’s prakruti, is considered vedakata (suffering). And the one who Knows (jaaney) the nature of his prakruti is considered Knower-ship (Gnayakata).

There is an experience of infinite lives, and so one knows when he has a headache, really he is the Knower of it. He does not do anything else at all, and You have been given Knower-ship, through which You See the prakruti. You should See the prakruti having the headache, but instead unawareness (ajagruti) of ‘I have a headache’ arises. And so it begins to hurt. If one Knows, then he Knows who it is hurting. He also Knows the pain of the the one in front.

Our science (vignan) is of a very different kind. Many times ‘we’ too cannot remain separate from pain in certain matters. In certain things ‘we’ are definitely separate, but in certain things about pain it is attached (stuck) in some places. Wherever ‘we’ are attached, ‘we’ keep separating (detaching).

Questioner: Do you place greater upayoga (applied awareness) there?

Dadashri: ‘We’ place greater upayoga, but still upayoga has to be placed. That other is a sahaj (spontaneous and natural) upayoga.

‘One’ (the Self) Knows when the tooth aches. The Knower continues to only Know, there is no pain within. Prakruti experiences the pain, ‘Chandubhai’ experiences the pain, but when one says ‘I am experiencing pain’, then it sticks to him. He immediately becomes what he envisions to be. I tell you not to delve too deep into it. You have one more life left, don’t you? That will all leave.

Our science is of a very different kind. Many times ‘we’ too cannot remain separate from pain in certain matters. In certain things ‘we’ are definitely separate, but in certain things about pain it is attached in some places. Wherever ‘he’ is attached, ‘we’ keep separating ‘him’.

Questioner: I have ‘seen’ that. I ‘Know’ that Chandubhai is experiencing the pain, what concern do I have with him?

Dadashri: ‘Knowership’ (Gnayakata) will not remain if it becomes weak.

Questioner: I have spent a whole night like that, Dadaji.

Dadashri: Yes that you will, but not everyone can do that. It is not that way for all these others. This is because one has had an experience of infinite life times. He will realize when two to four mosquitos attack him. It is the prakruti that kills them. It is the unfolding mistake of the prakruti. That fault of the prakruti will leave, when it is to leave. If you become confused (interfere) when it leaves (discharges), then that is a mistake.

Questioner: You had taught us that. Who would get entangled after that Dada? Why should one bother at all? It will take with it what is due to it in the account of karma.

Dadashri: Yes, it is collection on the account that is due. But, ‘it is the account (hissab)’, should remain for You, should it not? Such a one will sleep even if the room is full of mosquitos. Whereas here, he has problem with just four in the room. The other person will sleep peacefully because he has to sleep with nothing but mosquitos. But if there are only four, he will keep looking for them. If two mosquitos have entered into my mosquito net, Niruben (Atmagnani Dr. Niruben Amin 1944-2006) will remove them for me, because it takes long to get rid of aversion that had taken hold. The aversion that entered in the past life, became ingrained in the prakruti so it takes time to leave.

Now, Jain scriptures says, the one should suffer twenty two parishaha (different forms of sufferings). But one is not able to suffer even a single parishaha out of even the four. How can the jivas (living beings) of dusham kaad (the current era of the time cycle characterized by lack of unity in mind-words and activity)) suffer parishaha? We, can do so because of our Akram Vignan, otherwise these twenty two parishaha, they say that if you are made to sleep on rocks, thought of that nice comfortable bed should not cross your mind. You should not have thoughts of how you used to sleep on a nice comfortable mattress. Are these twenty-two parishahas conquerable at the second? It is because of the science that problem is solved.

Yes, they have been told that, if you are made to sleep on rocks, thoughts of that a nice comfortable bed should not come into your meditation (dhyan). You should not have thoughts of how you used to sleep on a nice comfortable mattress, and right now I have like this. Do not have such meditation.

[] Exact Knowing-Seeing Infront of Prakruti

Questioner: Dada, you said that I should now continue doing the work of Shuddhatma, does that mean that we have remain the Knower-Seer and in eternal bliss?

Dadashri: That is all, nothing else. Knower-Seer and in eternal bliss! And keep Seeing only what Chandubhai’s prakruti (non-Self) is doing. If a car comes, Chandubhai will say, ‘It will hit us, this will happen and that will happen’. You (Self) just have to keep Seeing that. They are all phases of the pudgal. You have to See only that, your own prakruti.

When You See your prakruti, it will automatically give the fruit (effect) and leave. It will say, ‘I will not return, You are free, and so am I’. Then if you have any problem, you can welcome her back.

When I was coming here, I saw a bus was burning on the way. I said, ‘the bus is burning’. It was burning like a huge bonfire. Then I Knew (janyoon), ‘This bus is burning’. Then I review that vision that this is prakruti, how far it reached that, ‘Oh my God, what are these children doing? These secret rebels! They do not know what they are doing!’ This is how that prakruti started working inside; I kept Seeing what is happening in the prakruti!

Prakruti will not refrain from speaking, will it? ‘This bus is burning and it happens like this’, so are you losing anything in that? Prakruti thinks that this is ours only, so it will not refrain from being overwise. Prakruti will continue to be overwise. We continue to See, that is all. What else? We understood, ‘Oh ho ho! What prakruti is doing?’ ‘These boys should not be doing this. They are doing this because they do not realize the consequence. They do not realize what they are doing.’ But at the same time ‘we’ Know them. I Know that, and on one side prakruti is doing its talking.

And if some crazy entity within all these prakruti, asks, ‘Who are you?’ So then we will say, ‘‘We’ are keval Gnan swarupa (absolute knowledge state). You can do whatever you want to do. You can claim as much as you want to against him!’

You have become Gnata-Drashta. To See your prakruti is the state of Knowing-Seeing (gnata drashatapanu). Then You should talk with your prakruti . You should maintain interaction with it through the name of Chandubhai* (Reader should insert his or her name here). You will not have to mention unfolding of karma (udaya karma). Ask him when you get up in the morning, ‘How are you Chandubhai? Are you in good health or not?’ He is your neighbor, is he not? What is problem with that? And Jain is the neighbor of Jain, and Brahmin a neighbor of Brahmin, then where is the problem? So You can tell him (prakruti), ‘How are you? Why don’t you drink a cup and a half of tea today?’ Why don’t you get your work done in this way, and See how well prakruti does the work? You should know how to adjust with prakruti. It has a wonderful nature.

Questioner: How can one know his own prakruti?

Dadashri: You can Know by ‘Seeing’ it; one can know it by studied Seeing (nirikshan).

Only the One who is completely separate from the prakruti can See the prakruti .You will not find anyone who ‘Sees’ (jonaar) his prakruti in worldly life interaction; you will find those who study the prakruti. After Gnan, ‘One’ Sees the prakruti, what are its habits; after becoming the Self. ‘He’ Sees the habits and the nature of the mind-speech-body.

[] Main Camera Takes the Picture of the Prakruti

You too can take the picture of your prakruti. One or two years after attaining the Gnan, You can at least take certain picture of your prakruti. And ask other people of the world. Ask sadhus-acharyas (monks and spiritual heads) to take the picture of their prakruti, they will not know how to. Not one picture of theirs will be of any use, because they do not have a ‘camera’, do they? Theirs is a home-made camera; camera of the ego. Camera has to be original. But their’s is in the form of ego, so what happens in that? How can they take a picture? This is to understand. This is a subtle talk.

Questioner: One’s individual prakruti does not work after Gnan, does prakruti of nature work, does it not? It will do its work, will it not?

Dadashri: You have to See even what it does, and See this prakruti too. You should come into the nature of Knower-Seer.

[] Nature of the Prakruti

This prakruti prefers to eat mathia (crisp uniquely spicy wafer thin deep fried snack, orange gold in color made of lentil flour). All these mahatmas knew this, so when I visit America they prepare and keep mathia ready for me. But this year I ate them in the home of two individuals only, that’s it. That which suits is the prakruti. In other homes, it was not preferred by the prakruti so I left it after taking a bite. Then if someone says that he likes mathia, they would not believe it. The taste of the mathia is in my prakruti.

Questioner: Again how is this Dada, at this second our prakruti did like this and later on again after a month or so we may not prefer this, it will change.

Dadashri: It can change even within three days only or even within a day. You may like to eat dhebroo (small spicy round deep fried millet patties ) today and tomorrow you may not like it.

Questioner: I may not like it.

Dadashri: When did you study this?

Questioner: Observing Dada, leads to the study. Observing how Dada is, leads to the understanding of how a natural prakruti works.

Dadashri: When the snacks are served then it will chose after critical observation as to what is different in all that? It will go for the items that have extra red chili pepper powder on it. That is called prakruti. When the prakruti is Known entirely from all aspects, one becomes the Lord. To not become absorbed in the prakruti is to Know it. Otherwise to become one with the prakruti is to lose the ‘Knowing’ and that sets in the bondage. If one Understands the prakruti completely, one becomes free.

This is the prakruti (the non-Self complex of mind-speech and body), if You keep ‘Seeing’ it then there is not any problem whatsoever. Then neither You nor ‘we’ are liable. It should be Your desire (deep inner intent) to ‘See’, and despite that if the ‘Seeing’ is missed, there is no liability.


[] [1.9]

[] From Pure Self to Absolute Self

[] Energy, of Purush and Prakruti

Questioner:Purushartha Param Devam’ (Purushartha is the absolute God). In everyone’s view definition of purushartha can be different. So what is the definition of the best purushartha?

Dadashri: There are two kinds of purushartha. One is when one becomes separate from prakruti after becoming a Purush (the Self) and Sees the prakruti. He keeps Seeing what the prakruti is doing, that is called Purushartha. And the other purushartha is an illusory purushartha, but in the eyes of the rest of the world, it is considered real purushartha. Because it is a purushartha, is it not? If he does something wrong, he receives bad fruit, if he does something good, he receives good fruit.

Questioner: Please can you clearly differentiate between the energy of Purush and energy of prakruti.

Dadashri: Energy of Purush means it is with Purushartha, it is with swaparakram (extreme activation of energy of the Self) Wow! ‘We’ wander within an hour throughout the world through swaparakram. After having made you a Purush (the Self) after you become Shuddhatma (pure Soul), Your energies begin to increase tremendously, if Your awareness (laksha) is in it, and if you keep in touch with us.

This is all of the prakruti; it is energy of the prakruti. Now he remains tanmayakar (engrossed) in the prakruti, and You do not have to be tanmayakar, that is the only difference. You are to See whatever prakruti is doing.

Lord Mahavir was ‘Seeing’ only his own pudgal prakruti (non-Self complex that is discharging). He remained Knower-Seer of only that, and in that way, he attained keval Gnan (absolute Knowledge).

[] Gnani is Sitting in the Company of the Eternal

Questioner: ‘Even Gnani is indeed in the prakruti’; please explain that.

Dadashri: Yes, ‘we’ too are in our prakruti. ‘We’ eat, drink, sleep, talk.

Questioner: ‘But despite living in prakruti, the One who is separate is Gnani’.

Dadashri: Yes. ‘We’ remain completely outside this body as a neighbour.

The One sitting within (absolute Self); I (the Gnani) am sitting with that Sat (the eternal, the Self), and all these people are sitting with me. Therefore, all these are next to the Sat (eternal) are they not? So what I say is that there is no problem if you read a newspaper or eat sweets here, but there will be a problem if you go out and read books or scriptures. There will be a problem with whatever you do. There will not be any problem, no matter what you do, here, because you are close to (near) the Sat, are you not? You will not find Sat anywhere. Sat means that which is completely separate from the prakruti. Separate!

[] Began the Union with God

Questioner: What is a solution to separate Purush (Self) and prakruti (non-Self)?

Dadashri: Purush and prakruti are two different things. Purush is Shuddhatma, and prakruti is pudgal. Prakruti is puran (charge, input, filling in) and galan (effect; discharge, emptying) in nature, Purush is Gnan by nature. Purush is a non-doer (akarta) and prakruti is a doer (karta). So it is where the doer is active. That which happens is prakruti; that which remains still (akriya, not involved in activity) is Purush. Thus You should separate the two.

Questioner: Is there any tool for that?

Dadashri: This awakened awareness (jagruti) itself. You indeed know that one is inactive (akriya) and the other is active (sakriya). So then You have to separate the two.

Questioner: We have come (into this world) with prakruti, which indeed is the reason for ongoing pain and misery. We now have Gnan from the vitarag (the Gnani). Now prakruti will play the role of prakruti; in that, the pain and pleasure that happens to it, when will that become less sticky (cause less effect)?

Dadashri: Not less sticky, it will not affect You at all. When You Know (Experience as the Self) that it is all someone else’s (parbharyu – not of the Self) then You will have the complete experience. At the second the experience that it is of someone else, has not happened.

After the Self became separate, Purushartha (progress as the Self) remains. Purushartha had not opened up as long as dehadhyas (fixed belief, ‘I am this body’) existed. Purushartha begins after Purush and prakruti become separate. With that continued Purushartha one gradually becomes Purshottam (God, the absolute One). One becomes Purshottam (God the absolute) from Purush (the Self). The process of union with God arises. What Purushartha does one have to do? By just saying, ‘It is not mine, ‘Nothing touches me’, This is not mine’’; nothing will touch You. Because the rule is, ‘Is this Yours, or that other?’If such confusion arises, You should say, ‘It is not mine’ and it will automatically go away. It will not stay. It will not even stay to tell you that ‘I was yours’. The second you say, ‘This is not mine’, it will leave. People of the South say, ‘aamcha nahi (not mine), but it means the same, does it not? Before it used to be ‘ tumcha hi thaa this is yours for sure’. From now onwards, ‘aamcha nahi.’

Purush and prakruti become separate through bhedvignan (science of separation). Thereafter, if one follows the five Agnas, he will end up as Purshottam. The ultimate state is that of Purshottam. Such a God is called Purana Purush Purshottam.The one who does not even have ‘I-ness’ (potapanu). Even with this body, he does not have ‘I-ness’ that, ‘I am saying this, and why are you not listening to me?

Questioner: It is more than enough if one becomes Purush for just one second.

Dadashri: No one has become a Purush even for a second. What did someone like that Anandghanji Maharaj say? ‘Dear Lord Ajitnath! You have conquered anger-pride-deceit-greed, attachment-abhorrence, and thus be called Purush. But how can I be called Purush when they have conquered me?’ So how can he become a Purush? If one becomes Purush for even a second, he will become Paramatma (absolute Self).

[] Purush is Antaratma and Purshottam is Paramatma

Questioner: If we call Him a Purush, then why did He suffer (pain or pleasure) in the universal playground (lila) of the prakruti?

Dadashri: Purush will never suffer (bhogvey) at all. He is not considered Purush as long as he suffers them. As long as it suffers, it is called ego. As long as one is suffering, one is in illusion, and therefore it is considered ego. As he stops suffering, he becomes a Purush. When One becomes the sufferer of the Self (swabhaav no bhokta), He becomes a Purush, and if he becomes the sufferer (bhokta) of the view of the non-Self (vishesha bhaav no bhokta), ego continues to exist.

Questioner: What is meant by suffering of (view, nature) of the Self (swabhaav no bhokta)?

Dadashri: When One becomes the sufferer of the nature (view) of the Self, One becomes a Purush. When he suffers the view of the Self (Atma-swabhaav), he becomes a Purush, and if he suffers what is not of the Self, is the ego; he is called jivatma (mortal). And the other is Paramatma. Now, one cannot suddenly become Paramatma from a jivatma, and so for some time one has to remain as antarAtma (interim stage of the Self realized one), for a little rest. Until one resolves whatever he had accumulated in jivatma, he has to remain as antaratma, and then when everything is resolved, then he verily is Paramatma. He verily is Paramatma.

This is nothing but sheer entanglement. Where there is contradiction, there are countless entanglements. The world ends up liking it. Entanglement means fun for the world!

Questioner: The reason for it is that, what should one do about the rest of the life if one suddenly attains the light?

Dadashri: The rest of the life will pass wonderfully.

Questioner: But once one attains the light, rest of the life will not remain, will it?

Dadashri: He will then become Purush, and when he becomes a Purush, day after day he continues to become Paramatma, from Purush. Once one becomes free from entanglements, he will not become entangled, will he?

One who becomes a Shuddhatma and becomes the Knower-Seer, he has become a Purush. One who constantly Sees prakruti is Purshottam (absolute God).

Questioner: Is that what we can call Your current state?

Dadashri: No. ‘Our’ state is slightly unripe in this. If ‘our’ state was that, then ‘we—the Gnani Purush’ would have become Dada Bhagwan (absolute Self). So ‘we’ are short of four degrees. So ‘we’ do not claim to be that form, that is why we are considered bheda vignani (the scientist who Knows the distinct elements of the Self and the non-Self); we are considered Gnani Purush. One has to say it as it is; otherwise liability is incurred on the self indeed. We have to say as it is; yes where it is yes, and no, where it is not. Even if someone finds it wrong, there is no problem, but one has to say as it is. We cannot say any other way. Is there God or not? Did God create all this? All that ‘we’ have to say, as it really is.

Then, that Purushartha begins after one becomes a Purush. Then for that Purush, the Purushartha that happens, will lead to Purushottam state day by day. He becomes Purushottam Paramatma. Purush is antarAtma and Purushottam is Paramatma. That is all; one is antarAtma until he becomes Purushottam. And from the second he becomes Purush; he begins to become Purushottam. The whole world is aware of the existence (astitva), ‘I am’. Every living being has the awareness of ‘I am’. One does not have the awareness of ‘What am I?’ They do not have the awareness of the Self (vastutva). When ‘I’ becomes ‘I am Purush’, everything is done. It will automatically become the absolute, after becoming Purush. Is it simple or difficult mathematic?

Questioner: Very simple.

Dadashri: Yes, it is very simple. I learnt such mathemetic, learnt all the equations. I got out of the entanglement and have wandered in a free state.


[] [1.10]

[] One who Constinuously Sees Prakruti is Paramatma

[] There is Distinct Separation in the Individual Knowledge of the two

Questioner: Who is the knower of prakruti’s attributes and faults?

Dadashri: That verily is the prakruti.

Questioner: What part of the prakruti does the seeing?

Dadashri: It is the part that is intellect (buddhi), part that is ego (ahamkar).

Questioner: So what is the work of the main Atma (Self) in this?

Dadashri: What is it to the Self? The main Atma (Self) does not have anything to do with it.

Questioner: How is the Knowing-Seeing of the main Self (muda Atma)?

Dadashri: It is unsmeared (nirleyp), whereas this one is smeared.

Questioner: So, that which sees the right-wrong, is it the smeared part?

Dadashri: Yes, it is all the part that is smeared !

Questioner: This intellect (buddhi) that saw the right-wrong; that which ‘Sees’ that and ‘Knows’ that, is the Self?

Dadashri: If it sees the fault of the prakruti, then it becomes prakruti. The Self is not there. The Self is not like that. It does not ‘See’ anyone’s fault.

Questioner: He is not asking about someone else’s fault; he is talking about (seeing) his own faults.

Dadashri: When it sees faults, it means that at that time, it is indeed prakruti. But it is a higher prakruti, prakruti that helps attain the Self.

Questioner: And one who sees prakruti as flawless (nirdosh), who is that?

Dadashri: The One Seeing prakruti as flawless is the Paramatma indeed. It verily is the Shuddhatma. It does not interfere in anything else at all, does it?

Questioner: What kind of bliss does it get out of Seeing the flawless (nirdosh)?

Dadashri: That bliss is called the bliss of liberation (muktanand).

Questioner: So it does not say anything about the result.

Dadashri: Result; it does not see the result of the prakruti at all.

There are two kinds of resultant knowledge (gnan). One is the knowledge of the results in prakruti (prakruti nu parinamik gnan), and the other is the resulting knowledge of the Self.

Questioner: What taste is it tasting by Seeing as it is?

Dadashri: He has already tasted the bliss (anand), but what it says, is that I am not concerned with bliss at all. I am concerned with Seeing this as it is. So what ‘we’ have said is, ‘Why don’t You too See as it is?’ That is the ultimate talk.

If You See the resulting knowledge of prakruti (prakruti nu parinamik gnan) as flawless, You have passed. And if you see it as faulty, it means that you gave rise to an entanglement.

Questioner: Through which light of the Gnan, the Self does not see it at fault (doshit)?

Dadashri: He does not See the fault through the fractional components of keval Gnan.

Questioner: Is it because he saw that the pleasure in seeing one at fault resulting in attachment-abhorrence (raag-dwesh), is temporary, and that is why he does not see anyone at fault?

Dadashri: There is bliss (anand) in Seeing the flawless (nirdosh). But he does not see it that way with the aim of getting bliss from it, but it because it is only that way. He sees it as it really is. Others do not see it as it is, and that is why pain happens.

[] Vision of the Self and the Vision of the Flawless

When someone says to me that they were saying this behind your back, I tell him that they will. It is my unfolding karma, and the poor fellow; it is his unfolding karma too. And ‘we’ See with awakened Vision (nihadavu) the unfolding karma (udaya swarupa).

‘We’ See (joyeeye) the whole world, every living being, only as the pure Self (shuddha swarupa). ‘We’ also See them the way You see them, and ‘we’ See with awakened Vision (nihadavu) prakruti in unfolding form. ‘We’ See (the pure Soul directly) and ‘we’ See with awakened Vision (nihadiye) the other one. And no one is at fault; the world is flawless.

Questioner: You said that, ‘‘We’ See (joyeeye) one and ‘we’ See with awakened Vision (nihadiye) the other one. I did not understand that. What is the difference between ‘jovoo’ and ‘nihadavu’?

Dadashri: ‘We’ See the Self (of the other person) through the Self, ‘we’ See drashya (that which is to be seen) as a drashta (Seer). ‘We’ See the Self with the Self and through the vision of the self, (deha drashti) ‘we’ See the relative, with awakened Vision (nihadiye) prakruti in the form of unfolding karma (udaya swarupa). If one is cursing someone, it is his unfolding karma, there is no fault in it today. His fault is the bhaav (intent, view) that he is doing internally. But, our mahatmas do not even do bhaav (have a view that, ‘I am this body, I am doing.’), because the kartapurush (doer) has separated. ‘I am pure Soul’ means doership is gone. Are You really Shuddhatma or are You Chandubhai?

Questioner: I am Shuddhatma.

Dadashri: Then You are free from doership. ‘I am Chandubhai’ was indeed the doership. So the state of doership is gone, You do not have any doership anymore. You will not bind karma.

Questioner: Dada, it has taken long to digest all that. Others have digested, it has taken me long to do that.

Dadashri: What it is, is that such talk seldom comes out; as one takes in such talk, he will digest it, and then it will be settled. This kind of talk has never taken place before, has it? Such circumstances have to come to gether, do they not? And what kind of circumstances you have? You to go to his home, live in his home and eat at with him too! So everything will solidify, will it not? Such circumstances, there are such moments that come during the days. There are certain times that come, then things become all right. If we hold on to the Agna of the Gnani Purush, then it is more than enough. There will not be any problem if You do not let go of the Agna.

[] Just See the Flawlessness of the Prakruti

Questioner: I am starting to see my prakruti, everything is seen, I can see mind-intellect-chit-ego, but how do I study them? How should Gnan work in front of the prakruti? How can I maintain awareness? How can I study all that?

Dadashri: When you study the prakruti, you will know what kind of prakruti you still have. You will know that prakruti is like this. And if you have known little about it, you will know more and more about it everyday. Then eventually you will know it completely. All You need to do is to keep Seeing what Chandubhai is doing. That indeed is the shuddha upayoga (pure applied awareness).

Questioner: But Dada, many times it so happens that while I keep seeing like this, internally I become unsteady, and so there are reactions to that.

Dadashri: What do you go into?

Questioner: I have to constantly See my prakruti, what is working when I cannot See that?

Dadashri: Veil of ignorance (avaran). You have to destroy the avaran.

Questioner: How can that be removed?

Dadashri: It begins to get destroyed day by day with vidhis (special inner energies attained at the feet of the Gnani) here. This was all full of avarans (veils that obstruct the Vision of the Self). You could not See anything. Now you are gradually able to See. That avaran will not let you See everything. Right now, You will not See all ‘your’ faults. How many can You See? Can you see ten-fifteen?

Questioner: I can see many.

Dadashri: Hundreds?

Questioner: The chain of them goes on.

Dadashri: They will still not end. There is avaran, it will remain constantly, will they not? There are many faults. Even for ‘us’ (the Gnani Purush) shukshmatar (subtler) and shukshmatam (subtlest) faults happen when ‘we’ do the vidhi. These faults do not harm the other person, but ‘we’ are aware that they happen. ‘We’ have to cleanse them immediately. It is not acceptable. ‘We’ have to cleanse whatever ‘we’ See.

Questioner: I feel the burden of everything that has happened in the past.

Dadashri: You should throw away the burden of the past in this way, why should You be burden Yourself with them? They will create burden for you only if they touch you.

Questioner: I can see everyone’s prakruti because of the Gnan. What has happened in the past, I can see everyone’s prakruti. I can see my prakruti and now I can see how to make adjustments. I can see all that.

Dadashri: Yes, everything will be Seen. You will know the prakruti, will you not? You can know your prakruti, now that You have become Purush (the Self). Otherwise you will not know it, will you? You will see it closely, analyse it, and you will even seek out any attribute there is.

Everyone has prakruti, but when one allows his prakruti to expend (khapavavi), he becomes God. If he either expends his prakruti or he Knows his prakruti; then he begins to become God. Then after Knowing the prakruti, he will allow it to be used up by settling it with equanimity. He will See prakruti, what it is doing, what is ‘Chandubhai’ doing with others? He (Self) will See all that, if he is fighting, He will even See it fighting with others.

Questioner: How is one to expend it, Dada?

Dadashri: To keep Seeing the prakruti, is indeed called expending it. This means to expend it in worldly life interaction (vyavahar) is to settle (khapavavoo) with equanimity. This means the mind would not be upset. To expend, by simply taking a back seat and quelling the kashayas (anger-pride-deceit-greed) is called expending (with equanimity). This Seeing, is the final expending, This Seeing brings an end to it. Lord Mahavir was constantly Seeing just one pudgal (his own non-Self complex). Which way it is going, where is it wandering? He kept Seeing just that. That is why ‘we’ are saying ‘See (joovo) Your prakruti, See it with awakened awareness (nihado)’.

Every human being, even Tirthankaras have prakruti. There is no choice but to expend (settle) and be done with it.

Questioner: After attaining a Siddha (final bodyless state of liberation ) state, is prakruti not there?

Dadashri: It will not be found there. Prakruti leaves upon final liberation (nirvan). What is nirvan? Prakruti does not remain after Prakruti has been Seen and Known. Then arises the Siddha state; that is where it is called nirvan. Other people use this word wherever they can. They are killing the meaning of the word nirvan. It is a word that has come out of the mouths of those who have attained nirvan, and only they have understood that word. Others use that word, but only those who have attained it, understood what nirvan means.

Questioner: Until then one has to take one more birth in Bharat Kshetra (current world), is that what it is?

Dadashri: You do not have to think all that. You should not delve in such thoughts. Go beyond that and See with awakened awareness the prakruti, see what prakruti is doing (nihado).

Real Purushartha is, when You keep Seeing prakruti after becoming Purush. Keep Seeing with awakened the prakruti, that is all. If You know this Seeing with continuous awakened awareness (nihadavoo), then You will attain moksha within one life time.

[] That is the Final Worship of the Self

Questioner: I do not like ‘my’ prakruti now. I can See the prakruti and now that prakruti has become such that the one who was involved in taking account of everything, now has become forgetful.

Dadashri: Could you see your prakruti before?

Questioner: Absolutely not, Dada.

Dadashri: What kind of Atma have you attained! Wow, it is that which Sees what the prakruti is doing (nihadey)! It nihades (Sees continuously) the prakruti: one who had lived and wandered around as prakruti is now Seeing ‘his’ prakruti. Now what? The prakruti that was the knower (gnata), now becomes the known (gneya). What was the seer (drashta) has now become the seen (drashya).

Whatever prakruti does, to continuously See with awakened awareness (niahadavi) that prakruti is worshipping the Self (swarupa bhakti). Seeing the prakruti. What is to be done there? For the One who Sees the prakruti, there is no responsibility. There is responsibility of the prakruti for the one who does not See it.

Questioner: When we say the vidhis, Namaskar Vidhi, Charan Vidhi, is it considered worship of the Self (swabhakti), or is Seeing the prakruti considered the worship of the Self?

Dadashri: No, no. Chandubhai is the one saying the vidhis. Chandubhai is saying it to become free, but You Know what Chandubhai said, and where he fell short. That is You. The One who Knows where Chandubhai fell short, where he made a mistake, the Knower of all that is You. You and Chandubhai are always together, but you both have different businesses.

Questioner: He is definitely separate.

Dadashri: Yes, that is it. When you make it as one business, then you take a beating. To See what prakruti is doing (prakruti ney nihadavi), you can call it swarupa bhakti (worshipping the Self) or swaramanta (to play in the Self). Bhakti (worship of an external) means there is nothing wrong in doing the bhakti. Swa ramanta (absorption in the self) means bhakti (worship). Right now it is pudgal ramanta (dwelling in the non-Self). Hey, sight of a mango (any object of pleasure) will entice through sensations that begin within, see that ramanta, how much fun it is! But chit gets stuck there. And when you have ‘Dada’ on your mind all the time; that is called Atmaramanta. Gnani Purush is your own Self. So, it will take long to attain the main Self (muda Atma), but when you do ramanta of Gnani Purush, you can see him walking around in front of your eyes, then what more do you need?

Seeing what prakruti is doing (nihadavi) is swaramanata (dwelling in the Self). So what comes within prakruti? Mind-intellect-chit-ego, senses organs, all these come into prakruti. And if someone tells Chandubhai, ‘Chandubhai, you do not have any sense, you do not do a proper job of running the contract business’, and his face becomes like he swallowed castor oil and You continue seeing it, that is more than enough. There is no problem if You know that the face has become like he swallowed castor oil, people have the problem if that happens. You (the Self) do not have the problem, but You See it all continuously (nihado).

Questioner: Once you had spoken in a sentence that, ‘Do not do vikalp (‘I am Chandulal, this is happening to me’), and if vikalp does happen, then ‘See’ the vikalp and the vikalpi (the one who has become Chandulal) and You will become free’.

Dadashri: That is correct, You just See that. That is called swaramanata.

[] The Constant Seer of the Prakruti is Paramatma

Prakruti is dependent on the non-Self (paradhin), not dependent on the Self (Atmadhin). One who Knows prakruti, becomes the absolute Self (Paramatma). If you Know Purush (the Self) then You can know prakruti. One becomes a Purush after becoming a Gnani (Knowing the Self) Purushartha begins when one becomes a Purush, and what is the kind of Purushartha (progress as the Self) is of the Purush? It is constantly Seeing what prakruti is doing (nidhayaj kare).

One who Sees what prakruti is doing (nihadey) is Purush. One who constantly Sees what prakruti is doing is a Paramatma (absolute Self). What is there to be Seen in prakruti? The Purush Sees what the mind is thinking, what decisions the intellect is making, what crazy thing the ego is doing, also where the ego collides. This is because the ego is blind, it is like Dhrutrastra (In the epic Mahabharata Dhrutrashtra who was blind from birth, was the King of Hastinapur at the time of the Kurukshetra War the epic’s climactic event. Throughout his reign as King of Hastinapur, Dhritarashtra was torn between the principles of dharma and his love for his son Duryodhana, and often ended up endorsing his son’s misdeeds merely out of fatherly love. Thus Dhrutarashtra essentially presided over the fall of Hastinapur’s kingdom. All of his sons perished in the war) who was blind and it functions through the eyes of the intellect (buddhi). No one except intellect will accommodate it. It is because of the presence of the intellect (buddhi) that it excerces its arrogance (rof). It is because of the buddhi, it (ego) has become President, and the intellect becomes the Prime Minister Therefore the One who Sees what ego and all else are doing (nihadey) is Shuddhatma. Its ‘work’ is to simply continue to See only.

Questioner: When a man is stealing, he knows that what he is doing is wrong. Now here, stealing is also a result (effect), so it is a discharge. The inner view (bhaav) he has in the mind that this is wrong; is that discharge too?

Dadashri: People who have not attained the Self, for them there is purushartha in the bhaav (intent-view). Whereas here, You do not have purushartha of bhaav, your bhaav has been removed. Therefore pure applied awareness (shuddha upayoga) is verily the Purushartha (further progress as the Self).

Questioner: So, however much Knower-Seer we remain, that much is the Purushartha!

Dadashri: Or if You See Shuddhatma in others, or follow our Agnas, that is Purushartha. When You follow the five Agnas I have given to You, at that time there is Purushartha. So if You follow the five Agnas, that is a shuddha upayoga (pure applied awareness). Otherwise, See what the prakruti is doing (nihado). Now if Chandubhai is bickering with someone, at that time You See him with, ‘wow, I have to say that you are still at it! You are still just the same as you were before; you have not changed at all. When You See this way, then that is considered shuddha upayoga.

Questioner: Please explain more about, ‘One who ‘Sees with awakened awareness (niahdey)’ the prakruti is Purush and the One who is done Seeing with awakened awareness (nihadi rahyo)’ the prakruti is Paramatma.

Dadashri: It means Chandubhai’s prakruti, what ‘Chandubhai’ is doing, The One who ‘Sees with awakened awareness’ all that, is Purush, and the One who is done with ‘Seeing with awakened awareness’ is Paramatma.

Questioner: What is the difference between Purush and Paramatma?

Dadashri: Purush is still becoming a Paramatma. And Paramatma does not have to do anything, he is a Knower-Seer and in eternal bliss. Whereas You (Purush) still have to settle files; that is all.

Therefore, Purush is still ‘studying to See’ (jovu, nihadavu) that prakruti is doing all this; He, the Self is not the one doing it. He is called a Purush. When someone curses him, he feels, ‘Oh ho ho! He is not the doer. His prakruti is doing that.’ That is when he is considered to have become a Purush. But he still has not attained the stillness of a Purush, and so he becomes upset. However, he is a Purush. Further ahead, he does not have the work of studied Seeing (nihadavoo). At the time of the sound (of the cursing), the prakruti is ‘Seen’, such a One has become a Paramatma.

When one finds a fault, it means that he is not ‘Seeing’ the prakruti. Later he realizes that he made a mistake. No one is at fault in this world, and mistake that happens; it is a mistake of the prakruti. And if one sees ‘him’ at fault for the mistake of the prakruti, it is a grave mistake. So what did ‘we’ say? So when prakruti is fighting with a prakruti, just See them fighting.

Questioner: One keeps up with the Seeing of what prakruti is doing.

Dadashri: There is no problem then. But when the other prakruti is fighting with you, if he is being hurt by you, then that is your mistake. This is because the other person does not know about the prakruti. He only knows, ‘I verily am this body complex’, so you cannot tell him anything. You have to make sure you do not hurt anyone. And nothing is going to change, whether you fight or not. One has done nothing but fight for infinite lives. And he believes that he can change by doing that. Nothing is going to change.

Questioner: But Dada, at least some change can happen with pratikraman we do against a prakruti, can it not?

Dadashri: We gave him the Gnan to make that change. And change will happen when that Gnan comes into result.

[] This is how ‘I-ness’ Dissolves

Questioner: Does ‘I-ness’ (potapanu) arise because of attributes of prakruti?

Dadashri: It is indeed because of attributes of the prakruti that ‘I-ness’ has arisen. But that ‘I-ness’ should be destroyed. Hence ‘I-ness’ will have to gradually leave for sure.

Questioner: It will slowly leave by remaining in Gnan, will it not Dada?

Dadashri: ‘I-ness’ will gradually become less as one Sees the ‘I-ness’. There is no need to rush it. It is no ordinary thing to get rid of the ‘I-ness’. One becomes God when it leaves.

Questioner: What is to be Seen in the ‘I-ness’.

Dadashri: Whole prakruti is to be Seen (nihadavi). Whole prakruti is only ‘I-ness’. That is only where one believed, ‘I am that’. ‘He’ who is free from the prakruti part, One who has such Gnan, is a ‘Gnani’.

[] Clear Science of Prakruti Opened up

All these discoveries are new and they are of Akram Vignan.

Questioner: Dada, you have completely disclosed the science of the Self, and on the other hand you also have disclosed a clear science of prakruti.

Dadashri: Yes, that is correct.

Questioner: Nowhere else has science of prakruti been disclosed, Dada. No one has been able to describe it.

Dadashri: But how can they? It is indeed difficult to know.

Questioner: It is not even in any scripture, Dada.

Dadashri: Who are the ones speaking the scriptures? They are the ones living within the prakruti. They live within the prakruti and know the prakruti. But they cannot see the whole prakruti. Keval Gnanis (absolute enlightened ones) have not spoken all this. They have talked about only some things.

Questioner: They do not have anything left, do they Dada? Besides that of the Self, nothing of the prakruti remains for them. That is why description of it ceased.

Dadashri: Yes, it has not come out. It has not become open.

Questioner: So, in Dada’s speech, it works for everyone; it is all open. On the one side everything is open about the Self, and also it is completely open about the prakruti. So there isn’t any confusion anywhere. Then ultimately there is this about ‘I (the Self), bavo (ego complex) and Mangaldas (body complex)’. That is absolutely magnificent!

Dadashri: Yes, absolutely magnificent! Even I feel that this is something else.


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[] Dravyakarma

[] Living Beings Bound by Three Karma

Questioner: We had question in satsang about what is dravyakarma? Will you please explain bhaavkarma, dravyakarma, and nokarma we talk about? What is considered dravyakarma? What is considered bhaavkarma? What is considered nokarma?

Dadashri: Yes, ‘we’ will explain them to you now.

Dravyakarma, bhaavkarma and nokarma. There isn’t a fourth kind of karma, and because of only these three karma, the living beings of the whole world are bound. There are only these three tubers (karmic), and that is why these jivas (living beings) have remained as jivatmas (mortals). When these three tubers are destroyed, one becomes a Paramatma (immortal absolute Self).

Now you have to know these three. If I introduce you to three people, you will not forget them. Similarly it is with these three kinds of karma; dravyakarma, bhaavkarma and nokarma. There is no other karma. These three karma encompass all karma. You have to know them.

What do some people understand? All the bhaavkarma (intent in current life) one does, their effect will be these dravyakarma. If one does bhaav (desire-intent) of eating, that is bhaavkarma, and they call eating as dravyakarma. Actually it is not like that.

[] Dravyakarma are Divided Into Eight Kinds

The final balance of all the karma one does in his whole life becomes divided in eight parts. They are all considered dravyakarma. So in this life one receives wrong ‘glasses’ (like colored eyeglasses) and body, these two in dravyakarma. Gnanavaran (Knowledge obscuring), darshanavaran (Vision obstructing), mohaniya (deluding), and antaraya (obstructing), these four karma as the bandages (avaran, covering, veils); and naamrupa (body determining), gotra (status determining), ayusyha (life-span determining), and vedaniya (pleasure and pain producing), they are in the form of the body. These eight karma are verily present with one at birth.

Questioner: So where did this dravyakarma come from?

Dadashri: It is the effect of past (life) karma; a balance sheet. It is a balance sheet of the past lives, so one has come with the balance. In that the dravyakarma have come free (without any effort). One did not have to do purushartha (self effort).

This every karma is being bound at every samaya (the smallest unit of time), and it is divided into eight parts. But when karma is bound, all the eight kinds are there. Then the division is made. With certain karma (naamrupa-rupa karma), body is formed. With some karma (shata-ashata karma), bitter-sweet (pleasure-pain) ‘taste’ arises. Through some karma (gotra karma) one is worshipped (lokapujya), or insulted (lokanindya) by others. Some karma (ayushya karma) dictate life and death, some will die soon and some will live long. These four karma, and with the other four karma will ‘cover the eyes’ (‘colored glasses’). Knowledge is obstructed, so Gnanavaran (Knowledge obscuring) karma. Vision is obstructed, intuition is lacking, so it is darshanavaran (intuition or Vision obstructing). So one will see it wrong only. You will only see what your glasses will allow you to see, right? He has such dravyakarma. As a consequence avaran (veil) arises over the main element (the Self), which makes one go on the wrong path in many kinds of ways.

Now I will explain you dravyakarma. There is a man who does not have sooj (intuition; insight) of what is ahead, and so he blindly keeps colliding. That is darshanavaran karma (Vision obscuring karma). The deviation that happens in knowing (it as it is), prevents Knowing, is Gnanavaran (Knowledge obscuring) karma. Then moha (illusory attachment) is dravyakarma. Then vignakarma or antarayakarma (obstructing karma) is dravyakarma. Then this body is part of dravyakarma. Because there is a body, then there has to be naamrupa-rupa (name-form), does it not? When there is a body, there has to be pleasure and pain suffering karma (shata and ashata vedaniya), does it not? When there is a body, then there is higher and lower status (gotra karma), is there not? And as there is a body there is death (ayushya karma), is there not? Therefore, all the eight karma arise because of the body. Therefore, this body is dravyakarma.

[] Illusion Exists due to the ‘Eye-glasses’

Atma (Self) and body are indeed separate; still what makes them appear as one? It is dravyakarma, the wrong eyeglasses. So every living being comes here in this life with glasses, each with his eyeglasses. Some see it this way, and some see it another way. They are all dravyakarma. One follows the wrong, because of the wrong glasses. His glasses will change when he has another birth. But glasses keep on changing according to what he knows.

Therefore, dravyakarma is the main thing. Dravyakarma is the main cause for giving rise to the worldly life. Whatever kind of is bandage over the eye, (colored glasses over the eye)(avaran) of the dravyakarma, that is how one sees. ‘One’ has lost the Vision of the Self-his own darshan (Vision). Bandage is placed (veil is created), one gets the ‘colored glasses’ and so he has to see through those glasses. Then whatever he sees is what it is.

So dravyakarma is such that everything one sees wrong (not as it is). Just as a who is standing on his head sees things wrong, dravyakarma will show you green, yellow, all kinds of things and because of that illusion has arisen in this worldly life. It will not let you see as it really is, and gives rise to an illusion. That are the ‘glasses’ that is dravyakarma. That dravyakarma is the beginning of this world. The view-intent-outlook (bhaav) started changing according to those glasses, and that is bhaavkarma. Then all kinds of desires arise.

[] Everything Appears ‘Wrong’ due to the Eyeglasses

Dravyakarma means, one person likes to eat onions, and another person does not even like to look at onions. That is drashtirog (disease of vision). Therefore, these eyeglasses are wrong, so someone sees everything green and someone sees everything yellow. The one who is seeing green; will say it is not yellow, it is green. So then you will understand that it is not like that on the outside, but he sees it that way. So say yes to him, otherwise a fight will commence. You understand that the poor man is saying, not through his own energy (the energy of the Self), not with his own faculty, but through the faculty through which he takes support. Whatever dependency he is subject to, the glasses he is wearing, is the dravyakarma is in the form of these eyeglasses. ‘He’ (through the eyeglasses) sees everything wrong (not as it is), like this this is ‘my father-in-law’. Actually, it is not like that. Can the Self see anyone as father-in-law? The Self can See the Self only. He (the other person) is the Self, but is being seen as father-in-law is the dravyakarma. Can one ever be a father-in-law? Is he a ‘father-in-law’ for all? And if there is a father-in-law, how long will he be one? Only for a while, may be twenty-five years, or until a divorce happens. Who will call him a father-in-law on the day after the divorce? That which shows,‘this is my father, this is my mother,’ is all dravyakarma.

Dravyakarma means that wrong ‘eyeglasses’ are there in this life (from past life), and so because of them, you do not know ‘who’ you are. It is wrong knowledge (gnan), wrong vision (darshan).

If you have come with green eyeglasses, everything will be seen green. Therefore the one with illusion will see the world of illusion. When will this be finally resolved? Does one not have to come to the final resolution of any problem?

So the dravyakarma that is bound (created for next life) is the establishment of the wrong vision, through which all this happens; ‘right-wrong’ bhaav (view) are ‘seen’. Would God (the absolute Self) have bhaav (view-intent-outlook) of begging? Would you not understand that something is that is not right has happened here? Are the resultant feelings of the view (bhaav). Do you like the view-the fixed feeling (bhaav) of ‘I am married, I am widow’?

What does dravyakarma mean? You cannot see well with the eyes, and so you have to get some eyeglasses. I have ears, and yet why do I have to be hard of hearing? Why can I not hear? It is because dravyakarma has become bad. Because bhaavkarma (the charging that happens during discharge, in past life) were spoilt, the dravyakarma became bad. This is the fruit of that.

[] What are these eight karmas?

So there are eight divisions of dravyakarma. There is infinite Gnan (Knowledge) but a veil that has come over it; that veil is Gnanavaran. There is infinite Darshan (Vision), and it has been veiled, that veil is Darshanavaran. And bcause of Gnanavaran and Darshanavaran, mohaniya karma (illusion producing karma) has arisen. And because of that vignas (obstructions) have arisen, which is vignakarma or antaraya karma. Antaraya means that that you will not be able to obtain what you want, even when you keep wandering after it. Otherwise, mere thinking about something will bring it in front of you, and that is considered the destruction antaraya (obstructing) karma. Then, when it is hot outside, one will become uneasy, or when it is cold, he feels cold, that is vedaniya karma (pleasure and pain suffering karma). Then there is is naamrupa karma (name and form karma), the name one has been given and supported a name, ‘this is Chandu’. Naamrupa that I am like this, I am like that, I am Jain etc. Then there is gotra karma (status determining). He is a very good man; he is a bad person; that is all gotra karma. Then there is ayushya karma (life-span determining). He is born here, so he is going to die.

Toothache is also dravyakarma. Learning, intellect; all that comes within dravyakarma. But that is all fixed. Then from dravyakarma arise the bhaavkarma. What one will eat is dravyakarma.

Questioner: Is it written?

Dadashri: Not written (destined), it is present within indeed. Even fasting is there. One will go hungry even in his father-in-law’s hometown, if he was meant to fast. Now, how would doctors know this science? You will not find any of this in the scriptures. These exact understanding is of Akram Vignan.

[] Dravyakarma Means Sanchit Karma

Questioner: So then dravyakarma is like prarabdha (fixed effect), right? Where I will be born, what name would I get, all that?

Dadashri: No. Dravyakarma is called sanchit karma, those that remain as karmic balance from which the karma will come into effect one by one. When they are ready to give fruit, they become prarabdha karma. Whether there is equanimity (samata) or agitation (vishamata) in suffering (tasting) that fruit; is what determines the binding of a new karmic account. You will not have any problem at all, if equanimity remains while suffering the effect of the fruit.

Questioner: What is the difference between dravyakarma and udayakarma?

Dadashri: When dravyakarma becomes ready to give fruit (effect), it is called udayakarma (unfolding karma). Dravyakarma comes to an end through udayakarma. It is a dravyakarma when it is not ready to give fruit.

Questioner: What should one do to bring (have) good dravyakarma?

Dadashri: Maintain equanimity while suffering the effect of the fruit. It means that you settle with it with equanimity while suffering the fruit. If kadhee (soup) is not sweet enough or is too salty, settle it with equanimity.

Dravyakarma means, why does one do something wrong? It is because wrong bandages (binding with colored eyeglasses) have been put on the Vision and Knowledge, and so he does the wrong. If the bandages are cleared (removed), then he will not do anything at all (non doer). ‘We’ clear those bandages for you by giving you Gnan (Knowledge) and Darshan (Vision).

After attaining the Gnan, some of the dravyakarma come to end. Those are the wrong eyeglasses. The other four karma (of body) namely; naamrupa, vedaniya, gotra and ayushya, are to be suffered.


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[] Gnanavaran Karma

[] Analogy Example of Dravyakarma

Questioner: Please explain every karma in detail. Please explain dravyakarma with an illustrative example.

Dadashri: Have seen a candle?

Questioner: Yes, I have seen a candle.

Dadashri: What are the things in a candle?

Questioner: There is a wick, and there is wax.

Dadashri: All these material of use is there, and when it is lit, it is called a whole candle. It will give light. Such light giving candle exists. The entire lit, light emitting candle is analogous to all dravyakarma. They are constantly dissolving and new dravyakarma arises. Just as this candle burns, this (dravyakarma) continues to dissolve.

I will tell you what all is there in this dravyakarma. In the candle you understand that there is a wick and wax etc, similarly in the dravyakarma there is Gnanavaran karma.

[] Gnanavaran Karma Prevents Gnan From Manifesting

If you blindfold a man and send him away, what will he see? What will he see?

Questioner: Nothing.

Dadashri: Such bandages have been bound (created in the past life) for the self (vyavahar atma). Whatever kind of karma you did, such are the bandages are placed over it. Green bandages are seen.

Gnanavaran (Knowledge obscuring) karma means, that which does not let us see beyond, in Gnan. It exists as a veil over the Gnan which You (the Self) have and does not let it illuminate. It is there, but it does not allow it to manifest. So there is a veil over the Gnan (Knowledge). Now if only that veil moves, then the light is already there with You.You do not have to get it from outside. That karma is Gnanavaran karma.

Questioner: What is there for us, is that Gnanavaran?

Dadashri: Not just you, whole world has the same, do they not? Gnanavaran means the bandage (yellow eyeglasses) over the eyes, and therefore he says, ‘Why is this building yellow?’ Hey you, the building is white. Your bound veil (pato) is showing you that, so what can we do about that? So you have the avaran (veil) over Gnan.

[] Gnanavaran Obstructs Thus

Questioner: What is Gnanavaran (Knowledge obscuring) karma in connection to the Self (Atma)?

Dadashri: I am Shuddhatma, now ‘Shuddhatma’ (the Self) is verily the Vignan (Science), and there has come a veil over it. And that is why light does not come for you, and so you cannot know the Gnan. Gnan will manifest when that veil (curtain) moves.

Questioner: How exactly is the Gnanavaran? Please explain that with an example.

Dadashri: There are many things, say if there are four doodhiyas (mildly sweet light green colored squash vegetable) you may know them all as doodhiyas, but how can you know which of the four are bitter and which are sweet ?

Questioner: Only if we taste them.

Dadashri: It is when we taste them…then that becomes buddhi (intellect). When you know it without tasting it, then? It is the gnanavaran (veil over relative knowledge) that is obstructing it; it is the avaran (veil) over gnan. Such veil is removed when you taste it, is it not?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: That is the removal of the curtain of gnanavaran (knowledge obscuring). That which does not allow knowledge is called gnanavaran. He will smell and sniff by holding it close, to know if it is bitter. Knowledge that happens by smelling-sniffing, is indriya gnan (sense organ mediated knowledge), while the other is direct Knowledge (Gnan, atiindriya Gnan). Knowledge should be direct.

One can never experience the real thing (the Self) and real happiness (bliss of the Self) through the veil of Gnanavaran. One will never awaken to the Self in, ‘Who am I?’ Such awareness will never happen, that is all Gnanavaran, that itself is aGnan. Whole world lives in aGnan (where the light of the Self does not reach). So when one attains Gnan later, there is freedom from Gnanavaran.

[] This is Going the way of Wrong Understanding…

Questioner: I heard, somewhere in a discourse, that if we talk when we are eating, we bind Gnanavaran karma. Is that correct?

Dadashri: One is binding Gnanavaran whole day, is he not? Not just by speaking, karma are indeed bound whole day long. Not just the Gnanavaran, tremendous mohaniya karma (illusion producing) are being bound too.

[] Avarans Increased in Locations of Religion

When one goes to listen to religious lecture, that is the time he binds Gnanavaran karma. Would anyone believe this? Will they not argue that? Beat up this Dada! Dada is useless, they will say. Hey, listen to what Dada is saying. Such words are not likely to come from me. Understand what I am saying. One keeps talking in a lecture, and the other person keeps listening. It goes in through one ear and it goes out through the other ear. He has not straightened (improved) even a bit. One has gone to the same place of religion to listen to dicourses, for twenty-five years, but he is worse than he was before. There are very rare, two to five people in a thousand, who straightened out.

Questioner: But how is Gnanavaran karma bound there?

Dadashri: Where one is giving Gnan (speaking about liberation), there if you nurture apathy (not maintain awareness), then it will bind Gnanavaran as well as Darshanavaran (Vision obstrucing) karma. This (location where the Gnani Purush speaks) is not a shop where vegetables are being sold! If you are not alert and aware at a vegetable shop, it is fine.

Questioner: Is bondage created when one goes to listen to religious lectures?

Dadashri: Yes, everything goes the wrong way. Infact, that is why all this wrong has happened. Then when he steps outside, we ask the respected (!) businessman,‘why did you discard it all? You should have taken it home.’ Mooah (mortal one)! The Gnanvaran and Darshanavaran karma increased. In which life will you suffer them? At least understand what the Lord is saying, understand alteast a word of it!

[] That Indeed is the Huge Gnanavaran

If a senior person is there even then he will say,‘ ‘You don’t understand, you do not have sense.’ Here comes the one who wants to measure his intelligence! How can anyone speak like that? Then there will be clashes only, no? But one should not speak such hurtful worlds like ‘You do not have sense.’ An ordinary person will take on the responsibility by speaking such thing because of lack of understanding. But the one who has understanding will not take on such a responsibility. When the other person speaks negative then he will speak positive. Other person may ask anything because of lack of understanding but you cannot speak negative or wrong, because you are responsible for that.

‘You don’t understand’, you cannot speak like that too. You can say that, ‘Brother, at least think! You think at least a little.’ If you say, ‘no one has any sense,’ does it mean all are stupid? Do people speak like this or not?

Questioner: They do. This intellectual people speak in this way only, that, ‘This person does not have understanding.’

Dadashri: Yes, people would speak like that, ‘You will not understand’. To say such thing is the biggest Gnanavaran (that which veils the knowledge of the Self) karma. You cannot say that, ‘You will not understand’, but you should say, ‘I will explain to you’. If you say that, ‘You won’t understand’ then it will wound the heart of the opposite person.

Questioner: Is it possible that Gnanavaran karma will not go away even after meeting a Gnani?

Dadashri: It will be destroyed if one is not obstinate.

QuestIioner: If one’s Gnanavaran karma is very strong, then he will not be able to get rid of it even if he met a Gnani, will he?

Dadashri: If that is crooked, then everything of his, will beome crooked. If the owner is not crooked, nothing will happen.

[] Difference between Gnanavaran and aGnan

Questioner: How can the veil (avaran) over Gnan (the Self) be removed?

Dadashri: When you say ‘I am Chandubhai (reader insert his name), I am her husband, I am doctor’, that verily is the Gnanavaran. That much of the veil is destroyed when You received the Gnan. Now, more veils will be destroyed as You follow the Agnas. Egoism will not jump around. Enough veil of Gnanavaran has been removed so that the discharging ego remains surrendered. However, samadhi (absolute freedom from any effect of the mind-speech or body) will remain directly proportional to the percentage of the Agnas followed.

Questioner: What is the difference between aGnan (absence of Knowledge of the Self) and Gnanavaran karma?

Dadashri: Gnanavaran is an avaran (veil), whereas in aGnan one is not at all aware of the Self. Gnanavaran may increase or decrease, whereas aGnan will remain as aGnan. ‘We’ have removed aGnan for you but the entire gnanavaraniya is not removed. ’We’ have destroyed the aGnan. Certain part of Gnanavaraniya karma is destroyed, but whatever is left, it will unveil gradually. Therefore, first goes the aGnan, and then gradually goes the Gnanavaraniya. . When the veil (avaran) goes away completely, there is the ‘full moon’ (purnima). Until then the moon of the second day continues to grow.


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[] Darshanavaran Karma

[] This is how Both are Bound

What things are there in this candle? I will show you. One is Gnanavaran karma, and the other is Darshanavaran karma. Darshanavaran karma is only the established faith (shraddha) that one has, only darshan has happened. The vision (darshan) that has happened; has happened wrong. You are eternal, and in vision you are a jivatma (‘I am living’), and therefore fear of dying has entered into you. Change in the darshan has happened. That is the veil over Vision of the Self (Darshananavaran) and that is why you see through these (physical) eyes (only).

Questioner: Please give an example of Darshananavaran.

Dadashri: If I put a cloth over my face, can you see Dada?

Questioner: No I cannot.

Dadashri: That is called darshananavaran (veil over vision). You have the eyes, but there is avaran (veil) over it. You will be able to see when that veil moves aside. That is considered darshananavaran gone.

Veil over darshan (vision) has occurred. Even the eyes get veils of cataracts, and other things. There are all kinds of avarans (curtains). They are such that you cannot know them, however, Darshanavaran (veil over Vision of the Self) is always there.

However, there is infinite energy of the Vision within to See other things, but what can one do if there is avaran (curtain)? Poor man sees all he can through the eyes. He cannot ‘see’ anything else so he accepts as correct, whatever he sees with the eyes. He understands this Gnan as much as he can through intellect (buddhi). Otherwise, there lies infinite Gnan within, but we say it is based on whatever power (intellect) we have, whatever stock we have.

Questioner: Dada, how did binding of these Gnanavaraniya and Darshanavaraniya happen? Please explain that with an example.

Dadashri: The belief about his self (after birth) as, ‘I am a little boy’, is the the binding of Gnanavaran karma.

Even when you have been taught that you are Shuddhatma in your past life, Gnanavaran will arise again due to association with other people. But our Gnan is such that Gnanavaran will arise, but then it automatically goes away when he becomes of understanding age. All of that will automatically go away when he meets even a slight nimit (someone instrumental in removing the veil). But we have to say that aGnan (knowledge that binds) that people give, we have to call it Gnanavaran, do we not? Then they name one, ‘Chandu’. You have to call him ‘Chandu’ do we not? ‘I am Chandu’, and the he will show this is your dad, that is your mother. Then dad has to be referred to as ‘Daddy’. All are Atmas (the Self), and we think that daddy has come. So in that, the Gnanavaran- Darshanavaran are bound. First the belief (conviction) is established with ‘I am Chandu’, and so Darshanavaran (veil over Vision of the Self) happens. Then, as it sets in knowledge (gnan), becomes the experience (anubhav), Gnanavaran (veil over the Experience of the Self) happens. Then, when this sets, all kinds of antarai (obstacles) begin to happen, and then moha (illusory attachment, parent of attachment and abhorrence) arises. It is called mohaniya. Mohaniya karma is bound and business starts all around.

What shows one, ‘This is my father-in-law, this is my uncle etc?’ It is because one has a veil (over vision) that makes him see it wrong (not as it is). It is wrong vision, mithyatva vision. Mithyatva darshan means veil with wrong vision. and that itself is dravyakarma (combination of veiled vision and effective body in discharge).

And the avaran (veil) are Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, that is all. There are no other avarans. Avaran means to tie a bandage over your eyes and then go to the station. Is it better to go with a bandage or without a bandage over your eyes?

Questioner: It is much better to go without them.

Dadashri: All these people wander with bandages around their eyes and they have started business (of serious worldly interaction), and keep colliding because of inability able to see. When asked, he will reply, ‘I can see with the eyes’ Hey, that is not to be seen. You collided because you cannot see. Any time one collides, it is because of not being able to see; for not knowing.

Questioner: That is why you called it a Darshan avaran?

Dadashri: Darshan avaran and Gnanavaran. With Darshan avaran (veil over Vision) one does not have any sooj (intuition and clarity). Do many people not say that they do not have sooj?

Questioner: Yes, that is correct.

Dadashri: That is darshan avaran. And that avaran will go away after some time through penance (tapa), and then he will say, ‘I have clarity of understanding (sooj)’.

[] Sooj is Darshan

Absence of sooj (clarity of vision) within is called darshanavaran karma. Many people keep getting entangled. If you ask one lady to make daal-bhaat-kadhee-puri-doodhpak-bhajiyas (full Indian meal), she will prepare them within an hour and a half, while another lady will keep getting entangled for three hours. Why does she keep getting entangled? It is because she does not have sooj (intuition, clarity of vision). Do not take this personal, okay?

Questioner: Is the arising of clarity in vision (sooj) dravyakarma?

Dadashri: The arising of sooj is dravyakarma (subtle effect karma) and the lack of sooj is also dravyakarma. If an unpleasant guest comes, and you agree that a good thing has happened, then more clarity of vision (sooj) will be the result for you (in the next life) and if you say, ‘what the heck, why is he here,’ then sooj will decrease. So you yourself have covered your vision, there is no one else to cause a veil over your vision. You have been colliding because of the blindfold of your own creation.

Questioner: What is the difference between understanding (samaj) and sooj?

Dadashri: Samaj (understanding) is sooj. Understanding is darshan (Vision), which can take one all the way to keval Gnan (absolute knowledge) as it increases.

[] Eventually all Veils are Lifted Away From Darshan

Questioner: Are sooj and darshan the same?

Dadashri: They are one, but people take darshan to a much lower level. Darshan is a very high thing. Vitarags (the fully enlighted Ones) have called sooj (clarity of Vision) as darshan. As one proceeds forward, having wandered around on the eleventh mile, he has attained the darshan of that. His development increases as he moves forward, and with that his darshan goes higher. And when one day light arises within that, ‘I cannot be this (the body complex), I am the Self’, then Darshan becomes avaran (veil) free.

Questioner: Where does sooj come from?

Dadashri: As the avaran goes away, sooj happens. As he flows along (in life after life) the veil is lifted up and sooj is there. Sooj will increase continuously.

Questioner: Is sooj inspired by the Self? Sooj should be inspired by the Self, should it not, then only it will happen, will it not?

Dadashri: It is not the result of the inspiration (prompt) of the Self. It is a part of the Self that has been veiled, and it is the part that has come through that veil, the part that has manifest is called sooj. And the veiled part is considered as Darshanavaran, from which sooj increases to complete Darshan (sarvadarshi – complete vision).

[] Gnan Vidhi Removes the Veil Over Darshan

Questioner: How is this Gnanavaraniya and Darshanavaraniya (karma) in life?

Dadashri: Why does this gentleman keeps getting entangled, even he is the Self? Clarity of vision (sooj) does not happen, no? Poor man becomes entangled as he does not understand everything. It is called darshanavaraniya karma at that time. Do many people not say that ‘I do not have the sooj’ (clarity of what to do)? That is the fruit of darshanavaraniya karma. Many people say, ‘I do not even have the sooj’. ‘My business has become like this, I do not have any sooj what to do’, that is darshanavaraniya karma. And when one has the sooj (vision); but does not have the know-how of how to run the business; that is gnanavraniya karma.

Sooj has happened Understanding (Vision) has happened that ‘there is something’, that ‘I am Shuddhatma’, but now You do not know ‘what it is’; that is Gnanavraniya karma. That is why we keep getting together (in satsang). Now we are trying to destroy Gnanavaraniya karma, Darshanavaraniya karma have already been destroyed. Darshanavaraniya karma is destroyed first, and then Gnanavaraniya karma gets destroyed gradually.

Questioner: Is ‘I am Chandubhai’ considered Gnanavaran (Gnanvaraniya) karma?

Dadashri: No, Gnanavaran is a different thing. ‘I am Chandubhai’ is itself the Darshanavaran (Veil over Vision of the Self). That is the wrong belief, and that indeed is the Darshanavaran.

Questioner: And Gnanavaran (karma)?

Dadashri: That is considered wrong gnan (knowledge).

Questioner: Ego the doer of wrong gnan and wrong belief, is it not? It is Chandubhai, is it not? That verily is the whole avaran?

Dadashri: Yes, that indeed is the avaran.

Questioner: When is that destroyed?

Dadashri: We give you Gnan, so it will surely be destroyed, will it not? Darshanavaran (Veil over the Vision as the Self) is gone for sure. Then in that, its (the non-Self’s) bhaavko (the one with the relative view and intent) remain. It’s (the non-Self complex’s) bhaavko remain, and they are the instigators of the doer (karavdavey). That is when You have to remain separate.

Darshanavaran is that which gives rise to causes (charge karma). The causes are created through lack of understanding. ‘I am Chandubhai’, is wrong belief. The wrong belief itself is darshanavaran.

Questioner: The Gnan Vidhi that You do, destroys Darshanavaraniya the veil over Darshan, and hence the Seeing (Darshan) begins.

Dadashri: When ‘we’ give Gnan, one has the awareness that ‘there is something’, that means Darshanavaran is gone. Then ‘what it is’ is decided, as it comes into experience (anubhav), and that menas the Gnanavaran has gone. Darshanavaran has been destroyed, has it not? All of it is destroyed. That is the keval Darshan (absolute Vision) ‘we’ give You. That is kshyayak Darshan (eternal permanent vision). When Darshanavaran gets destroyed, it is called kshayak Darshan.

Questioner: Similarly, what is the difference between Darshanavaran (veil over Vision) and mithyadarshan (wrong vision)?

Dadashri: Mithyadarshan is gone and also Darshanavaran is also gone. Gnanavaraniya is not gone.


[] [2.4]

[] Mohaniya Karma

[] I-ness is Mohaniya Karma

How many attributes of this candle did ‘we’ show you?

Questioner: Two.

Dadashri: And they are called dravyakarma- what you see through moha (illusory vision); dravyakarma is eyeglasses. Eyeglasses in the form of moha. One will say, ‘Here comes my wife’, and I am her husband. Wow! What a husband!

Mohaniya means to believe ‘I am’ (potapanu) where one is not, and the relations that result from that belief, are believed to be one’s own. What is not yours at all, to believe it as yours, like, these children are my children and this son-in-law is my son-in-law too. Hey, how long will you carry these wrong beliefs in your head? Those are the seeds for a next life; karma that are heavily destructive; mohaniya.

[] The Self is Forgotten due to Mohaniyakarma

What mohaniya means is, say Nagindas who is like a head of the town, he drinks this much alcohol before he goes to sleep. He regularly drinks before he eats, and then goes to sleep. The regular drinking will indeed bring on avaran (veil over awareness), but that will not be evident. Now one day his friend comes to visit him and he drinks couple of extra shots of whisky, so will he remain Nagindas? Such a wise man, and he would say, ‘I am the President of India’. Would you not understand that he is under the influence of alcohol?

Hey you! You are such a wise man and what are you talking about? So this is the influence of the alcohol he has drunk. His own authority is gone; he lost his control. Whose control is it? What is the influence of? Now he says, ‘I am the President of India’, and that is moha (illusory vision that attaches). He believes to be what he is not. So to say it otherwise is all considered moha. ‘I am her husband, I am his father, I am his son’, that is all moha.

One would ask that how long would the influence last. It is as long as the intoxication lasts. And the psychological effect that is caused by someone saying that ‘You are a husband, you are a husband, you are a husband’, then he will continue to feel that he is a husband. So this is moha.

There is moha, so avaran over (the awareness of) ‘Who am I?’ comes, then by the other way with, ‘I am her husband, his uncle’, Gnanavaran ( veil over Knowledge of the Self) is considered to have happened. First Darshanavaran (Veil over Vision of the Self) happens, and so ‘our’ shraddha (faith; belief, conviction) is totally changed. Shraddha ‘I am Shuddhatma’ goes away, and ‘I am Chandubhai’ is accepted as correct. Then Gnanavaran happens. It will also come into experience. Then mohaniya begins. Beginning is mohaniya, then there is new Darshanavaran, and then new Gnanavaran will keep coming.

He is saying that because of the influence of the alcohol. He forgets the Self because of such illusion that arises for him. Similarly, through association with the worldly people, we believe happiness lies where they believe happiness is. Had you believed happiness through association with the Gnani, you would have found the final resolution. Therefore, we went looking for happiness where people believe it is. Mohaniya avaran came because of that. Then you ‘ate’ (took more of that ‘seen’ through the veil, and that illusory ‘food’ turned into alcohol, and that is why whole day one runs around claiming ‘this is my father-in-law, this is my uncle etc. Are they really that? Has one ever been a father-in-law forever? For how long is he a father-in-law? He is a father-in-law until his son’s wife files for divorce. Therefore, all these relatives are temporary adjustments and You are permanent. And when you went for those temporary adjustments, you too became temporary.

And then you tell the doctor, ‘Sir, save me’. How is the one, whose own sister died, is going to save you? Does a doctor’s sister not die? But yet one pleads, ‘Sir please save me’. Why is that? It is because fear has entered him, he has fear of dying. Just as that Nagindas says, ‘I am the President’, that is what has happened here. That is called moha. The influence and authority (amal) is of someone else (non-Self), not of the Self. The amal of the Self is gone, and this is the amal (pervasive influence) of the non-Self. So one entered into the control and realm (satta) of the non-Self. And one has started believing the realm and control of the non-Self as his own control, that ‘I am the one doing it’. That started all the problems.

[] Main cause is Moha

And mohaniya karma, ‘I am Chandubhai’ is verily moha, what other moha is there? All other moha arise when this moha is there. Otherwise, no other moha will arise if that moha is not there. Main cause,‘I am Chandubhai’ itself is the moha. Now how can one destroy such moha even in thousands of life times? Moha, ‘I am Chandubhai’ will not go away. If that is the root of moha, then tree of moha will continue, will it not? Look, for You, the root of moha is gone, and therefore everything has begun to dry fast. Then one will say, ‘I am a guru (bapji)’. He says that even when he has not known the Self, because his eyes (vision) is veled. He is the Self and yet he says that which is not matching.

Questioner: Layers (of veils) have come over the Self.

Dadashri: Layes have come over it, bandages, eyeglasses. One sees black when he wears black eyeglasses and yellow when he wears yellow eyeglasses. He sees whatever kind of eyeglasses he wears.

There are only two, Gnanavaran and Darshanavaran. Main cause of this is moha. ‘I am Chandubhai’ is moha.

Questioner: There are three such words – moha, mahamoha and vyamoha.

Dadashri: Vyamoha means extra (vishesha) moha, it means that one has become murchhit (lost awareness). Then he does not have awareness. There is no awareness in vyamoha, there is (relative) awareness in moha.

Questioner: And the third is mahamoha.

Dadashri: Even in mahamoha there is awareness.

[] What Makes one Deluded is Moha

Mohaniya karma means, that it is not worth for one to have moha (illusory attachment) about something, and yet there is attraction towards it, because the glasses are bad. Dravyakarma is in the form of glasses. One’s vision is according to the quality of his glasses.

Now, mohaniya has arisen because of the two dravya karma, gnanavaran and darshanavaran, seeing (darshan) stopped, stopped from coming into experience (gnan), therefore it is moha. He saw what he liked, in that only; he got stuck. Just as a moth gets stuck at the light, he gets stuck in everything. That is mohaniya karma, and is the third dravya karma. Why does he suddenly get attracted to whatever he sees? It is because mohaniya karma exists.

When he comes to the market he will not refrain from buying the fireworks. He would not have bought them had he not come to the market. Nothing, if he does not see anything. When moha arises instantly on seeing something; that is mohaniya karma. He becomes unaware (bebhaan), he even forgets his own self. He forgets that he is in debt. When loses awareness like this (murchhit); that is due to dravyakarma. Murchha will not happen when dravyakarma is exhausted.

Gnanavaran and Darshanavaran , it is because of these two that this man will climb all kinds of mountains and fall into all knds of valleys, that is mohaniya. Effect of these two is mohaniya. That is why there is moha. Otherwise how can the poor fellow have moha? How is it a fault of a blind man if he cannot see as it is?

That is temporary happiness, whereas this is permanent happiness. How many kinds of moha are there? Endless kind, are they not? And then he says, ‘I am the abode of infinite bliss’, so then I do not need any other moha. One is trapped in this, now one has to become free from this. That is why we say, ‘Because mohaniya (that which deludes) is of countless types, in front of them, I am the abode of infinite bliss.’

[] One had Filled in Heavy Mohaniyakarma

Questioner: Out of these eight karma, which is the most difficult one?

Dadashri: Mohaniya karma, what else?

Questioner: We want to become free from mohaniya karma, but our opposing forces (karmic account) are such that we cannot become even slightly free from the state of moha.

Dadashri: No one can become free from mohaniya at all, can one? Not without the grace of a Gnani Purush. He may try much, but he falls; fall anywhere, he will fall in a sea or do anything, but mohaniya will not go away without the grace of a Gnani Purush. Only grace can remove mohaniya. One can get rid of some of the other dravyakarma by himself, but mohaniya cannot be removed. Mohaniya means murchha, one has lost awareness. It is only when a Gnani Purush brings him back into awareness; it will work, will it not? Nothing can be done (for liberation) without a Gnani Purush.

[] It is the King of Infinite Karma

That is why Shrimad Rajchandra has said,

Karma anant prakaar na, tema mukhye aatha,

Tema mukhye mohaniya, hanaaya tey kahoon paatha.’

‘Amongst infinite types of karma, eight are the main,

Of which mohaniya is main, let me tell you how it can be destroyed.’

There are infinite types of karma. They have been separated in parts, and finally arranged in eight categories. It was felt that they could not be fitted in less than eight parts, so they were left as eight. This is the least number of categories possible.

Which is the supreme head of all these? Who is the king? It is the mohaniya karma. This has all arisen on the basis of mohaniya. Based on what have the eight karma arisen? What is the root of them? It is moha. Now I will explain to you how that moha, that root of all that gets destroyed, how mohaniya can be destroyed . There is a main root in it; everything will go away, if that main root goes away.

Karma mohaniya bheda bey, darshan charitra naam,

Haney bodha vitaragata, achooka upaya aam.’

‘Mohaniya karma is of two kinds, darshan and charitra by name,

The knowledge of vitaragata destroys (darshan moha),

This is the unfailing solution.’

-Shrimad Rajchandra

There are two divisions of mohaniya karma. One is darshan mohaniya and the other is charitra mohaniya. Darshan mohaniya is removed through Gnan in the Kramik path, it is removed through liberating knowledge (bodha). And in the Akram it goes away through science of separation (bheda vignan). What remains, now that darshan mohaniya is gone? It is the charitra mohaniya. It is charitra mohaniy; discharge moha or effect moha. There are cause moha and effect moha. Causes moha (darshan mohaniya) is gone, now even if you do not like that moha, its effect is bound to come. It is a reaction of the past, therefore it is a charitra moha. In the kramik path, liberating knowledge from a Sadguru destroys the causes moha, and here in Akram science it is destroyed through science of separation, and charitra moha is destroyed through vitaragata. In that kramik path, one will not do any raag-dwesh towards the one cursing him; that will destroy his charitra mohaniya. And here artadhyan (adverse internal meditation that hurts the self) and raudradhyan (adverse internal meditation that hurts the self and the others) stop and vitaragata indeed arises. With this one follows the five Agnas and settles with equanimity.

After attaining this Gnan, your entire moha is gone. Not an iota of it remains. How much of it remains? All that remains is conduct moha (vartan moha). In your conduct, one will see that how much moha you have! All your conduct will be with moha. It is called vartan (conduct) moha. I too have vartan moha. Do I not sit down to eat all this? Would I not take more kadhee if I liked its taste? It is vartan moha; it is not real moha. It is a discharge (nikali) moha. It the one that is on its way out; going to its own home. It lets you know that it is leaving, when it leaves. And the real moha is that which sows new seed of karma. It is what is making the world go round and round. That entire moha goes away in an hour (in Gnan vidhi). It is completely destroyed. All this will go away only when moha is destroyed, will it not? That moha too is dravyakarma. We have removed everything, quickly.

‘We’ have given you the essential element (tattva, the Self) of the whole Jain and all the religions. And it is kriyakari (works on its own from within). It works on its own it by itself will take you to moksha automatically. It will not let leave you until it takes you to moksha.

[] Difference Between Darshanavaran and Darshanmohaniya

When one attains the Self, mohaniya karma goes away. How long is mohaniya for? As long as ‘I am Chandubhai’ exists. Then with ‘I am Shuddhatma’ there is no mohaniya (illusion producing). But, Shuddhatma should be the prevailing awareness (laksha). You do not achieve anything by just saying it. And mohaniya is indeed the cause for obstruction (antaraya). This is because the fruit of mohaniya is obstruction. But the Lord has separated them to recognize mohaniya and antaraya (obstruction). So the two are gone, what is mohaniya the fruit of? It is the fruit of darshanavaran (vision veiling). When darshanavaran goes away, then all the four are gone. Your (Mahatma’s) darshanavaran is gone.

Questioner: Darshanavaran and darshanmohaniya have been separated.

Dadashri: Yes, what is moha? Adarshan (lack of Vision). Adarshan means that which is, is not visible, and this Darshan sees what is, as it is. That means that darshanavaran is gone.

Questioner: What is the difference between darshan avaraniya and darshan mohaniya.

Dadashri: That is avaran (veil), it is a covered up thing. That whole Darshan has been covered up. The Gnan has been covered up. Whatever amount of it opened up, only that much is open. The rest is still covered up.

And mohaniya has covered all that up. Therefore whatever bhaav that should happen (swabhaav, I am the Self), does not happen. Mohabhaav happens, deluded state (sammohan) arises. Because of covering that up, one does not become aware of the Self, and thus delusion happens. Therefore mohaniya karma and moha exists, and they create an obstruction (antaraya). Just consider everything an obstacle (antaraya) from the second one becomes separate from the Self, from the second distance arose. From the second obstacles to the Self happened, obstacles keep occurring ceaselessly.

Now, that darshan mohaniya is a gross (sthula) thing. Darshan mohaniya is called mithyatva. Mohaniya, antaraya, Gnanavaran, and Darshanavaran strong collective force of these four, is called mithyatva. When there is further movement with mithyatva, there are three parts to it. Mithyatva moha happens, mishra moha happens, and samyaktva moha happens. These three pieces of mohaniya happen. Now when mithyatva moha at times becomes less, one comes into mishra mohaniya. This is correct and that is correct. Path to moksha, this path of temples and everything, that is correct and that of the worldly interaction (vyavahar) is correct. Scriptures are correct, and so is the home, wife and children, business are correct. In both places they are the results of moha. When one goes there, he is in moha, and he is in moha when he comes here (satsang). If he is in moha on only one side, it is called mithyatva moha. Those both moha are there. One is happy while he is in a temple, when he goes to upashraya (place of worship) he will not like to get up and leave if gets to hear the talk, and moha arises when he goes to work. Mishra mohaniya is darshan mohaniya. When mithyatva mohaniya and mishra mohaniya leave, then he attains samkit – right vision, right belief. When anger-prid-deceit-greed leave; one attains samkit. Upsham samkit and then from upsham samkit to kshayopksham samkit will take ardha pudgal paravartan which means one will have to wander for a very long time. After that which is kshaypksham, one wanders for a long time (ardhapudgal paravartan) for kshayopksham to become kshayak. Kshayak happens when samyaktava mohaniya goes away. There is not a single person in India who has samyaktava mohaniya. Great work would be done if there was one. Samyaktava mohaniya means that nothing except the Self comes to him internally. What must the Self be like? What must the Self be? How can it be recognized? How can it be attained? His moha is all in knowing the Self. Who is one like that here? Whole day there is no other thing. He is constantly in that (about knowing the Self). How many people are out there who are constantly in that? People cannot maintain that even for an hour, when this has to be maintained constantly.

The one who has decided that ‘this’ is what Self is and he does not have any doubt, so samyaktava mohaniya is gone, he has attained kshayak samkit.

So for us this samyaktava moha goes away. ‘This is the Self’ is decided without a doubt, there is no doubt at all. The Self is exactly what Dada says it is and it has manifested in us. Then there is no place for any doubt. Otherwise nobody’s doubt or uncertainty about the Self has gone awy in this world.

When this uncertainty goes away, when the doubt goes away, then everything is gone. And what else does one need when the Self is present? Manifest Chaitaniya (the Self) is present. It will be present even when you do not recall it. What else do you need? Do you not keep going back to the bliss you experienced on the first night after the Gnan Vidhi? Discharge of karma does not happen immediately there, do they? When it is time for the discharge to unfold, he becomes entangled. And You have Seen that state, have You not? So in the first hour (in Gnan vidhi) one becomes jitendriya jina (victorious over all senses and organs of activity). Then in the next hour, one becomes jitamoha jina. One is a jitamoha jina until the final elimination of moha, when one is called a kshinamoha jina.

Where it is cash, where the Self (potey) becomes present, the Atma becomes present; there is nothing in the world that remains constantly present.

Tirthankaras have given adequate proofs, have they not? Do you experience what I am telling you? Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, how systematically; stepwise it has been said. Why is that? The main cause of all the eight karma is the Darshanavaran. This root cause is destroyed first. Then your entire Darshanavaran is all gone.

Questioner: Which is destroyed first, darshan mohaniya or darshanavaran?

Dadashri: Both moha and avaran are destroyed together. They are fractured simultaneously within an hour, not one after the other.

Entire darshanavaran is destroyed, but what happens now? Those other karma that unfold, create entanglements. They will not let one benefit from this Darshan. Otherwise like me, you too will be able to See and say it as it is. But they (unfolding karma) do not allow you to benefit from it (Darshan); they will all create entanglements.

Questioner: It seems that there is a lot of stock of karma still filled there.

Dadashri: What it is like that, if we have given someone the Gnan and told him to remain in the Gnan, he will say, ‘Yes, I will do that tomorrow.’ And then if we send him to a thousand people to ask them all kinds of things, how much will he remain in the Gnan? If you keep sending him to all these people and tell him to ask them this and ask that, how long will he remain in the Gnan? That is how these circumstances (saiyogo) will entangle you. ‘We’ do not have many such circumstances, and all our circumstances are in the form of gneya (that which is to be known). For You also, they are in gneya form, but they will not remain as gneya for you, because they unfold one after another in force. This is because it is Akram, is it not?

He will not be entangled if it was kramic. Kramic means that all the stock of karma has been taken care of. (For you, if you take the kramik path) even after millions of life times, that stock will not be cleared; there will not be end to this. For example, when will the stock be taken care of now? When will I leave home and take diksha (renounce worldly life) and thus find an end to the stock? ‘No, no sir, I cannot do it. I am in no condition to be able to leave home.’ So then what happened? Just by saying that, one creates obstacle against diksha. Gnanantaraya (obstacle towards Gnan), darshanavaran (vision obscuring) increased. So this is the liability.

This is the beauty of Akram Gnan that has unfolded. One has never heard of such a wonder, has he? It is very difficult for even one fraction of darshanavaran to decrease. On the contrary, in this current era of the time cycle it keeps increasing, how is it going to decrease? Two percent decreases while forty percent increases.

[] How Much Charge Karma in Akram?

Questioner: So mohaniya is the greatest cause of binding dravyakarma?

Dadashri: Mohaniya, what else? Your moha that binds dravya karma is gone. Which moha now remains for you? Discharge moha. You might wear saris and good clothes, but charge mind (bhaav mun) is not there. This is all discharge moha that remains, and the rest of the world continues to bind new moha; which is the root cause. Your (Mahatma) root cause has been destroyed. So charge moha is gone, all that remains is the discharge moha. In the kramic path, charge moha and discharge moha go on simultaneously.

Questioner: So, new dravya karma does not arise for us now?

Dadashri: Even if it does, how much? It is only as much as You follow ‘our’ Agnas, not any more. Only one or two more lives will come, and those will be of punyai (merit karma effect). You will not have all these difficulties. You bind highest of all punyai by following the Agnas, which will allow you to sit by the side of Simandhar Swami all the time.


[] [2.5]

[] Antarayakarma

[] Obstacle Karma

[] Despite Having it, it Cannot be Enjoyed, That is Antaraya

The fourth ghati karma – that which is destructive, karma that destroys human life-- is the antaraya (obstacle creating or resulting) karma. Antaraya is that which will not allow you to enjoy something, even though you have it. Yes, even when you have everything, you are not able to benefit anything from it. You are sitting down to eat and there is a plate full of food in front of you, and you are just about to eat, and the commissioner comes and says, ‘Chandubhai get up, get up this minute’. You ask him, ‘What if I finish my meal first?’ He will say, ‘No, no, not a minute longer. You’ll have to get up right now’. That is called antaraya karma. You had the food and yet you were not able to eat it. So, within You there is Gnan (Knowledge), there is Darshan (Vision), there is shakti (energy), there is nirbhayata [+(+]fearlessness); you have all these attributes within you and yet you are not able to experience them. You have bound antaraya (obstacles), you have built such walls. You have knowingly built them, and now you claim that you are trapped. Such are the antaraya karma.

[] This is how Antaraya are Created

Questioner: I want to understand more about what antaraya karma is.

Dadashri: If you say you do not have any desire to come to satsang, you created an antaraya (obstacle) there. And if you say you have a desire, then antaraya leave. These are all self created antarayas. Antaraya means a wall (distance).

What is antaraya karma? If your son is feeding some Brahmins, and you say, ‘What will you gain from doing this? Why do you feed these people? Why don’t you feed Dada’s Mahatmas instead?’ You bind merit karma there, but you created tremendous antaraya, for which you will not be able to eat even when you sit down to eat. It (food) will go away even when it is in your hands. That is antaraya. However many antarayas you have created; only those are yours.

You create obstructions through intellect, in whatever others were acquiring by saying, ‘Why are you giving here in this place?’ You cannot say anything when someone is giving something to someone. Saying anything is being over-wise through the intellect (buddhi) is it not? It will kill you. If someone else is giving, why do you have to say anything? I had done the same with my buddhi. That was only creating antaraya.

Despite having the food, you are not able to eat, despite having enjoyable things, you are not able to enjoy them – that is all antaraya. There are many such antarayas. Labhantaraya (obstacles against a gain), bhog antaraya (obstacles against enjoyment). Oopbhog antaraya (obstacles against repeated enjoyment), danantaraya (obstacles in receiving and giving charity), viryaantaraya (obstacles against energy); man has all these antarayas. Despite being the absolute Self (Paramatma) one is suffering a life of an animal today. There is no doubt that one is a Paramatma. In my Vision I can See all are Paramatmas. One is a Paramatma, but what can be done? One has come into an inescapable grip, one is trapped, one has come into bondage – that is why I am giving this Gnan, so that he can become free.

All these obstacles (antarayas) are self created, from the past life. In your past life when you had mangos, you felt, ‘What is there to eat in it? Is this anything worth eating? It is like this and that.’ We have done all these kind of things and it is fine for that life, but in this life, we don’t get it. You will not encounter it, you learn from other people that mango is one of the best fruit, it is full of vitamins and goodness and so you look for it, but you don’t find any. Because of your tarchhod (contemptuous rejection) towards it, you created an obstacle.

[] Do Pratikraman the Moment an Obstacle Happens

Now if a man is giving a gift of cloth worth hundred rupees to a Brahmin, and you say, ‘sir, he will sell it later’. You created an obstacle. When he was giving, you created a barrier and therefore as an effect of your karma, you will have to suffer antraya karma. This is considered an antaraya, when someone is doing something for someone else, why do you have to create an obstacle? One uses his buddhi (intellect) that all this is going towards a wrong cause. That is not your look out. He is the giver and the other person is the receiver.

Your son changes his clothes twice a day but if you tell him, ‘why are you wasting money? You are wasting all your clothes, you are spoiling everything’, by saying even this, you create an antaraya. You will not find clothes to wear (in your next life). Do not create obstacles for anyone.

Questioner: But there are certain obligations that arise, and so we have to create some antaraya, don’t we? When a person is the head of a household, it is necessary for him to say something.

Dadashri: The result of which will come, without fail. Or else, one should wash it off. Do the karma, but it should be washed off. There is always a weapon to wash it off. Don’t people with responsibility to run households, have to do everything? But since you have taken this Gnan, you have been given the weapon of pratikraman. Those with the weapon will quickly wash it off.

You neither get the things you want, nor do things work out the way you plan – that is all antaraya karma.

Then antaraya means that no matter how highly educated one is, he cannot find a job anywhere he goes. And if the antaraya is broken, he will make an application and get the job right away.

How does antaraya karma work? There are many people who have everything. If they invite you to their home for a meal, you sit down to dine and they serve you shrikhand (sweetened yogurt with saffron and nuts) and puri (deep fried bread), while he sits down to eat a rotlo (dry millet bread). Would you not realize that there is an antaraya here? He sits down to eat rotlo and yogurt. He is eating what the poor eat and he serves you a gourmet meal? There must be some antaraya, right? What antaraya? The doctors have told him, ‘mooah (mortal)! If you eat that, you will die!’ The poor man has antaraya. Now, a person has all kinds of antarayas, antaraya in eating, antaraya in drinking. Does that not happen? Have you ever seen that? There is shrikhand and everything, but one is not allowed to eat. Because of the antraya you have created, it will not let you eat despite the food being there. There is something enjoyable but it will not let you enjoy it; that is all antaraya. There are many such antarayas.

[] Avaran and Antaraya

Questioner: There are two words, avaran and antaraya; is avaran physical and antaraya mental?

Dadashri: Avaran is a subtle thing, whereas antaraya is not that subtle. Say a beggar comes here and you see someone giving him five rupees worth of food or something of the kind and you say, ‘Hey, why are you giving him that?’, then you bind antaraya karma for yourself. Even when you know that that person is going to misuse it, he will sell it and buy alcohol with the money, you will still bind antaraya-karma for saying that. Why are you creating an obstacle against what he is giving? You should not cause such antaraya karma. People bind all kinds of antarayas.

[] This Causes Antaraya Against Eating Food

One time there was rationing of groceries, so there was a limit on the amount of rice one could buy. There was a couple. The husband would complain as the wife would overfill her plate with rice – the poor lady was a little heavy and she needed to eat, so why not let her! Perhaps she did not like bhakari (wheat bread). The husband would nag her every day. One day the lady told me, ‘Everyday when I eat, he does not let me eat in peace!’ Mooah! (Hey you, dying man!), what kind of a man are you? This is called antaraya karma. You will not get any rice to eat. Why are you doing this? Why not sit peacefully? He did not have the understanding and thought that the problem will be solved by saying such things. Let’s suppose that she eats less the next day, but obstacles will be created against you, won’t they?

Questioner: But we do not know all this, and that is why we create many such obstacles. Today is the first time that we have come to know of this.

Dadashri: It is not that you don’t know of it, no one else knows it either. All these words that have been written in the scriptures, only the Gnani Purush understands them. Others just talk about them. They will say, ‘I have antaraya karma, I have antaraya karma’, but hey, what is antaraya? What is it? You have no knowledge, you just talk big, that is all! There are big words in the scriptures, but if you ask them, ‘what does this mean? Please explain it to me in a way that a child would understand.’ They will say no, they don’t know that. They can only do that when they understand it themselves. Whereas, I will tell even a child, hey, why are you creating obstacles even when this much is being given? You will not get those things when you need them! That is antaraya karma! That is called vighna (obstacle; impediment) karma. We create the vighna, so the vighna comes to us. That is called vighna karma.

Questioner: So in such circumstances, for example if she has diabetes and she takes a lot of rice, should we become the ‘Knower-Seer’ and keep ‘Seeing’ that?

Dadashri: What else are you going to do? And what will happen even if you do not? Whatever she may be doing, even if she pours a whole container of ghee (clarified butter) over it and eats, what has that got to do with you? You are troubled because she is eating in your presence, isn’t that so? Even when You are present, believe yourself as being absent. Believe that, ‘I am not here’. She would do the same, if you were not present, wouldn’t she? The poison is your presence, so get rid of the poison. All the poison is from what you see.

Questioner: With the clarification we got today, we will find the solutions for many things. All we are doing is only antaraya karma.

If we see that something is going to harm someone, then shouldn’t we say ‘no’ to him?

Dadashri: Are you talking about harm that comes from eating and drinking?

Questioner: In eating-drinking, by eating certain things…

Dadashri: There is no need for you to say no. It is necessary for you to explain the facts that, ‘The body is harmed by doing this and doing that’. ‘Come on! You can’t eat this’ – you cannot take such “police activity”. Explain the facts to her about the the outcome of her activity, ask her what benefit she will gain out of it.

Questioner: Many such circumstances arise, every step of the way.

Dadashri: That is what I said. This common knowledge is not out there. That is why I am telling you all to talk and discuss things so that such common knowledge (practically applicable) comes to be revealed. You happen to mention the word ‘antaraya’ and based on that, all these facts came out. So that is good, ask and discuss things.

Questioner: Now from these obstacles (antaraya), some are positive obstacles and some are negative obstacles. If someone takes just enough food on his plate and we tell him, ‘Please take some more.’ If we insist and make him eat more, then is that considered an obstacle?

Dadashri: Then the obstacle is destroyed. If you ask him to get up while he is eating, then you bind an obstacle. If I say to people, ‘It is not worth giving anything to beggars.’ Then I will not be able to give anything at all (in my next life), even if I want to give. Even though you have things of your own to give away, you will not be able to give. To obstruct is called antaraya. If you ask someone to get up and leave while he is eating, ‘Get up, why did you come here, you are from another caste!’ That is a tremendous obstacle, huge! In the past people used to make people of other cast, get up and leave. I have seen all that. Have these people left anything in creating obstacles? And see how miserable they have become? An obstacle; one creates a wall (obstacle) intentionally.

[] Ego of Intellect Creates Obstacles

Questioner: If an ox strays into my farm and eats the crop and I drive it away, does that create antaraya?

Dadashri: It is not considered antaraya karma in driving out the ox that is eating your crop. If it does not leave, you can strike it with a stick on the legs, but you should drive it off your farm. Do not strike on the belly or the head. If you need the crop, drive it off the farm, otherwise let it stay respectfully, but you will not bind antaraya karma. Antaraya karma is a different thing, so you do not have to fear.

What does antaraya mean? If someone is giving a donation, and I tell him ‘At least make sure that the person you are giving to, is deserving of it. If you give without checking, you will come into bondage.’ Now that poor man is about to receive something, he is unhappy and in misery, he is getting something, and this man is giving to that person, and I am using my intellect in that.

Questioner: This is creating antaraya.

Dadashri: No, if he was creating antaraya, the man would become cautious! But he uses his intellect believing, ‘I am making him understand. I am clever and intelligent and this man does not have any sense.’ So if he, himself was about to gain some benefit (labha), an obstacle will arise against it. Then he says, no matter what kind of business he does, it is not successful and it is not profitable. Hey, you have come having created antaraya karma, how are you going to gain from it?

One has created obstacle karma wherever he has gone. Wouldn’t people have created such obstacles? Wherever he went; this sack of intellect! He interferes when someone is giving. Hey, why do you have to worry about that? You should not be interfering in what he is giving. But the one with such interfering intellect will give advice to the other person, ‘You have no sense, how can you give like this?’ And so that creates obstacles. For this reason, people have obstacles. It is because he (the receiver of charity) is the Self even though he is engrossed as the self (prakrutimai). Let the prakruti be. But the one who has not created obstacles (antaraya), he gets whatever he wishes for.

And say one has loaned ten thousand to someone. This money will come back to him whenever he has the desire. So even that which you had given will come back to you. Whenever you have the wish that ‘I want to stop doing business’, then all the money (owed to you) will come back to you, provided you did not create any obstacles.

And if one had created obstacles, then he will have to keep going back and forth, for up to twelve months to collect the loan. He’ll go there and ask if the boss (debtor) is in, and the staff will tell him that he just left. He asks when he will be back, they tell him to return at half past three because the boss leaves at four. So he goes home, but all day long his dhyan (meditation) is on the debt, even when the poor man eats. Whatever sadhana (efforts necessary to achieve or accomplish something, mediation on money) one does, it will continue, won’t it? It will remain in his dhyan (meditation). Such dhyan will not remain for women. They will go through the motion to collect a debt but when they come home, it’s over. But all these men are very clever, aren’t they? They are emotional. The women are in ‘motion’ (relatively natural). This man then leaves early to get there by three-thirty – ‘it’s almost three-thirty. I’ll reach there in ten minutes!’ So he is engrossed in that awareness. Here the secretary tells the debtor that the sheth (creditor) had come to collect his money, and so he (debtor) says, ‘that’s fine if he came. No problem. But you told him to come back and today I am in a hurry so see if you can tell him to come tomorrow.’ But here the sheth had left by three-fifteen. And then you should see how frustrated and angry he becomes, ‘why did I lend him the money? Why did I have to lend him money?’ And if he asks ‘us’, ‘Is it his fault?’ So we would tell him, ‘No, sir. It is the fault of the obstacles that you have created. You created obstacles for other people and so this fault is due to that, he is not at fault. When your obstacles come to an end, then everything will work out smoothly!’

So, because there is Atma within us, it is possible that whatever we desire to eat or drink, will come before us. But instead, it does not happen even when we make the effort. On top of that he’ll fight with you one day. ‘Why do you keep doing back and forth every day, is your money going to go away?’ so he gets upset. And then the creditor says, ‘Above all this, see how he speaks! I am the one that lent him the money and just look at the way he talks!’ Alas, the fault is your very own; he is not at fault. Whatever he is telling you is your own echo. You created this project; this is that very project. Have you had such an experience?

[] One is the Owner of the Universe but…

All these are obstacles. Otherwise you are the owner of the whole universe. Then one asks, ‘Why do I not experience that?’ When all obstacles leave then You are the owner indeed. Who created the obstacles? Lord Mahavir? The answer is, ‘No, you have created them yourself.’ “You are whole and sole responsible for your life.” One has created the obstacles himself. If you do not tread carefully, then how are you going to survive? Here, he says, let’s set the account with minute details. This person will not be happy with the easy and carefree approach. Yes mooah (mortal)! There is infinite energy, why do you need to even think about such interference? Simply ‘see’ it quietly the way it is going on. He will ask, ‘What will I do? How will I go to the lodge if I don’t have enough money for the rent?’ Hey you! You cannot talk like that. Everything is ready ahead. To speak this way, is the obstacle itself. And won’t it then bring him the fruit (effect)? One creates obstacle on his own. One has created obstacles for everything himself. One creates an obstacle at every word. If one speaks negatively, then an obstacle is created; obstacles are not created for positive speech.

‘We’ do not speak even a word. ‘We’ do not have any obstacles. We are in the obstacle-free state (nirantarai pada). Everything comes readily wherever ‘we’ are sitting. ‘We’ do not think about anything, but even then it presents before ‘us’. Why does this not happen for you? It’s because you have created obstacles. ‘I don’t know this. This cannot happen for me.’ So then, what will the thing say? ‘You fool! If you don’t know, then remain where you are. Why are you insulting me?’ All these things that you see are mishra chetan (projection of the Self into the non-Self). This wood too, is made up of mishra chetan. It falls under the category of pudgal (non-Self complex that fills and empties). This is not parmanu (subatomic particle). This is pudgal. If you ever create abhorrence for it, its result will come to you. If you say, ‘I don’t like this furniture,’ then the furniture will say, ‘you and I have an obstacle.’ That furniture will not come to you. People have created obstacles for themselves for sure.

One has created obstacles for everything himself. One creates an obstacle with every word. If one speaks anything negative, then an obstacle is created whereas the positive will not create obstacle.

[] Obstacles in Taking Medicine or in Thinking About it?

Questioner: Now say I come down with some illness and I take medicines to treat that disease. I have to go through the unfolding karma (udayakarma) that has come, so am I creating obstacle in treating the illness with medicine?

Dadashri: No, no. Thinking about the medicine is antaraya, taking the medicine is not antaraya.

Questioner: So is it because the illness is going to be cured, that one comes across the medicine for it?

Dadashri: No, it may not even heal, it may even get worse. Yes, but one drinks the medicine because of the parmanus (subatomic particles) that are there within and to think, ‘should I take the medicine. Should I do this or that’, is obstacle (antaraya). To say allopathic doctors are not good, naturopaths are better, so and so is better – all that is obstacles.

Questioner: So in situations like that, should one not do any purushartha (progress as the Self, or move towards the helpful) at all, and just keep ‘Seeing’?

Dadashri: What is purushartha? To keep ‘Seeing’ is itself Purushartha. Remaining the ‘Knower-Seer’ (Gnata-Drashta) is Purushartha.

Questioner: But, should one not go to a doctor or do anything like that to have the problem looked at?

Dadashri: Just ‘See’ what happens. It is not considered antaraya if you go to a doctor to get checked out. If ‘Chandubhai’ (file number one) is going, ask him, ‘What do you think? Do you want to go?’ If he says ‘yes’, then You say, ‘then go’. Do not create obstacles. What control do you have that it will be fine if you don’t go to the doctor? How can you say something like that? The one going to the doctor is separate, You are separate – or is everything as is?

Questioner: So then Dada, if I remain in the Purushartha of Knowing-Seeing, if I keep ‘seeing’ that whatever happens is correct, then the prakruti (the non-Self complex) will have the full scope and whatever it has to do, it will happen.

Dadashri: Do not create obstacles (antaraya) for the prakruti. The second you say ‘do it this way’ or ‘do not do this’; you create obstacles there. That is called having done egoism. Why don’t You just ‘See’ what the prakruti is doing? Lord Mahavir kept ‘Seeing’ only one pudgal, he kept Seeing His prakruti. When Ambalal (Dadashri) is sitting with a shawl over his shoulders, ‘I’ can See him sitting, and ‘I’ can also See him talking. ‘I’ can also See how his hands are moving. ‘I’ can See all his gestures.

[] Secret of Dada’s Deafness

There was a doctor who wanted to fit me with a hearing aid. He said to me, ‘Dada, have it repaired.’ I told him, ‘No, no dear man. I don’t want to.’ So then he replied, ‘Dada, it will give me the opportunity to do your seva (service)’. He was a good man; his intent was to give service (seva). The doctor would benefit for treating the Gnani Purush, he would derive full benefit, because the doctor’s intent is complete. So I told him, ‘But you are not seeing the harm to me’. He asked, ‘What harm?’ I told them, ‘This is the fruit of ‘our’ karma. ‘We’ have to settle it. So this time, we want to settle it completely. ‘We’ would not look for any other solution. For ‘us’ there is no such thing as looking for a cure or solution’.

So if ‘we’ allowed him to fit the hearing aids, then how would ‘we’ settle ‘our’ antaraya karma? That would be considered as pushing aside antaraya karma. So he asked, ‘what kind of antaraya karma would Dada have created?’ and the answer is that, ‘if this man says something or if this man says something, he (dada in his past life) would scoff at them. So he did not listen even to the truth; that is why deafness comes. Even if someone would tell me the truth, I would not listen, so tell me how much misuse of intellect had happened! One would not listen even to the facts. So what else will come if not deafness? So I explained this to the doctor and he agreed. I told him that I have to suffer it now. If someone is telling the truth, one will not listen, does he have to remain in his own world of intellect only? ‘That’s enough, enough, I understand, I understand, I understand’, he will not even let the poor man finish what he is saying. Does that not happen? Has that ever happened to you?

Questioner: It does happen.

Dadashri: So one had not even listened to the truth of the other person. That is the cause of the obstacles (antaraya). So God says, at least listen to the truth, why do you do so much egoism?

So that is where one’s deafness comes from. Any vishaya (human faculty of sensations as well as organs of activity) that has not been used properly will invite a wound and deficit for sure. Yes, if the eyes have not been put to good use, then one will have to wear glasses.

Questioner: Sometimes it seems that the real obstacles (antaraya) are more of the body. All these obstacles seem to be mostly of the body.

Dadashri: Yes, they are more. Of course they are of the body, what else? There are not many of the mind.

[] Obstacles to Use and Repeated Use

Questioner: Can you please explain bhog antaraya and upbhog antaraya.

Dadashri: There are obstacles (antarayas) of bhog (use, suffer pleasure) and there are obstacles of upbhog (repeated use or pleasure use). What does Lord Tirthankar consider bhog? And what does he consider upbhog? Once enjoyed, it is not enjoyed again. If you finish eating this mango, the one-time enjoyment is called bhog. Once it is gone into the stomach, it cannot be eaten again. Will it come into your taste again?

Questioner: No it will not.

Dadashri: Is that so? That is bhog, and what is upbhog? You can wear this shirt again, you can wear these glasses again, this body will be of use next day; so that is upbhog. If you can get repeated use for pleasure, that is called upbhog.

And these clothes, people wear them every day, so that is called upbhog. Men, women are all considered upbhog. That which is used repeatedly for pleasure is upbhog.

Questioner: You are saying the right thing, as if a Tirthankara is speaking. You have made a minute demarcation.

[] Obstacle Against Benefit

Questioner: Now, what is laabhantaraya?

Dadashri: All the obstacles are created through gnanantaraya. Laabhantaraya means that if you obstruct anyone from benefitting from something, you bind laabhantaraya for yourself. If someone is wearing good clothes and you tell him not to waste his money on clothes, that is upbhog antaraya, and if he is eating jalebee and other delicacies and you tell him, ‘Why do you have to eat this every day? Do you want to be bankrupt or what?’ that is creating bhog antaraya. This world has been created through creating all kinds of antarayas, and then one says ‘God does not give me anything’. Hey, you have created those obstacles yourself, why would God interfere in it?

[] Obstacles Against Profit and Energy

Questioner: What does anantvirya mean? How does it happen?

Dadashri: Yes. That is the state of the anantvirya. Don’t you see ‘our’ Atmavirya (energy of the Self) the whole day? For the Tirthankaras, there is an excess of certain kind; that is all. This is called virya (energy, shakti). There is no other virya or anything else, just Atmavirya (energy of the Self). One benefits infinite profit and labdhi (relative accomplishment) from it.

There is anantbhog (infinite one time enjoyments), anant upbhog (infinite repeated enjoyments), anantvirya (infinite energy) and anantdaan (infinite giving). There is all this. Now, what is anantbhog? The answer is that where one is not the enjoyer of any enjoyment (remains as the Self only). One would be eating only two or three things, but over a hundred different things would appear on his table. In a time where no one has ever heard of a mango, he will have mangos on his table, everything will be there. Everything will be there, without any effort, without thinking about it. What is that called? It is anantbhog.

Questioner: He uses the power of the achievement of the self (swa-labdhi).

Dadashri: The one who uses swa labdhi is not a Gnani.

Questioner: So one dwells in the attributes of the Self. One who is constantly in the attributes of the Self, is that called anantvirya (infinite energy)? Is it considered anant upbhog (infinite repeated enjoyment)?

Dadashri: That even a Gnani can remain in that. Anantvirya is not like that. Anantvirya is such that a mere touch of his hand can do wonders. Anantavirya!

Anantdaan, – look don’t ‘we’ give the gift of moksha every day? Many people attain moksha. Having attained moksha (after the Gnan Vidhi) they do not move away, do they?

Then there is anant daan labdhi (the result-attainment of the ability to give infinitely). If one desires it, if he has the (effect) of past karma, he will give millions of rupees in donations, and if he does not have the effect of past karma, he will give only four anas. You give according to whatever is in your past karmic account; you have all the freedom, freedom of infinite giving (anant daan). If you were noble in your past life, you would have made decision of giving millions of rupees to everyone. The one who is not noble, he will say, ‘Just give eight anas (fifty cents) to everyone.’ Some will give only eight anas, and that other person may even give a million rupees. Both have the same shakti (energy) to give, but the intent of the self (swabhav) will not let go, will it?

Questioner: His intent (swabhav) will not let go, even there?

Dadashri : Yes. Even when it comes to suffering pleasure (enjoying- bhog ) , his intent will not let go. Even when it comes to the intake of food (also used for bhog), he will say, ‘I don’t want to eat karela (bitter gourds). That other person says that he wants to eat nothing but karelas. Yes, that is the intent of the self (the prakruti, the non-Self complex). Then everything happens according to his desire. Enjoying (bhog) according to desire, repeated enjoyment (upbhog) according to desire, and giving charity (daan) according to desire.

Then comes laabha (benefit). Who benefits according to his desire? The answer is the one who has not accumulated wealth that is not rightfully his. So for whose benefit does he do things? He does so that people’s work will be done. So that lifts obstacles against his own gain. When one has the inner intent (bhaavna) that other people should get a loss, then he has the obstacle against his own profit and benefit laabhantaraya. Some may have both profit and loss (laabh-alaabha). There are times he will benefit and there are times when he does not benefit. But if obstacle of benefit goes away, he will attain anantlaabha (infinite benefit).

So what God says is that, when all obstacles (antaraya) is destroyed , anantlaabha (infinite benefit) happens. Anant bhog, anant upbhog and anant virya arises. Otherwise, what is virya antaraya – it’s where one says, ‘I am doing it, but it does not happen.’ And why is that? It’s because the energy of the Self virya antaraya is obstructed. So one has created obstacles in one and everything. Had he the understanding, he would not have created them. But who would explain all that to him?

Then there is anantvirya (infinite energy (of the Self)). Anant shakti (infinite energy) – no end to One’s energies! Just his touch will get the work done; he will accomplish other people’s work. These are good people are they not? Or are these other, good people? Who is good?

Questioner: The Tirthankaras.

Dadashri: They have Seen all this in their experience. They Saw it and then they spoke. Thereafter it was recorded in writing. For infinite lives, this is indeed the path that has worked. Did you like this path?

Questioner: Yes Dada, ofcourse I like it.

Dadashri: No, but what kind of talks! Those with an understanding!

[] What Destroys Antarayakarma?

Questioner: So all the obstacles that were arising, they all move aside with punyanubandhi punyai (effect of merit karma binds new merit karmas). Obstacles like labhantaraya, danantaraya that used to arise. One cannot eat his food, even when it is ready.

Dadashri: No, one will reap benefit only to the extent of the merit karma (punyai) he comes with. They (antaraya) do not move aside. It (punyai) does not have the attribute of moving it aside; it has an attribute of giving the fruit.

How can one get rid of antaraya karma? It is by destroying the antaraya karma that are there. They will go away in the face of opposition. That which has given rise to antaraya karma, when Your state does not become like that (sufferer of antarya), then they will go away.

One has caused such antaraya repeatedly. Obstacle means one cannot accomplish anything according to his will (dhaaryoo). Otherwise whatever one wants will come right in front of you. Then one may ask, so one does not have to do any purusharth (effort)? No; the effort is simply the desire, the desire has to arise. For ‘us’, on the most part, about eighty percent of the time, the second the desire arises, everything is ready. Things keep coming, even when there is no desire.

So what I am telling you is that I have given you the way to destroy all the obstacles (antaraya). We have given you all the Agnas, and that will destroy all the obstacles. Settle the obstacles with equanimity.

Questioner: You said that eighty percent of the time, it happens this way, what about the remaining twenty percent?

Dadashri: ‘We’ are not concerned about that twenty percent. If the desire arises and it does not come, then it comes later. Later means it comes after two or three days. But it gets settled. And with that other, the second the desire to go somewhere arises, there is someone’s car waiting at the door to take me there. We do not have any cars, no such things.

Questioner: No, so I wanted to know that why not a hundred percent? Why did you say eighty percent?

Dadashri: I said, not a hundred percent because ‘we’ also had created some obstacles, but they are little mild. Otherwise, ‘we’ (the Gnani Purush) would not have as much as we do, but it is not as much as twenty percent, but there is a little. But it looks better if we say twenty percent, that way later we will not feel that we made a mistake. Instead it is better if we added some five or ten percent more. Is eighty percent anything less in the current time cycle? You get a grade of eighty percent. Have you not noticed that all my necessities come right in front of me?

Questioner: Yes, they will come running to you.

Dadashri: They all come on their own. We do not need anything from that.

[] In the Ritual Worship of Antarayakarma, one Binds Gnanantaraya

Questioner: There is one method they have in religion, if one’s worldly life does not run properly, one is taught to conduct the ritual worship of antarayakarma.

Dadashri: People do not even understand what antaraya karma is; they do not even know how it is caused. One keeps on creating obstacles and keeps reciting the vidhi ( of ritualized worship of antaryakarma), there is no awareness there at all. Now what benefit does one get from doing the vidhi? He binds gnanantaraya (obstacle to Gnan).

Questioner: How does he create Gnanantaraya by doing vidhi?

Dadashri: Yes, but where he is supposed to do vidhi of gnan, he does the vidhi of agnan (ignorance), and therefore he created gnanantaraya.

Krupadudev Shrimad Rajchandra (Gnani Purush 1867-1901) had said not to do abhinivesha (get entrenched in one’s own opinion and intellect). Everywhere people are stuck in their own ways (abhinevesha) and that is a state of spiritual obstinacy and ignorance (jada); you are not to do that. In relation to the Self, it is a jada state and what is that other gnan (knowledge)? Shushkagnan (knowledge that gives no results). Everything that Krupadudev cautioned people against; is exactly what is going on now. So now tell me, they are going against Krupadudev in everything they do. Therefore one by-passes Krupadudev’s directives (Agna), so who is going to free him from that mistake (dosh)? Even if one does it out of ignorance, even if it is done due to misunderstanding, who can help him? They do so because they do not understand. What happens if one sticks his hand in a fire without the understanding?

Questioner: He will get burnt.

Dadashri: So do everything with the understanding. Do not do it otherwise, that is what he says. Who has put you on a pedestal that you are doing such things? Why don’t you eat, drink and be merry. And when you say anything, do so with understanding.

[] Obstacles Against Life Span

Only in dying do people create lesser obstacles.

Questioner: In dying?

Dadashri: Yes, if someone is going to die, people will not say ‘it is better if he goes.’ He will not create that obstacle. And many people say that, ‘it will be good if he lives’, so they go in the opposite direction of the obstacle. So he will be saved (from creating obstacle). This is justice. The world means it is in the form of justice (nyaya swarupa). It is your own activity and your own talk, your own understanding and that is how everything will work for you.

Questioner: But Dada, I have really accepted the fact that the world is just, but with such examples it is clarified even more.

Dadashri: It will be clarified. If one understands the detail, then it will be clarified.

Questioner: Dada, many times what happens is that if someone is suffering a lot of pain, another person will say that he will give up his merit karma from fasting, to the ailing man so that he may be released from his suffering. That’s what they say in the villages, what is all that about?

Dadashri: Yes, he is a nimit (instrumental as one of the evidence; apparent doer). It can happen as a nimit, and it may not even happen. It is not a scientific law that this happens, that it will happen.

Look, many great men have died at a very young age. How many obstacles (antarays) agianst life-span must they have created?

Questioner: How did they create them?

Dadashri: Just understand its opposite nature. There are many great people; they were like that (short lived). This is not so for the tirthankars. Lord Mahavir had a life span of seventy-two years. Life span of seventy-two years is considered complete. In this time era, life span of seventy-two years is considered complete.

It is not an auspicious life (shubha ayaushya), but inauspicious life (ashubha ayaushya). So the ayushyakarma (life-span determining karma) breaks. If the life span is an auspicious one, then one will enjoy it.

Lord Krishna had lived nine-hundred fifty years. Still he was short by fifty years. His life span was not complete. He was shot by an arrow, wasn’t he? His life span was not exactly complete, but still nine hundred and fifty is considered complete. Fifty-one hundred years ago, the life span used to be a thousand years. Since Lord Mahavir, life span has been a hundred years. Before it used to be long, now the life span and everything else is decreasing.

[] Obstacles Against Religion

Ours is a hundred percent Darshan (Vision). So it is three hundred and sixty degree Vision. And today all the religions are in opposition to each other. What will people of one religion claim? They will tell you, ‘if you go to the religion of the goddess mother (mataji), you will become mithyatvi (entrenched in ignorance). You cannot go into Mahadevji, otherwise you will become mithyatvi. Hey, you are creating obstacle (antaraya). You are creating obstacle in Darshan. You cannot say that, you are creating obstacle in both, Darshan and Gnan. You cannot talk this way. Don’t go there if you do not want to. And people cannot make statements like, ‘instead of going to the derasar (Jain temple), it is better to be crushed by an elephant!’ They are all creating obstacles. Did you understand? All these are subtle talks that you should understand.

What creates obstacles on the way to moksha? Opinions. One cannot understand even ignorance (agnan) because of opinions, let alone knowledge (Gnan).

If one does not get the benefit of religion, then it means that he has obstacle against religion (dharma antaraya). You have a desire to get the benefit of religion, but you cannot attain it, that is your openly evident obstacle.

Questioner: It’s the obstacle that has come from the past, hasn’t it?

Dadashri: No, but the old one leaves and a new one is bound. As long as one does not have Gnan, by rule they will continue to be bound. When wheat is grown, and if the seeds fall on the ground, then some more wheat will grow,

[] Negative Attitude Towards Gnan Also Causes Obstacles

Questioner: If one does not have the leynu (the credit of the karma), he cannot take Gnan, is that correct?

Dadashri: That is not leynu, but an obstacle. It is not a question of leynu (that which is going to be received as an effect in this life due to merit karma performed in past life). Give (deynu) and take (leynu) is amongst family, these are all obstacles. Therefore, for Gnan, if one does not call the right path as, right, then he causes antaraya. These are all tools for creating obstacles. Or else negativity towards the real Gnan, is all antaraya.

Questioner: But how does one know what is right or otherwise?

Dadashri: One may not even know that.

Questioner: What should one do so that he will see it as being right?

Dadashri: Don’t others see it that way? It is like this, if a person is living in my neighborhood, he may not see this as the truth. That is his antarayakarma. It is not in his fortune, so he will see it wrong.

Questioner: So all the obstacles have been created unknowingly?

Dadashri: Some unknowingly, some knowingly, through the ego and the madness of the ego and intellect (buddhi).

[] This is how Obstacles Puzzles one

If you had asked him, he would have told you, shown you, that here is the liberated One (mukta Purush)! You didn’t even ask?

Questioner: No, no. I have talked about it many times.

Dadashri: But you wouldn’t have believed it right away! ‘Is that so? In the present time? It can’t be! How can it be? How can one find the path of moksha?’ Right now, if one finds even religion, it is more than enough! So a person does not believe that this is the path to moksha. But if we ask them (mahatma), ‘do you experience the bliss of freedom?’ They would reply, ‘yes’. So if you have faith in him you would be able to come here, and even that if the obstacles have been broken. If the obstacles are there, then even when one sits to dine, someone would come and tell him, ‘uncle, get up, get up’, don’t they do that? If you tell him, ‘wait, I’ll be there in a couple of minutes’, he will say, ‘No, not even in two minutes.’ So will obstacles spare anyone? These are all the obstacles that impede everyone.

Questioner: What should we do to break the obstacles?

Dadashri: You are asking for solution, now? But I am here now, why do we need solutions now? Now just ask for whatever you want, without much further ado. Ask so that you will never have to ask again. Ask for whatever you want, why don’t you? If you want nirvikalp samadhi (the unaffected state of the Self, without any ‘I-ness’), if you want liberation, if you want the divine Vision (divya chakshu) – ask for whatever you want. You ask and I will give. In doing so, I am not truly the giver. I am simply instrumental in the process (nimit). Whatever I give you; it is your own. I simply have the key. So ask now, whatever it is. If you don’t want to ask right now, then ask for it two months later. I will give it to you then. Then you will have to come back here again.

Questioner: No, no why would I keep it pending for tomorrow?

Dadashri: If still there is an obstacle, the mind tells you from within, ‘it will happen, what’s the hurry?’ This is what the mind will tell you from within. What can one do if the obstacles still exist?

When you keep having the desire to go to ‘Dada’s absolute satsang’; that is the beginning of the destruction of obstacles, and in going there. And when you don’t have any difficulty getting there, consider the obstacles destroyed. Those obstacles will break. If you take Dada’s name, the obstacles will break. If you say, ‘I bow down to Dada Bhagwan’, then it will break, so say that.

All that happens through grace! Yes, what cannot happen through grace? What is the value of words? People have antarayas (obstacles). Is it not a wonder that despite ‘cash’ (instant) moksha around, one is not able to attain it?

Questioner: One will not attain it even if it is right next to him, will he?

Dadashri: Those are the antaraya, are they not? Did you meet me after a whole year? You must have been trying to meet me for over two years or so, right?

Questioner: But I did tell you that I would come. But the circumstance never arose.

Dadashri: No, so that itself is antaraya. Some people have lesser antaraya, and you people have more. Because other people are wise and these people are not wise, they are over-wise. Have you ever been overwise? They will also create all kinds of objections and insistence of objections (vandha-vachaka) because they are over-wise, won’t they? A straightforward man will not create obstacles through vandha-vachka.

One saint was saying that Akram path is of useless (akkarmi) people.

Questioner: He bound sin karma (paap), did he not?

Dadashri: No, if it were a sin karma he created, he would have to suffer it’s effect. He just created an antaraya. One should not speak even one sentence without considering its consequences. What happens if one does? Antaraya (obstacle) against the truth will be created and it will give rise to falsehood. Or if someone is going to take Gnan, he would not let it materialize, then obstacles will be created, and that is called Gnanantaraya, Darshanantaraya.

If someone comes to satsang and because of his opinion entrenched belief (matartha), he says it is not worth going to Dada’s satsang; then he will not be able to come to satsang again. Some people have been thinking about coming here for the last nine years and they have not been able to do so, because they have kept creating . And that man asked you if he can come here, you said yes and did he not come immediately?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: Obstacles were not created. So there is nothing if obstacles are not created. If obstacles are created, you will not be able to come here for twenty years!

[] This is how Obstacles Have Been Created Against the Path of Moksha

Questioner: Please explain some more about this antaraya. Some followers of other paths and spiritual masters that come to Dada feel, ‘What’s wrong with what I have attained. I have attained it!’ So even though they have the opportunity to attain the ultimate truth, they are not able take it.

Dadashri: The fact is that, no matter what they may have found, but if they keep their minds open that ‘if I come across a path of liberation, I want to take that path’, then it will happen. But if they do not keep their minds open and feel ‘I don’t need anything else besides this’, then that is antaraya. They put up a wall, then that wall obstructs none other than themselves. Now if one wants to break the wall down, he will have to do it himself, then the Gnani will grace him. If he tells the Gnani that he has obstacles and he wants to break them, and he decides to break them, then ‘we’ would grace him and the obstacles will break. However, one has created the obstacles himself.

Questioner: Many people do not even realize that these are their own obstacles.

Dadashri: They do not realize that, ‘I am creating obstacles’ or ‘what am I doing?’

Questioner: They believe what they are doing is fine.

Dadashri: ‘It is fine indeed’ – that is what they believe.

Questioner: What is the solution there? Can something be done if that is the situation? If it is a situation where one believes, ‘what I am doing is correct’, then is there any other solution there?

Dadashri: The solution will be automatic…when his anger, pride, deceit and greed start to bite away at him, the solution will come automatically. When they bite him, he will think, ‘I’ll have to do something good, this cannot go on.’ ‘We’ did not have to go out and ask all these people to come here. The ‘biting’ itself sends them over here. Just like the sweet potatoes that roast from all sides in a fire, people too are ‘roasting’ away. The inner turmoil is constantly burning. In America it is constantly burning. Whether one is in America or anywhere else, but one is constantly burning in the inner turmoil. Whether one is an ascetic or a religious teacher, they are constantly burning from within. This is because, the second he feels, ‘I am a sadhu’, or ‘I am an acharaya’, the burning starts. One alleges to be what one is not, and that is exactly how he goes about. People have been wandering for infinite lives. The Self is without a name (anami), and yet he acquires a name and goes around wearing it with pompous pride.

Questioner: What should I do so that I can establish faith in such people? Suppose if one cannot attain it here because he has antarayas, what can I do to make these people have faith?

Dadashri: For him to have faith, you have to somehow or other bring him here to me just once. I will find a way. Even a dog would come to you if you show him something and have patience. Similarly, if you speak to him gently into coming here, and then when I talk to him, he will get the solution in his mind. That is because ‘our’ talk is vitaragi (absolutely free of attachment or abhorrence); there is no insistence that he has to do this or that. All that is relative is full of insistence. If I do not say a word, then this lady who is sitting here, will also not say a word either. She will sit right until the end. She has entanglements, doesn’t she? Now, she does not like the entanglements, but her antaraya karma within, are such that they give rise to nothing but entanglements. So ‘we’ wanted to talk to her. I thought to myself, ‘this poor lady has come here all the way and her trip will be wasted’; and so I made a direct connection to the Atma (the Self) within her, and made the request that ‘do something so that she may attain this’. ‘We’ make arrangements with the God within and we turn around some ‘machinery’ within her, and that is when this much discussion can take place. Otherwise, would she ever talk in this way? There is infinite entanglement within! Now, she is not at fault. The antaraya karma causes the entanglements. Do you understand that? Do you?

Otherwise, a person would become clear the second he comes here, clear the second he steps in; here, there are no parmanus of maya (atoms of illusion) are there? So maya stays far away from here. Maya cannot come here close to the Gnani Purush. Dear lady, did you understand the issue of entanglements?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: Even to give a response there is tension in the head. The speech is tense; the mind desires, ‘let me talk and discuss this’, but even then it (antaraya karma) will not let one speak. Yes that is called antaraya karma. Dear lady, did you understand antaraya karma? There are all kinds of antaraya karma like this.

[] Intent of Compassion for the Salvation of the World

Questioner: This science (vignan) does not succumb to the intellect, is that why many people don’t come here?

Dadashri: Why do we need to bring many people here? This intent in discharge (bhaavna) is one kind of compassion (karuna). We do have that compassion. It is the very thing that is very needed for us. That is all; we don’t have to worry about anything else that happens. It is our duty to maintain compassion; whether it happens or not, is not in our hands. It is in the hands of vyavasthit. It is your duty to have compassion and people will indeed come here, they will come, they will all come!

Akram Vignan is not found in any time era. This has come for the salvation of hundreds of thousands of people. Many people will get their work done, and too without partiality; people from all religions, the Jains, Vaishnavs, Swaminarayans, everyone.

Heavy Antarayas Prevent Meeting a Gnani Purush

When people go out to buy vegetables in the morning, some get fresh ones and some get rotten ones, don’t they? It is because there are no antarayas against fresh vegetables. Now if you go to buy wheat, there are antarays, and if one wants to buy diamonds etc. how can he go? How can he go without having money in his hands? He has infinite antarayas. There are many antarayas for these things. Here (satsang), even if ten people were to come, it would be more than enough. There are infinite antarayas to come here (Satsang with Dada). This is the highest of all things, how can everyone have such merit karma (punyai)? There are crowds of people in the market for vegetables. Are there not crowds of people? And how many are there in a jeweler’s shop?

Questioner: Very few.

Dadashri: There are many antarayakarma. How many billionaires are there in India? And how about poor people? Most of the people are poor, aren’t they? Similarly, ‘this’ thing (Gnan) is not for everyone. All we can do is tell them. We can express our inner intent, that this is how it is.

There are so many obstacles to attain this. There are tremendous obstacles. These obstacles cannot be destroyed for man. Man’s obstacle towards money, labhantaraya can be destroyed, obstacles for donations (daanantaraya) can be destroyed, but this obstacle towards Gnan (Gnanantaraya) and Darshan (Darshanantaraya) cannot be destroyed. These two antaraya (obstacles) are very difficult to break.

That is why they do not come here, they would attain only if they come, will they not? So it is has a liability. And those who are true, they will attain it. Those who are true seekers, they will come from anywhere and come here. So, one should not rush others into this. There will not be a large of crowd for this.

That man was going down the stairs (leaving), why is that? I even tell everyone that he has come here having climbed the stairs, he came up the stairs with gusto, but he will soon be going down them. Rarely does a path of liberation comes along, that is when there are all kinds of obstacles. All this that happens; it is all correct. What is it like? Look, the man walked out. When we offered to give to him ‘cash’ (instant moksha), he got up and left. And that is correct too. It is not incorrect, is it? ‘We’ immediately realized that this correctness has come. Antarayakarma have arisen. At first I thought, why did this antarayakarma come? So ‘we’ cannot give Gnan, as long as he is just sitting here, can we? If he tells me, ‘This is what I want. I want to be free’, then I can give. We cannot give the knowledge of liberation (moksha nu Gnan) to the one who wants to be bound, can we?

Questioner: The intent to surrender (samarpit bhaav) should arise, should it not?

Dadashri: So this is called antarayakarma. An encounter with a Gnani does not happen. When one’s merit karma (punyai) of infinite past lives comes into fruition; that is when one gets to do darshan of Dada. Now tell me, a ready morsel of moksha is there, everyone else will alert him about this too. The other morsels, one will get or may not, but this morsel of moksha! The Gnani Purush will not be seen again.

Questioner: Even after infinite lives, one will not meet a Gnani.

Dadashri: Even in hundreds of thousands of years, there is no Akram Gnan. One can place absolute faith in it. Everything becomes ready within, as per our word. And if you say, ‘Dada says this every day, does he not? He says the same thing every day, and Dada is like family to us!’ This way one looses out.

Some people’s obstacles (antaraya) of direct meeting (with a living Gnani Purush) have been destroyed and for some, obstacles of indirect (paroksha) meeting are destroyed. The ones whose indirect obstacle are broken; have obstacles for direct (pratyaksha) meeting for ever, so he only receives indirect (paroksha) meetings. Obstacles of direct (pratyaksha) meeting are huge, which I have seen. Our effort goes to waste; his effort goes to waste too. You will get tired of ‘writing letters’ (of invitations).

Questioner: Why did such a huge obstacle arise, even to just meet you? You know that I have known of you for such a long time.

Dadashri: Everyone has obstacles. Those who ‘know’ (Dada) will have obstacles. Those who do not ‘know’ will not have obstacles. The one who knows will have obstacles. The minute one says, ‘he is like this or like that’, an obstacle is created. Even if you speak based on someone else’s comments; the obstacles are created. Obstacle of knowing (jaankaar). Not of not knowing. There is no acquaintance between the one who does not know and ‘I’ and so there are no obstacles, are there? So are there any problems there?

Whether something is right or wrong, if there are five people to criticize (tika), then you will do the same. It is not that there is a discipline or goal. That is not so. You will sway this way and you will sway that way too. Therefore all kinds of obstacles have happened.

Those who have determination (nischaya), obstacles get destroyed there. They will break after a long time. One man tells me I have wanted to meet you for six years; today I have met you. So how many obstacles did he have? Tell me! And those from the foreign countries will think only once and get to meet me. They think of someone only once and they get to meet him. They do not have obstacle and they are not over-wise either, are they? Is it more valuable to be wise or over-wise?

Questioner: Wisdom is more valuable. Over-wiseness will ruin things for one. For me, the day I got Gnan I felt that I met pratyaksha Gnani.

Dadashri: Direct (pratyaksha) meeting with the Gnani, but you met God. You actually met pratyaksha Paramatma (direct meeting with absolute Self). The one Krupadudev has called the Absolute Self in the physical body (dehadhari parmatma).

[] Pratikraman for Obstacles

Questioner: I have too many obstacles. I fall asleep while reading.

Dadashri: Everyone has brought all the antaryakarma. But you should do pratikraman of them every day, that ‘Dear Lord, please remove my obstacles. I do not wish them anymore. I may have erred in the past, which is why these obstacles are here. But I do not want to make any mistakes anymore.’ Pray to the Lord everyday like that.

[] Obstacles to Gnan-Darshan Arise Thus

Questioner: What causes Gnan antraya and Darshan antraya (obstacles against Knowledge as the Self and Vision as the Self)?

Dadashri: One will talk negative in every matter. One may not understand the knowledge the saints and priests give in their sermons, and then he will start to talk negatively; that is the way one creates Darshan-antaraya and Gnan-antaraya. One should not speak like that. He may be any kind of acharya or maharaj—religious head, he speaks according to his knowledge and understanding but one cannot speak wrong or negatively about him. That verily causes obstacles against one’s Vision (Darshan antaraya) and obstacles against the Knowledge of the Self (Gnan antraya ). Over there, the obstacles one creates are way less than one would create here (in the satsang in the presence of the Gnani Purush); here grave obstacles would be created. He will have to wander for many chorashi (one chorashi is 84 lakh births).

The Gnani Purush is a mokshadata—the one who grants final liberation, He has come to give the gift of moksha. Not Gnan but the gift of moksha, so would any obstacle remain if the one who is the giver of the Gnan and the one who wants to take the Gnan, come together? Would any kind of obstacle remain?

It does not take long if the antaraya karma is broken. How far apart is Atma – the Self and moksha? Not at all; the obstacles that lie in between the two is the distance between them.

Questioner: How can one destroy Gnan antraya and Darshan antraya?

Dadashri: The Gnani Purush can destroy them for you. The Gnani Purush destroys the ignorance (of the Self) and he can also remove obstacles for you. But there are certain obstacles that even the Gnani Purush cannot remove. Those obstacles are beyond the power of the Gnani; where humility (vinaya) is being violated. Humility is the basis for the path to moksha. Param vinaya absolute humility! There should not be even a single negative thought, a single wrong imagination about the Gnani Purush. What can a single wrong imagination do? One does not get a single wrong thought and imagination for his own mother, then what about for the Gnani Purush? Rather, it is better to remain less in touch with the Gnani Purush. If one does not remain close to the Gnani Purush, he will not have any thoughts about him, would he?

[] Obstacles Against Expression in Conduct

Questioner: Many things come into darshan (vision), but do not manifest into conduct (vartan).

Dadashri: It will come into darshan. Some people have greater darshan, but they have heavy obstacles against it manifesting into conduct. However their darshan (understanding) is very high, they have not left anything that needs to be understood.

Questioner: So, is that a weakness in power of the mind (manobud) or is it just an obstacle (antaraya)?

Dadashri: One has created strong obstacles. The entanglements have been solved through darshan.

[] Gnan is Attained, if Obstacle is Destroyed

Questioner: But Dada many times obstacles are necessary in order to attain the Gnan. We are tested only when there are obstacles.

Dadashri: Yes, we are tested where our karmic account is, where we have made mistakes. This is all an effect of all the mistakes made, is it not? The effects of the obstacles caused, have come forth. Obstacles against attaining Gnan are created, so one does not attain Gnan, does he?

There is a need to attain Gnan, we want to ‘dine’, it is necessary to ‘dine’, so what can we do when one creates obstacles? And we do get hungry, don’t we? So, it can only be attained if there are no obstacles.

[] Cannot Destroy Idols or Pictures

Some people will take our books for free and then they turn around and sell them. Or if one is an angry man, he will say to his wife, ‘what are these books of Dada doing here? I told you not to bring them.’ So he would take them and burn them. He creates such a tremendous antarayakarma in doing so that even after thousands of life times, he will not attain liberation. And when Gnanantaraya is created, Darshanantaraya is created without fail. So these will always be together. With Gnanantaraya, all the eight (dravyakarma) are created.

Questioner: Along with Gnan antaraya?

Dadashri: Yes, only one antaraya karma is created and with Gnanantaraya, all eight will be created. So by selling the books, burning them, the poor man does not know what can happen when he is filled with anger. He does not know that, does he? You cannot burn anyone’s photo. It is tantamount to killing him. Yes, many people are over come with anger and they burn photos. You cannot do that; it is an establishment of faith (sthapana).

Sthapana (establishment of faith) is together with a name. It may not be living; there is no dravyabhaav (physical presence) there, but it has the name established (naam sthapana) to it, doesn’t it? You cannot do anything to even an idol of God. People will ask why nothing happens to the Muslims (who destroy idols). They are bound to receive the fruit too, are they not? The idol (murti) will never do anything, but the protecting celestials (shashan devas) will. One will receive result of hurting others, by doing it. If you burn a Muslims masjid (mosque), many Muslims will be hurt, the fruit of which you will definitely have to suffer. You will never become (truly) happy by hurting anyone. Therefore give as much happiness as you can. If you cannot do that, you cannot hurt anyone at all, and hurt is caused through lack of understanding. People think that they are not hurting anyone; that is what they tell me. They feel, ‘You should not do anything wrong like that, you should not hurt anyone. ‘I ask, ‘What do you understand? You hurt people all day long. So then what is it that you understand?’ He is talking in his own language (by his own intellectual view). You should listen to my language. You keep hurting people all day long. Only the Gnani’s language is certified language. There is nothing left to think or know beyond that. Sooner or later you will have to know that, will you not?

[] Nischaya Breaks the Threads of Obstacles

All obstacles (antaraya) break for the one who attains this Gnan. What I am telling you is that here ‘we’ have given you a path that will help you break all obstacles. I have given you this Gnan, and along with that I have give you all these the Five Agnas, and so it is possible to break all obstacles.

Questioner: Dada, when the determination (nischaya) is made that I want to go to satsang without fail, then everything works out to my convenience.

Dadashri: The nischaya (determination in the relative, and the Self in the real) itself will break all obstacles and remove all traces of them. Only the nischaya is needed. As long as one does not make a nischaya (firm determination), the obstacles keep peeping up their heads. Right now there is a lot of traffic on the road, but if the Prime Minster were to come out, all the traffic would clear out. It would all automatically clear out within an hour. This is like that. Is ‘our’ status here (in Akram Vignan), that of the Prime Minister? This status is that of the absolute Self (Paramatma pada). The status that You have been given after taking this Gnan is the Paramatma pada. It does not matter that you are not able to maintain oneness with that state (pada); it is because there is weakness on your part to adjust to it (the Self). However, it is a Paarmatma pada – the state of the absolute Self.

Antar chhootey tya khule chhe antar ankhadi re lol

The inner vision that has opened up for us, the divine vision (divyachakshu) – antar chhootey means the divine vision unfolds day by day. It means that as the Gnanantaraya and all other antaraya begin to break, the divine vision opens up. These obstacles (antaraya) that have been created; have been created due to all the karma, haven’t they?

As the obstacle is destroyed, everything opens up. It (the Self) is aloof from you because of the antaraya. Otherwise You are not separate from the Self (Atma). It is separate because of this obstacle. Otherwise the Self and you are not separate. Only the antarayakarma creates the problem. Now everything has been attained. Why does it still not give you the benefit like you want to, in spite of attaining it? It is because of antaray-karma. As the antaraya goes away, you will have the solution.

[] Obstacles Against Satsang

Questioner: When Dada’s satsang is going on, one is not able to come because he has created obstacles, how are these antaraya created?

Dadashri: It is not an obstacle that one is not able to come. It is the effect of the obstacle. It is the effect of the obstacles created in the past. He has no choice but suffer it.

Questioner: How was that obstacle created?

Dadashri: One created it himself. By saying, ‘Why do we have to go there every day? What’s wrong if we don’t go for two days?’ That created this entire obstacle.

Questioner: If one is coming to Dada’s satsang and someone tells him, ‘Why do you go there every day to listen to the same thing?’ So then will he not create an obstacle?

Dadashri: Yes, that other man is creating an obstacle. This obstruction is an obstacle (antaraya). Why don’t you talk straight so that even a small child understands? However many obstacles you have created, only that many are your obstacles.

[] Desire has Obstructed the Relative Expression of Energies of the absolute Self

Questioner: When one has an intense desire for something, pain arises because one is not able to get it.

Dadashri: When there is a great desire for something, you will get it for sure, but because there is intense desire, it will be delayed. And when the desire decreases, it will come quicker. On the contrary, desire (ichchha) creates obstacle.

Questioner: Will we not get the very thing we intensely desire?

Dadashri: You will get it. You will get it, when the desire for it decreases; then you will get it. You will definitely get the thing you desire. Obstacles only arise because of desire. Obstacles start breaking as the desire decreases. Thereafter, all things are available to you. When something is about to happen, the desire for it will arise beforehand. Once the obstacles shatter, you get everything according to your desire. Why do ‘we’ (Dada) not have any obstruction? This is because ‘our’ state is completely nirichhak pada—a desire-free state.

A human being is indeed a Paramatma – absolute Self. There is the potential for the expression of infinite aishwarya (the relative expression of energies of the absolute Self). The second one desires anything, he becomes a human being! Otherwise the Self can attain whatever it wants. One is not able to attain because of obstacles. Your divine energy (bhagwat shakti, aishwarya) is covered up by whatever obstacles you create. Bhagwat shakti means whatever one desires it will come in front of him. As many obstacles are created, that much energy gets veiled.

‘We—the Gnani’ do not have anything like desire at all. There are two kinds of desires: one is discharge desire and one is charge desire. Charge desire binds a new account of karma. An example of discharge desire is say a person is hungry and he looks for food in a certain manner, we can tell that this man has a desire to eat something. But this is called discharge desire. For ‘us’ when such discharge desire arises, even before ‘we’ say anything, food is served to us readily. We do not have to make any effort. So many obstacles have been broken that ‘we’ get everything the second a desire arises. This is called nirantaraya obstacle-free state.

[] Obstacles due to no Determination; no Obstacles due to Determination

In the path of moksha, as obstacles arise, one’s energies manifest more. Therefore, even when obstacles come on the way, be firm in your nischaya (determination) that no one has the power to block you. You have to maintain such an inner intent (bhaav). You do not have to say it out loud in words, saying it out loud is ego. Obstacles are created because of the ego of, ‘I am something’.

Questioner: Do obstacles (antaraya) get destroyed on their own, or are they destroyed through purushartha?

Dadashri: Antaraya (obstacle) means anischaya (lack of nischaya). Where is man’s purushartha? Purushartha dharma (religion of progress as the Self) is open.

Questioner: Is nischaya the purushartha?

Dadashri: Yes, nischaya that I want to do it only this way.

Questioner: But, not everyone’s nischaya materializes.

Dadashri: You are not to see whether it materializes or not, you just have to make the nischaya. And if you keep it slack, then so will be the results. Your own lack of determination (anischaya) is your antaraya. Antaraya is broken when you do nischaya. When nischaya of the Self is made, all the obstacles do indeed get destroyed, do they not?

[] Difference between Nischaya and Desire

Questioner: You have said in one of the Aptavanis that antaraya (obstacle) can be destroyed through will power, and on the other side we know that obstacle is caused by desire (ichchha).

Dadashri: It is not necessary to do desire. You have been asked to make a nischaya (determination). Nischaya will destroy any kind of obstacle, for sure.

Questioner: If we have a strong desire (ichchha) for something, we make a nischaya that I want to acquire a certain thing; then this desire (ichchha) causes an obstacle, so should we not do that?

Dadashri: You need nischaya, where is the question of ichchha (desire) here?

Questioner: Please explain the difference between nischaya and ichchha?

Dadashri: There is a lot of difference. Ichchha (desire) is something of your liking, and nischaya is exactness. Unichchha (lack of desire) is something that is not liked, and ichchha is something of your liking. And nischaya means that you made a determination.

Questioner: Please explain nischaya and ichchha with examples?

Dadashri: What examples? If you like something, to go get some bananas, you have to make a desire ichchha. If you want to do any work you have to do make a decision nischaya. How fast will one walk to go and get something he does not desire (anichchha)?

Questioner: He will sit down.

Dadashri: And how about for something he desires?

Questioner: He will run.

Dadashri: And nischaya is beyond the two.

Questioner: Is that why, Dada you tell us to do nischaya of following the five Agnas?

Dadashri: Yes, that is it. You have to do nischaya. And it will automatically be followed. Your nischaya is needed. If you slack off, then it too will become slack. If you say that you want to go to Dada, no matter what obstacles there are, then they will get destroyed if you do the nischaya. And if you say, ‘It is vyavasthit, is it not?’ then it will be ruined.

Questioner: Yes, I have experienced that.

Dadashri: One cannot use vyavasthit like this. If it is vyavasthit, then why don’t you drive cars with your eyes closed? Then your view is correct. What is the problem if you drive a car on the road with your eyes closed? It is vyavasthit, is it not?

Questioner: Then an accident will happen.

Dadashri: So will an ‘accident’ not happen in this too? You can say vyavasthit only after an accident happens even when you were driving with care, with open eyes. One has to understand this, does he not? Can he say it without understanding?

Questioner: This is applicable to everything that if there is power of nischaya, then obstacles will definitely be destroyed.

Dadashri: Yes, strength of nischaya will take one to moksha. And it is because of anischaya (lack of determination) that everything has become stuck.

Questioner: Is anischaya (lack of firm determination) and anirnaya (indecision) the same thing?

Dadashri: The same; but there is greater power in anischaya.

Questioner: So it is like ‘to be or not to be’. It gives rise only to uncertainty.

Dadashri: There will not be any substance to it if uncertainty (dwida) arises. If one makes a nischaya (determination) that I definitely want to go there in the morning, then know that he is going.

Questioner: So is it not considered ego (I am doing) to do such nischaya?

Dadashri: There is no ego left at all, so where is the question of doing the ego? And whatever ego there is, it is a discharge ego. So, when ego is not there with You (the Self), then how is it going to be used?

Questioner: Is nischaya mandatory?

Dadashri: No; not mandatory. Mandatory is all different, separate. Nischaya means something that takes you towards your goal (dhyeya).

[] Have Obstacles to Eating Ever Occurred?

Questioner: If someone goes with a determination (nischaya) to do satsang but the satsang does not happen, then what benefit will he attain? Does he attain the same benefit as the satsang happening; or is it less or more?

Dadashri: He only receives the fruit for his intent (bhaav). If someone tells you, ‘Here, eat this’, even then you get the ‘fruit’.

Questioner: Ordinarily, if one goes with nischaya, then there is no obstacle at all.

Dadashri: Most likely not. Yes, that does happen sometimes.That is not always the case. There is no one to stop you at all if you have the nischaya. There is no need to be indecisive. If there is a slippery slope for a mile, and you think, ‘What if I slip?’ then there is no solution to that. ‘I will not slip, how can I slip?’ – then such will be the arrangement that will be made; the legs, mind and everything will all be careful. And with inner feeling, ‘I will slip’, then the mind will become weak with, ‘How will I go?’ Do such a nischaya, ‘No way, I will not slip.’ With that everything is clear. Thereafter, if you still slip, then it is vyavasthit.

Questioner: So does nischaya have the power to destroy obstacles?

Dadashri: It can destroy all obstacles. It will not leave even one obstacle alone.

Questioner: So if obstacles hinder us, is that a deficiency in the nischaya?

Dadashri: It is deficiency in the nischaya only.

Questioner: So it is one’s own deficiency and yet he blames the obstacle.

Dadashri: There is no one else; they are all self created obstacles. Those created by you, can be removed through nischaya. Why aren’t obstacles ever created for eating? Do you let antaraya happen in that? These obstacles are all created deliberately. Had they been created on their own; then you would have had obstacles in getting tea and everything. None are created on their own.

People are very shrewd, are they not? That shrewdness itself has killed them. It would have been good if one were not shrewd (misusing intellect).

Questioner: They are not shrewd. One believes he is shrewd.

Dadashri: One has believed himself to be so. One thinks he is independent.

[] Gnani is in Antaraya-free State

The true meaning of antaraya will not be found even in the scriptures, even if one tried to look for it. Those with the experience (of the absolute Self) did not write everything down in the scriptures. The main Atma (Self) does not have any antaraya (obstacle). All its necessities are met with, just while sitting at home. It does not have any antaraya at all, does it? And if there are any, ‘you’ (self) have created them through your buddhi (intellect). They are an exhibition of the buddhi.

One man was asking, ‘Dada, how wonderful your circumstances like, and our circumstances…. when you come down and if someone knows that you are coming, there is someone ready with a chair for you. You do not have any difficulty getting anything. No obstacles.’ If someday ‘We’ get the desire to eat, mind you on the most part, ‘we’ do not have any desires, but if ‘we’ ever do, then there will not be any obstacle. People are ready with food, wandering what ‘we’ will eat. So there is no obstacle, is there? The main Atma (Self) does not have any obstacle at all, does it? Whatever the wish, will all happen immediately.

So which antaraya occurred? They arise because of Darshanavaran (Vision veiling) and Gnanavaran (Knowledge veiling). Four categories (Darshanavaran, Gnanavaran, Mohaniya, Antaraya) arise through through moha (illusion that prevents the knowledge of the Self). Therefore ‘one’ is the Paramatma as the Self. Everything that comes into the thought is attainable. But when it cannot be attained, what antarayas have been created? The answer is that moha creates the blockades. Antarayakarma; vighnakarma arise because of lack of awareness of the Self.

[] That is how the Energies of the Self Manifest

The energies of the Self are called Atmavirya. In one in whom Atmavirya is lacking, weakness will arise, anger-pride-deceit-greed will arise. Atmavirya, the energy of the Self dissipates due to ego. Atmavirya rises as the ego dissolves. When you feel that Atmavirya is decreasing, then you should speak out loud, twenty-five times, ‘I am full of infinite energy.’ Then the energy will arise. There are infinite obstructions in the path of moksha therefore against them, there is infinite energy.

The worldly life (sansar) arose due to the energy going in wrong direction. Now there is so much right energy (that which is of the Self), that it can destroy all obstacles. That is the only reason that ‘we’ make you say the sentence, ‘In the path of moksha because there are obstructions of countless varieties, against them I am full of infinite energy.’ All the obstacles can be broken by staying in the state of Gnata-Drashta—Knower-Seer. Otherwise moksha is right here, it is lying verily with You. Is moksha that far? It is just that obstructions have happened in the middle.

Questioner: The Self has infinite energy. What has caused obstacles against it?

Dadashri: You (self) are the one creating the antarayas; no one else interferes in that.

Questioner: But through which process are obstacles created over the Self?

Dadashri: It is through all the wrong beliefs. Is there only one kind of wrong belief? ‘I am fat’ is also wrong belief. ‘I am slim’ is also wrong belief. ‘I am tall. I am dark. I am white’, how many such wrong beliefs? There are as many wrong beliefs as there are words. Yes! There are that many wrong beliefs. When one goes beyond that, the right belief arises.

What causes the veiling over the Knowing energy of the Self (Chaitanya Shakti)? I want this and I want that. One sees the things that other people want and learned from that knowledge and wants the same for himself. ‘I can’t do without this…I can’t do without spinach…’ And in doing this, one became entrapped. The Self is full of infinite energy. One kept throwing stones on it.

It is like this. This gutter is flowing; there is tremendous energy there for the water to run through it. The gutter is good too, but if someone throws a stone in the gutter, then you wander why the water is not flowing smoothly. That is called antaraya (obstacle) that has been created. If the stones are thrown in two places, then it will slow down the flow even more. If it is thrown in three places, the flow will be impeded even more. If even more are thrown in, then it will stop the water completely from flowing. And the Gnani Purush remains in the state free of obstacles (nirantaraya pada). No antarayas at all. All your antarayas go away by sitting with him, merely by sitting with him. Even if you are making small talk with him!


[] [2.6]

[] Vedaniyakarma

[] Pain-pleasure experience

How many so far?

Questioner: Four.

Dadashri: In a candle in the form of dravyakarma, there are four avarans (veils) in every living being, not in just one being.

And the fifth is vedaniya. Even if it is not your wish, suddenly cold weather comes and you shiver, but you have to suffer it. And if someone drops hot coal on you, you have to suffer vedaniya (pleasure-pain karma), because you get burnt. People are suffering this vedaniya in a hospital. Have you seen vedaniya of people?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: How much? Is there only one kind or many kinds?

Questioner: There are of many kinds.

Dadashri: Many kinds, and at some places some people are suffering (bhogavey) shata vedaniya (pleasure karma). Whereas that which gives pain, is ashata vedaniya (pain karma). Say there isn’t any kind of pain in the body, and one eats mango pulp and goes to sleep. What is the person in? He is in shata vedaniya (pleasure karma). Right now, the mango has not become disagreeable, so he is in pleasure. As soon as it becomes disagreeable, he will immediately say, ‘I have gas here’. But until then he is suffering the shata vedaniya (pleasure karma), he has brought that in his account of karma. So, one comes with both, shata vedaniya and ashata vedaniya (pleasure karma and pain karma). Sometimes shata (pleasure) is short lived, and then comes ashata (pain). This is how shata-ashata (pleasure-pain) continues all day long. When someone curses, ashata vedaniya pain is suffered, and when someone showers flowers on you later, you suffer shata vedaniya pleasure karma. Due to the body that has been received, if becomes hot outside, it becomes intolerable. He will start the fan and shata vedaniya pleasure will follow. And when one starts a fan on a cold day and he gets cold, he cannot tolerate it, and that is ashata vedaniya (pain karma). Did you understand ashata vedaniya? In no time, you will dicomfort.

When one’s teeth hurt, ashata vedaniya (pain karma) has arises. Ask him, ‘Why do you have a face like that today?’ He will say, ‘I have a toothache’. He will try anything to relieve the pain. If nothing, then he will numb it by putting oil of clove on the tooth. By numbing it, there will be pain signals (vedana) within, but he will not notice it. Otherwise you will not be able to tolerate the pain, will you?

Whatever suffering of pain-pleasure (vedana) your body has to suffer, that is, your dravyakarma. Vedana (pleasure-pain signals) can be of pleasure or it can be of pain, it may be bitter or it may be sweet, but at all arises from dravyakarma.

[] Interval Between two Pains is Pleasure

Questioner: Yes, the vedaniya that you mentioned. I want some explanation.

Dadashri: The whole world is in two kinds of vedaniya. Some times it is in shata vedaniya (pleasure karma effect) and some times in ashata vedaniya (pain karma effect). If everything is normal in your dinner plate, there will shata (pleasure), but if the vegetables are heavily spiced, there will be ashata (pain).

Questioner: Even shata is considered vedaniya (here, it means suffering as pain)?

Dadashri: Shata is vedaniya, is it not? What people consider pleasure (sukha) or and what they consider as pain (dukha), the Lord calls it vedaniya. It is just an effect. It is a kind of vedana (an effective signal).

Questioner: We believe that when pain decreases, it is pleasure. I am confused because you are saying pleasure is a vedana (here it means suffering of pain).

Dadashri: Reduction in pain is not pleasure. People consider the interval between two pains as pleasure. The period between two pains, when one pain comes to an end and the other one has not started yet; that is considered pleasure. Write these words down. Where does an interval happen? In a natak (that which does not last; a play). So it is not real pleasure. It is vedana (pain-pleasure effect signal).

Questioner: So then what is considered real pleasure?

Dadashri: Real pleasure is anand (bliss), when the bliss of the Self happens.

The reason it is called vedana because whatever thing gave rise to pleasure, is the very thing that becomes the source of pain when it becomes abnormal. If you are suffering pleasure with the doodhpaak (milk pudding) now, what happens when you eat too much of it?

Questioner: Yes, it will cause pain.

Dadashri: Therefore all that becomes abnormal is considered vedaniya. And anything that is not abnormal, it is called sukha (bliss here). Therefore, eternal bliss of the Self (sanatan sukha) never leaves; it does not leave under any circumstance. Absolute bliss (paramanand) is constant. Have you tasted natural bliss of the Self, in any life time? Should you not taste it?

Questioner: But Gnanis do not think of pain (dukha) as ashata.

Dadashri: They will not beleive that ashata is painful, will they? They do not believe shata as pleasure (sukha), therefore they will not believe ashata as pain (dukha). But those who believe of shata as pleasure; will for sure have to believe ashata as pain even if they do not want to, that is mandatory. But those Gnanis (of the kramik path) renounce pleasure in shata.

Vedaniya karma gives shata (pleasure) as well as ashata (pain) within. So karma do everything. ‘You’ do not have to do anything.

[] Do not Suffer, Know

Questioner: Dada, this Gnanavaran (knowledge veiling karma), Darshanavaran (vision veiling karma), mohaniya (illusion producing karma) and antaraya (obstacle producing karma), can be settled with sooner through chintavan (studied visualization), is that not so? Whereas shata-ashata vedaniya (karma of pleasure-pain) and those naamrupa (karma of name and physical attributes) –gotra (karma of heritage and status) –ayushya (karma of life span), do they not have to be suffered without any choice?

Dadashri: It is not that they have to be suffered without choice, even in that, if the Gnan is solid, then one does not suffer (bhogavey) them. Tirthankaras never suffer them. They have shata-ashata vedaniya, they do not suffer them, they only Know.

But what is this Gnan like? What ‘You’ say, ‘it is hardly anything, it has no value’, because You only Knew that. But when you say, ‘I cannot bear this’, then pain will result for you. Lots of small pains, you get rid of them by just Knowing them; you do not become the sufferer (bhokta) of them at all. And whatever pains you address as, ‘this pain has come to me’, then it comes to you on its own the second you say it. You say, ‘I am aware of it, I am done Knowing it (mei jaanyoon). The second the word ‘Know’ is used, it becomes light. Thereafter the (Knower) keeps kKnowing only.

[] There is Beliefvedana, not Gnanvedana

Questioner: Now when my head hurts, at that time who knows it and who is the one suffering (vedan, vedavoo, bhogavavoo) the headache.

Dadashri: Ego is suffering (vedan) the pain. The sufferer is the ego. It is your head, so your ego is suffering it. And when one eats a cheesecake, even that is suffered (vedey) by the ego. Both, shata (pleasure) and ashata, (pain) are suffered by ego.

Questioner: Does the Self not suffer (vedavoo)?

Dadashri: This does not touch the Self at all.

Questioner: But we do experience the pain signal (vedana).

Dadashri: That experience is of the ego, is it not! This is a beliefvedana (suffering in belief only), it is not Gnanvedana (suffering of the Self). Otherwise, you will not be able to sleep at all if it is Gnanvedana (suffering of the Knower). You will not be able to sleep for nights and days at all. This is a beliefvedana so you will be able to fall asleep. This is just a wrong belief. Ego is the sufferer.

Questioner: What is vedana based on?

Dadashri: It is the fruit of the vedana (pleasure and pain) you give to others. Hold surely in your beief that any vedana you give to others will come back to you. The Lord had discovered this fact. So he avoided doing this because he knew that this was a very wrong way. Thus he became completely pure.

[] Dada’s Close Observation Within

I used to take a bath in the morning. I used pour hot water on my back. What happens if you put extra hot water on a place where it itches?

Questioner: It will feel good.

Dadashri: It feels good. Then I Saw (joyoon). I said, ‘What is this still remaining?’ When you pour hot water on, that place is filled with parmanus (subatomic particles) of itch- of air ( vayu, vatta). When that vayu shows its force, it itches. People say that it is a kind of rheumatism. These dogs do this (scratch) whole daylong, that is how that feels. All our bodies are the same. It feels good when you pour hot water on it. So I said, this is not a fault. I investigated, who feels this sweetness. Is was the ego who felt it sweet. Who was feeling the sweetness?

Questioner: The ego was feeling that.

Dadashri: Yes. ‘I’ Knew that ‘ego’ is feeling this. So why did this feel sweet? I investigated the root cause, how it came about? When it is very cold, one starts shivering. What people call a shiver, it is the air going in. that air is being released when it becomes ready to express. So one suffers shivering due to cold, at that time ego is suffering it, and as a fruit of it this ego believes it to be pleasure when hot water is poured. Therefore, so this is not a fault. What am I trying to say? The Self is the Knower of both, it does not suffer (bhagavavoo) at all. Agnani (ignorant of the Self) suffers. When he says, ‘I liked the taste of it, I indeed am Chandubhai, am I not?’ will he then suffer it or not? Thus he binds karma. He binds karma (charges karma) and he discharges this karma. Have you not poured warm on your self?

Questioner: When I take a bath. I do not notice that because my chit is roaming all over while I am taking the bath.

Dadashri: Wow! It has gone out to roam! Our chit, even now, is present at every second. All the analysis is going on within. Only then we can give, right? It should be the ‘medicine’ of the Self, should it not? The medicine that worked from my experience, it will help you; otherwise it will not.

[] Lord Mahavit Also had Ashata Vedaniya

Lord Mahavir had shata and ashata vedaniya. A cow owner forced spikes in his ears. He did not stick a long nail but he forced wooden spikes in his ears. How much pain (ashata vedaniya) must it be giving him? Lord is also a vedak (sufferer).

Questioner: Is Lord a vedak, or is it his body that is vedak, Dada?

Dadashri: Lord too is vedak. What the doctors define as a body, the part that doctors can see, He is responsible for that physical part too. The pain signals (vedana) of that happens.

Questioner: Yes, He has vedana of it, He is aware of that, but we cannot say that He is suffering the vedana, can we?

Dadashri: The effect (asar) happens. But at that time He has tremendous tapa (penance). He does not suffer any mental pain (vedana). He does not suffer any vedana (pain signals) of speech.

Questioner: How is the difference between mental and physical pain (vedana)?

Dadashri: Mental pain (vedana) is something that can go away with Gnan, but physical pain (vedana) cannot be removed with Gnan. If one has a toothache, it reaches all the way.

Questioner: This mental pain (vedana), what kind is it?

Dadashri: Whole world is in mental pain, is it not? These people do not have physical pain (vedana) at all. They only have mental pain (vedana). Even God will know a toothache, when it happens, but He is in penance (tapa) during it. He ‘sees’ how it has become red hot within.

Questioner: But body suffers the pain, does it not?

Dadashri: Body suffers, but that is where the sufferer is. That is where the ego suffers. So He (the Knower within, The Lord) Knows even that. He does not take any interest in the shata vedaniya (pleasure). Therefore he does not have any interest in ashata (pain). He remains only in his Gnan. This veda means to suffer (vedavoo), suffer (bhgavavoo) and to Know. Veda means to Know. So the meaning of veda ranges from suffering to Knowing that pain. However many gradation (stages of progression) there are, that many levels.

They have penance at that time, Gnan (Knowledge as the Self, experience of the Self)-darshan (Vision, understanding as the Self)-charitra (Conduct as the Self) and tapa (penance as the Self), but only until they attain kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge). There is nothing after attaining kevalGnan. They have become absolute. Nothing touches the absolute. Lord Mahavir had to suffer pain (vedana) until kevalGnan happened.

Questioner: But they say that even after the happening of kevalGnan, he had many pains (vedanas), and physical pains (kashta), did he not?

Dadashri: All those physical pains were there to the body. Body does have shata-ashata (pleasure-pain), but they do not touch him. He does not even have to do tapa (penance). For him Gnan-Darshan-Charitra (also known as ratnatraya) is natural and spontaneous.

Questioner: Bhogavali karma (the karma of suffering) do not leave even Tirthankaras alone, what kind of karma are they?

Dadashri: They will not leave anyone alone.

Questioner: Does one bind Tirthankara gotra (lineage) and at the same time bind bhogavali karma?

Dadashri: Yes, he does not have a choice. Either shata (pleasure) or ashata (pain). Even Tirthankaras have both, shata and ashata. They have both as their unfolding karma. Difference is in the suffering. People may think that they are in pain. When people see me, they may say, Dada has a fever. But I Know of the unfolding karma, I Know of the suffering. So, even Tirthankaras have shata-ashata in their unfolding karma.

Questioner: How long do they suffer (vedey) shata and ashata?

Dadashri: Until they attain kevalGnan. Shata-ashata do not have any effect at all after they attain kevalGnan. The physical body does have shata-ashata vedaniya (pleasure-pain producing karma). The body will feel cold when it is cold, will it not? But they do not suffer (vedey) it. There are many things where, ‘we’ do not suffer pain.

[] Dada at the Time of Unfolding of Vedaniya Karma

Doctors had come together, when my hip had fractured. One doctor said, ‘Why is there a smile on his face with this bad a fracture?’ so then another doctor, who was also a mahatma, said, ‘Don’t say that, he is a Gnani Purush. You see a smile because he is a Gnani Purush.’ Otherwise, his face would be gloomy, or he would be crying, or he will look as if he is going to cry. But look at the smile on his face! Fifty to hundred people were around all the time, so they asked me, ‘What is this? Can you tolerate this much pain?’ I told them, ‘‘We’ do not have to tolerate (sahan karavoo) it’.

There are both vedaniyas (pleasure and pain), no one has just shata vedaniya (pleasure effect). But vedaniya is in the form of veda for ‘us’, it is in the form of Knowing. Still, ‘we’ have not seen pain (dukha) any second. Any time the body has been ready to leave, or anything else has happened, ‘we’ have not seen much of ashata vedaniya (pain effect). ‘We’ have remained in the veda, which means, ‘we’ would Know that this is what is happening now. However, naturally ‘we’ have not faced many instances of ashata vedaniya. At most ‘we’ have ashata vedaniya of teeth.

Questioner: What about the coughing that happens?

Dadashri: I consider coughing beneficial, that it is good that it happened. It wakes me up in the night, does it not? ‘Our’ desire is to stay up at night. ‘Our’ desire is to remain aware (jagrut) whatever way we can. So, on the contrary, coughing keeps ‘us’ awake. Therefore, I considered it beneficial. There is no suffering in anything that you consider beneficial, is there? Yes, I do have toothaches. And, recently I had gone to Kuchha for three days, where I had liver pain. That ashata vedaniya had arisen, but I continued ‘Knowing’ that vedaniya. That is all.

Questioner: Do you not feel pain?

Dadashri: There is pain, but nothing happens to the Self. Therefore, as long as ‘we’ are in the Self, it does not affect ‘us’. I did have the pain, I had it for three days. I could not sleep for three nights. I would be awake within, but fell asleep at times. ‘We’ would know that ‘Dada’ is sitting.

If even Tirthankaras have vedaniya, then why would others not have it? But they have less ashata. See what kind of a month ‘we’ had? Dada had an accident, and then this (liver problem) came, it felt as if the light was about to go out.

Questioner: Nothing like that is going to happen, Dada.

Dadashri: No, not like that. Hiraba (Dadashri’s wife) left, then does this not have to go too? Which vedaniya is that?

Questioner: Ashata vedaniya.

Dadashri: People think that ‘we’ have the ashata vedaniya. But vedaniya does not touch ‘us’, it does not even affect Tirthankaras. We do not have remorse over Hiraba leaving, ‘we’ are not even affected, are ‘we’?

Some people may feel that vedaniya (suffering) has come to ‘us’. Ashata vedaniya (suffering of pain) has not touched ‘us’ for even a minute; not even for a second for last thirty years.

[] ‘You’ Know Your Suffering

It is decided for sure that one will suffer only so much shata (pleasure) and so much ashata (pain). He will not stop from doing ashata. He will roll this way and that way, but he will ‘do’ ashata.

Questioner: Dada, that is when one has not attained Gnan, is it not? All that is gone after you gave us the Gnan, has it not?

Dadashri: Yes, that is all gone, but here ‘we’ are just telling you.

If one is crying, he is getting upset, but it is enough if there is the awareness that, as the Self, ‘I am separate.’ ‘I am not ‘Chandu’. ‘I am not ‘Chandu’ in any way or form. So when suffering (vedana) is pleasure (shata), in shata people believe ‘I am Chandu’, but when can one be convinced that ‘I am not Chandu’?’ It is when pain (ashata) happens. Therefore, it is definite that really ‘I am not Chandu’.

Questioner: So then the other state does not remain.

Dadashri: Then there is no problem, is there?

[] Vedaniya Does not Touch the one who is Absolutely Independent

As the experience of the Self keeps increasing, one will also Know the vedaniya. This is bitter, this is sweet. What does veda mean? One does not have vedaniya of bitter. That means that bitter will feel bitter, but he does not suffer the ashata. Sweet will feel sweet, but there is no suffering of shata. He knows sweet as sweet, and bitter as bitter, that is all. That is called veda.

Questioner: Yes, but that is when he is absorbed in the Self, is it not? it happens only when his awareness (upayoga) is constantly in the Self, is it not? Now if there is not the presence of the total bliss of the Self , till then some suffering of shata-ashata will remain, will it not?

Dadashri: ‘I am Shuddhatma’ is dependency on words (shabdavlumban) That is the beginning of pratiti (conviction), laksha (awareness) and anubhav (experience). From there, it keeps increasing, keeps increasing, keeps increasing till it becomes absolutely independent (niralumb). All long, til then, there is no change in the experience of the Self. There is a difference in the level of suffering vedaniya (pleasure or pain). Not in the experience of this, the Self.

‘I am Shuddhatma’, that indeed is the pratiti (conviction). But there is difference in vedaniya there. As the dependency decreases within, then absolute independent state (niralumb) will happen, then vedaniya will not touch him. As long as there is dependency, vedaniya touches him.


[] [2.7]

[] Naamkarma

[] Not Chitragupta but the Secret of Naamkarma

Now I will tell you the sixth. Then there is the name, ‘I am Chandu, I am Chandu’. This name is naamrupa karma. Name Chandubhai, I am an engineer, I am white, I am black, I am blind, I am fat, I am skinny. I am this and, I am that, that is all naamrupa karma.

Now, there is only one dravya karma, but it has eight parts. This naamkarma. It means that you can see the rupa (form)-rang (color). When you can see the design and everything, it is naamkarma. It is this shape and form, the shape of the body.

Questioner: So, what is called book of Chitragupta (a Hindu God assigned with the task of keeping complete records of activity of human beings), is the whole book of accounts?

Dadashri: No, but they are all chitra gupta, (subtle paintings of karma accounts) are they not?

Questioner: Everything is painted secretly (gupta).

Dadashri: It (Chitragupta) is not an individual. Who is the one who shapes and forms this body? There is a ‘sculptor’ in the form of naamrupa karma. It is an account of karma. A ‘sculptor’ in the form of naamrupa karma; the shape of the body is according how it shapes it. No one else has to come to form-shape it, it happens by itself. One does not have to do anything in this world. What runs this world? It runs naturally.

Many have imagined that Brahma (Hindu God of Creation) creates all this. No one goes to create it. It happens automatically…the ‘painting’ just happens, from bhaav (charge) karma. Naam karma keeps creating ‘painting’ only. Naamrupa karma keeps giving it a shape and everything.

Now, there are many karma after the naamrupa karma. This kind of a body, this kind of bones, head like this, eyes like this, personality like this, there are many such kinds. These are all in this ‘candle’. This is collectively called naam karma; it is called naam dravyakarma.

[] Even the Body is due to Naamrupa Karma

Questioner: Yes, so is there any accumulation (of karma) from the past?

Dadashri: Yes, there is past accumulation. Naamrupa karma is something that is settled (decided). Naamrupa karma is considered chitara karma, so it has design and everything. Other karma do not have this. A big forehead, large ears, large nose, all the limbs, whole design is in its hands. Hence, naan karma can be called a designer. Do you understand what naamrupa karma does? Are everyone’s noses different, or are they all the same?

Questioner: They are all different.

Dadashri: So they have not come out of a mold, have they? Does one have a nose like his father? If it is like his father’s, then they have all come out from a mold, but that is not the case. Naamrupa karma creates a mold; different naamrupa karma create differend molds. If everyone was alike, then you will not know who went to whose home, there will be no certainty.

They are all not the same, are they? One will recognise his parents immediately, will he not? Can a husband not find his wife easily, and vice versa?

This face, the body and everything, they are the dravya karma. Then what else is there? All this naamrupa karma is considered dravya karma. Naamrupa (name)-roop (form) is all dravyakarma. Then there is yashnam karma (karma which brings fame), apyash karma (karma which brings defame), adeya naamrupa karma (respect bringing), they are all dravya karma, any fame or defame one gets, it is not nokarma. Receiving respect or disrespect is not nokarma. They are all dravyakarma.

Even committing suicide is naam karma. It is based on naam karma. When one comits suicide, it is also based on naam karma.

How methodical talk this is, is it not? Aghaat (heavy mental or physical blow), paraghaat (mental or physical blow to others) are on the basis of naamrupa karma. Who else he is going to kill, he has come with that account of karma effect with him, even killing himself; committing suicide. Many such naamrupa karma, he has come with many such things.

And there are many forms of naam karma. Naming this body is also naam karma. If the body is tall, it is naam karma, and if it is short, it is also naam karma. What does one say when he is short? He is an adhee hattho moovo.If he is tall, then they say he is bahot ooncha, bahot bevakoof (very tall very stupid). So if he is tall they call him bevakoof. If he is short, they call him adhee hathho. So mooah (mortal), where can I live? Then the answer is, ‘come to the normal’.If you are normal, we will not call you with names.If the height is of five and a half feet, we have no problem.

Questioner: But what is the characteristic of adhee hathha?

Dadashri: The meaning of adhee hathha (two and a half hand length, each hand-arm length is one anda half feet) means he is thre and thre quarter feet tall. He amy be four feet adhee hathho. What next? The answer is, he is one and half feet below the earth, underground,

Questioner: So he completed his height this way.

Dadashri: So he is one of those who will cheat everyone and roll hem into his pocket. That is why people had slandered him! The moovo is adhee hathho, they will say; don’t go near him.

Questioner: So that one (the tall one) is considered stupid (bevakoof), and this one is called cunning (loocho).

Dadashri: The other person became stupid, he becomes cunning.

Questioner: Yes, then that is ‘relativity’ (relative).

Dadashri: Yes, of-course there is relative. If one becomes above normal, he start becoming shorter, and the one who is below normal will start becoming taller. The adhee hathho is very cunning. People used to be scared of adhee hathhas in the past. The current era is good. Such adhee hathaa are not around, are they? Now they are all tall people with the height of five and half to five and three quarter feet, they are all tall. But they are slightly stupid, but there is no need to mention that. Because this is good. Stupidity is good. If the man is particularly cunning, then he gets deeply entrenched in worldly life, making everything exact in such away that matters of liberation are of no concern to him. These fools (the tall bevakoofs) will let go. It will not take them long if they find the right path.

Toes of some people’s feet are like sheep, they are like those of animals. They have all that. All the limbs and the distal parts are not symmetrical. For some people thye are stuck together. Hey, how did they get stuck? Earlobes of Indians are hanging. They are going to moksha, and that is why their earlobes are loose and hanging. If they are not going to moksha, and they have a good heart, even then their lobes are hanging. They should be like yours, the way they move. In the foreign, even if he is a ranking minister, his earlobe is stuck.

Questioner: But Dada, some people’s ears are big; their hands are big, are they not?

Dadashri: What big ears means is that if one is a sadhu (ascetic) with big ears he has tremendous ambition as sadhu, and if he is into worldly life, he has tremendous ambitions in the worldly life. But for that, one needs large ears like this, and our Tirthankars’ ears are this big. Where can you get such men from? Today, men have small ears like this.

One is creating a foundation to fulfill his ambition. Yes he is very motivated. Whichever line he is in, he is very ambitious in it. If he is into religion, then he is very ambitious in religion, and if he is into worldly life, he is very ambitious in the worldly life.

Questioner: Please explain that. How does he strengthen the foundation?

Dadashri: Yes, if he into religion, he will do it of the religion, and if he is into worldly life, he will do it of the worldly life. If he into religion, then he will go and do the darshan (worship) of five-seven sadhus early in the morning, he will do this and do that, he will go and five-ten derasars (Jain temples) and do darshan, he is very aggressively motivated about it. He will strengthen all the foundations, then it gets constructed and becomes ready.

Many other people have large ears, they are very exact and deeply involved in worldly interactions. They are into the worldly pleasures and enjoying them, they accumulate money for all that, enjoy the pleasures of the world; how many such desires one has within.

In the current era, it is not worth looking at the ears and noses. Ears like this are stuck on, and the noses like this are stuck on the bodies. If they wisen up, and change in front of the Gnani, then we know that this is good.

Questioner: Can you know one by making a complete study of someone by looking at his face?

Dadashri: No, why would we go around looking for that? It is not worth looking at the faces of people of the current time era.

All the limbs and their distal parts convey the exact fitness (with refrence to name form karma). It is not a conjecture. What a wonderful talk this is of the vitarags! It is a wise talk.

Then, this body is naam rupa karma. That is also a dravyakarma but there is no problem with this karma of body-name. That other (darshan avaraniya and mohaniya karma). All this arises from the illusion that you see, is the root cause of all this. That root cause should go away.

Questioner: Does this illusion begin with naamrupa karma, Dada?

Dadashri: Illusion begins due to the naamrupa karma. The second a name is given illusion begins. Any name given, that this green, this is rose, is the beginning of illusion.

[] What Amazing Naamkarma of Lord Mahavir

Questioner: People say very strongly that one attains good state (gotra), fame, good body, even vedaniya only if he has (good) karma from his past life. He attains only if there is naamrupa karma from his past life, he cannot attain these without it.

Dadashri: He will not attain them. If these attributes of naam (name), gotra (status) are good within, then. There are fifty six kinds of qualities, they are all good. And it is a different matter about a Tirthankara. Tirthankara naamrupa karma is extraordinary. Tirthankar naama karma and Tirthankara gotrakarma come together.

What must be the naam karma of Lord Mahavir like? Your heart will become very pleased and still just seeing him. Was he made out of diamonds? Diamond will not make your heart still. When you see a large diamond, you will like looking at it for a while, and then nothing. Here, your mind will not get tired at all. You will keep wanting to look at him. That much was his beauty. Can one become a Tirthankara just like that? Beauty of the whole world is in just one man! And look at the men with the so called beauty today? You see them everywhere, do you not?

Two attributes, naam karma should be good, and one’s bhaav (inner intent) should be good. Then you will know that his is really a noble man. Yes, when the two come together, one becomes noble. All the bhaav without the naam karma is worthless. Even God has praised naam karma. When does one have naamkarma? He has to bind very high quality karma for naamkarma to arise.

[] Aadeya-Anadaya Naamkarma

So, naamkarma has many kinds. Aadeya naamkarma. If there is aadeya naamkarma, when this sheth (important boss) goes home, even before entering into the home, everyone at home will say, ‘Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome.’ He has not even entered the home, he is still climbing the stairs. Hey, what is all that? He has come with aadeya naamkarma. ‘We’ (Dadashri) have that too. Against that, there is also anaadeya naamkarma. And if the sheth’s brother-in-law comes, even if the poor man has come after three months, no one will say, ‘Welcome’ to him as he is coming up the stairs. He enters the home on his on. He is fifty years old, should one not say, ‘Welcome’ to him? No one will say that, he will go straight there. Even if he is twenty-five years old, one should welcome him. One will ask, is this a fault of the sheth? No, it is only your own disease of anaadeya karma. The sheth is not at fault. Why did the sheth receive the aadeya, welcome and not the brother-in-law? Call sheth sefish or anything, this is disease of anadeya is of the brother-in-law. So this family-race and everything else comes in your dravyakarma.

For ‘us’ there is aadeya wherever we go. ‘We’ have never, in the young age, been without aadeya naamkarma, because right from the beginning ‘we’ have been nispruha (without any inclination). ‘We’ have never wanted anything, always doing good for others (paropkari; benevolent). Such were the attributes in every way; that is why. These are not the attributes of this life, the aadeya karma of the attributes of the past life had become imprinted.

Aadeya karma means that wherever he goes, people will say, ‘Wecome, wekcome’, even when he goes to an unfamiliar place.

If we have gone to a jungle, people around me be surprised. What is this called; this man brings a cushion for you here? No matter how torn and broken down it is, where you cannot find anything else, not even a leaf to sit on. I say, that is the aadeya naamkarma. Wherever you go, there is realm of welcome ahead.

However, there is no problem if they do not invite me. But all our Patels (patidaars) around will get upset. They will not go even go anywhere (without invitation and respect).

Questioner: But that is for everyone. Everyone like it when someone says ‘welcome’, does he not?

Dadashri: Yes. Welcome, welcome with respect (aadar), and for ‘us’ they have to mandatorily say, ‘welcome, welcome’, because ‘we’ are considered aadeyamaan. Aadeyamaan means that wherever ‘we’ go, if ‘we’ have gone to see Indira Gandhi (past India Prime Minister), and as soon as she see ‘us’ waiting outside to see her, she will say, ‘Welcome, welcome’. When they first hear the name, they will tell you to come, then they become all excited and say, ‘Welcome, welcome’. Then they will not invite if anyone from the family comes, even if they have come after a year or three years. They will not welcome him even when he has come inside. He has come with anaadeya naam karma. So they will not welcome him even when we inform them that that sheth is coming.

It is fun watching the tricks of the play of karma. Can you say what tricks karma will play? There are all kinds of karma.

[] Yash-Upyash Naamkarma

Dishonor, upyash naam karma (defame bringing karma) is included in naam karma. In this upyashnaam karma someone who runs around performing many errands will complain, ‘I run so many errands for him and yet all I get is discredit and dishonor.’ Hey mooah (mortal), you have brought dishonor (upyash) with you (from past life), so then he will give you dishonor, no? No matter how many errands you run, you will not get any appreciation. If you have brought yashnaam karma (fame bearing karma; credit bearing karma where one will be praised by everyone for anything he does) with you then, even if you have not done anything; you will be honored. So you get what you brought forth.

Questioner: I have seen many incidents of miracles around you as I have with other sages. I have experienced a few miracles myself. Others have experienced miracles, only from your picture, even though they have never seen you in person. So what is this that you have?

Dadashri: There are no miracles with me whatsoever. I am not a magician. I am not doing these miracles.

Questioner: Then how does it happen?

Dadashri: This is just that the Gnani Purush, has a very high level of honor bearing yashnaam karma, so by a mere touch of ‘our’ hand, his work gets done and he will say that Dada did this. I may not have done that. Just a mere touch of ‘our’ hand gets his work done.

And what is the meaning of upyash naam karma (defame bringing karma)? You do the work yet you get dishonor and disrespect and I do not do anything yet I get all the credits and honor. I am not doing anything. They keep honoring and giving credit needlessly; it is a kind of yashnaam karma and that is what people call a miracle. I give you one hundred percent guarantee that there is no such thing as a miracle in this world.

Questioner: Your saying such thing is the biggest miracle. Others will take credit that yes we…

Dadashri: Such people have some kind of self-interest and selfish motive; one or another type of selfishness is there. I have come here to tell you that that which is pure, that fact. I will not call that which ‘it is’ as ‘it is not’, and that which ‘it is not’ as ‘it is.’ These words will not flow from me.

Questioner: But Dada, those saints have such siddhis (powers) that someone may think that, with their grace they will benefit people. Then is it through the medium of the ego?

Dadashr: No. It is true that saints always have a line (on the palm, karma) for the fame and credit (yashrekha). Their fame yashnaam is so abundant; it works for them as per their limit. Some have brought dishonor upyash and some have brought honor yash with them. That honor yash karma works so much that a mere touch of his hand will get the other person’s work done. That is called yashnaam karma. Other then this, it is not possible for a human to do anything; even these Gnanis are helpless in this regard.

Questioner: No, but there are some saints whose grace can cure the diseases of others.

Dadashri: That grace itself is the yashnaam karma (Fame bearing karma). The one who has it has it; other will not have it.

Questioners: The one, who has attained it, will have it.

Dadashri: Yes, ‘we’ do not have such a thing. We have only that; we have all kinds of yashnaam karma. Therefore, you keep on saying the name (Dada-Dada Bhagwan). Your work will be done. We have nothing to do with it and yet we have complete yashnaam karma. Nothing has been done (by us) and yet the fame and honor comes on our doorstep. Even when I do not want it, honor comes to me. This is because a very high level of honor bearing karma has been brought forth from past life. I have brought forth very high order of respect adeya bearing karma and yashnaam karma.

Therefore our people say, ‘Dada, you perform all kinds of miracles. After you did that, this happened to us’. I tell them, ‘If I performed miracles, I would do it to cure my breathing problems, would I not?’

I had gone to Bhadran once, where there was an eighty two year old, very religious man, who would become very cheerful and come into joy just seeing me. When he discovered that I was in town, he thought that it will be long before he saw my face, if he remained sitting at home. So he sat in the middle of the road, so that he can do my darshan as soon as I entered the road. He had so much worshipful feelings, so he fell to my feet and grabbed hold of my leg saying, ‘Dada Bhagwan, Dada Bhagwan’. So I gave a thump on his back. And what happened was that the next day his backache that had existed for twelve years went away. So he went and told the whole village that Dada removed his ailment of twelve years by thumping my back just once. So people of the village started coming to my home. Especially those who could pressure me, they would come sooner. They told me, ‘At least do this much for me’. I told them to understand this much, I too have to take a laxative when I have constipation so that I can relieve myself. Therefore, this…

Questioner: It is like what happens when a crow sits on a branch and it breaks off.

Dadashri: Yes, yes, that is it. I thumped him on his back, and what was going to happen to him, happened. I will receive yash (fame) because of yashnaamkarma. Even if I do not do anything I will receive yash (credit). And some people have upyash naamkarma, if such a person does work for you a hundred times, even then you will say, ‘No, he does not do anything for me.’ Does that happen or not?

Surrender all your pains to me, then I gurantee that they will not come to you if you do not remember them. They will come to you if you remember them. That is because I have come with yashnaam karma. So whoever I put my hand on, his work gets done. So everyone will find his or her solution. If yashnaamkarma is not there, then the poor people will become entangled.

Questioner: You have brought a lot of yashnaamkarma.

Dadashri: And I see it too, and that is why people are at peace. How can they maintain peace otherwise, in this era of dushamkaad in which pain is dominantly prevalent?

Once, before I had attained the Gnan, a man come to me and told me, ‘All my work got done because of you.’ I told him, ‘I do not know that, which work got done? He told me, ‘You would say just that. It happened because of your presence. You are the one who did it.’ ‘I have not done anything. I do not even know anything in this.’ So he says, ‘It was not possible for my daughter’s wedding to be fixed, and you helped it in arranging it. You used your special energies.’ So then I had a thought that some other person must have done this and instead of giving him the credit, he has come to give it to me. I told him, ‘This credit is not for me, someone else has done that and so go and give him the credit.’ So he tells me, ‘I am leaving it here, you are the one who did it’. And the man who did it met me the following day, and he told me, ‘I did all this for him and yet he gives me upyash (blame, discredit) He took the credit away from me.’ This is how all this storm continues.

Therefore, from my young age, even when I have not done anything, people will come and give me the credit. Now what can I do if they come and drop off the credit? So then I realized that this is yashnaam karma.

Questioner: What would you do with that credit?

Dadashri: Nothing. ‘We’ do a vidhi like this and give it back, because ‘we’ would not keep it. ‘We’ would not keep even if ‘we’ did it, would we? It is because ‘we’ are not the doer at all, ‘we’ are just the nimit, because my hand touched. ‘I’ am neither the hand, not the leg. This is only unfolding of your karma, and my hand happens to touch you. It was going to be cured and my hand touched at that time. I only get the credit (yash) that Dada cured it. I will get all that yash, and so he tells me that I did it. I told him that I do not do any such thing. I just proclaimed that it is the yashnaamkarma that is there. Until now, people were not told by others that, ‘this is due to my yashnaamkarma’. People do say that you cured me. They (other masters) enjoy that at that time, so they do not let go of that taste. When they do not let go of that taste, they miss moksha. They made a home on this path , then they miss out on that goal (dhyeya of moksha), do they not?

Questioner: But whenever we have a relative problem and we come here to you and get a vidhi done, then it gets solved.

Dadashri; Yes, I am the nimit. They come and do the vidhi, and the devas through whom the work is possible, I know them. Those who are going to be nimit in this, I make a connection with them and pass the message on to them that, ‘this is his pain and problem, please cure it’, that is all. ‘We’ do not keep accounts or take any commision. I had a sanket (subtle message from within) that you will give this Gnan. But in this current era of the time cycle, people have lot of pains, and in such pains this Gnan will not prevail. Based on this sanket, this yashnaamrkarma may have unfolded and based on that I am doing it. Otherwise a Gnani will never do anything like this. Gnani will not interfere like this; he would say ‘Talk straight if you want to go to moksha, do not talk about worldly life’. That is exactly what he will say. If I say this, then the poor man will run away the next day. Even he will say, ‘I do not have a job, and you are saying this! Here, I am leaving. I am going home.’ So I tell him that I will do the vidhi for you. Preserve that Gnan.

There was a man who had a cancer and it was cured. It is not that it would not get cured. Some cancers will be cured, but there is no certainty. This is just his karmic account with me, and my yashnaamkarma, otherwise would such cancer ever heal? Cancer itself means ‘cancel’. Now five percent survival is a different thing.

That is why ‘we’ say that this is ‘our’ yashnaamkarma. This is a very strong naamkarma, so it heals other people. The miracle that happens is a strong yashnaamkarma.

[] Fame and Defame Based on What?

Questioner: Who receives yashkarma and who receives upyashkarma, has one done something for that?

Dadashri: Yes, who receives yashkarma? He is the one who does not have a desire to do anything for his own self; but has the desire do for others. If one has to live his life for others, live with the intent that how can everyone else benefit, he will have yashmaankarma. And the one who lives for his own self, will receive upyashkarma. He will do the work but he will not be appreciated (yash). So most of the people live for their own self, do they not? Only a few live their life for others.

Why did ‘we’ receive yashnaamkarma? ‘We’ make everyone content (santosh). That is why there is tremendous yashnaamkarma. This is something that has to be seen very closely. If I am staying in someone’s home in America, I keep seeing that no one incurs even a dime’s worth of damage on my account. If others were doing the damage, I would caution them.

Questioner: What is the essential difference between yashnaamkarma and punyai (merit karma effect).

Dadashri: There is a lot of difference. No matter how much punyai there is, one may still not receive yash (credit). Yashnaamkarma, in America, no matter whose home ‘we’ stay, and while ‘we’ are taking a bath and everything, it is in our awareness that ‘we’ make sure that not a penny’s worth of harm happens on my account. That is where we stop. Whether there is an owner (of the home) or not. ‘We’ conduct ourselves everywhere as if ‘we’ ourselves are the owners, and any pain it causes you, is the same as pain occurring to us. Fruit of this (bhaav, intent) is yashnaamkarma.

It is in our constant awareness that it should not cause you any pain. This is how it all was in the past life, this is the (effect) yashnaamkarma of all that. You do not have to do any punyai for it. For punyai, you have to make an effort.

Questioner: But is it not said that one binds punyai when he makes the other person happy?

Dadashri: Whether the other person becomes happy or not, but from the second you made a bhaav (inner intent) that you only want to make him happy, that is the beginning of punyai. Then till that activity happens, you are binding punyai.

Questioner: Yes, you also said that the cause of yashnaamkarma is the intent not to hurt the other at all.

Dadashri: No, it is not that. Whether the other person gets hurt or not, one may get some credit (yash), but he has brought the other discredits (upyash) has he not? If one goes to someone’s home for a bath and something is being wasted, he will say, ‘What do I care What do I care?’ Whereas, there are no such words like, ‘what do I care’ in my vision. I cannot bear to see even a penny worth of harm to others. For me there no such thing as, ‘What do I care?’ Everything is mine. That is why people give me yash, otherwise they will not. Otherwise, they will give upyash.

You would do his work, and he will say, ‘Leave him alone, he is unnecessarily ruining it all for me.’ Such is this world. People do tell me, that no one gives them any credit (yash). I tell them, ‘Why would they give you?’ Oh you respectable one! How careful are the respectable ones! Can yash be attained just like that? Tirthankaras are all respectable ones, very respectable. This is because their whole life is with the awareness that hurting others is the same as hurting the self. And you say that the he is suffering his karma, do you not? Was that person saying that?

Questioner: That is what was happening.

Dadashri: The rule is that he who is going to receive upyash, will not receive yash. One person asked, ‘How can I get yash?’ I told him, ‘When your whole day goes into the intent (bhaav) of who you can help, intent for the good of everyone.’ Your intent was that, ‘I can do at least something for someone in this world, I want to oblige others etc. Ultimately, if I do not have any money at all, I have legs at least. I can run around for others, can I not?’ You have legs, you have other things; you have buddhi (intellect) to help him write letters. This is the fruit of such intent (bhaav). So yashnaamkarma is bound, and if your intent is of doing hurtful things and you do work hard, even then you will receive upyash. Then he will say, ‘I did all the work and yet I receive upyash.’ Hey, you have brought with you the upyash, so you will receive upyash. You should do the work; accept the upyash. This is worth understanding, is it not? How methodical this talk is? So there is karma by the name of upyash in this ‘candle’.

[] Great Karma With Intent of Salvation of the World

So naamkarma is a very big thing. There are all kinds of naamkarma. There are many kinds of karma, such that higher naamkarma is bound through certain karma, and a lower naamkarma through some karma.

Questioner: Which karma are considered higher type naamkarma?

Dadashri: If you have high thoughts of doing something for the salvation of the world, even the intention of salvation of your enemy; when you have such things, then you bind higher naamkarma.

If one has made inner intent of the salvation of the world for a very long time, in many life times, then you will have a very high yashnaamkarma. Yashnaamkarma arises only from the inner intent of the salvation of the world. In whatever proportion one has desire that the world, that others become happy, that much yashnaamkarma is bound. And when you harass the world, you bind upyashnaamkarma.

[] That was Dada’s Naamkarma

‘We’ had a fracture in our hip, so I investigated if this was vedaniya karma or what? If it was vedaniya karma, it will make me cry, and create a problem, will it not? Then, as I investigated, I discovered that there is a mistake in the naamkarma.

What comes into naamkarma, limbs-distal parts, height, not very tall, not very short, normality. If all the limbs are the same in naamkarma, there is this much defect (one leg became shorter after the fracture healed). It is not vedaniya. So I had investigated. I had not told you that, did I? This is naamkarma. People will think that vedana (pain signal suffering) has not come, and nothing has happened, and so what is this? There is some mistake in the naamkarma. So do you not have to find that of what karma of yours is this effect of? What mistake had happened, that this effect has come?

One becomes helpless in front of a doctor’s diagnosis. Nothing happened in this case of the hip fracture, did it? All the doctors always saw me smiling. These doctors sent other doctors to go and see the clear Atma. I explained that to you that this is not vedaniya karma. It is a naamkarma and not a gotrakarma. If there was any fault in the gotrakarma, many mahatmas would not feel like doing the darshan, lokapujyata (worthy of people worship) will become less. On the contrary lokapujyata increased.


[] [2.8]

[] Gotrakarma

[] Lokpujya, Loknindya Gotra

How many are these?

Questioner: Six.

Dadashri: Now the seventh is gotrakarma. One has brought also that in the candle.

Whoever comes here, he bows to me and then sits down; does he not? Do I have to go and tell him anything? Who makes him do that? It is the gotrakarma (status-determining karma) that does that. This is a high gotra (status). When some other person comes, he will tell him, ‘Why have you come here? Go away from here.’ There is low gotra there. Gotrakarma is a dravyakarma.

Now, the higher gotra is a lokapujya (worthy of reverence by all). It is gotra that is revered by everyone. And what is a low gotra? People will criticize and talk behind his back; about his state in society. Do people not say, ‘Do not mingle with a lower level (criticized by all) person’? If one is born in a good family, he has the ego of that, and the one born in a bad family keeps feeling that he is from a lower level in society. Those are all dravyakarma.

Now, there is gotrakarma in this body. People will say that he is son of the son of Ranchod Hargovind (a nobleman appreciated by all). So people will think ‘ Wow! Lokapujya’ (worshipped by people). People think this way. They feel as if an important person has come. Now, lokapujya gotra does not exist nowadays. Lokpujya gotra is that such people are held with high respect in worldly interaction. They are all dravyakarma. This formation of body is dravyakarma.

Nowdays gotra (status) does not mean anything. Even then people say, ‘We are of this gotra, we are of this gotra.’ How has the Lord defined gotra, and what people have interpreted it to be? High gotra is considered something that is revered by everyone (lokapujya). It is fractionally within you too. Even your relatives and the loved ones have some fraction of it too. Only a Gnani Purush and Tirthankaras are complete lokapujya, no one else besides them is. When nani Purush and Tirthankaras are passing by, people will keep bowing down to them, and also behind them (after they are gone).

Then in gotrakarma, one can be famous or has become defamed. If someone is saying something negative about this shaheb (respected man), so the other person will say, ‘No you cannot say that about him, you will unnecessarily incur a karmic liability. You cann not say that.’ That is what one will say behind him. What will people say behind a lokapujya’s back? They will say, ‘Do not say that. It is wrong. It looks bad’. Become lokpujya like that. People will stop criticizing and talking behind your back. And with our Gnan, it is possible to become like that. Otherwise it is not possible. This Gnan is such. Do you think that it is achievable with Gnan?

When two to five people are talking negative, that is the consequence of their raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence). Where as in lokanindya karma unfolding every one will be critical and say, ‘Let him go!’ That is lokanindya. Even when one does good work, people will say, ‘Let him go, do not even mention his name.’ that is called lokanindya. Poor man comes under people’s criticism. Even when he tries to do something good, people will criticise him. They will say, ‘He must have ruined it, no one else would do that.’ Hey! He did not do it. They will still say, ‘No’, and they will blame him.

So there is lokapujya, and the other is lokanindya. Is there not any lokanindya person in Ahmedabad? Is there not one worthy of receiving ninda (negative talk) of?

Questioner: There must be.

Dadashri: How many, five to ten percent?

Questioner: Must be more than that.

Dadashri: Twelve percent? However, people do not have time to waste on criticizing others. But if one is eating meat, drinking alcohol, gambling, then will peope not criticizie him? That is called a lokanindya karma.

[] Bhaavkarma Charged Instantly Through Egoism of High Status

High gotra, low gotra, they are all dravyakarma. So he received this free of cost, based on dravyakarma. Then as a result of high gotra, one becomes ‘tight’ (arrogant) and his ego increases. And the other person is filled with inferiority complex, as a result of low gotra. He does not need to exercise (do) his inferiority, and the other person does not need to exercise (do) his superiority. Then these two become bhaavkarma (charge karma).

Till now one has proclaimed, ‘I of noble lineage (koodvaan); I worthy of respect (lokapujya)’. There are others who feel and say,‘I am of a lower cast. This one who is of criticised (lokanindya), that is not You (the Self)’ That is all dehadhyas (‘I am this body’). Nothing of that is Yours. So get rid of the of all pride and arrogance, and if you are lower, get rid of the inferiority. Get rid of both, the inferiority complex and the superiority complex, they are not Yours. Now, one has brought result of gotrakarma, and because of that he gives rise to a new bhaavkarma (in the ignorant state).

This Dada is considered lokapujya. He came here having bound high gotra. even that, he will have to leave it all here, in this very life. It will not go with him. Even yash (fame) and upyash (defame) naam karma is not going to go with him. And if one wanders off into seeking more respect from people lokapujya, he will not attain moksha ever again.

Lokapujya means that, people will bow down, like this, behind us as ‘we’ are passing by. When ‘we’ are asleep with blanket over us, people will do ‘our’ darshan like this, and leave. One would ask, ‘Who took note of all that?’ You do not have to see that. This is lokapujya! I have brought with me the worthiness of being worshipped (pujyapanu). Even in a stranger on a trainwith whom I have done four hours worth of satsang, pujyata (desire to worship) will arise within him. That is called lokpujyapanu (worthiness of being worshipped). This is called high gotrakarma. Very rarely there are such lokapujya people in the world. There is everything in the world, but there is no such a lokapujya person. But if you ever come across such a person your work will get done.

Not the respect lokapujyata of a president, or if one sees a policeman, he says, ‘Sir, come in, come in.’ why does he say that? And after he leaves, he will say, ‘Let him go, let him go away’. People respect them out of fear. Why? It is for him so that some day if he gets into difficulty with him, why not give him a him a little respect in advance? It is a kind of a fear, is it not?

[] One who is not Lokanindya is Considered Lokapujya in This era

This is a strange era, neither lokapujya (praised by the world) nor lokanindya (defamed by the world), the Lord accepts this as lokapujya. Hence there should not be any lokanindya. It is over when one comes into the lokanindya.

Therefore, ‘we’ used our independent vote. He who is not lokanindya, he is lokapujya in this era. Lokapujya that Tirthankars considered, they called that based on the era of that time. In this current era of time, what ‘we’ are saying is that we call those as lokapujya who are not lokanindya. ‘We’ are taking on the responsibility for that. So do not become lokanindya. It is fine if you cannot become lokapujya; you will not be able to, it is going to be tough, but it will be great if you do not become lokanindya. There should not be any lokanindya.

It is fine that you do not have the lokpujyata, but this time era is such that you have to take a difficult test, so you will be given eatra marks (credit). Even the Lord will do the same, because I am saying that. This is because what I am saying, is impartial, I do not have any bias in this. When your lokanindya activity will stop, you will go into the lokapujya. Although you are not being respected, you have still come into lokapujya, because the test is difficult. That is why I told you this middle state.

And lokapujya are rare in this era. So ‘we’ should you another way, that those who do not become lokanindya, we will consider them lokapujya. If mistakes have been made, consider a new lesson, that if you do not do anything from now onwards, that will bring you into lokanindya, that is considered very good, is it not?

And the lokapujya you see in people around us, when their activity are not good they are not considered lokapujya, but they are not considered lokanindya. If you call them lokapujya, they will say, ‘We are lokapujya, we are lokapujya.’ They will all latch on to that. There can be only two to five lokapujya persons in India. Can there be lokapujya? Then there are others who are lokanindya. The third category is of the many who are neither lokapujya nor lokanindya. Even the wife does not respect him, his children not listen to him; so then how are other people going to respect him? His own disciples do not listen to him, so then how are the others going to respect him?

And do you like this third sentence? This is the discovery of Dada. Otherwise, there is nothing but lokanindya everywhere. There is always some kind of ninda (negative criticism) going on today. Do you understand all this? A new scripture has come out.

Questioner: There is no negative, it is straight positive.

Dadashri: He is in the positive; that is only why he is indeed lokapujya. They are positive people all around like this, are they not? All our sheths (business men) are positive. So they are not nindya (criticized by others). Some become nindya (defamed) due to bad habits, then they have bad company. They hurt others through immorality…

Questioner: They can be recognized.

Dadashri: Yes, they cannot be considered lokapujya. So there should be a moral binding. So that is lokapujya. Right now ‘we’ have relaxed the definition of lokapujya a little, otherwise one will not be considered lokapujya at all, will he? There is no such person. Therefore ‘we’ made it easy. Those who are not lokanindya, they are lokapujya, nowadays.

[] Tirthankara Gotra Bound Through Darshan Only

Questioner: Right now, what kind of karma there are that these are considered naamkarma and these are considered gotrakarma?

Dadashri: All the donations made here, is considered good karma (satkarma) are they not? All that goes into naamkarma. And if one has to do salvation of the world through intent (bhaav), it is considered gotrakarma.

King Shrenik bound a Tirthankara gotra just by doing the darshan of Lord Mahavir. And countless people have come to Lord Mahavir, had his darshan and yet, spent countless lives wandering around; there are such people too. This is because despite darshan of the Lord, the machine inside t turned in the negative direction, and this caused them countless life times.

That King Shrenik, he will become the first Tirthankara by the name of Padmanabha, in the next cycle of twenty-four Tirthankaras. Just through the darshan of Lord Mahavir! Now, many people did darshan at that time, do they not? But no, but some guru had given vision to King Shrenik in one of his past lives; that vision and this darshan came together, and immediately bound the Tirthankara gotra.


[] [2.9]

[] Ayushyakarma

[] What makes one bound in the body is ayushyakarma

From that candle, what number is this?

Questioner: Seventh.

Dadashri: Now remains the eighth. It is decided that the candle is going to come to an end; do you not know that? After lighting the candle, you know it is coming to an end?

Questioner: Yes it will come to an end.

Dadashri: How do you know that it will come to an end?

Questioner: It gradually begins to decrease.

Dadashri: It gradually becomes lesser and lesser and therefore it will come to an end. Similarly, this ayushya (life span) what it was at a young age, slowly begins to wrinkle away, it is headed towards coming to an end. That is ayushyakarma.

Now what is called dravyakarma? Ayushyakarma that is in this body, it is called dravyakarma. It does not let all these karma go away before their time. All these karma have to be suffered. That is ayushyakarma (life-span-determining karma). It will keep one bound in this way within the body for certain number of years. It will not let you become free even if you want to. It is a kind of a prison. Even that keeps us bound, you will not become free from it. You will become free when the time is right, that is called ayushyakarma. It will not let you off, even if you have attained kevalGnan.

Questioner: After attaining kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge), can one retain the body for a while?

Dfadashri: It will remain fine. Where will it go? It will become free when the ayushyakarma is over. Lord Mahavir attained kevalGnan at the age of about forty-two years. He lived till he was seventy-two. So he lived to complete thirty more years of his ayushyakarma. There is no choice, is there? It will not let you go, will it? It is a kind of bondage. Why would we have intent of increasing the ayushya (life span). It is for the salvation of the world. For all of ypu, it is not for worldly pleasures, it is for the salvation of others and yours.

[] The Body Dies, not You

What does ayushyakarma do? ‘You’ as the Self are immortal. Still, you have this awareness that ‘I am Chandubhai’, there exists murchhit bhaav ( illusory view ), and so you feel that ‘I will die’. You the Self is not going to die, it is immortal, but you are not aware of it. Therefore, you believe ‘I am’ in that which dies. Whole world believes that, and you believe that too. All the ascetics believe that, and their acharyas (head teachers) believe that they are going to die. How are you going to die, you mortal? The body will die. The one whose is going to be taken to the funeral will die. He will say, ‘No, I am going to die, doctor please save me.’ Hey you, the doctor’s sister died, and his father died, how is he going to save you? Did the doctor’s sister not die? So that is ayushyakarma.

[] Long or Short Life Based on Merit Karma

Some die at the age of fifty, some at the age of thirty and some at the age of ninety. Life can be long, it can be short; they are all dravyakarma.

There have to be many kinds of merit karma (punyai) for one to have a long ayushyakarma; otherwise ayushyakarma will be short if punyai is lacking. What do some people say? Those who are needed here, thety are needed there (in the world after death) also. This is what they say.

That is life span. A punyashadi’s (one with merit karma) life span is long. If there is less punyai, his life will be broken in the middle. Now if one is very paapi (carries out hurtful deeds), and he has a long life, you will say, ‘Wow! A long life for him?’ If you ask the Lord what is considered good about the ayushya of a paapi (one with sinful deeds)? He will tell you that less he lives, the better it is, because he is in such circumstances of sinful deeds (paap); those circumstances will change if he lives less. He will not live shorter, will he? ‘We’ are saying this to give you some level. He may even complete a hundred years, and he will collect demerit karma, only he knows how deep they go. And it is much better if a punyashadi lives longer.

[] Will Power is a Karma Effect

Questioner: Dada, does willpower work in one’s life-span (ayushya)?

Dadashri: No, willpower adjusts with karma. Karma is not under the control of willpower. Willpower is under the control of karma. People say they have willpower. Hey, but your willpower is under the control of karma. So it is not under your control. Control of one life is gone; you can change it for the next life.

[] Death is the Final Balance of all Karma

Questioner: Is place and time of death decided?

Dadashri: It will not happen without being decided. The main thing that is decided is the time, and whatever place is there at that time, that is the decided place.

Questioner: Who decides all this?

Dadashri: No one decides that, it is not under anyone’s control. This is an effect of karma. Effect cannot be decided. Is there anything to be decided in the result?

Questioner: So, is it decided based on our past karma?

Dadashri: A balance of all your karma is extracted.

Questioner: Can one tell how many dravyakarma of the body remain to be suffered?

Dadashri: Whatever black hair you have lost, they will not come back again. They have all been suffered (bhogvai). Now the white hair remain, they will go away when you have finished suffering them. These teeth have been gradually suffered, you finish suffering the eyes, you finish suffering the ears. Everything is finished suffering. One slowly suffers the body, and then the skin will sag, this way the ‘candle’ will get used up.

[] Lifespan Depends on Number of Breaths

This ayushya (life span) is not based on number of years. It is based on number of breaths, inhaling-exhaling. People have calculated the number of years from the number of breaths an average person takes. When one misuses the breaths, one’s breathing increases and uses up more breaths when he is stealing, or when he is doing something immoral like illicit sex. Here, (in matters of sexuality) if fewer breaths are used up, one lives longer.

Questioner: One is born with a fixed lifespan which he is bound before he is born, is he not? Then if lifespan becomes like this, then the principle of binding of karma from past life is thrown out, no?

Dadashri: No, that is why lifespan is not bound by number of years; it is the law of number of breaths. What did these mathematicians discover? There are this many millions, this many billions of breaths of which this is the lifespan; a healthy individual uses this many breaths per day. A healthy person, neither above nor below normal one, uses this many breaths per day, and based on that they calculated so many years of lifespan. So lifespan in the form of breaths has been decided. To ‘fracture’ (use up) the breaths is under one’s control, so the years do increase or decrease. By doing activity that use up more breaths, years become less. And one can live longer by doing that which uses less breaths.

Questioner: You said that the measure of one’s life span is dependent on the breaths, so can one increase or decrease the number of breaths per minute?

Dadashri: Yes, greatest numbers of breaths are used up in adulterous sex. Just one adulterous sex encounter reduces one’s lifespan by a year.

From the second one thinks about aldulterous sex and all the circumstances come together, inner restlessness starts, the reel of lifespan begins to unwind quickly. Secondly even sex with one’s own spouse will use up more breaths. Thirdly, anger uses up a lot and against that if one becomes nirvishayi (free from sexuality), or that is he has only limited sex with only his wife, he does not become angry, he is calm by nature, then his life span will ‘increase’. Greed (lobha) does not lower one’s life span; it increases it. A greedy person is less vishayi (sexual). For him, any talk about money, his ears go up.

Lifespan does not change. The years may increase or decrease. Lifespan is dependent on the number of breaths.

[] Lifespan of Good People

If one has good upyoga (good use vision or awakened awareness) and he lives long, he can do wonders. That is considered a high quality life.

Questioner: I have heard that good people die sooner than the bad people. The sinful people live a lot longer to carryout bad deeds, is that true?

Dadashri: That is not true. One whose lifespan is short, he will die soon. Whose lifespan is short? One who has bound bad deed karma. One who has carried out good deeds (punyai) in the past life, his life is longer. What happens when everyone is trying hard to live longer!

Questioner: But sants (saints) are of a very high state, and yet why is their life short?

Dadashri: It is because of the deeds (karma) done in the past life.

Questioner: So then how was their life so high and good?

Dadashri: There is punyai (merit karma) on one side, and there is also paap (demerit) karma on the other side. Ayushyakarma (life-span determining karma) is bound in the past life, which one suffers it. It continues to discharge.

[] Punyai of the World is not Ready, Therefore Gnani’s Life is Short

Questioner: Why Krupadudev’s lifespan was only thirty years? Should it not be long of such a Purush (enlightened person)?

Dadashri: Based on this current time era, these ayushyakarma are very short. There is much adverse influence of this era, and therefore necessary lifespan is not there, the rest of the punyai is the prakruti. It (punyai) becomes distributed into other things, and thus less in the lifespan. Krupadudev (Shrimad Rajchandra 1867-1901) is considered a Gnani Purush.

And the other thing is that people’s punyai is not ready. When there is an occasion of the two coming together, that is when this will happen, it is when the punyai is ready. Gnani Purush is not concerned about living or dying. Gnani Purush Krapudev is one of the great Purush. The rest are not considered Gnani Purush. The rest are considered shastragnanis (knower of scriptures), and he is an Atmagnani (Knower of the Self). He does not think about living-dying.

[] Dada’s Lifespan

All our four karma (dravyakarma) are of high level. They are considered very high. See, I lived seventy-eight years, have I not? This is the proof. ‘We’ will see when more happen. But this is exact seventy-eight years, is it not? No one can reduce that, or can they? In this current era, living anymore above fifty years is a bonus. Doctors say that I will live still ten-fifteen more years. And these people (Mahatmas) say even more, do they not?

[] Now the Lifespan of People Have Increased

Questioner: One lady has been unconscious for two months; she is in coma. Now, she is still alive because her ayushyakarma still remains this much, she is still breathing, but her dravyakarma is not left at all. She is just comatose; she is in the unconsciouss state only.

Dadashri: No; that is why she is suffering the pain (vedana). This is a vedaniya karma (pain pleasure karma). Vedaniya karma is there only if dravyakarma (subtle discharge karma of eight categories) is unfolding, is it not? So, she is in vedaniya karma of dravya karma. She keeps suffering vedaniya karma.

What buddhi are people playing around with? It is decided that one has to go there (die), and not according to the full time necessary. When he is forty-five or fifty years old, what happened? They will say that his heart failed! Otherwise, blood-vessel rupture here (in the brain), do they not? Haemorrhage happens. Before, I used to understand that haemorrhage means that someone hit him with a hammer on head.

There is no telling how one has to live in all this fear. There is no way of increasing one’s lifespan, but there are infinite ways of shortening the lifespan, especially greed (lobha) and intense insatiable greed (lalacha).

Questioner: Has lifespan increased as compared to the past?

Dadashri: In comparison to the past, if you are talking about a little while ago, like hundred-two hundred years ago, they used to say that lifespan in tha past was long and it has become short now. What people say today is that lifespan was short in the past and it is longer now. So it goes up and down, up and down. It has never gone higher than hundred. After the normal standard, there are some two to five people who reach thae age of one hundred and twenty five years; that is different. Otherwise no one goes beyond a hundred.

Questioner: Does lifespan increase or decrease by doing samadhiyoga ( the yoga of relative samadhi )?

Dadashri: Yes, samadhiyoga greatly increases one’s lifespan, but what do you consider samadhi? You should experience samadhi even while remaining in worldly interaction.

One of our mahatmas was very close to dying. He also saw his own death. There is this string of lifespan, is there not? It will not break even when load is placed on it. You need enough load that it does not break, and if you try to place half a pound more, it will break. As there was Gnan with him, he was saved. Energy of the Self presented, and he returned home. In the mind of aGnani (non-Self-realised) he will feel that it is over. Now it is over. He has the awareness that, ‘The one who is dying is me’ and so it ends.

[] All Eight Karma are Bound Every Moment

Questioner: Except for ayushyakarma, all other seven karma are bound every samaya (smallest unit of time), please explain how? Please explain that in your own language?

Dadashri: Why just seven karma, all eight including ayushyakarma are bound.

Questioner: Ayushyakarma are bound only three times in life, not every samaya, is it?

Dadashri: Everything is bound every samaya. They have just been given different names. They gave three names to bondage.

Questioner: How are they bound? Please explain that more clearly?

Dadashri: Along with binding of other karma, ayushyakarma is always bound. Ayushya (lifespan) of karma is also called ayushaya. What can you call an end of karma? So everything is called ayushya. Ayushaya karma is what is bound.

Questioner: Within one life, having bound life of deva (celestial being) does he again bind a life in hell (nark)?

Dadashri: No, that lifespan (ayushya) is different. That (celestial, hell) is the effect that has come forth. After two thirds of the life is gone, one third is left. In that one third, many times ayushya is bound (for his next life). After five, seven, ten times is bound, his (current) lifespan comes to end. If he is sixty years old, the first lifespan is bound at age forty, until then it will not be bound. That is the order that was established. It is a good order that has been established. What it is for is that, hey you are forty now so why don’t you straighten out, become wise? Otherwise you will end up in an animal life form. So then he spends his next tweny years well. That is why this has been written, and it is true. It is not something that has been made up. The talk of the Tirthankaras is correct. You have been cautioned that, until now you have been irresponsible in your moha (illusory attachment), and now become wise. Nonetheless, ayushyakarma is being bound continuoously.

[] Principle of Binding Ayushya

Questioner: Is next birth decided only after lifespan has been bound in this life?

Dadashri: This is how lifespan is bound. Suppose a man’s lifespan is of eighty-one years. He is going to live eighty-one years. So according to opinion of the vitarags, no matter what positive or negative he does in his first fifty-four years of his life, he is not held responsible. Anything he has done, it will be accepted. But if he straightens out for the last twenty-seven years, his work will be fine. It is because most part of his karma deposit for his next life comes from the last twenty-four years. Everything else prior to that goes away.

So after fifty-four years, the first thing is that he should become aware, that it is now time for the binding of lifespan for the next tlife. At age fifty-four, ayushya (lifespan) will surely be bound. What did he do up until now? A balance sheet (all activities of his) comes when he is fifty-four years old, and sickness or anything else may happen and ayushya will be bound. Ayushya will be bound even if there is no sickness. And first picture is snapped when he is fifty four years old. If one is doing negative deeds in this world, then a snap shot for him as an animal, of water buffalo, of a cow, of a donkey is taken within. That resonates within. Now, first time an ayushya of an animal is bound, because he had done negative acts when he was young, he had done artadhyan (adverse internal meditation that hurts the self)–raudradhyan (adverse internal meditation that hurts the self and others), so this happened at the age of forty-five. Ayushya has also been bound. Now if he dies at that time, he goes into a lower life form. Therefore, after ayushya begins to be bound, there comes a balance sheet of any activity after that. Hence one has to be very aware in his later years. So, what scriptures say is that first forty years of life is gone in ignorance, but maintain good thoughts after forty, otherwise a bad picture will be snapped. It is because, after that ayushya begins to be bound.

Then remains the twenty-seven years; he joins the satsang and he changes. Having comes to satsang for eighteen years, the picture of the donkey becomes erased and a new picture of a king is snapped. So when he is seventy-two years old, a new ayushya is bound. And then for six out of the nine remaining years (from eighty one year life), he does a lot of satsang, a picture is again snapped when he is seventy seventy eight years for a life in the deva gati (life as celestial being), erasing the last picture. Now only three years remain, right? Those cheerful results that used to be there became weak. In the beginning he was very cheerful, and at that time good ayushya is bound, then it becomes weak and when he is eighty year old, again human ayushya is bound.

Now one year remains, the last year. In his eighty years, after eight months, a new ayushya is bound. Now four months are left. That is one hundred twenty days are left. Out of these when forty are left, a new ayushya is bound. From this after twenty-six days a new ayushya is bound. Now thirty-two hours are left, and from that after twenty-two hours a new ayushya bound. Thus, it goes on till last three hours are left. Then after two hours, a new ayushya is bound. Then after forty minutes, a new ayushya is bound. And then after thirteen minutes a new ayushya is bound.

Now, there is only one minute is left, they are lighting a candle (divo) over there. But there are sixty seconds in a minute. Again, a picture is snapped again after forty seconds. Still twenty seconds remain, so after thirteen seconds another picture is snapped. Thereafter one more is bound and thus comes the end of one’s life span of this life. Pictures keep getting snapped. One time it is of human, one time it is of deva, one time it is of a donkey, one time it is of a dog, pictures keep changing, and the final one is the one that counts. The day before one dies, lots of pictures are snapped, but they are all the ones that that do not matter; what matters is the final one that is snapped. This is how scientific it is. It is exactly correct.

[] Ayushya of one With Matrubhaav is Longer

Questioner: Dada, what kinds of inner intents (bhaavs) there are for ayushyakarma so that it can be longer? What kind of karma there are that make ayushya longer or shorter?

Dadashri: For ayushyakarma, if matrubhaav are less then ayushyakarma will be less. Matrubhaav is needed for everything. Matrubhaav means one cannot see other person hurting, so he will run to his aid.

Questioner: Do men also have this matrubhaav (known as vatsalya bhaav) towards their children?

Dadashri: Yes, of-course, a lot.

Questioner: And greater the vatsalya bhaav there is, is there a longer ayushya in the next life?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: But this ayushyakarma, what is it decided from?

Dadashri: Whatever harm you cause to any living being’s ayushya, you are actually causing harm to your own ayushya.

Questioner: So then a butcher should die after short life, but he lives a lot longer.

Dadashri: A butucher is not guilty at all. That is his family business. Guilty is the one who eats that meat.

Questioner: But what I believe is that ayushya happens according to roonnanubandh (account of karma of past life). When the account with one family is over, so maya (illusory attachment) leaves from there.

Dadashri: That is as clear as light. Account of karma (roonanubandha) of ayushya means that however much pain you cause to others; that much ayushya becomes shorter, and it becomes longer if you give happiness to everyone. Then karma accounts are bound like that. It appears as an account of karma externally, but subtly it is a different thing.


[] [2.10]

[] Ghati-Aghati Karma

[] Dravyakarma is Constantly Dissolving

What is this body? What is it made of? It is a baggage of eight karma. And in a candle there are four karma; and these are eight karma. What are the karma in a candle? One is the wick, a wick that burns. Then what burns the wick is wax. The third, it itself can burn down and come to an end. That is how one has brought ayushya (life span karma) with him. This candle had brought its ayushya with it. So a wick, a light, wax, and ayushya. It has four and our’s are eight. It does not have ghati karma (destructible karma). It has aghati and we have aghati karma (indestructible karma), four of them. It will have ghati karma if it was alive. Gnanavaran (knowledge obscuring), Darshanavaran (Vision obscuring), mohaniya (illusion producing), antaraya (obstructing producing) they are all ghati karma. So they keep killing the Self.

This is a very good example of the candle that has been given. It has never been given in any scripture up until now. This is the first time it has come out.

Dravykarma is the candle, and this candle in the form of dravyakarma (Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya, antarya, vedaniya, naam, gotra, and ayushya,) keeps burning continuously. No one has to do anything in it, does one? Candle, on its own, burns naturally. It has begun to burn from the second one was born. So you will not have to burn it. It will gradually burn down and come to an end. So ayushyakarma will be exhausted and come to an end. So all the eight dravya karma will dissolve and he will take with him to his next life the new bound dravyakarma.

Questioner: But dravyakarma depends on udayadhin (unfolding karma), does it not?

Dadashri: It is udayadhin. Dravyakarma keeps dissolving according to the unfolding of karma day by day, it is exhausting. Dravyakarma is exhausting constantly, and one day it will be exhausted.

Questioner: Prakruti that is already vowen, will it take much longer for its dravykarma to exhaust?

Dadashri: It will exhaust in time. It is connected to its time. It will exhaust even when one is asleep or awake.

[] Ghati in the of a Veil and Aghati in the form of Body

These eight karma, they are all dravyakarma. Four are ghati karma (destructible, veil can be removed), and four are aghati karma (indestructible, to be suffered) which the body has to suffer. Eyeglasses arise based on these dravyakarma. Now ‘we’ have removed that basis, otherwise when will it end? Otherwise those glasses will never end even after having wandered in all the life forms.

Colored glasses and the body are two different things. ‘We’ remove those colored glasses when we give you the Gnan, but you cannot get rid of the karma that body has to suffer, one has no choice but to suffer them. Nokarma that arise from this have to be suffered, there is no choice.

Questioner: What does it mean that these four karma ‘kill’ (ghaat) the Self?

Dadashri: First is the Gnanavaran, then the Darshanavaran, then the mohaniya and antaraya. These are considered ghati karma. As long as these four karma are there, they are ‘killing’ the Self. This means a veil (avaran) keeps coming over the Self. And the other four are aghati karma. Aghati means that they do not create a veil over the Self. And so if you do not become tanmayakar (become the body-mind form, engrossed) in them, they will discharge and come to an end. Lord Mahavir had these aghati karma even after he attained kevalGnan. He cleared only the four ghati karma. Those aghati will remain, will they not? Hence, vedaniya-naam-gotra-ayushya; these four are considered aghati karma. For everyone these remain even after kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge). Even if they remain they do not harm the Self.

Questioner: So only these four have to be settled (khapavavoo)?

Dadashri: Yes, the other four will discharge on their own.

When shata vedaniya (pleasure effect) comes, go to sleep peacefully. If ashata vedaniya (pain effect) comes, do not hurt others.

[] Only Ghati Karma Remain to be Settled

Questioner: This ayushya, vedaniya, gotra and naam karma they are seen to be touching the body. They are clearly seen to be related to the body. That Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran

Dadashri: They too are related to the body, but in the form of ‘eyeglasses’. Otherwise they have all arisen from dravykarma indeed. If these ghati go away, then there is no problem with the aghati. Aghati will remain as long as there is the body, so there is no problem even if one receives upyasha (defame; disgrace). The real question is, has the Gnanavaraniya gone? One will say, yes it has. So then, what about the upyash that people give you? Let it be. It will last as long as there is the body. It will receive yash (fame, praise) as well as upyash.

Querstioner: Can the Gnanavaran karma that is a joined with the body leave even when there is a body? Gnanavaran-Darshanavaran both?

Dadashri: They are always with it. They are all mixed in this body. But all those four ghati karma can be destroyed, aghati karma cannot be destroyed.

Darshanavaraniya goes away after attaining the Gnan, mohaniya is gone, everything is gone. Antaraya and Gnanavaran karma are not gone. These four are killing the Self (Atmaghati). They are called ghati karma. In those ghati karma, veils (of ignorance) will be destroyed as you settle the two (Gnanavaran and antaraya) with equanimity, and thus obstacles will be destroyed.

And those other four (vedaniya, naam, gotra, ayushya) that are bound, they are discharging, all they do is give rise to pain-pleasure (shata-ashata vedaniya), right till the end. Even Lord Mahavir suffered both, shata and ashata vedaniya right till he attained nirvana (Liberation; ultimate state of liberation from the round of births).

Questioner: Scriptures say that kevalGnani does not have ashata.

Dadashri: They will have shata-ashata vedaniya . His shata-ashata is not like that, it is not solid like that; it is very subtle. Still people did stick wooden nails in his ears, did they not? At that time tremendous ashata arose.

Questioner: Did they torture the Lord with the wooden nails before or after he attained kevalGnan?

Dadashri: It was before kevalGnan. After that. he went through a lot of ashatavedaniya, including exposure to a lot of bedbugs etc. That is why the devas (celestial beings) called him Mahavir (the Grat One). Tremendous ashata vedaniya.

[] Dravyakarma of Tirthankaras

Questioner: Dada, what are ghati-aghati karma of the Thithankaras like?

Dadashri: The too have four aghati karma and they are different for each Tirthankara. Vedaniya, naamrupa, ayushya, are different for all, and Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya and antaraya, all four are destroyed equally for all Tirthankaras; it is called kevalGnan only if they are equally destroyed, until then it is not considered kevalGnan. It is considered kevalGnan, only when all four are the same for all of them.

Some are dark in color. Some are white, some are gold in color, they consider our color as gold. It is not exactly like the gold. So these are of all kinds of colors, there is difference in them. Then there is difference in height; tall and short. Yes, they are all good looking, but they all have different shapes. Now, the shape cannot actually be considered true beauty. But they all look the same, beautiful, why is that? Their beauty (laavanya) is the same, but they do not have the same shape. They are very different in the shapes of their limbs and distal parts, but their beauty is the same. Some are tall, some are fat, some are thin. Mallinath (the only female of the past twenty-four Tirthankara ) was beautiful, she was dehakarmi ( body naam karma that was beautiful). Without being a dehakarmi, can one appear beautiful with any make up? No. She is considered a tirthankar.

There is a difference in the vedaniya of Tirthankaras. Lord Mahavir faced many pains (ashata), whereas other Tirthankars had little. Others had lots of pleasures (shata). Some Tirthankara’s vedaniya karma is bound of shata vedaniya (pleasure producing karma), and some Tirthankara’s naamrupa karma is bound of ashata vedaniya (pain producing karma).

Questioner: That is based on punyai, is it not?

Dadashri: That is it; it is all punyai. That all comes into it. Just hearing about some Tirthankara naamkarma people are awed, and hearing about some other one, people turn their heads and walk away. There are all kinds of these. Some become worshipped in any community, but not all over India. And some are are worshipped only in certain communities. Some’s ayushya (life span) is short, some’s is long; there are these differences.

[] When all Knowledge Arises Within, The Gnanipada is Attained

When one attains any responsible status, there are calculations taking into account, then only he can attain it, otherwise he cannot. What calculations are they? I am talking about the main attribute, that who comes onto the responsible post?

Naamkarma is high from birth. It is aadeya naamkarma. Even if one is young, people will say, ‘Welcome son, welcome son’, and they say that even when he is older. That is aadeya naamkarma, his whole life. Then he has yashnaam karma. Mere touch of his hand will get other person’s work done. So he has many kinds of naamkarma then he has good ang-upang karma (limbs and distal parts). He does not have unattractive limbs and body parts. The hands, fingers, ears, head all areare proportionate and attractive. He has a beautiful form.

What else does he have? He has lokapujya gotra (worshipped and respected by people). He has come with a good ayushyakarma. And he has come with vedaniya karma that has the least ashata vedaniya. Look. My leg fractured but ‘we’ have not experienced ashata vedaniya at all. So when you have all such multiplications then you attain such state. I have not become this on my own.

So, ‘our’ shata vedaniya is considered good, in this current era. ‘We’ have come will all the karmic account effect. Dada has come with those four karma like Tirthankaras (aghati karma); and these other four karma (ghati) turned out to be weak due to the current time era. Because of that weakness, ‘we’ sit here with all these people. Look, ‘we’ go for a snack, do ‘we’ not? Otherwise, who wold do that? Had ‘we’ been complete, you would not have had chance to share ‘us’. So remaining incomplete was a good thing.

Dada is not at loss at all. Dada’s desire is that may this world attain the right Gnan and the right path and peace. May some attain moksha, some attain peace, some attain the path of the vitarag, and some attain the right religion; that is the only desire of Dada. He does not desire anything else. This is all for this desire. Even Tirthankaras desire the same.

Questioner: At this age, energies should decline, and therefore people are amazed that Dada can do such a wonderful work, at the age of seventy-eight, he can do so much work. Is there not energies of devas (celestials) behind that?

Dadashri: Of-course, there is their grace. Even that is dependent on the unfolding of karma. Such nimit had been arranged, nothing new. Yashnaam karma (fame bearing karma) is in the form of other karma. Naamkarma is very high. Lokapujya gotra too, are considered very high. When the ayushya becomes seventy-eight, it is high.

Questioner: Thousands of people keep remembering, this fame spreads, that itself is naamkarma, is it not?

Dadashri: Naamkarma is not spreading of fame. Spreading of fame is the fruit of today’s karma. And that fruit that naamkarma gives is different, so you will receive respect wherever you go.

So, this is ‘Dada Bhagwan’s’ work and I keep getting the fruit of fame (yash). ‘He’ does not want the fame and yashnaam karma is ‘mine’.

Questioner: What fame does ‘Dada Bhagwaan’ need, he is nirleyp (absolutely unaffected; nothing can smear it), is he not?

Dadashri: ‘He’ does not have any of the eight karma at all. They are all mine. Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya, antaraya, naam, gotra, vedaniya, ayushya, the eigh karma are ‘mine’.

Questioner: ‘Mine’ means whose?

Dadashri: This ‘Gnani Purush’s’ off-course.

If you take into account, then is it Gnanavaran? No, there is only a little, only about four degrees worth. There is absolutely no Darshanavaran, absolutely no mohaniya, no antaraya of any kind. What does antaraya mean? It means that you do not get what you desire.

They will ask, ‘Why does Dada not have as many diamonds as that saint?’ I tell them that Dada does not have such desire, does he? If I have a desire and it is not fulfilled, then it is considered an obstacle (antaraya). I do not have any desire at all. Darshanavaran, mohaniya, antaraya are nonexistent. Then vedaniya, especially ashata vedaniya, I very rarely have one. Otherwise, I do not have any ashata vedaniya. Even that is minimal. Then there is very good naamkarma, gotrakarma is good too; ayushya is also good. In every way they are good , all the eight karma are high level.

What is kevalGnan? All the four ghati karma have stopped, that is called kevalGnan. And those that are considered aghati karma are the ones that are bound. Aghati karma, even God does not have any choice in it, does he? You have such aghati karma, and he has them too. But his aghati karma differ, in that he settled them as he went, whereas yours are unsettled aghati karma. But both are considered aghati karma. One has a debt of hundred and someone has a debt of a million, but both are considered a debt. The other person has to pay a rupee at a time; he has to pay a thousand at a time, because the number (debt) is larger.

Still, all those karma have to be settled. To settle means to settle them with equanimity, right? We will have to give up the boxes of the karmic stock we have brought with us. These boxes belong to someone else (non-Self). Will you not have to give them away? Give them away quickly, Tell them to take their things to their home.

Questioner: But the discharge karma that are there, still remain, do they not?

Dadashri: Discharge means the effect of the four ghatikarma (Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya and antarya). And the cause is ghatikarma. So, the cause has stopped now. The remaining aghatikarma is the result of the four ghati karma (of past life). It is because there was a cause, effect occurred. Now the cause is gone, so the effect will give its fruit and leave. Then one continuously suffers the vedaniyakarma. He continuously suffers naamkarma, continuously suffers gotrakarma, continuously suffers ayushyakarma (until nirvana-final liberation).

Questioner: Ayushya, vedaniya, naamrupa, gotra, they all have to be suffered, whether one attains Gnan or not.

Dadashri: That is correct, one has to suffer them whether he has attained Gnan or not. However, the one who has the Gnan, he has to suffer them without being affected by them; and the other one has to suffer them through touching them, but they both have to suffer them. So then however much he touches them; that much he has to suffer them. If he remains the Knower-Seer, then he does not suffer. Whatever awareness one maintains there, he benefits that much.

[] Ghatikarma Destroyed with Shukladhyan

Questioner: Infinite Gnan, infinite darshan, infinite bliss, infinite energy – is it because these four attributes of the Self are obstructed that they are called four ghatikarma. It is because they are killing the attributes of the Self. That is why they are powerful.

Dadashri: You should not deduce too much from the words. When there is a fight between the two, this one wins. We do not mean power in that sense. When a cloud comes and covers the sun, does that mean that the cloud is powerful? But seems like its power, does it not? It is not powerful. It will not gain anything if it fought with the sun The Self is the owner of infinite energy. It can kick everything away, but it does not do that. Yes, if one uses extra energy, then he can do anything.

Questioner: If one becomes absorbed, become one in the dhyan (meditation) of Shuddha Chidrupa (the pure Self), it is the greatest of all shukladhyan. Dhyan agni (fire of meditation as the Self)is considered so powerful that it burns down all the ghatikarma.

Dadashri: Yes, all of you have been given the fire of Gnan (Gnan-agni), right! Shukladhyan (meditating as the Self) that You have been given destroys all your ghatikarma.

Questioner: Yes it destroys ghatikarma if one comes into the dhyan as the Self (Shuddha Chidrupa).

Dadashri: You have indeed been given shukladhyan. All of You are in shukladhyan, and shukladhyan will destroy all ghatikarma.

Questioner: That is why these four karma are considered powerful, are they not? This shukladhyan will destroy the ghatikarma.

Dadashri: If we do not write that, then people will think, ‘We will get rid of them in no time with just one stroke.’ We have to write this in worldly interaction.

Questioner: Pure Self (Shuddha Chidrupa) can destroy ghatikarma with its shukladhyan; now what is the process of destroying it? For example, this heat of the sun kills infinite bacterias. That happens with its heat. Similarly, these aghati karma must get destroyed with the heat, with light of pure Self, right? Is that how it is, or what is it?

Dadashri: It is not like that. Ajagruti (lack of awareness) arose because of the effect of extra intent (vishesha bhaav). The extra intent arose because of the lack of awareness of the Self. Why did it happen? It is because of presence; close proximity of these. Just as say there is a businessman; what happens when he drinks this much whisky? Then he completely looses his awareness, and another awareness arises, ‘I am Excellency Gaekwaad.’ He will say something different. So there is the intoxication of that alcohol. Such is this intoxication of ignorance.

Questioner: Because all these four, Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya, antaraya, are the cause of the ignorance (aGnanta).

Dadashri: No, this avaran (veil) came from that very ignorance of the Self, and that avaran becomes destroyed with awareness of the Self.

Lord Mahavir had discharge karma too. He attained kevalGnan when his four ghatikarma were destroyed. Atmagnan is attained when some components of ghatikarma are destroyed. When they are completely destroyed, kevalGnan is attained, yet those four aghati karma are still there.

[] Moha is the Main Root

Questioner: Is there a relation between wrong belief and four ghatikarma?

Dadashri: Darshanavaran karma is called wrong belief.

Questioner: Wrong belief means Darshanavaran, so then is there anything for Gnanavaran?

Dadashri: Darshanavaran gives rise to Gnanavaran.

Questioner: What is actually in the Darshanavaran. Is the Darshan of the main thing (the Self) veiled?

Dadashri: Darshan is veiled, and therefore the wrong belief has occurred. Where there was a right belief, wrong belief has set in.

Questioner: It is also that Darshan continues to be veiled with the wrong belief, does it not?

Dadashri: Veil continues to increase thereafter.

Questioner: Is there a link to all the four karma, dDarshanavaran karma, Gnanavaran karma, mohaniya and antaraya? Is there any connection with each other?

Dadashri: They are all through connection. It is all one. It has been given separately to others to help them understand.

Questioner: How is that? How is its connection?

Dadashri: This is all mohaniya (original moha). All the eight karma happen because of mohaniya (original moha). Everything is in the mohaniya, so just one would suffice for that.

Questioner: What is the connection of this?

Dadashri: From all these, first comes mohaniya. Everything comes into mohaniya. Whole thing has arisen from mohaniya. Mohaniya means not to see gold as gold, and see it as something else. Therefore, not to see the Self as the Self, so one sees it differently from what it is.

Questioner: Gnanavaran-Darshanavaran and four kashayas, they have a connection, do they not?

Dadashri: These indeed are the kashayas. To explain them more, explain them further, they have been given names. What else? Anger-pride, they are all sons of moha (original illusion). That is why ‘we’ cut Darshanmoha (in the Gnan Vidhi), charitramoha remains, that is all.

Questioner: This attribute of Darshan has veiled by that Darshanavaran-Gnanavaran. Attribute of the Gnan is veiled, and infinite bliss is veiled. Veiling of attributes and avarans (veils), how is all that?

Dadashri: All these eight karma, they are in the form of mohaniya (original moha). As mohaniya leaves, everything leaves.

Questioner: Is it because of karma that attributes of the Self have been veiled?

Dadashri: Yes, all of them have been veiled.

Questioner: So as the mohaniya is destroyed, Darshan moha is destroyed, attributes begin to manifest.

Dadashri: Attributes begin to manifest. When completely manifest, that is called kevalGnan.

[] Karma Bound Verily Through Kashaya

Questioner: What is the relation between all the four ghati karma and kashayas? Are ghati karma bound because of kashayas, or are kashayas there because of the ghati karma?

Dadashri: What is happening to us right now? Kashayas arise because of ghati karma. Now, if you realize who You really are, then the kashaya can be pushed away.

Questioner: Can they be pushed away, or do they move away (on their own)?

Dadashri: They move away. Now, when kashaya move away, You do not bind ghatikarma, You will not bind either ghati or aghati karma.

[] Ekavtari State Through Akram Gnan

Questioner: How can one destroy four ghati karma? How can one become free from them?

Dadashri: You have become free, so what else do You have to ask. You have four aghati karma remaining. Ghati karma are gone. Fraction of ghati karma that are there, they are just for one life. Ghati karma that you had, they remain for just one life. Why are you asking this even when You are free from them? Yes, aghati are not gone. Those that do not cause any harm to the Self, they will leave on their own.

Questioner: Ghati karma will not leave completely, will they, Dada? This is because if they all leave completely, then kevalGnan will happen.

Dadashri: Yes, kevalGnan will happen. So therefore, we have been freed from all the rest (of ghatikarma) and thus one more life time (ekavatar) is left. It is because they have left that nirakudata (state beyond ease and unease) remains within, otherwise how can it remain! Residual ghati karma remain for one more life time. Can we say no to the one who wants four more life times? If one follows what I have instructed, then there will not be a second life after the next one.

[] All that Remains now is Charitramoha

Questioner: How does one know that Gnanavaran karma is gone, Darshanavaran karma is gone?

Dadashri: When you have all the sooj (intuition; insight) then realise that all your Darshanavaran is gone. Puzzles do not arise anymore do they? If they do, then they dissolve on their own, do they not?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: Therefore, entire Darshanavaran is gone. Certain fraction of Gnanavaran still remains. Entire mohaniya is gone. That is why the worries have stopped. Then charitra mohaniya (illusion in discharge only) remains.

We are not interested even when one says, ‘Welcome sir, welcome sir’. The interest we had before, is all gone. Or, we are not interested when they insult us. What lokanindya gotra do? We are not interested in the lokaninda (defame by others) they do. Loakpujya gotra (famed by others), we are not interested even people keep praising us. All the interests have left on their own, have they not?

Questioner: Yes all the interests are gone.

Dadashri: So now speak, what do you have interest in? Is it in lokapujya gotra (people respecting and praising you)? No?

Whatever one has understood through intellect,is what is written in the books, and the writer wrote in the book according to what he understood. However, whatever is written, it is not so in the path of moksha. One will find a completely different Gnan instead.

[] Only Dravyakarma That Remains is of the Body

Questioner: We say in the Gnan Vidhi that, ‘I am pure Soul free from dravyakarma’; with what view are we saying this?

Dadashri: From the viewpoint as the Self (real).

Questioner: With respect to the Real; but as long as we have a body, four aghati dravyakarma still remain. Will dravykarma remain right till the end?

Dadashri: But they remain with Chandubhai as discharege.

Questioner: And will dravyakarma remain right till one attains moksha?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: We understood that all the karma go away after attaining the Gnan. But the four ghatikarma go away in every way, do they not?

Dadashri: No, they do not go away completely; some do remain. Enough for one or two lives more.

Questioner: And do four aghati karma remain right till the end?

Dadashri: They will remain as long as there is a body.

[] That is When Gnan is Attained

Questioner: How is Gnan attained?

Dadashri: Everything comes together when you have Yashnaam karma.

Questioner: Just yashnaam karma alone?

Dadashri: There are other things too, are there not? Other things come within.

Questioner: Which other things come together?

Dadashri: Gnanavaran goes away, Darshanavaran goes away. Mohaniya goes away, and this (the Gnani Purush) come together, that is when Gnan is attained. However, people cannot become free from Darshanavaran, mohaniya and antaraya karma. These four will not leave. Those others are bound. Shata vedaniya karma is bound, higher naamkarma is bound, gotra karma is bound, long ayushya karma is bound, but those other four (Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya, antaraya) will not leave. Antaraya will not leave, even moha will not go away for them. When moha for the worldly life leaves it gets stuck here (in religious matters) .

[] Dada Gives Complete Solution

Questioner: When ghatikarma goes away, only then does the first moksha, causal moksha, happens. And when aghati karma also goes away, the final moksha happens, at the time of nirvana.

There is constant discharging of karma, without inflow (cause) of new karmic matter (samvarpurvak ni nirjara), going on from the second samyak darshan (right Vision) happens. People of the world (non-Self-realised) have bandhapurvak ni nirjara (bondage happening during discharge), and this here (in Akram Vignan) is samvarpurvak ni nirjara.

Questioner: And is it only possible to become Siddha (final bodyless-karmaless state) after the destruction of these eight karma?

Dadashri: Yes, correct. Now, for You, they are all settling (nikali) karma. These four karma, we have destroyed in certain proportion, and the other four karma are now being destroyed. It is not worth for you to be concerned about any of this. You are a Shuddhatma, so then whatever Chandubhai is doing, is the nirjara (exact settling in discharge) of all the eight karma.

When one becomes free from the eight karma, moksha happens. However the first moksha will not manifest into conduct right away. First the belief is established. With the Gnan ‘we’ give You, the (right) belief is established and so samyak darshan happens. But vitarag charitra (conduct absolutely free from attachment and abhorrrence) is not attained immediately. It will take time to manifest into conduct. But if change in the faith (shraddha) – belief happens first, then everything will change. If ‘I am Chandubhai’ does not change, then when will be a solution?

Such solutions will not be found in the scriptures, and the gurus do not have them. No guru, or anyone else can reach there. Whatever solutions You reach, it is due to kevalDarshan (absolute Vision). It will not reach through opinion or buddhi (intellect). This is solved only because of absence of buddhi, only where there is not an iota of buddhi.

Questioner: Dada has given the ultimate explanation of dravya karma. No one has ever given such explanation, anywhere.

Dadashri: Yes, dravyakarma cannot be understood. One’s work will be done if he understands dravyakarma.


[] [2.11]

[] Bhaavkarma

[] Bhaavkarma Happens as a Result of Dravyakarma

Questioner: Now please explain bhaavkarma in detail.

Dadashri: If you want to understand bhaavkarma, it is the easiest. To understand the beginning then, ‘I am Chandubhai’ itself is indeed the first bhaavkarma. Then there many as one proceeds from there. On top of that, first bandage of Gnanavaran-Darshanavaran are tied, and so one cannot see as it is, and so he says, ‘I am Chandubhai’. This is the first bhaavkarma.

Then, because ‘eye glasses’ have changed, an intent-view (bhaav) arises that ‘he is my enemy’, ‘he is my friend’; that is bhaavkarma. The eyeglasses are not because of the bhaav. Bhaav happens because of the eyeglasses, and this bhaav gives rise to new ‘eye glasses’, a new dravyakarma for the next life.

The main meaning of bhaavkarma is that it gives rise to bhaav and abhaav, and that is the cause of binding of karma for all the world. Bhaav means attachment (raag) and abhaav means abhorrence (dwesh). Abhaav means anger and pride, and bhaav means greed and deceit. Bhaavkarma is bound as a consequence of this bhaav-abhaav.

Questioner: So is it based on like and dislike?

Dadashri: That like and dislike comes later. How long is it considered bhaav-bhaav? It is as long as it is associated with ego. And bhaav-bhaav without ego is like-dislike. Like-dislike is in the discharge. So, with bhaav-bhaav there is charge. People have either bhaav or they have abhaav, there is no third thing.

[] Kashaya Means Bhaavkarma

‘I am Chandulal’, ‘I am a Vaniya (trader)’, all these are wrong beliefs, all these are bhaavkarma (charge karma ). And becoming ‘I am Chandulal’- ego arose therefore anger-pride-deceit-greed arose, and because of this karma are bound. Now in anger-pride-deceit-greed, ‘I’ and ‘my’ are incorporated. This is because pride (maan) means ‘I’ is included and greed (lobha) means ‘my’ everything is included. Because of that these bhaavkarma are bound and as dravyakarma – subtle discharge karma (wrong vision in all this) is there currently, this bhaavkarma (charge karma) happens for us in this world.

Anger happens on someone by itself, does it not? One cannot tolerate if someone insults him and therefore he will get angry. One will get angry to protect his pride, one will get angry to protect his money and that is called bhaavkarma.

Now say one goes to a wedding and if the receptionist there welcomes him with much show of respect then will he not become ‘tight’ automatically or someone has to kick him? He becomes tight without any kicks, does he not? That is called bhaavkarma of pride (maan). And if someone did not do ‘jai jai’ (gave respect) to him then he cooled down (felt insulted), that is called bhaavkarma of insult (upmaan). Will one cool down or not if someone does not acknowledge him?

To ‘do’ deceit (kapat), to ‘do’ moha (illusory attachment), all that is called bhaavkarma. Maya (illusion-ignorance of the Self) means one will ‘do’ (enter into) deceit. To ‘do’ deceit to protect money, to protect pride; is also bhaavkarma.

One will have enough money for daily sustenance (eating-drinking), but even then greed (lobha) will not leave. Greed for earning more money, one has lots of money and household is running very well yet he will worry the whole day for money, so what can you call this? Greed. Again whatever he was supposed to earn in the next life, he exchanged it today. He would withdraw money from the bank (of nature) today, here only and spend (overdraft) it and he will save two lakhs for his son and tell him, ‘You spend it, enjoy.’ Hey mooah, but what will you do in next life? You unfortunate one! Let it come by itself, naturally. Why did you keep digging needlessly, even if you have this much income? So he ruined that which was coming. So this greed is called bhaavkarma.

Bhaavkarma is that which breaks one’s steadiness (sthirata); it will break one’s awareness, all that is bhaavkarma. So this anger-pride-deceit-greed, all this would make you lose your awareness. A greedy one will have awareness of greed, all other awareness would have been lost. That is why such a one is called lobhandha (blinded by greed). He will look only for greed and everything else would be blind for him. There is no problem if his daughters were going around but he would be going around for greed only.

Four kashayas are verily bhaavkarma. Not anything else.

Questioner: Anything that fits in this four components, is that bhaavkarma?

Dadashri: Yes, that which fits in this four all that are bhaavkarma. There is no other bhaavkarma except this.

Questioner: When these parmanus of anger-pride-deceit-greed come together in that, then this bhaavkarma arises, does it not?

Dadashri: No, anger-pride-deceit-greed;that verily is bhaavkarma. That which is evident is verily bhaavkarma, if it is associated with violent intent (himsak bhaav). And if there is no violent intent then anger-pride-deceit-greed are not considered bhaavkarma. Discharge bhaav (intent) is not called bhaavkarma. Bhaavkarma is alive, it is mishrachetan (mixture of the Self and the non-Self). Nothing else will be acceptable in this scientific process. Nothing else will adjust, will it? There is no contradiction where there is only science. Contradictions exist in the kramic path, because some have to be told one thing, and some have to be told something else. There is only one thing to be told here.

Anger-pride-deceit-greed that used to happen before caused the bhaavkarma. Now bhaavkarma is gone as Chandubhai is no more. We have removed the bhaavkarma. Bhaavkarma exists in the kramik path, it is step by step.

Questioner: You said that bhaavkarma arises because of presence of kashayas, so if one kind of kashaya is present out of four kashayas even then one is considered equally at fault?

Dadashri: One out of four will not be there, all four will be together. But one will be more or less. One would be sitting like a leader inside. All four will be there. ‘We—the Gnani Purush’ do not kill, we do not commit violence, but ‘We’ would give leave to one of them from here. So all the others would leave. So we give leave to the kashaya by the name pride (maan). So all those other would leave. Otherwise all others, anger and all other kashayas would leave if we give them leave, but they will come back again. And if only pride destroys, then everything destroys. So there are six sons of maya: anger-pride-deceit-greed, attachment-abhorrence. And seventh is maya (illusion; ignorance of the Self), that one is trapping everybody in the world.

Artadhyan-raudradhyan and dharmadhyan are all bhaavkarma.

[] Difference Between Bhaav, Bhaavna and Bhaavkarma

Whole world is trapped in bhaavkarma. Bhaavkarma means sowing of seed (of new karma). Kramic path means it is based on bhaavkarma. Sowing better seeds instead of bad seeds, then sowing even better seeds than that, and then even better seeds than that; that is how one has to progress forward ( in the kramik step by step path).

Questioner: Good thoughts that come in the mind is called bhaav, by the people?

Dadashri: No, no. People do not even understand bhaav. One says, ‘I like the taste of this (bhavatoo), I like this etc., but all that is not bhaav. No one knows how to recognise bhaav. Bhaav continues to play in the words, ‘This is my bhaavtoo (to my liking), that is my bhaavtoo’, so this is my bhaav. That is not bhaav. Yes, that seed (bhaav) has a potential of growing. As long as there is the belief, ‘I am Chandubhai’, it will grow (give fruit in the next life). And it will not grow with, ‘I am Shuddhatma’.

However, that (‘I like this’ ‘I feel like this’) is not a bhaavkarma. Actually all these are fruits (effects) from bhaavkarma only (from past life).

Questioner: Many times we do good bhaav, why is that some bhaav materialize and some do not? Is that due to our bhaavkarma also?

Dadashri: No, it is not bhaavkarma. This ‘bhaav’ that happens is ichchha (desire). Bhaav is considered charge. That does not happen anymore at all. They stop after ‘we’ give you the Gnan. It is not a bhaavkarma. Just because you have this bhaav, can you call it a bhaavkarma? Bhaav is just a word being used.

Questioner: Dada, we have bhaavna, where does it arise from?

Dadashri: But bhaavna of what? There are two kinds of bhaavnas. If you like the taste of something (bhaavavoo), people call it bhaavna. We say, ‘This is my bhaav.’ This is an effect, and (really speaking) bhaav that arises is karma, it is a bhaavkarma. Bhaavna is a fruit of bhaavkarma. Bhaavkarma is considered cause, and bhaavna is an effect. ‘This bhaave (like the taste)’ is an effect. Eat what you like the taste of (bhaave), but roast the seed.

Questioner: So are bhaavna and bhaavkarma different?

Dadashri: Yes, bhaavna will result in the bhaavkarma, in the ignorant state. Now people use the word bhaavna to represent ichchha (desire). ‘My ichchha’, they call it bhaavna (sometimes they say bhaav). That is not a bhaav; bhaav is a completely different thing. Bhaav is a very deep (subtle) thing.

Bhaavkarma, is when you are saying to fulfill your desires (ichchha) within, and the bhaavna you do, that you want to build a home, you want to get married, you want go get your son married, do you not do such bhaavs? When you do such bhaav, the subtle bhaav that is bound within, is bhaavkarma.

Bhaavkarma cannot be in the effect (result, discharge). These are all considered effects. Bhaavkarma is in the form of cause (charge). All these bhaavnas are considered effects. They are in the form of effects.

Bhaavkarma is a different thing. Bhaavkarma is a difficult thing to understand. People think that ‘I like the taste of it (bhaave), so it is my bhaavkarma.’ It is not like that. Bhaavkarma does not come into worldly interaction at all. It is not visible in worldly interaction.

[] Even Gnani has Desire That is Dying

Bhaavkarma will not come into awareness (khyal). I have such bhaav, I have such bhaav, all that will come into yourawareness, but bhaavkama will not come into your awareness at all.

‘We’ are said to be nirichchhak (desire-free), the one who does not have any kind of desire. Yet if it is already one o’clock and if it is half past one then I would look inside, that why nobody is serving lunch today? Why would I say that? Is he a manager that he sees all this? But no, there is a desire to eat. What desire this nirichchhak a (desire-free) person has? He has a desire to eat. All these desires are discharge (effect) desires. These bhaav (desires) are discharge, the sun rises and sets, it looks the same even when it goes down. But like the setting sun, all those desires will come to an end. And they will arise again. Desires and bhaav ( in discharge, effect) will remain right till the end, will they not? One will say, ‘I like (bhaavey) mangos’, what will people say to that? You bound a bhaavkarma. No, not so. Bhaavkarma is not that easy to understand.

Questioner: So, the bhaavs (feelings with desire) sprouting from the heart considered bhaavkarma?

Dadashri: No, bhaavkarma is something that you will not even find. One capable of understanding will understand, but it is something that cannot be explained.

If one understands bhaavkarma, he is considered to have caught on to the purushartha from there on. And when can bhaavkarma be understood? Either Atmagnan is ready to begin, or one has attained it; then he will understand it. Otherwise, when we say things like, ‘I like (bhaavey) this, and I like that’, or when one succumbs to insistence filled bhaav and eats, that has nothing to do with bhaavkarma.

Now that you have attained samkit (right Vision), and You delve deeper would you or would you not one day understand what this is? Who makes you do this? It is not something that can be explained. And many people ask, how what kind of Gnan you attained? How can you explain Gnan? These entanglements of words cannot be there.

[] Bhaav Will Improve Both Lives

Questioner: Please explain with an example what bhaavkarma is?

Dadashri: Say one man says, ‘I gave fifty thousand rupees in donation, but I did so out of pressure from our mayor. Otherwise I am not the one to give anything at all.’ Sometimes, one has to donate because of the pressure from someone, does that happen or not? He gives fifty thousand because of the pressure from the mayor. Now who will credit this fifty thousand? In which account will that be credited? His bhaav (intention) is like this, his bhaav is not to give, but he gives because of the pressure from the mayor. Will his giving go to complete waste? No, it will not be wasted. There has to be some fruit (result) for his giving. He will receive the fruit in this life only. People will sing his praise. He will not receive it (credit) in his next life. And the one who gives with bhaav (positive intent of helping others), people will praise him in the current worldly life, and he will also receive credit for the donation, in his next life; he will receive both.

That is called bhaavkarma. If you keep such bhaav clean (positive and helpful to others), then you will receive its fruit here, in this very life; and also there in the next life. By ruining the bhaav, you ruin the bhaavkarma (charge karma).

[] With ‘I am Shuddhatma’, Bhaavkarma Goes Away

Questioner: Are all the karma bound through bhaavkarma?

Dadashri: This whold world has arisen from bhaavkarma only. ‘We’ stop all the bhaavkarma with the ‘key’ (Gnan), so one becomes free from them; he stops binding karma. The only binding that happens is from following the Agnas, for one or two life times. Whole world has been bound by bhaavkarma indeed.

As long as ‘I’ is in ‘I am Chandubhai’, there is bhaavkarma, and when ‘I’ is in ‘I am Shuddhatmabhaavkarma ceases. Bhaav means astitva (existence). To exist where one is not, is called bhaavkarma.

Questioner: Is it abhaav (aversion) to believe vastutva (self)?

Dadashri: No, bhaav (‘I am Chandulal’) arises because of abhaav (aversion because of ignorance) of vastutva (establishing as the Self). When bhaav (view as the Self) for vastutva (established as the Self) arises, bhaavkarma goes away. So astitva (existence) is there, but if one believes astitva as the Self, then there is no bhaavkarma, and and if one believes existence (astitva) in dehadhyas (I am the body), then there is bhaavkarma. Therefore, only bhaavkarma is the impediment, nothing else is impeding. The world arises from bhaavkarma, and effect of which comes forth. As bhaavkarma ceases, the world begins to leave and end. Then, only the effect needs to be suffered.

[] Bhaavkarma bound through doership

Then the main bhaav, that ‘I did it’ gives rise to bhaav. When you do it with kartabhaav (‘I am doing’), that doer (karta) is bhaavkarma. That which is suffered with bhogtabhaav (‘I am suffering’); that is also bhaavkarma. After attaining the Gnan, You do not suffer with bhogtabhaav, you suffer with nikaal (setlling) bhaav. You settle with equanimity, while the other person (who has not attained Gnan) suffers with bhogtabhaav (‘I am suffering’) .

Do you experience that it happens?

Questioner: Yes, Dada.

Dadashri: What are the things that happen?

Questioner: When everything is just happening, then where is the question of our doership?

Dadashri: And the doership that is there within, it is with intent of ‘I am doing’ (bhaavatmak bhaav), which I have stopped. Whole world becomes a doer through bhaavkarma.’We’ have stopped that for You. ‘We’ have put a lock on that.

With the bhaav, ‘I am the doer’, whatever happens is called bhaavkarma (charge, cause karma). ‘I am the doer of this’, is bhaav karma. ‘I am not the doer, vyavasthit is the doer’, is there for You, no? Then what else is there? Then bhaavkarma is gone.


[] [2.12]

[] Dravyakarma + Bhaavkarma

[] Relation Between Bhaavkarma and Dravyakarma

Questioner: Of the three karma (bhaav, drava and no karma) what is the nimit-naimitik (evidentiary) relationship between bhaavkarma and dravyakarma? Please explain that in detail.

Dadashri: This pain-pleasure (shata-ashata) one suffers is dravyakarma. Then fame-defame (yasha-apyasha) one receives is dravyakarma. Treatment with respect-scorn one receives is dravyakarma. Long-short ayushya (lifespan) one receives is dravyakarma. Hence, these vedaniya, naam, gotra and ayushya – these four and Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya and antaraya, they are the eight dravyakarma. From these eight arise bhaavkarma. How do they arise? When ashata vedaniya comes, one becomes irritated with his son, with his wife. When shata vedaniya comes he becomes pleased. Then comes the high gotra (status karma). He is pleased if it is high, and if it is of a lower class, he will feel bad when someone tells him that he is of the lower class. And from that bhaavkarma is bound.

Questioner: The subtle parmanus that are within, are they in the form of dravyakarma?

Dadashri: Yes. In the form of dravyakarma, that is correct. So, because of all the dravyakarma, bhaavkarma arise. But if You do not become the owner of them, then bhaavkarma will go away (not happen). Those bhaavkarma arise because you take on the ownership of the dravyakarma. When you become free of the ownership, bhaavkarma will go away. Bhaavkarma going away means charging karma will stop, and only discharge will remain which this body will have to suffer.

Questioner: Do the type and the degree of bhaavkarma are as they are in dravyakarma, or is there a difference?

Dadashri: No, it is nothing like that. Bhaavkarma is only of one type. It gels from the main place and it is called bhaavkarma. And then it takes a long time to form new dravyakarma.

[] Secret About why Impurity Touches the Self

Questioner: Here, a question arises that if the Self was pure (shuddha) indeed, absolutely pure, then why did this happen when it came into close proximity (samipya) to the pudgal (non-Self complex)? Why did it catch on to, ‘I am not pure’? Why did it forget its own purity at that time?

Dadashri: No, it has not forgotten anything. Vyatirek guna have arisen.

Questioner: So, did it then do bhaav?

Dadashri: No, no he did not do any bhaav or anything. These vyatirek guna, bhaav karma have arisen from dravyakarma. The bhaavkarma means; pride means ‘I’ and greed means ‘my’. With ‘I’ and ‘my’, everything started. It is the ‘I’ who suffers the pain; nothing touches the Self. Now how can the pain one stop from coming? One does suffer pain, does he not? It is because there is the belief of ‘I-ness’ (hoonpanu). Belief means that there is power of the Chetan (Self) that filled into this, because of the belief. In what did the power of Chetan come? In the form of belief. The pain (dukha) is of that power; that power is there in it, and that is the pain. When the power gets pulled from it, pain goes away. Like when the power is used up from this battery cell, the cell is dead. This power has arisen from vyatirek guna (bhaav karma, I am Chandulal, I am doer). It is called vyavahar atma (relative self), it is not real Atma (the Self). It is pratisthit atma (relative or charged self).

Questioner: The two original ones (the Self and the pudgal) remain together. Do they not lose their individual attributes?

Dadashri: They have no give-take with each other. Absolutely no give or take. If anger-pride-deceit-greed do not happen, then the Self would remain within, and indriyas (five sensory and five reactive organs) would keep eating peacrfully within, eating and drinking would continue. But vyatirek gunas (kashaya) have arisen, anger-pride-deceit-greed have arisen.

Whatever is done with the belief ‘I am Chandubhai’, is all bhaavkarma. Therefore karma gets bound. And ‘I am Shuddhatma’ is swabhav (state of the Self) where the Self is in its own natural state. But bhaavkarma means in vibhav (attribute that is not of the Self), so ‘I am Chandubhai’ is vibhav-karma, that itself is bhaavkarma. That which is seen ‘wrong’ (not as it is) is all considered bhaavkarma. Everything that is ‘seen’ ‘right’ (as it is) is swabhav karma. The thing called bhaav and through it, that which is seen is the illusion ( ‘I am Chandulal, ‘This is mine’ ‘I am doing’) and that is the bhaavkarma. ‘I will do this and I will do that, and did that’ is all bhaavkarma.

Questioner: The bhaavkarma that happens, ‘I will do this and I will do that.’ Is that charge bhaav or discharge bhaav?

Dadashri: After attaining the Gnan, they are discharge bhaav. For others they are charge bhaav, are they not? ‘I am doing it’ is itself a charge bhaav. Yes, it is different matter if the ‘I’ is dramatic. There are only rare Ones with an ‘I’ that is dramatic. However, everything with ‘I am doing,’ is charge. All this that people do, run business and everything, earn money, that ‘I am doing’ is itself bhaavkarma. (Aptavani 13 P 279 eng 238,239) (T-76 Dec ’11)

[] Belief Changed With Pressure of Circumstances

Questioner: I want to understand what is bhaavkarma. Who does this bhaavkarma?

Dadashri: Bhaavkarma is in fact the energy of the Self. The belief of the Self changes; only its belief changes, nothing happens to the Gnan. It only happens to the belief.

Now why does bhaavkarma happen? The Self can Know and See, but the circumstances which come together on the path of evolution (samsaran marg), all the six eternal elements; because of them a ‘bandage’ (veil) is placed over the ‘eyes’ (Vision of the Self). This (original dravyakarma), bandages (veils) are placed over the four out the eight karma. And the other for karma have to be suffered through this body.

Dravyakarma is the bandages of the four karma placed over the eyes (Vision), and because of that one does not see as it is, and everything worldly (relative) goes on. To have the wrong belief of the self is bhaavkarma. When ‘we’ give Gnan, the bandages (veils) are removed, and then the right vision begins. But who is really the doer of bhaavkarma? It is the ego, the one that suffers. The Self does not suffer anything.

Some people say that the Self did bhaavkarma. If one understands the Self and bhaavkarma according to his own interpretation (bhasha), then there is no possibility of a solution. It will have to be understood in the language of the Vitarag. And if bhaavkarma was the attribute of the Self, then it would remain forever. Do you understand that?

Now what is bhaavkarma? Two vastus (eternal elements), vastu is always eternal. Tirthankars have called them vastu. When circumstances of two eternal elemets, jada (matter) and Chetan (the Self) come together, they give rise to an extra (vishesha; additional) attributes. They maintain their own attributes, but a third attribute arises, which people called vibhaav. People in their own interpretation call it as opposite attribute, they say that opposite bhaav of the Self arose. They say that the sansarbhaav (worldly intent) of the Self arose. Hey you, can the Self ever have sansarbhaav? It is vishesha (extra) bhaav. By circumstances of two vastus (eternal elements) coming together, it has happened. Vastus have to be eternal, then, their coming together gives rise to visheshbhaav.

Questioner: Does vishesha bhaav arise in both?

Dadashri: In both. Vishesha bhaav happens in the pudgal and it also happens in the Self.

Questioner: Do vishesha bhaav of both arise separately, or do they come together as one?

Dadashri: It is like this: In the pudgal part, the pudgal is not live. There is no bhaav there, but it becomes ready to acquire vishesha bhaav. So change happens in it also change happens in the ‘Self’ too. Now the Self does not do anything in this, pudgal does not do anything; vishesha bhaav arises.

Questioner: Is it because of the circumstances of the two together.

Dadashri: The second the circumstance happens, vishesha bhaav arises immediately.

Questioner: Is it merely because of the circumstance, or what is the reason?

Dadashri: It is because of the circumstance. But the other reason is the ignorance (aGnanta). You have to accept it (believe it) completely. Because what we are talking about, we are talking about what is within the boundry of ignorance. We are not talking about what is within the boundry of the Gnan. Therefore, this vishesha bhaav arises for the Self in the ignorant state.

[] Inspiration is of Power Chetan –the ‘Energized’ Self

Questioner: Shrimad Rajchandra has said, ‘Hoy na Chetan prerana, to kaun grahe karma?’ (If not for the inspiration of the ‘self’, who would acquire karma?). Please explain that.

Dadashri: What it is that; that is a kramic path. Now what do they consider Chetan in the kramic path? They consider vyavahar atma (the worldly interacting self) as Chetan. So this inspiration is of that Chetan (of the self), so we say that, that is all of egoism, and they call it the self. And it gives the inspiration. Now, that Chetan is Chetan, but we deduced that it is a power Chetan, not the main Chetan (Self; shuddha Chetan). And if it was a pure Chetan (Self), if it inspires, it will remain the inspirer (prerak) forever, wherever it goes.

Questioner: So change that pudgal undergoes, who acquires that? What is there to acquire in it?

Dadashri: Yes, he is right, ‘Hoy na Chetan prerana, to kaun grahe karma?’ (If there is no inspiration of the ‘self’, then who (would be there to) acquire karma?). It is the one who says, ‘I am doing it’, who acquires the karma.

Questioner: So it does not acquire anything, it is just a belief.

Dadashri: It is all a belief. It is all verily the wrong belief. It is verily a belief and pudgal becomes that form. Whatever the belief, that form of pudgal arises. Fruit of this bhaav, is that one becomes that form of dravya (that which is experienced through the five senses and the mind body complex). Such is the nature of the pudgal, and with ‘I am not the doer’, then nothing happens to that pudgal. Even if it is there, it will become free. It becomes free if one becomes the Knower-Seer. As long as one is the doer, new pudgals are also acquired and the old ones are also released. The one acquiring is ‘he’ (the ego), and the one releasing is also ‘he’ (the ego). And here (In Akram), the one acquiring is gone and the one releasing is vyavasthit, ‘potey – I -the Self’ becomes free from it all.

Now, how can people understand this deep talk? They do not understand it, so they believe that main Chetan (Self) is doing all this.

[] Bhaavkarma is the Imagination of the ‘self’

Questioner: The other thing that Krupadudev (Shrimad Rajchandra) has said, ‘Bhaavkarma nija kalpana, matey Chetan rupa, jivaviryani sfurna, graham kare jadadhup’. Please explain that.

Dadashri: Yes, that is correct. Bhaavkarma is in the imagination of the self, nd therefore it appears as the self (chetan). But that is so as long as there is bhaavkarma. Bhaavkarma applies to the vyavahar atma (worldly interacting self). Here (in Akram Vignan) ‘we’ have completely eliminated the bhaavkarma.

Questioner: Just kept the muda Atma (main Self).

Dadashri: ‘We’ completely left the Self alone, as the absolute One, and in the kramic path there is bhaavkarma, that is considered one’s own imagination (kalpana). Therefore, as Chetan it becomes mishrachetan (mixture of the Self and the non-Self).

Nija kalpana means sankalp-vikalp (‘mine’ and ‘I am Chandulal’). ‘We’ have completely removed the existence of bhaavkarma, which in the kramic path goes away in one’s final life (before moksha), it goes away upon attaining kevalGnan. We removed it immediately. Otherwise, ‘You’ will not be considered nirvikalpi (egoless, the Self) will you? And ‘I am Chandubhai’ is vikalp, ‘I am Jain’ is vikalp. ‘I am a vaniya’ is a vikalp, ‘I am fifty years old’ is a vikalp, there are so many vikalps. All those vikalps have been fractured.

Only Gnanis understand this language. However, how can the aGnani (one withouth the Knowledge of the Self) understand it? So people understand that the main Chetan is like this. They say that it will not stop from doing bhaav, sankalp-vikalp etc.

Bhaavkarma means doing vikalp (‘I am this’) of vyavahar atma (relative self) Inspiration of Chetan happened in it, and so power is filled in the pudgal. It becomes a pudgal with power (power Chetan). Now, after attaining Gnan, new power does not fill in it, and the old keeps discharging.

[] Pudgal Arose Based on the Intent-Imagination

Bhaavkarma means to miss out (come out of) the nature of the Self (swabhaav dharma). One misses his nija bhaav (state and nature of the Self) because of kashaya (anger, pride, deceit and greed), and then parabhaav (the view-intent of the non-Self) arises. That parabhaav is considered bhaavkarma. But imagination (kalpana) is ‘his’ (ego) own, and that is why Krupadudev says that it is in Chetan form.

Jadadhupa means it pulls parmanus (subatomic particles). The moment one becomes angry, bhaavkarma happens, parmanus are pulled in. External parmanus do not enter much into it. The external parmanus are in the gross form, however only the inner parmanus are pulled into one’s inner space (nija akasha). All the parmanus are in it. But the subtle ones are within; they are all ready. External ones come together because of the subtle ones. The sthula (gross, visible) are also needed, no?

And when ‘one’ does kalpana (bhaav intent based imagination), it is called a design. When a photo of that design happens, then pudgal becomes exactly like that design. So we did not do anything to create this pudgal, it has happened according to our kalpana. This pudgal has arisen in exact accordance with the kalpana of bhaavkarma. Eyes-nose and everything. So His words, ‘jivaviryani sfurna, graham kare jadadhup’ means, it (the energy of the living being) pulls these parmanus, acquires them. They are pulled in as soon as the ‘energy of inspiration’ (sfurna) arises. Whatever the bhaav- inspiration happened, such pudgal parmanus are pulled in and this has arisen. Otherwise who created the water-bufalow? The answer is ‘he’ (in ignorance in past life) ‘created’ the pudgal of the water buffalo, and then ‘he’ entered it. Who created the elephant? ‘He’ created it. No one’creates’ it with awareness; one ‘creates’ it through kashayas. Kashaya means that one has no control in it; it is parabhaav. One is forced into doing it, parabhaav. It is only because swabhaav (the Self) is lost; otherwise will anyone become a donkey? Will anyone like that? But what can one do? One becomes an elephant and lives ‘peacefully’(!) inside. Then he will keep moving his trunk around, will he not? And look at the donkey, it walks around happily with loaded sacks on its back, does it not?

Did you understand, ‘Graham kare jadadhup’? It is only ‘you’ who has given rise to jadadhup (that which charges or pulls subatomic particles). God has not come in to design all that. No one has come to do that. When you do negative bhaav, parmanus surrounds you, and those parmanus make you only blind. And if you do positive bhaav, those parmanus (negative ones) go away. It is not that you accumulate them only. But one should also know how to do positive bhaav, should he not? And having done positive bhaav, if one is not going to do negative ones, then it is fine, but he may even do negative ones. What does an elephant do? It takes a bath with his trunk, and then he also throws dirt over his body with the trunk. It then takes a bath again. Hey, why do you throw dirt over yourself if you have to take a bath? But nature of the prakruti will not go away, will it?

[] Nondoer With Gnan, Doer with aGnan

Questioner: The Self, as an element is not the doer of karma, so then how can it do bhaavkarma?

Dadashri: It is a non-doer as the element (as the Self), but through ignorance (aGnan) it is a doer, is it not? As long as one does not know, ‘Who am I?’ one is the doer. He is not the doer after he attains the awareness of ‘I am Shuddhatma’.

[] Through ‘it Happens’ one is the ‘Doer’ of Dravyakarma

Questioner: There is a quote from Krupadudev, ‘anupchaarik vyavahar thii atma dravyakarma no karta chhe, upcharthi ghar-nagaradi no karta chhe.’ Through invisible-involuntary conduct in worldly interacrtion, the self is the doer of dravyakarma; through visible-voluntary conduct the self is the doer (builder) of homes-cities.’

Dadashri: ‘You-the awakened One of Akram Vignan’ do not have anything to bother with upcharit-anupcharit (visible or invisible discharging conduct, activity), do you? These words are taught in the kramic path. On what basis ‘you are Chandubhai’, and on what basis you built a home, you did this and you did that? That is through upchar vyavahar visible conduct in worldly interaction (vyavahar). And anupcharit vyavahar, it is one whose visible conduct has not occurred at all, its yojna (planning) has not occurred, whose design has not been made; through such anupcharik vyavahar the self is the doer of dravyakarma (subtle discharging karma, through which bhaav karma or charge karma happens). Eight categories of karma give the fruit; in that visible conduct (upchar), it is the doer of home-city-potmaking etc.

‘I am going and I am coming’ is upchar (visible conduct). This is so because what has become charit (formed in conduct, visible in effect) is becoming upcharit (expressing, discharing in conduct through mind, speech and body). Upcharit of charit happens, that which is ready as fruit, unfolds in conduct. And if you want to do the function, make it formal, you have to do aupcharik. Then upcharit became aupcharik. Charit (conduct) has already happened (effect), and now upcharit (unfolding visible conduct). Does He (Shrimad Rajchandra) not say that this is nothing but upchar?

Do you understand, ‘With upchar, a doer of ghar-nagar aadi’ (one is a doer of home, city etc. through visible conduct) and ‘anupcharya’ (that which happens). How much of a problem it would have been if had to mold a nose or something like that? We can make ghar-nagar (home-city), but how much of a problem it would have been if we were given this responsibility (of shaping-making a human body complex). So look, this (state of Yours in Akram) is without any responsibility, is it not?

This one (the self in current life) does the design of bhaav, and the pudgal does the design of the pudgal (for next life). Based on the bhaav this one does, it happens.

Just as you raise your hand in front of a mirror, the mirror shows that, does it not? That is how this is. That is how it happens immediately. Hence, these words are worth understanding, they are very deep words, but they are in the kramic path. We do not need these words (in Akram), do we? I have removed all the upchar-anupchar business (all issues of conduct, the effect). I have left nothing for you to memorize. One wanders around with the experience of the Self, the very next day.

How much of a problem it would have been if had to mold a nose or something like that? We can make ghar-nagar (home-city), but how much of a problem it would have been if we were given this responsibility (of shaping-making a human body complex). So look, this (state of Yours in Akram) is without any responsibility, is it not?

This one (the self in current life) does the design of bhaav, and the pudgal does the design of the pudgal (for next life). Based on the bhaav this one does, it happens.

Questioner: Those pudgals get pulled in.

Dadashri: Yes. They are pulled in. They have become ready because they have been pulled in. They are already pulled in for sure. Doing bhaav they become bound. Therefore whatever kinds of bhaav one does, all this becomes bound. So this does not come into one’s awareness that how all this is bound. How did the design of pudgal happen? Whatever design of bhaav the self does, that design will happen. This one does the design of bhaav, and the pudgal does the design of the pudgal. Based on the bhaav this one ‘does’, it happens. Just as you raise your hand in front of a mirror, the mirror shows that, does it not? That is how this is. That is how it happens immediately. Hence, these words are worth understanding, they are very deep words, but they are in the kramic path. We do not need these words (in Akram), do we? I have removed all the upchar-anupchar business (all issues of conduct, the effect). I have left nothing for you to memorize. One wanders around with the experience of the Self, the very next day.

[] Electrical Body and Kashaya

Questioner: Now, anger-pride-deceit-greed is called bhaavkarma. One time the talk had come out that anger-pride-deceit-greed happens because of subtle body (sukshma sharira).

Dadashri: Yes, that is correct. There, it is only subtle body only. The electrical body charges too, and that is why one feels burning sensation, that is how the parmanu happens.

Questioner: So then, what is the relationship between bhaavkarma and subtle body?

Dadashri: There is no give-take at all. The subtle body digests the food, and circultes the blood etc.

Questioner: And yet, does it (subtle body) become the base for anger-pride-deceit-greed?

Dadashri: The electrical body is not the support. Where tdoes the electricity come from? Electricity is needed, no? Those parmanus are electrical, with electricity, and that is why they sting and burn, no? They have been charged with electricity and that is why they feel like a burn!

Questioner: So then at time does the electricity of the subtle body have a role?

Dadashri: Yes, the subtle body is all filled with electricity.

[] The Candle Burns and the wax Deposits

New dravyakarma are binding for the one who has not taken Gnan (Gnan Vidhi). What is it that binds this karma? Then the answer is that other new karma are being bound through bhaavkarma, and the current life’s dravayakarma that are there are dissolving, and as they are dissolving at that time, new bhaavkarma keep being deposited within. Just as a candle is burning and the wax is depositing, in the same, in this candle of dravyakarma, bhaavkarma are being deposited.

The whole world has arisen through bhaavkarma and through it new dravyakarma are being formed, and from that bhaavkarma arises again. Then dravyakarma get bound, and this carries on.

Questioner: And does this body arise as a result of that karma?

Dadashri: Bhaavkarma happen through kashaya, and when bhaavkarma happen, then karma will be bound. And they in turn will become ready to give fruits in the next life. So, bhaavkarma becomes dravyakarma. What happens when dravyakarma happens? It all gets divided into eight parts. So this much in Gnanavaraniya, this much in Darshanavaraniya, this much in mohaniya, this much in antarya, this much in naam, this much in vedaniya, this much in gotra, and this much in ayushya.

It becomes bhaavkarma from that dravyakarma. Otherwise if the dravyakarma become cleared (without further charge) then bhaavkarma will not happen at all. So ‘we’ have destroyed Darshanavaran and mohaniya, and with the chage in Vision, bhaavkarma left. The entire bhaavkarma has left.

[] Bhaavkarma Results From Dravyakarma

Bhaavkarma always arises from dravyakarma, but as long as there is bhaavkarma, there is ignorance of the Self (aGnanta), and where there is no no bhaavkarma at all, there is Gnan.

When ‘we’ give you Gnan, ‘we’ removed the ‘bandages’ ( veils). So, entire bhaavkarma, which gave rise to the worldly life, goes away. Entire bhaavkarma is gone, and that is called Akram Vignan. And in the kramic path, they say what you are saying, that dravyakarma comes from bhaavkarma, and bhaavkarma comes from dravyakarma again. But they understand dravyakarma as something different. The worldly interaction that goes on outside; they understand it differently. However, dravyakarma means those ‘bandages’ (blind fold, veils), that is all. Main cause is dravyakarma. Dravyakarma gives rise to bhaavkarma. Effects from causes, and causes from effects arise again. Now, karma that they can see, people consider that dravyakarma. Infact Tirthankaras have not said that. Tirthankaras have mentioned only the two: dravyakarma and bhaavkarma.

Questioner: But what we see is not dravyakarma?

Dadashri: No, no. In this language (of the people), this goes on but here (in Akram) what we say is correct, and on the outside what you are saying is what is going on.

Questioner: I have not understood exactly about that bhaav yet.

Dadashri: The causes of this entire life arise in the form of veils in the next life. In the form of veils, which impede clear Vision. If it is little bit green then it appears green, if it is yellow then it appears yellow. So varieties of bhaav will arise in people.

Questioner: So then this dravya karma (discharge karma, effect karma) becomes the cause for the next life, does it not?

Dadashri: The cause of the next life is verily the blindfold paato, the veil (dravya karma). It is that which blinds the Self. That is why one makes the bhaav (subtlest intent), otherwise Atma – the Self never does any bhaav.

Questioner: Dada, only the pratishthit atma the relative self, discharging self does the bhaav, does it not? Shuddhatma—pure Self will not do any bhaav, will it?

Dadashri: In fact even pratishthit atma does not do any bhaav at all. Shuddhatma does not do any bhaav either. It is just that the one who believes that ‘I am Chandubhai’ that vyavahar atma the worldly self does the bhaav. Pratishthit atma had arisen through bhaav ‘I am Chandulal,’ only. If there were no bhaav then pratishthit atma would not have arisen at all.

It is verily these ‘wrong ‘seeing’ veils’ that are the problematic obstructions. Now what exactly are they? They are the result, the fruits of past life accounts, and they verily blind us again and make us see the wrong and the opposite.

Questioner: How much force would it have?

Dadashri: The greater the force of the original cause, the greater will be its effect. If the cause is powerful then the effect will be powerful. If the cause is weak then effect will be weak.

Questioner: But if the cause is strong, then will it not pull one (towards the non-Self)?

Dadashri: Leave alone pulling the man away, but it throws him over upside down, does it not? They are all wrong ‘bandages’ (veils), they will make one see everything the wrong way. Does it show you right way or the wrong way?

Questioner: Dada, now I See only the right way.

Dadashri: Is that so? Have you seen the wrong way before?

Questioner: Many.

Dadashri: Is that so? Do you not see the wrong anymore? When ‘we’ give this Gnan, then most parts of these veils (avaran) are destroyed, removed. But some people cannot digest this. The science (Vignan) is not digested. One will keep getting solution as it is digested. It will not be digested immediately, will it? But if one remains in satsang then his work can be done with ease. This is because the satsang is such a thing that one’s veils would continue to break day by day, however parichaya (familiarity) is necessary.

[] Dravyabandha-Bhaavbandha

Questioner: Please explain dravyabandha and bhaavbandha.

Dadashri: If one has not attained the Gnan, then whatever he does in the presence of aGnan, it causes bhaavbandha. And that bhaavbandha results into dravyabandha. The eight karma that are there, are called bandha (bondage) of dravyakarma. That is what is called dravyakarma. There are no other dravyakarma.

Questioner: The eight karma, in kramic scriptures they refer to those rupi (visible) karma as dravyakarma. When the self enters into the complex of attached formed karma, then it is called dravyabandha. So there dravyabandha has been called rupi (visible), and bhaavbandha is called arupi (visible).

Dadashri: Is Gnanavaran visible? Darshanavaran is not visible. Antaraya is not visible. Those are the true dravyakarma. All these eight karma, they are the dravyakarma. If you want to understand the Lord’s language, then in his language that is dravyakarma, and because of it exist anger-pride-deceit-greed. There are ‘bandages’ of dravyakarma. Bandage of Darshanavaran, and therefore the poor man keeps colliding. And as he collides, he becomes upset. That binds the bhaavkarma.

Questioner: Is Gnanavaraniya karma rupi (visible)?

Dadashri: No, but what I am saying is that what do these (kramik path) people consider dravyakarma? They consider sniffing of tobacco dravyakarma.

Questioner: Yes, that what is visible, that which is rupi.

Dadashri: All that are visible; they call them dravyakarma. If I wear a garland of flowers, they call it dravyakarma.

Questioner: Yes, that is what they say.

Dadashri: Now, what ‘we’ say is that, dravyakarma cannot exist in two ways, only one. Dravyakarma is that from which arises bhaavkarma. And that from which bhaavkarma does not arise, is not dravyakarma.

So this Vignan of ours is different. Ours is all very clear, is it not? They may be seeing it differently, however that is not the understanding, it is not correct. That is not the talk of the Lord. The Lord is very clear. But then afterwards (after Lord Mahavir’s departure) anything may have happened. I call everything nokarma (gross discharging karma), but this is based on our science. It is possible that it will mean different if there is some difference in that other (kramik) science.

This is arisen from ignorance (aGnan). When aGnan is gone, this will leave. The aGnan has cleared, has it not? The belief, ‘I am Chandubhai’ is gone, is it not?

Questioner: Yes, completely gone.

Dadashri: Then that is good; then this is exactly what this is. Therefore there it is kramic, so such meaning may be necessary, for them.

Now, their bhasha (inner language) is different. Their interpretation is that whatever you see with your eyes; becoming angry is bhaavbandha. And receiving a slap from someone, they call it dravyabandha. But what are really considered dravyakarma from this bhaavkarma? The eight karma are considered dravyakarma, this is the main eight karma, and that is called dravyakarma. These are called bhaavkarma and those are called are nokarma. These people refer to nokarma as dravyakarma. If they understood only this much, the problem would have been solved.

They consider even nokarma as dravyakarma. They consider dravykarma in the bhaavkarma. But true dravyakarma are these eight karma. Bhaavkarma from dravyakarma, and dravyakarma from bhaavkarma again, and bhaavkarma from dravyakarma, and dravyakarma from bhaavkarma, that is all. And nokarma does not have much value. They spin as a top does, so what?

[] Mistake is Only of the Vision

Now what is bhaavkarma? Say there is a businessman with strong dravyakarma, admired by others (lokapujya), so we will say, ‘Sheth, welcome, welcome.’ There is nothing wrong for the Sheth to be welcomed but if his ego becomes inflated, that is bhaavkarma, and if we insult him and he gets depressed, that is also bhaavkarma. So there are eight kinds of dravyakarma, from which all the bhaavkarma arise. Those bhaav are in the form of raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) or in the form of anger-pride-deceit-greed. What about that Sheth? Pride and anger arose in him, because of ‘Wecome, welcome’. He keeps becoming proud, and that other got enveloped in an inferiority complex; hence both are harmful.

When fruit (result) of high gotrakarma comes, one becomes elevated, and becomes depressed when fruit of low gotrakarma comes, and so raag-dwesh attachment-abhorrence, anger-pride-deceit-greed, continue to happen. So that is called asrava (attraction of subatomic karmic particles to the soul). So ashrava happens when these eight dravyakarma give their fruit, anger-pride-deceit-greed happen. Now how can that be stopped? They cannot stop, can they? If the vision (drashti) changes ahead, then asrava becomes parishrava (no charging, exact discharge). This is where it will stop; otherwise it will not stop bhaavkarma to happen from dravyakarma.

So ‘we’ did something that will not let bhaavkarma arise from dravyakarma at all. So we stopped bhaavkarma for sure. So we removed ashrava also. What did this Akram Vignan do? It removed everything. There is no bhaav at all. Anger-pride-deceit-greed that arise, are all nikali (settling). They are not capable of growing anymore, because the owner is gone. Otherwise what happens there? If the vision, ‘This is mine’ arises then ashrava will happen again. Ashrava happens when bhaavkarma happens, and so bandha (binding of new karma) happens again.

But what does Krupadudev say? ‘Ashrava tey parishrava. Nahi iin mey sandeh, maatra drashti ki bhool hai.’ That which is charged will discharge. There is no doubt about this. It is only the fault of the vision.

When the ashrava happens, the binding will happen for sure. Therefore it is not worth uprooting (ashrava) attachment-abhorrence-anger-pride-deceit-greed. You will not be able to dig them out; your efforts will be wasted. People have been making such useless efforts since time immemorial. But change the vision somehow. Therefore, if ‘your’ vision changes, then ashrava is parishrava. Parishrava means that it becomes discharge (nirjara), without causing any bondage (bandha). That is the highest way in the kramic path. And here, for us, ‘this is not mine at all’, so then there is no problem there at all. When ‘we’ give Gnan, from very next day ‘this is not mine at all’ remains. Anger-pride-deceit-greed are of Chandubhai. They are not effect producing; they are lifeless. Ego and everything is lifeless.

Therefore ‘he’ says, ‘This is not mine, this is not mine, I am Shuddhatma, I am Shuddhatma’, does he not? Before, the one who used to say that ‘I’ am definitely Chandubhai, is no more now. One would ask, ‘Are you not Chandubhai?’ You can say that I am Chandubhai for worldly interaction (vyavahar). Only for the worldly interaction, but really ‘I’ am not Chandubhai. Whole vision has changed.

Krupadudev, being a Gnani Purush, had attained this (truth). And when he attained that, he wrote, ‘Ashrava tey parishrava. Nahi iin mey sandeh, maatra drashti ki bhool hai.’ That which is charged will discharge. There is no doubt about this. It is only the fault of the vision.

[] Lingadeha is Bhaavkarma

Questioner: But in that Dada, the Self is unsmeared-unanointed (nileyp), the Self is not affected at all. Similarly, the body is not affected at all either. Whatever effect (asar) happens; respect-disrespect, anger-sexuality, that is all affects the lingadeha, so then where is the lingadeha? So it does the ego. It has the pride-extra pride. Sexual feelings-anger happens to it. All this relates to the body, and the self (atma) becomes involved in it, then please tell us what is lingadeha.

Dadashri: Lingadeha, we call it bhaavkarma. Now lingadeha is not under the influence of the Self (swadhin), it is under the influence of the non-Self (paradhin). Bhaavkarma is fruit of some seed. When that fruit comes, it is called bhaavkarma. We believe that (bhaavkarma) as a seed again, and fruit of that comes. People call that dravyakarma. But bhaavkarma means, that if you are of high gotrakarma then your parents and others around you will be of a high gotra, and that is why when you come, everyone will say, ‘Welcome, welcome’. The effect of pride (maan) that happens in your mind at that time is bhaavkarma. And if your gotrakarma is poor, no one will welcome you, and you will feel, ‘Fools, they are worthless people. They do not even know me.’ Mooah (oh mortal), why do you have to say a thing like that? That is bhaavkarma you just did. That started the lingadeha. This is the cause of beginning of all the bodies.

Questioner: In that, Dada you have said, ‘The cycle of rebirth that is going on, happens from the bhaav of lingdeha’.

Dadashri: Yes. It happens from the bhaav. Bhaav does not mean ‘bhaavavoo’ (like the taste of something). Do mahatmas not say, ‘I like (bhaave) mango pulp (ras) and rotli a lot, so will I not bind karma?’ I told him, ‘bhaave is desire (ichchha)’. It is in your language that you say ‘bhaave’, for which you can also say ‘ruche chhe (‘I like it’). But bhaavkarma is a different thing. Bhaavkarma means that, ‘I am Chandubhai and this body is mine’. With this belief (bhaav, view), whatever bhaav is done, it is bhaavkarma. And those who do not believe that, for them lingadeha has stopped.

Questioner: Now lingadeha has stopped. So does that mean that no bhaav will arise at all?

Dadashri: After this Gnan ‘we’ have stopped your bhaav completely, have ‘we’ not?

Questioner: Yes, so there will not be any lingadeha at all, right? So then if I believe that I am not Chandubhai, I am not this body, then what am I to do? I am not to do anything?

Dadashri: No. Why not ‘do’ anything’? When ‘what I am’ has been decided, then ‘this is not’ is decided. Now You want to go into this direction, You want to get rid of this shop (pudgal, non-Self complex) and You want to remain the Knower-Seer and in absolute bliss. That is all Your work.

There are certain exceptions in this lingadeha. (By this I mean) our Mahatmas still maintain sansarbhaav (‘I like this world’). They have company of females (strisang) and other such associations are there not? Still, that does not come into the lingadeha (bhaavkarma) for him. This is because if he is indeed in doership, if he is ‘Chandubhai’, then that responsibility is his. Then all this will come into bhaav, but here it all (lingdeha-bhaavkarma) goes away. That is it, so much change happens.

[] When Will That Recurrant Cycle of Bondage Break?

Questioner: Bhaavkarma happen due to dravyakarma, and because of bhaavkarma, dravyakarma is bound. And so if it continues like that, then when will chain of life after life break?

Dadashri: Bhaavkarma means charge karma. From that charge karma , discharge karma continues to happen. If that charge is stopped, then the solution is attained. It will continue by itself. If one knows how to stop, it will stop, and then moksha will happen. Otherwise, unless it stops, if there is no one to stop that, it will continue for infinite lives. Charge and discharge, charge and discharge. Cause and effect, effect and cause, cause and effect, effect and causes. Causes and effect, effect and causes. This continues day and night.

Questioner: How can one know that causes have stopped?

Dadashri: This Gnan ‘we’ gave You, did You not realise that?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: That is it; causes stop immediately. Someone may say, ‘How can I know that I am no longer hungry? Then the answer is, ‘Go ahead and eat, eat in my presence, and you will know.’ Eat whatever you want to, even khichadee (cooked rice and lentils) will do, will it not? You will know it just like that; you will surely know that.

[] Constant Natural Compassion

Questioner: You are saying that the compassion of the Gnani is natural, it is not a discharge karma effect. So then do the Tirthankaras (the fully enlightened beings) bind tirthankara gotra karma (to become a Tirthankara) naturally or with deep inner intent (as a bhaavkarma of previous life)?

Dadashri: They are binding with bhaav karma. Yet their compassion is natural. The nature of compassion is spontaneous, there is no activity involved, there is no doer. One charges (binds) a karma with bhaavkarma (causal karma- ‘I am Chandulal’).

Questioner: Do the Tirthankaras bind this bhaavkarma at the time of attaining Self-realization?

Dadashri: That bhaavkarma is indeed after Self-realization, but it is after the right Vision—‘I am pure Soul’ (samkit) happens. After the right Vision (samyaktva) is attained, there exists the deep inner intent (bhaav), ‘let the suffering humanity attain this bliss that I have attained.’ That is the bhaavkarma, the charge karma. That is how one binds the tirthankara gotra. I too have the same bhaav, that may the world attain this bliss.

Compassion (karuna) is natural indeed. Just as it is: spontaneous compassion. If someone were to abuse me, then also the natural forgiveness (sahaj kshama ) is there. Forgiveness is the naturally existing compassion. So compassion is a natural attribute, whereas kindness -mercy is the effect of bhaavkarma. After becoming a Tirthankara, there is no bhaavkarma. Bhaavkarma (charge karma) was there in their previous life. I still have this pending bhaavkarma of wanting the entire world to attain salvation. The Tirthankara had charged for becoming a Tirthankara on the very day they had the inner intent of salvation of the entire world. So the effect of the karma that was charged is evident now. Theirs is the absolute compassion (keval karuna). Their compassion is continuous and constant. They do not have any bhaav-charge karma. As long as any bhaav karma exists, there is no kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge).

Questioner: But this intent (bhaav) of salvation for the world, is that not a charge intent—bhaav?

Dadashri : No, that bhaav that is happening, is not bhaav. It is not what the Lord means by charge bhaav. We are talking about one to two more lives, and someone might get filled with this bhaav (charge bhaav) to become instrumental in the salvation of the world (jagat kalyan). What it does mean, is that the Tirthankara had had this charge bhaav that the bliss that I am experiencing, may everyone experience that. This is the only charge (cause) for them. But it is not possible for everyone to have such a bhaav. Most do have the general intermittent desire that all living beings should attain liberation. It is not one’s main bhaav intent, to have the salvation for the entire world. Only few people would have that inner intent for the world’s ultimate salvation. Everyone does not have it. It is possible for a person, only when he meets with all the circumstances from all around that establishes the bhaav. It is not possible that this will happen for everyone. Yes, the longing, ‘let all humanity attain this bliss that I have,’ is a worthy one to have. Such effect (bhavnaa ) should be there, nothing else. The rest we have brought along with us from our past life, have we not? That is the credit- ‘bank balance’- that we are suffering in this life. Moreover, what is the big deal about spending that credit? Therefore, do we not need to take up something worthwhile in the task of salvation of the world? Should we not take a share of that?


[] [2.13]

[] Nokarma

[] No Obstruction if There is Gnan

Questioner: Dadaji, please say something on nokarma. People still do not really understand about nokarma.

Dadashri: No will know about nokarma, will one?

Questioner: No one knows much about it. So please explain in detail today again, in todays satsang.

Dadashri: Nokarma means that these karma do not affect You if you are the Self, and they do affect you if you are Chandubhai. That is called nokarma.

Questioner: How did the word nokarma come about? Why did they use the word ‘no’?

Dadashri: It is not the alphabets, ‘N O’. If You have the Gnan, it will not touch You, and if there is no Gnan then it will ‘touch’ (affect) you. So then they are insignificant. They are and they are not there, and that is why they are referred to as nokarma.

Questioner: So there are two possibilities in it.

Dadashri: No, it is not like that. Karma are bound to affect one, but if one has Gnan, he will not be affected. That is why ‘we’ call it nokarma.

Those who said it must be smart, they do seem somewhat smart, do they not? How wise, they called both karma, nokarma. You have nokarma, and he has nokarma also. Nokarma will look the same, will they not? Now, how would they know that it will sprout (affect) him, and not affect the other person? People do not know that, do they? If they were so smart, they will look for it. Today’s people do not have such sense, I think.

Questioner: Dada, this is a very deep understanding;then only this discovery must have been made, right?

Dadashri: Nokarma. This karma will ‘grow’ for the whole world (not Self realized). This is all nokarma. Still we say it is nokarma that, for a Gnani (Self-realised) they do not ‘grow’, they will look the same. So they will look just like these, no change can be seen. But the Lord says that he does not want to see any change. It will not grow for Him because has the Gnan. And it will grow for you (the one without Gnan). We do not have to see if it there is a change (in conduct) or not.

Questioner: Does Gnani not have doership in this?

Dadashri: No.That is why it will not grow. Karma will appear the same for both. He is scolding and the other person is scolding too. The people will say what is the difference between the two doing the scolding? No, there is a great difference. He carries a visa (for moksha) and those others do not. They will let the one with the visa sit, and send the other one back.

Questioner: So Dada, where the ego is not, anything that happens naturally and spontaneously, is it called nokarma?

Dadashri: It will not go away as long as ‘I am Chandulal’. It depends on which direction is ‘his’ fundamental awareness is. Is ‘his’ awareness is in ‘I am Chandubhai’, or is it in ‘I am Shuddhatma’? So if ‘Your’ Vision is turned around, if it is samyak Vision (That which Sees the Self), then You will not bind karma on this path. And you will bind karma if this current vision (‘I am Chandulal’) remains. That is why Lord calls it nokarma.

[] Nokarma is Experienced Through Senses

And what nokarma is that it is that which is visible to the eyes, can be heared by the ears, can be tasted by the tongue. Hence, anything that can be experienced through the five senses, that happen through the mind are all nokarma. The mind is the inspirer of this. Then, whatever is experienced through buddhi (intellect), chit, ego, they are all nokarma. If you take away bhaavkarma, take away anger-pride-deceit-greed, then all the rest are nokarma. And anger-pride-deceit-greed are not gross, they are subtle. When one does gusso (anger without violent intent, without ego) within, it is not krodha (anger with violent intent, with ego). Gusso is a result (effect). All the karma you see or experience, they are all nokarma. The whole world is sitting only on nokarma. But it does not bind for the people, just that (nokarma only). That is why I say that except for bhaavkarma, the rest are nokarma. This cannot be understood completely.

Questioner: What is considered nokarma, please give an example of it.

Dadashri: All these karma are nokarma. Your coming here, going upstairs and coming down, come and go, eat and drink, do business, it is all nokarma. Those that do not have anger-pride-deceit-greed in them, they are all nokarma.. Now if you have greed (lobha) in your business, it is not considered nokarma, if greed is ingrained in it.

Questioner: Please give one example of nokarma? How does all that happen?

Dadashri: You will eat something sweet you like; it is still nokarma. You will not bind any karma. Even when You say, ‘It is very good, it is like this and it is like that, I like the taste of it’, You, the one with Gnan will not bind karma, that is called nokarma.

Questioner: That is correct. You have now removed our bhaavkarma.

Dadashri: Yes, bhavkarmas have been removed.

Questioner: So, we do not have all the four kashayas (anger, pride, deceit and greed).

Dadashri: You do not have any charge kashayas at all. You have discharge kashayas, and ‘we’ have placed pure Self absolutely separate.

To slap someone is also nokarma. Can anyone slap someone without krodha (anger with violent intent-ego)? Can a father slap his son? Now a slap is nokarma. If krodha happening too; then it is bhaavkarma. The two become separate.

If you slap this man and people come and tell me, ‘What is this considered?’ I will reply, ‘This is just his nokarma.’ If they say, ‘He was angry at that time’, even then it is not bhaavkarma, because I have given him Gnan, and so his anger-pride-deceit-greed are in the form of discharge. A new karma is bound if it is in a form of charge. So it is very important to understand this. The one who has understood this science will find the (final) solution.

[] Every activity is nokarma

Any activity (kriya) is called nokarma. Acttivity is not the cause of the problem, if the awareness is towards worldly life, then it will latch on to you, and if Your Vision is towards the Self, then it will not latch on to you. That is what it says. It depends which way is your vision.

What is visible or that which you can experience with this body or senses, eating-drinking, going and coming, staying, doing business, bowing down, all those karma are nokarma. Drinking water, standing up, sitting down, coming here, screaming, yawning, they are all different kinds of nokarma.

All these karma visible to the eyes, those that are in the worldly life, they are all nokarma. One doing worship is also nokarma, doing swadhyaya (study of the Self) is also nokarma. When he is going to upashraya (Jain temple), it is nokarma everything is nokarma. When a person is doing evening prayer, turns rosary beads, they are all nokarma. Giving a lecture, and also listening to a lecture, they are nokarma. It is worth understanding this nokarma. It is enough if one understands it. It is not possible to understand it. If one understands nokarma from a Gnani Purush, he can conquer the whole world.

What have scripture writers have written? Nokarma means insignificant karma.

When you get up in the morning, it is nokarma. We say, ‘I got up and you got up’. And when rest of the people of the world say that, they are saying it from nokarma ( with the belief, ‘I am Chandulal’) and so they sow seed of karma again. They sow seed from nokarma. Otherwise, those seed that are not likely to be sown, you can throw the seed down if you want to, otherwise if there is awareness (of the Self) there, if they have the Gnan, then people will not throw the seed. And even if they have thrown a seed, they will pick it up again (pratikraman). There is so much of it (Science) there. Therefore, from the second you get up, getting up itself is nokarma. Then seeing is also nokarma, what you hear is nokarma. Brushing your teeth, drinking tea, eating breakfast, then everything coming together, it is all nokarma. Then when a customer comes and causes any problem, it is all nokarma.

This beauty of karma, it is this Dada who gave us. People do not even know what nokarma is. What kind of karma they are. Poor people, because they do not know, they keep getting entangled, and worry that what if it will grow? No it is not likely to grow at all. So You do not interfere, like ‘It is very good, you have to eat it’. Go ahead and eat. Seed is sown only when you do anger-pride-deceit-greed. Anger-pride-deceit-greed itself is the seed of karma.

Questioner: Hence, is nokarma what we do during the twenty-four hours?

Dadashri[_:_] But these are all fruit (effect) of karma.

Questioner: Whatever activity is done by the prakruti (the formed non-Self complex), and you can see that as the Seer, is that called nokarma?

Dadashri: The essential thing is that whatever the prakruti does, in which there is no bhaavkarma; it is all nokarma.

Nokarma is such a thing that the karma, which are known as necessity, they are all nokarma. Human necessities. Did you not understand necessities? Can you do without eating? Even Gnani has to eat, does he not? Can you do without going to the toilet? Can you do without sleep?

Questioner: No, we cannot at all.

Dadashri: Then, can you do without drinking water? They are all the necessities. All the necessities of this body are called nokarma.

Even if you do not want to eat in a restaurant, and you are hungry and you do not get to eat any food, then you have to go to any restaurant and feed this body, they are all nokarma.

One gets married, bears children, all that is nokarma. All activity without raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) are nokarma. The reason the Lord called it nokarma is that if ‘you’ do it without raag-dwesh, it will not stick to you. If you do it with raag-dwesh, it will stick to you.

[] Because You are not the Doer

Nokarma means that this karma will not be an impediment if You are on the way to moksha. And if you are on the path of worldly life (sansar), this karma will help you in the worldly life.

Questioner: How can nokarma help one in the worldly life?

Dadashri: All these karma help in the worldly life, do they not? One eats, drinks, plays, jumps around, goes out with his wife and children, goes to watch a movie, they are all nokarma, are they not?

Questioner: How are they not impediment on the path to moksha?

Dadashri: It is because He is not the doer. His ownership is not there. He is not responsible for the ownership. No title. I have taken them away, both, the ownership and the title. So his responsibility is not there.

Questioner: Why is there no doership (kartabhaav)?

Dadashri: When I gave ‘You’ the Gnan, did I not tell You that vyavasthit is the doer, not You? Did I not tell You that? Do you remember that? So You are not a doer anymore. You do not have doership within. Because doership exists as long as, ‘I am Chandubhai’ by nischaya (real beleif). To really believe that ‘I am Chandubhai’ is itself the state of doership. That is gone. So it does not remain anymore.

So Your nokarma will not grow (into bhaavkarma), and for others it grows. For You it does not grow because you are no more the doer of the nokarma. And they are doers, therefore the moment they say, ‘I did it’, they support it and thus bind karma. By saying, ‘I did not do it’, You take away its support, it falls off. If you ask, ‘Who did it if you did not?’ he will say, ‘the Knower will Know, I do not want to interfere in it. I have not done this. Such is my experience.’ Does that happen or not?

You have to understand nokarma. What does nokarma mean? All the worldly interactions you do, the ones that vyavasthit does, they are all nokarma.

Questioner: Those who have not attained Gnan, for them can it be called nokarma?

Dadashri: For them too, it can be called nokarma, but for them they can grow because the presence of ‘I am doing it.’ And for us it is, ‘I am not the doer, vyavasthit is doing it’, and so it will not grow. So the worldly life ends. Causes have stopped, so they drop off. Karma exist as long as they are supported. No one is there to bother You if You do not give it a support. If You call the doer the doer, then we do not have any problem. When one is not doing it, and says, ‘I am doing it’, then there will be binding (of karma). That is why Narsinh Mehta said, ‘Hoon karoo, hoon karoo, eyja aGnanta.’ ‘I am doing, I am doing, is indeed ignorance’.

Questioner: Dada, the support we were giving, we put itat your feet at the time of Gnan.

Dadashri: The one giving the support was surrendered, with, ‘I surrender all of that, (to you, Sir). You surrendered what gave it the support.

[] All Charitramoha are Nokarma

Questioner: Is everything that is in the charitramoha, nokarma?

Dadashri: All other karma of charitra moha, they are all nokarma. When people say, ‘This man has not changed. He is the same.’ The Lord calls it nokarma. Nokarma means they have to be suffered.

Questioner: Many times other people ( who are not Mahatmas) tell me that they do not see any change in our Mahatmas.

Dadashri: They cannot see the change; to them they look the same. People look for a change.

Questioner: They look for the external change.

Dadashri: External, what else? They do not know how to see anything else, do they? Would their work have not been done if they knew how to see other things (more subtly)? What they tell our Mahatmas is that you have taken Gnan from Dada, but you are still the same. Outwardly, you used to get upset before, and you still get upset. But Your bhaavkarma are gone, only nokarma remain.

And nokarma is divided into two parts. You have charitra mohaniya, and that other person has mohaniya karma, complete mohaniya. So they have both, darshan moha and charitra moha, and that is called mohaniya. ‘Your’ darshan moha is gone.

What this really means is that these (Mahatmas) are with chatitra moha (only), and those (non Mahatmas) are with real moha. Seed will grow for those with real moha, and not for these Mahatmas. There are karma, but they are nokarma.

Questioner: So nokarma is also for those with the real moha?

Dadashri: Yes, they too have nokarma but their nokarma will grow and for these, it will not. All these vartan (conduct) moha, they are nokarma. If you have moha, then you are responsible for these karma, and if You are without moha, then You are not responsible for them. How can one understand the minuteness of this detail? Where is man’s capability? How can he even remember this?

[] Akram Path : Kramic path

Questioner: This nokarma, is it all what we call discharge?

Dadashri: That is it; discharge.

Questioner: Does charging not happen at the time of discharge, some times?

Dadashri: This is how it is: this word ‘discharge’ is not of kramic path.

Questioner: Yes, it is of the Akram.

Dadashri: This, becoming angry, getting irritated they all come nto nokarma. For us everything is discharge karma. However nokarma has to be separated in the kramic path. Where no raag-dwesh happens, that part is all nokarma. Such is the account. When anger-pride-deceit-greed happen, they are all bhaavkarma and the rest are nokarma. There are not many circumstances in (formation of) bhaavkarma. One or two, they are naimitik (evidentiary) causes. And what happens based on circumstance is nokarma.

In the Akram Vignan, ‘we’ have not kept any value to the nokarma. Otherwise, can ‘we’ give Gnan of liberation to people living a worldly life? How long will it last? But, as this is Akram Vignan, nokarma is not an impediment. Otherwise nokarma itself is the impediment in kramik path. They have so many difficulties, whereas do you have any difficulty? Dada will not scold you even if you eat a wonderful lunch and go to the office. So what is wrong with that? You have to remain within Dada’s Agna, that is all. And also Agna is not difficult, is it?

Now You have to settle files with equanimity. If you have to brush your teeth, it is a file. If someone comes to see you, it is a file also. Sleep is also a file. So, settling all the files with equanimity makes it nokarma. Entire bhaavkarma has been removed.

Questioner: So, does nokarma mean all this fruit-results?

Dadashri: All this fruit. So it will feel sweet, it will feel bitter. Both have to be settled with equanimity, and so it will begin to become cleared.

Questioner: At every place? At every second? One has to take all this in dhyan (awareness here) in every situation?

Dadashri: But that is not the case for You. This is because You are sitting in the Akram Vignan. Those in the kramic path have to do that in everything. When he says that today the sweet is very nice, it sticks to you. And when he says that the vegetable is bad, it will stick to him. But when You say good or bad, nothing sticks to you.

Questioner: We would not say that at all, now.

Dadashri: But there is no problem in saying that; it will not stick to You because it is a discharge. It is a discharge, but it is not of the live individual, (it is of the non-Self complex only). The ‘battery cells’ of the three batteries (mind, speech and body) continue to discharge, do You have to do anything in that? They will discharge as long is there is charge in them; then there will come an end to them.

Questioner: The settlement has happened, the method has changed after attaining the Gnan, silence is golden.

Dadashri: Yes, You are to ‘See’ when you say anything, and You also are to ‘See’ when you remain silent. When someone says that you are not saying anything, You ‘See’ that too.

[] Understanding of Nokashaya

Nokashaya is a relative word that, if ‘You’ have attained Gnan, these kashayas will not touch You, but they will touch you if you have not attained Gnan. Hence nokashaya has been used in the relative sense. It is worth understanding, if you understand just one sentence of the vitarags, you will go to moksha. If one digests just one sentence, he will go to moksha.

Questioner: There, they define nokashaya as, that what is not a kashaya, but they are like kashaya, they are as nimit (evidentiary) for doing kashaya.

Dadashri: That is correct. That meaning is not wrong. As long as people do not have Gnan, they are all nimit in doing kashaya, are they not? When the other person makes fun of him, he became irritated, thus nimit arises again, does it not? And You do not bind karma even if you make fun of someone. You just have to do pratikraman for the pain you caused him. And ‘You’ do not have the authority to do that, You have to tell Chandubhai, ‘Why did you do that? Do you not have any sense, now that you are this old? Do pratikraman.’ ‘You’ should tell him, ‘You are old now, you are now a grandfather and you are doing this?’ ‘You’ can say that, can You not?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: Yes, You have to say that, who else can say that? If someone else says so, then you will beat him up.

One has to understand this sometime, but it he cannot do so in this time era. There is nobody’s fault in this. The words that have been written are fine. Some differences will remain, between our Akram Vignan and kramik path. They will never mean the same, because that is kram and this is Akram. All these people have taken Gnan; that is why ‘we’ have told them that they do not bind karma. Therefore, ‘we’ have said that they are all nokarma (nokashaya). Now tell me, how can those people (non Mahatmas) believe that, so then they will get irritated, they will pick up a stick and beat you up, will they not?

Questioner: You called those nokashaya nokarma, so then the quartet of anantanubandhi kashaya, pratyakhyani kashaya, apratyakhyani kashaya, what can we call that?

Dadashri: Yes, that is indeed the bhaavkarma. There is no doubt whether it is anantanubandhi or anything else, but it is bhaavkarma.

Now, in the kramic path nokarma are of different types. They have nine kinds of nokarma. They are rati (like), arati (aversion), haashya (laughter), bhaya (fear), juguptsa (disgust), shoka (grief), purushveda (sexual craving of a male for a female), striveda (sexual craving of a female for a male), and napunsakveda (sexual craving of a bisexual ). And we did vyapar (wholesale business), did the opposite (in Akram). Entire vishaya (sexuality) everything we call as nokarma.

Questioner: Does juguptsa (disgust) mean dhruna (heavy scorn) bhaav, or dhikkar (scorn) bhaav, or chitri?

Dadashri: One will have chitri (disgust). There is no chitri in tiraskar (scorn; contempt). This happens to you (Mahatma) but we consider it a nokarma, it is not raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence). If one steps into something very dirty, his face and all will show disgust. Hey, why did it become like you just swallowed castor oil? Worse than castor oil. The Lord says, ‘we’ do not call that karma (bhaavkarma). After this happens, if he fights with the other person, then he binds karma (bhaavkarma).

Now if someone is walking oddly and he sees that as strange and laughs. Now that laugh is considered as without fault, only if he does not make a mistake of hurting the man. So it does not affect our mahatmas, does it? Our mahatmas will not play mischief again, will they? They will settle it with equanimity. They will laugh, and they will joke; joke is just as a laugh, it does not result in any raag-dwesh.

It is said that in those all nine karma, one can remain without any raag-dwesh, and that is why they are called nokarma. How wise these people are, those who said that!

Questioner: Dada, how can fear (bhaya) be without any raag-dwesh?

Dadashri: One can remain without raag-dwesh even in (circumstance of) fear. I will give you an example of that. I have given this man the Gnan, he does vidhi here. He is reciting, ‘I am Shuddhatma. I am Shuddhatma’, and a blast happens over there, his whole body will shake, which I will know also. He has that fear. But external fear (bhaya) is considered startling or fright (bhadkat). Internal fear (bhaya) is considered bhaya. He just had the external fear (bhadkat), and not inner fear (bhaya).

Questioner: He had bhadkat, but the word bhaya one uses…

Dadashri: That is in one’s own language (interpretation).

Questioner: Even in the language we should understand it as bhadkat.

Dadashri: You have to understand it as bhadkat. Everything heads in the wrong direction, because they said it to mean bhaya. There are many words that need to be changed.

One is not likely to find the main word. You will find all the words and facts about them from a Gnani Purush. As long as one experiences fear, he has not attained the Self at all, and if one takes fear into nokarma, it is meaningless.

So nokarma is like this, just bhadkat. Therefore, there is tremendous stillness in us. As long as there are certain kinds of noises, ‘we’ are not affected. If ‘we’ have never before, in the last life or prior lives, heard them, and if suddenly some new sound comes out, then it –the body has a startle reaction. ‘We’ do not lose our stillness.

These mahatmas do not lose their stillness at all, the body may become shaken up a little like this.

[] Prarabdha is Indeed Nokarma

Now, if you look for another meaning of nokarma, then what is it? It is prarabdha karma (effect of past karma). It is not sanchit (not accumulated karma).

Questioner: Has some part of sanchit come into prarabdha (effect)?

Dadashri: That prarabdha is now ready to give effect. Sanchitkarma are the eight karma: Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya, antaraya, vedaniya, naam, gotra, ayushya. From them, whatever unfolds, are ready to give fruits are prarabdha karma. There may be mangos for twenty years, twenty five years or fifty years in a tree; but what unfolds (bear fruit) in this one year, that much is prarabdha karma. Therefore nokarma is prarabdha karma.

[] Nokarma Means Akarma

Questioner: Dada, are we to understand that whatever happens automatically from past dravyakarma is nokarma? So then, Dada there must be some reason for nokarma to happen, right?

Dadashri: Even when you can see someone doing karma,.it is nokarma if the inner state is akarma (karma are not charging). It is considered akarma when One has become a Shuddhatma. Otherwise it is considered a sakarma (with binding karma). Therefore, bhaavkarma arises in whatever an aGnani does. From that bhaavkarma arises dravya karma.

Questioner: So then this is a process, is not?

Dadashri: Anger-pride-deceit-greed are woven in this activity. In any activity, there is always anger, pride, greed or something. If you go to a shop, there is always something. Dravya karma arises from what is woven within (carried over from past life).

After ‘we’ give You the Gnan, You stop binding karma. Only karma you bind are the ones from following the five Agnas thay You have been given. Otherwise karma are bound only when you have the belief, ‘I am Chandubhai and I did this’. You are not Chandubhai anymore, that is decided, is it not? You are Chandubhai by worldly interaction (vyavahar), but not as the Self (nischaya), so karma will not be bound at all. The one (ego) binding the karma is gone. Karma is bound as long as there is egoism.

Questioner: Can we call nokarma as akarma for our Mahatmas?

Dadashri: After attaining Gnan, they are all considered akarma. People will know and see that you are doing karma, but it is akarma, because You are not the owner of that karma. For other people in the world, bhaavkarma sows seeds and then bear fruits of those seeds.

Questioner: What if they do not sow the seeds?

Dadashri: Then this world would not be there, would it? Seed is sown because his vision (drashti) is wrong, so then how can he have the control? All these diseases will leave when someone helps him change that vision, otherwise this disease of worldly life will not leave.


[] [2.14]

[] Dravykarma + Bhaavkarma + Nokarma

[] How Much Doership is There in These Three Karma?

Questioner: So then how is bhaavkarma different from nokarma? Please explain that in detail.

Dadashri: Yes, I will explain that. It is very important thing to understand.

All this is due to these three karma. When people say I am binding karma, they are these three, which have been separated in different parts.

Bhaaavkarma, dravykarma, nokarma – only these three karma have given rise to the world. It will end when all the three are removed. There are three kinds of karma, there is no fourth kind. Dravyakarma is not under one’s control. Dravyakarma is an effect, and so is the nokarma. But one is not a doer of dravyakarma at all, whereas one can be a doer or a non-doer of nokarma. In aGnan (ignorance of the Self) one becomes the doer of nokarma, and one is a non-doer in the state of Gnan. But which karma does the main work? Bhaavkarma. One indeed becomes the doer of bhaavkarma in the ignorant state. When anger-pride-deceit-greed are not there, when they go away, that is the end, there is liberation.

Questioner:Therefore, is there not a line of demarcation between bhaavkarma and dravyakarma?

Dadashri: Dravyakarma is a different thing; dravyakarma means that you will see yellow if you have yellow glasses over your eyes, you will see red if the glasses are red. The main thing (the Vision as the Self) is not like that. That is why bhaavkarma arises in ‘him’ (the ego). And what happens again with that bhaavkarma? Bhaavkarma, nokarma come together and give rise to dravyakarma again. Therefore, effect from cause, and cause from the effect again. This is all a collection of cause and effect.

[] Bhaavkarma Results in Dravyakarma and Nokarma

Therefore, the mother (root cause) of bhaavkarma is dravyakarma. Who then is the mother of bhaavkarma if it is the son? It is dravyakarma. If dravyakarma is the son, then who is the mother? It is the scientific circumstantial evidence. This is just a question of this one generation. After scientific circumstantial evidence it becomes dravyakarma. And it will not stop from becoming bhaavkarma from dravyakarma. Then what is the result of bhaavkarma? Effect of bhaavkarma is dravyakarma, and the fruit arising out of dravyakarma (in the current life) is all nokarma. So, dravyakarma is formation of this body, and the ‘bandages’(colored glasses) arising. These bandages means Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya and antaraya. Then this body means, naam, ayushya, gotra and vedaniya. You received this body as a result (effect) of the karma ‘you’ caused. Now the karma of mind-speech-body that have to be suffered are nokarma.

Questioner: Is the body a medium for dravyakarma, or is it itself a dravyakarma?

Dadashri: The body is dravyakarma, and it is a medium for bhaavkarma. What is dravykarma? Result (effect). Dravyakarma arises from bhaavkarma associated with dehadhyas (belief ‘I am this body’), and as result a new body is formed. Shata vedaniya (pleasure karma) and ashata vedaniya (pain karma) arise and (new) wrong ‘bandages’ are created (in ignorance). Therefore Gnanavaran, Darshanavaran, mohaniya and antaraya, they all come into dravyakarma.

[] Bhaavkarma is not Under one’s Control

So, it is bhaav from dravya, and dravya from bhaav. It is like the oak tree from a seed, and a seed from the oak tree. One does bhaavkarma, he does not do the dravyakarma. Dravyakarma is the result. Dravyakarma means the result (effect) of the bhaavkarma. One is the ‘doer’ of an exam (takes an exam), but can he be the ‘doer’ of its result?

Questioner: Real doer is bhaavkarma, is it not?

Dadashri: Yes, but that is also a naimitik (apparent, evidentiary) doer, not a real doer. It is not exactly the doer. If it was exact, one would change it around and it will take him immediately to moksha. As a result of the ‘pressure’ (influence) from the past, one is very happy. Hence through pressure from pleasure circumstances, all the bhaavkarma of pleasure are bound, he will have good thoughts of merit deeds (punyai). When there is pressure of pain, then thoughts of bed deeds (paap) will come together. Bhaav will happen even if one does not want such bhaav. Therefore bhaavkarma is not under anyone’s control.

Questioner: You had said that no one in this world has understood bhaavkarma, and that, ‘I will bown down to the one who has understood it’.

Dadashri: But how can one understand? Is it easy to understand bhaavkarma? To understand bhaavkarma means to stop bhaav. He will stop bhaav if he understood it. People have understood bhaavkarma in their own language (interpretation). If one understands that ‘bandage’(colored glasses) on the eyes, then he can understand bhaavkarma.

[] Only the Vision has Changed

But it is because of dravyakarma that bhaavkarma happens, otherwise bhaavkarma will not happen. Now bhaavkarma is charge karma. Charge karma done in the past life, and in this life you have to suffer nokarma as the fruit, in the form of discharge. Nokarma is not of much value; value lies in the bhaavkarma. All the discharge karma are nokarma; and causes that arise from them are bhaavkarma, they are the ones that do the charging. But all this is because of the nimit of dravyakarma. Now, what ‘we’ have changed in this dravyakarma is your vision. The vision that, ‘I am Chandubhai’ and ‘I am her husband’ is removed and ‘we’ gave you the Darshan (Vision) of ‘I am Shuddhatma’. Now the Vision is changed. That other vision was becoming veiled, and thus giving you the wrong knowledge. With this changed Vision, gnan (knowledge) changes, and so also conduct changes.

[] Only Tirthankaras can see Dravyakarma

Questioner: Please tell us how one can know dravyakarma?

Dadashri: It is widely propogated in the worldly language that whatever karma carried out through the senses, is all dravykarma. But they are really nokarma. Within the senses, in the antahkaran (inner complex of the mind, intellect, chit and ego) they are all evident, those that are visible are nokarma. Besides them, are other karma, bhaavkarma, which are not visible and which only the Gnanis can See.

Questioner: What are nokarma?

Dadashri: They are all those you can see.

Questioner: Dravykarma?

Dadashri: Dravyakarma are those that you cannot see. I can understand dravykarma, but only Tirthankaras can See them. I can understand them, but you cannot even understand them.

[] Subtle Difference Between Bhaavkarma and Nokarma

Questioner: Please explain the subtle difference between bhaavkarma and nokarma with an example.

Dadashri: What is bhaavkarma? Say if five to seven people come to your home at eleven at night, you may say, ‘Welcome, welcome’, but in your mind you feel, ‘Why the fools have to come this late at night?’ Saying, ‘Welcome, welcome’, is nokarma. And, ‘Why the fools have to come this late at night?’ is bhaavkarma.

Nokarma is clearly visible. All this quarrelling and fighting, cheating in broad daylight, doing anything, is all nokarma. And internally when there is, ‘Why the fools have to come this late at night?’ that is negative bhaav within, while showing the external as positive. This is the deceit (kapat) in the inner intent (bhaav).

Externaly you welcome them nicely, while being deceitful within. That is called maya (deceit). Hence, anything done based on anger-pride-deceit-greed, is all bhaavkarma.

Now, when guests come and you say, ‘Welcome’ (which is nokarma), along that if you had decided that it was a nice thing to say that, then good bhaavkarma happen along with the nokarma. So then the light of dravykarma in the next life will increase, and veil of ignorance would have been thin. But when within happens that, ‘Why the fools have to come this late at night?’, then (ashubha) inauspicious bhaavkarma happens. And because of that the veil of ignorance of dravyakarma for the next life, increases. This darkness that happened of Gnanavaran and Darshanavaran, is dravyakarma. These three are in just this one sentence, are they not? Did you understand?

Questioner: Now, if we say, ‘Welcome’, aloud, and also there is a good intent within, then what is that?

Dadashri: That is also bhaavkarma. That other was inauspicious bhaavkarma, fruit of which will be paap karma (sin karma), and fruit of that other will be punyai karma (merit karma), that is all. But, they are both bhaavkarma.

Therefore, when it happens in the mind, ‘Why the fools have to come this late at night?’ you bind sin karma, fruit of such bhaav will be sin karma effect. You will have to suffer pain for that. If you do good bhaav, the fruit will be good.

Effect of bhaavkarma is dravyakarma of the next life, so body is bound from this. And from that nokarma arise, nokarma are all visible to you. When you say, ‘Welcome’, it is nokarma. And bhaav (inner intent) that, ‘Why the fools have to come this late at night?’; is bhaavkarma. Now, as dravyakarma, the fruit of it will be in the form of a dog in the next life, and whoever comes, they will push him (the dog) around, ‘Get away from here, get lost from here.’

[] If You do not Become the Owner You Become Free From Karma

This discharge anger-pride-deceit-greed is nokarma, and real anger-pride-deceit-greed that happens is bhaavkarma.

Questioner: Dada, is bhaavkarma also based on accumulated karma (sanchit karma) from the past life, or is it based on purushartha?

Dadashri: The bhaavkarma that are bound, they happen from that ‘candle’, based on the eight karma (dravyakarma).

Questioner: So then where is the purushartha in this?

Dadashri: There is no purushartha. Purushartha is when bhaavkarma happens You Know and Be in equanimity.

Questioner: Bringing that into equanimity is also dependent on karma, is it not?

Dadashri: No, not dependent on karma, it is dependent on Gnan.

Questioner: If this is not part of purushartha, then karma itself will become completely powerful, does it not?

Dadashri: Yes, that is correct. Karma is powerladen, that too is purushartha. This purushartha is an illusory (bhrant) purushartha. Purushartha means progress. There are two kinds of progress. One is real purushartha, purushartha after one becomes a Purush (Self-realised), to progress through that (as the Self). And this illusory purushartha, one progress in that also. So this purusharth will help one. After attaining Gnan You do not have any bhaavkarma, no matter what you do, because You are following Dada’s Agnas. What is bhaavkarma? It is a bhaavkarma, whether you do good or you do bad. It is bhaavkarma as long as one is a doer. Whatever is discharge, it is nokarma. And charge is bhaavkarma.

Questioner: It looks like bhaavkarma, but one does not get involved into it and it discharges. So does it become nokarma?

Dadashri: Therefore it is nokarma. People on the outside (non-Mahatmas, those who have not attained Gnan) enter into it, and so it becomes bhaavkarma.

Where did anger bring so much fire from? They were there as parmanus. They become gross (visible) and they came out, so they became nokarma. You are responsible for what is within; ‘you’ are the owner of that. There is nothing if You do not become the owner of what comes out. There is nothing if You do not become the owner of anger-pride-deceit-greed.

Questioner: What does this ‘not becoming the owner’ mean?

Dadashri: Not to become the owner is the Gnan. There is the Gnan of ‘Who one is’, is there not? Why does one become the owner of anger? It is because of agnanta (ignorance of the Self), because of lack of understanding. One is not the owner, and yet he believes that he is. People on the outside are owners. They are really the owners. You see that, do you not? They seem opulent, do they not?

Questioner: So, really the ownership is also a state of belief only, is it not?

Dadashri: He is really the owner.

Questioner: How is that?

Dadashri: Worries and restlessness will not happen if one has not believed that he is the body. He is the owner. Therefore, one who does not have Gnan, he is considered the owner at that time. If you ask him who is saying that? He hwill say, ‘Of course, I am saying that’.

Questioner: How is it for those who have attained the Gnan?

Dadashri: They do not become the owners. The mistake does happen for some when they ask, ‘Why is this happening, why is this so?’ That is all, just a (transient) belief only. But in reality it is not so.

[] All the Activities of the Body are Nokarma

Questioner: So where does nokarma come in this body?

Dadashri: Every activity is a nokarma, meaning discharge karma. But if one is aGnani, there is charging of new karma. And Gnani will not allow it to be charged.

Eating is also nokarma, but if if it is very spicily hot and ashata (pain) that arises within is dravyakarma (in ignorant state)

Questioner: Upyashnaam karma (defame bringing karma) and yashnaam karma (fame bearing karma) will unfold but the interaction from that is considered nokarma?

Dadashri: That is all nokarma. Karma that unfolds and starts giving its fruit is nokarma.

Questioner: So circumstances of giving the fruit?

Dadashri: That is all nokarma. Nokarma begins from the second it comes out from within.

Questioner: Does nikachit karma (heavy karma that one has no choice but to suffer the effect), is that nokarma?

Dadashri: Yes, nikachit is even stronger than that.

[] Filled Stock is Dravyakarma, its Expression is Nokarma

Questioner: This speech that is spoken, what is it included into? Does it go into nokarma?

Dadashri: Speech is in two forms. Its main parmanus are of dravyakaema. And when it is drawn out from here and the form it comes out is nokarma.

Questioner: So, what is in a code word form, till it becomes a short hand…

Dadashri: All that is in dravyakarma, and what comes out is nokarma.

Questioner: All that comes out of the mouth is nokarma.

Dadashri: Nokarma means that You are not the owner and therefore You are not responsible for it. You become responsible if you become the owner.

Questioner: And what do the thoughts that come to the mind go into?

Dadashri: That is all nokarma.

Questioner: And all the tubers (granthi) in the mind, do they go into dravyakarma?

Dadashri: Into dravyakarma.

Questioner: What about chit, intellect and ego?

Dadashri: They all go into dravyakarma, but when one begins to use them, they become nokarma.

Questioner: When they are lying within in subtle form, they are dravyakarma, and when one starts using them, they are nokarma.

Dadashri: Yes.

[] Vishrasa, Prayogsa, Mishrasa

Questioner: So, can mishrasa and prayogsa be considered dravyakarma and bhaavkarma, respectively?

Dadashri: Prayogsa happens initially (in the last life). It happens before dravyakarma. It happens the moment you say something. Prayogsa, parmanus that were pure (vishrasa), and ‘you’ began to talk. Parmanus entered in the moment you did the bhaav from within. As those parmanus become colored, they become prayogsa.

How long is it considered prayogsa? These pure parmanus are vishrasa. When they enter within (on the soul) when you say anything, they become prayogsa. Then it takes a while for them to become mishrasa. When they become mishrasa, it is called dravyakarma. It cannot be called dravyakarma until then. When mishrasa is happening it is considered dravyakarma, and after becoming dravyakarma, it comes into effect again.

You should not enter too deep into all this. It is not worth getting deep into it. This is a maze. ‘We’ tell you not to enter into it. Do not enter into it at all. Only the Self is worth Knowing. This other is a maze. Having known the Self, it comes automatically into Your awareness, even if you do not think about it. Does is automatically come into your awareness upon waking up in the middle of the night? It comes to You on its own, does it not?

Questioner: It comes to us.

Dadashri: That is called direct experience of the Gnan. Yes, experiential Gnan. Now You have attained the Self. Then what is the point of knowing anything else? The Lord’s scripture is very deep. So people are trapped in all kinds of ways in the words.

[] Wrong Vision Causes Bhaavkarma

One does not have to do dravyakarma. They arise from bhaavkarma. Dravyakarma automatically keeps giving fruit. You have to do all the nokarma. Nokarma will not be an impediment if there is no bhaavkarma. Nokarma is helpful when there is bhaavkarma. You bind punyai (merit) when you do good, and paap (sin) when you do wrong, but that will happen only if there is bhaavkarma.

This Vision has changed into wrong vision, and so bhaavkarma begins, vishesha (extra) bhaav. Not swabhaav (natural, of the Self) bhaav, but vishesha (extra) bhaav. Bhaavkarma keep occurring within, because the vision is wrong. This is my brother-in-law, he is this and he is that, ‘I am doing this, and I am doing that’, it is all bhaavkarma. He is sowing all the seeds.

[] Equanimity Stops Charging Karma

Bhaavkarma arise from dravyakarma. When the bitter and sweet are not suffered with equanimity, there is raag (attachment) towards the sweet, and dwesh (abhorrence) towards bitter, and so karma is bound. If equanimity prevails when bitter or sweet happens, then karma will not be bound.

Questioner: Bhavkarma means the situation that comes through dravyakarma

Dadashri: Anger-pride-deceit-greed (kashaya) happen because of the dravyakarma, they are all bhaavkarma. But the one who does not want to do them (kashaya), the one who has Gnan, will not do it. One becomes happy when sweet circumstances arise, and becomes irritated when bitter ones arise. That is how it goes on. Nothing will be bound if one maintains equanimity (samata, samabhaav).

Questioner: So the anger-pride-deceit-greed that happen within the living being…

Dadashri: That is bhaavkarma.

Questioner: Does bhaavkarma happen through the nimit of dravyakarma, or does dravykarma cause them?

Dadashri: No, dravyakarma makes ‘him’ do it. But ‘he’ will never listen to dravyakarma, if ‘He’ is a Gnani (Self-realised).

Questioner: So then whatever my body suffers right now…

Dadashri: Whatever pain-pleasure you suffer is nokarma. Therefore, we settle with all the karma, sweet or bitter, with equanimity. So what does nokarma mean? If one is a Gnani, he will not bind karma, and if one is aGnani, then seed will be sown again from the karma.

[] Ego Wears the Yellow Eyeglasses

Questioner: In Aptasutra 3963, it says, ‘How long does the place for ego remain? It remains until ‘whatever that is’ between karman sarira (causal body) and Shuddhatma (pure Soul) goes away. What is this ‘whatever that is’?

Dadashri: That itself is the aGnan (ignorance of the Self). It is the veil of ignorance. Live ego goes away when aGnan does not remain. Then, only the ego in a form of a shadow remains; dramatical ego, which takes care of the worldly life. Therefore, only the ego needs to be liberated, the Self is already liberated, is it not?

Everything goes away as the aGnan leaves. Avaran (veil of ignorance) is in two forms. One is in the form of veil of ignorance, and the other is in the form of dravyakarma. Dravykarma is there everyday. But the main thing is about the veil in the form of ignorance. Dravyakarma is according to certain aspect; there is no problem in that, for forty-fifty (life span) years. The dravayakarma effect keeps changing, and that aGnan is forever. Dravyakarma is nothing but ‘eye glasses’. It is not ignorance (aGnanta). It is ‘eye glasses’, whatever the kind of glasses one wears, that is what he sees. He sees yellow if he wears yellow glasses.

Questioner: Who is the one wearing them?

Dadashri: Ego.

Questioner: So, it is the ego that has such glasses, is that so?

Dadashri: One has to wear the glasses mandatorily. So then whatever ‘it’ (ego) is seeing, it then begins to see it wrong. He sees it wrong, so then he follows the wrong path.

[] Vision Changed Through Dravyakarma

Now, what dravyakarma is that it ‘puts colored glasses (bandage) over your eyes’ and them makes you see all this. So the vision changes, that is all because of dravyakarma. It is because the vision changes. This body that has arisen based on the dravyakarma.

Questioner: The vision through which we saw the world, before attaining Gnan, is that vision the ‘eye glasses’ of dravyakarma?

Dadashri: That vision is based on the dravyakarma. And that vision has led us on the wrong path. But its base is the dravyakarma. That vision (drashti) itself cannot be considered dravyakarma. What you call ‘eyeglasses’, that is called the dravyakarma, that is correct.

Nokarma means discharging karma, and bhaavkarma means charging karma. Dravyakarma do not go away from the middle. Here, ‘we’(Gnani Puursh) remove the wrong vision. So the main Vision (muda drashti) stops from going into the dravykarma. That wrong vision goes away.

Questioner: There is a definition given in the Vachanamrut of Shrimad Rajchandra that the result of bhaavkarma (cause karma) is dravyakarma (effect karma).

Dadashri: That is correct. But people understand that ‘result’ in their own language. This result means it is the glasses—spectacles of the current life. And people understand result as dravya matter, that which is experienced through the five senses. That is also a language, it is not wrong in a way, but dravyakarma is not like that. If one understands the meaning of dravyakarma then he can accomplish a lot.

Questioner: What are you trying to say about dravyakarma?

Dadashri: Now what is the dravyakarma, it creates a blindfold and makes you see all this. So drashti vision changes, all that is because of dravyakarma. This physical body originated due to change in drashti vision. This physical body, which has formed, is entirely due to dravyakarma.

Questioner: Before Gnan the drashti (vision) through which we see the world, is that drashti the glasses (blind folds, veils) of dravyakarma?

Dadashri: On the basis of dravyakarma that drashti (vision) exists. And we have walked on wrong path because of that drashti (vision). But the basis of that drashti (vision) is dravyakarma. That drashti is not called dravyakarma. This glasses (blind folds—colored glasses which prevent ‘seeing’ it as it is) that you are saying, that is verily called the dravyakarma. That is correct.

Nokarma means discharge karma and bhaavkarma means charge karma. Dravyakarma do not dissipate in between. We are just removing the wrong drashti (vision) in the Gnan Vidhi. So that (muda – original) Vision refrains from going on that side, in dravyakarma. That wrong ‘drashti – vision’ verily disappears.

By the disappearance of this dravyakarma, did your drashti (vision) change or not?

Questioner: Yes, it changed.

Dadashri: But they (the non-mahatmas) have dravyakarma. Dravyakarma is the reason for the wrong drashti (vision). On the basis of dravyakarma, vision became deluded, sees the relative as real, and this whole world is being governed on the basis of this wrong vision, and on that very basis bhaavkarma (‘I am Chandulal, I am the doer’) charge karma happens. Otherwise without dravyakarma, bhaavkarma cannot happen at all. That drashti (deluded vision) is there because of dravyakarma. It will show opposite of whatever it is. One sees the viparit ( the wrong) , so he will follow the wrong way.

Questioner: When You give us Gnan at that time You change our drashti (vision) and due to that our karma stops charging, is that so?

Dadashri: Because of the disappearance of the main Vision (Vision as the Self), bhaavkarma is charged.

Only the Atmagnani and His sheltered Ones (Mahatmas) can understand dravyakarma. Dravyakarma means it has already come into fruition, it is in effect.

[] Charging Happens When Bhaav and Main Vision is Spoilt

Dravyakarma is not a visible thing. People take it into gross (sthula) understanding that they are visible, and understand it at the gross level. They believe that bhaav means subtle (sukshma), and dravya means gross (sthula). Actually, dravya is subtler than subtle. Now how can these people understand this? They do not understand this at all, do they?

Questioner: It did not become clear to me yet.

Dadashri: Nokarma means discharge, it is all gross.

Questioner: Do dravyakarma and nokarma not seem linked?

Dadashri: Bhaavkarma arise from dravyakarma. And at the time of bhaavkarma arising from dravyakarma, new dravyakarma form (for next life).

Questioner: Give us an example please.

Dadashri: When someone curses ‘you’, your ‘bhaav’ will change at that time.

Questioner: What is someone cursing us called?

Dadashri: That is called nokarma. Cursing goes into nokarma, but ‘your’ (present) vision changes. Then dravyakarma arises from it. When raudrabhaav (the internal meditation state that hurts the self and others) arises, it is called bhaavkarma, and at the time when raudrabhaav arises, the main internal machinery, this vision is spoilt. That spoiling of the vision is dravyakarma.

Your (mahatmas) Vision does not become spoilt at the time of nokarma. It will not become spoilt even if bhaav (intent-view) arise, because there is no himsak (violence, ego) intent in it. When the vision does not become spoilt, it means charging will not happen. Charging happens only if vision gets spoilt. If vision does not spoil, then even bhaav that happens is also discharge. When both, bhaav and main vision is spoiled, it is called charge.

Questioner: How can one be free from bhaavkarma, dravyakarma, nokarma?

Dadashri: Until one attains samyak drashti (right Vision, Vision as the Self ), he cannot become free at all of bhaavkarma, nokarma, dravyakarma. Samyak drashti does not happen, does it? That mithya drashti (wrong vision, ‘I am Chandulal’) will not change. Nothing can be attained as long as mithya drashti exists. This mithya drashti is worldly vision (sansar drashti). That samyak drashti is Atmadrashti (vision as the Self). It is a different Vision. After attaining samyak drashti, bhaavkarma; dravyakarma, nokarma, they all happen separately and then they go away. Then everything remains separate. Karma will stop from being bound.

[] Keep in Awareness, the ‘Glasses’, Your State, and the External

When two elements come together, those two elements maintain their own attributes, and a third new component of completely new property arises. It is called vyatirek guna. ‘Glasses’ are created by that vyatirek guna.

The Self is in its own nature, but there is so much ‘fog’ that one cannot see. He will be able to see when the fog is lifted. Dravyakarma is like fog. The effect of the fog remains on him for a long time even after one comes out of that fog. Gnani Purush can remove it for you.

That which sows seed for the next life is bhaavkarma. Karma without seeds are nokarma. And what is dravyakarma? What kind of glasses has one brought with him from his past life? Are they number four, number eight or number twelve (power)? All his life, he sees through the glasses he has come with. He has sooja (intuition; insight) according to whatever glasses he has come with.

He has also brought energies in his dravyakarma. There are infinite energies in the Self. But he has also brought with him the energies to obstruct the energies of the Self (in dravyakarma). The other thing is that he has also brought murchit bhaav (mohaniya karma, the view that deludes), he has brought moha (that which makes one unaware of the Self)

If one puts on yellow glasses, he will see the world as yellow. He is aware about the glasses, and therefore understands that he sees yellow because of the glasses. He has put on the glasses of dravyakarma of the past life. And that is why he is seeing all this. If he is aware of the glasses, if he remains in the awareness of the Self, if the external matters are in his awareness,then there is no problem.

What people of the world understand as dravyakarma, is also correct (according to their view), but main dravyakarma is a different thing. Dravyakarma are those eight karma mentioned before. And this, bhaavkarma and nokarma, is the fruit of dravyakarma.

Questioner: Are they (bhaavkarma, nokarma) the fruit of the dravyakarma?

Dadashri: They would not be there if dravyakarma were not there. Bhaavkarma and nokarma happen because of the dravyakarma, and therefore ‘we’ completely remove the deluded vision (mithya drashti) so bhaavkarma, dravyakarma, nokarma, none of them touch You. That is why ‘we’ have said, ‘I am absolutely free from bhaavkarma-dravyakarma-nokarma; such a Shuddhatma I am’. Hence, there is no bhaavkarma, no dravyakarma and no nokarma, here. ‘We’ do not have bhaavkarma, dravyakarma or nokarma.

[] Surrendered the Living, and the Lifeless Remains

One has surrendered dravyakarma, bhaavkarma, nokarma, but he does not understand that, does he? Every karma has been surrendered, because I tell you to say, ‘I surrender to You all; bhaavkarma, dravyakarma and nokarma’. If one asks, ‘Do I not have to keep them?’ So I tell him, ‘If you want to keep them, then tell me first. Then you keep them.’ So he will say, ‘No, I do not want to keep them’. So then how will he have them? Why worry having surrendered them to ‘us’?

Questioner: I surrender my mind, speech and body, bhaavkarma-dravyakarma and nokarma, to Dada. But then I still suffer them, so how can I say that I have surrendered them?

Dadashri: You surrendered the ‘live’ bhaav (bhaavkarma), and you kept the lifeless one. Therefore, live mind, live speech, and live ego, you surrenderd all that. And all that is ready to give fruit, (discharging) remains with you.

Questioner: This is the first time I have understood this. I have surrendered bhaavkarma-dravyakarma-nokarma. This is also the first time I have understood the importance of that.

Questioner: You did understand it, did you not? You understood it the first time, but many have yet to understand it, do they not? Bhaavkarma will continue and you will bind karma, if you have not surrendered.

Questioner: What you are saying is true, but I understood its importance just now.

Dadashri: It has to be understood. You are right; did you not understand it exactly?

Questioner: All I know that I do not have any bhaavkarma (after Gnan Vidhi).

Dadashri: Yes, very few Mahatmas have understood it. All this goes on more or less. However one will not understand that.

Questioner: One will be greatly blessed if he understood this.

Dadashri: He will have the solution if he understands this. But he cannot understand it, can he? This is Akram Vignan, so it goes on, even if one does not understand it. It goes on for this young child too, does it not?

One has surrendered everything that he considered ‘my’. He says, ‘I surrender to You all my bhaavkarma, my nokarma, my dravyakarma, my name, my body, my speech, and everything’.

Questioner: I was just thinking that, we are surrendering all this, but we are not giving up anything at all.

Dadashri: No, but when one surrenders after he understands, he will be blessed. But one does not understand it, does he? Many mahatmas still do not understand nokarma. Great mahatmas, and yet their work goes on. We realise that they will understand it further along the path.

When we say dravyakarma, one thinks that he will need money (general meaning of dravya is money) that is fine too, accept it (for Akram). It will be ruined if we try to clarify it. All this goes on with the help of Dada, does it not?

What people believe as dravyakarma, I accept it. I say that is fine, because sooner or later they will understand it. If you allow dravya (money),then how many more things you will have to allow, do you not have to add this table too? Many people understand that worshipping, and other things are dravyakarma, they say that it is the fruit of bhaavkarma. That is not dravyakarma; it is nokarma. Otherwise, the best is like this man here.. He does not want to know anything; to him whatever Dada says is old.

[] Bhaavkarma Goes Away Through Vignan

This world stands on these three karma, bhaavkarma, dravyakarma and nokarma. Gnanis of the entire kramic path work on bhaavkarma. And they have to reduce bhaavkarma day after day, step by step. Step by step because it is a kramic path. Now, as ‘he’ reduces bhaavkarma on one side, his swabhaav (the Self) blossoms. And what we have done is that ‘we’ have completely eliminated the bhaavkarma, because bhaavkarma happens only if ‘you’ are ‘Chandubhai’.

All the four kashayas are gone in this Akram Vignan, have they not? So there is no bhaavkarma left, and so dravyakarma, the eight karma of the next life are not bound, because ‘You’ are no more the doer of bhaav.

Questioner: So the batteries that were constantly charging, they will not charge anymore?

Dadashri: No, they will not be charged. Only charging that will happen is that of following my Agnas. You need punyai for one more life, do You not?

Questioner: Whatever intent of doership there is in following the Agna, does one bind punyanubandhi punyai (merit karma of the highest quality) as a result of that?

Dadashri: Yes. You will need it for the next life, will You not? To go to Lord Simandhar Swami in Your next life, will You not need punyanubandhi punyai? Thereefore, the moment You are born; home, clothes etc. fit for a king will be kept ready by your parents. You will not have to build a home. If you have to build a home, then it is not considered punyanubandhi punyai. A home is ready and one is born there. Should everything be ready or not for You? Then You need something like a horse and carriage to take You for Darshan. Do You not need all that?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: A car will take you to Lord Simandhar Swami, and then come to pick you up again.

So this is a wonderful science, if you understand it. It has the ultimate principle (siddhant) and is without any contradiction. You will not find contradiction anywhere.


[] [3.1]

[] ‘There is Something’ is Darshan, ‘This is it’ is Gnan

[] Darshan and Gnan, Understanding Through Intellect

Questioner: Please explain the difference between gneya (object or thing to be known) and drashya (that which is to be seen).

Dadashri: How did you understand? About gneya and drashya ?

Questioner: Gneya means simply to know internally. We can see drashya externally.

Dadashri: It is not like that. The Lord has used two words, darshan and gnan. One would ask, ‘Sir, could you not just have used the word gnan only? Darshan and everything come into the gnan, do they not?’ No. This difference cannot be understood. Many things are solved through darshan, without gnan. Now, in Gnan (Knowledge), Darshan (Vision) and Charitra (Conduct); Drashta (Seer) Sees the drashya (the scene), and Gnata (Knower) Knows the gneya (that being Known). It is the same, one thing, The Knower-Seer is the Self only. When ‘Seeing’ the drashya, He is considered Drashta, and when he is ‘Knowing’ the gneya, he is considered Gnata. Now what is drashya? That is one big question arises.

Seeing with these eyes is not considered ‘seeing’. That is seeing for the worldly life (sansar). What is ‘seeing’ and ‘knowing’ in this? What is darshan and gnan in this? Why are they different?

So, darshan and gnan are two different things. It is something that will take a long time for the people of the world to even understand. If Gnani explains it, then one will understand it. People have not understood darshan-gnan. Even philosophers have nothing to say when it comes to discussing darshan-gnan. Wherever you see, darshan-gnan has not been understood.

Questioner: It is a topic beyond intellect, is it not?

Dadashri: Yes, a topic beyond intellect. Now the difference is experienced through Gnan (Gnangamya). Still, I am giving you an example that you can understand through intellect.

Now, if I give you an example so that you can understand darshan-gnan in detail, then your intellect (buddhi) will accept it, and you will feel, ‘Yes, that is correct’. Otherwise, the only I can See it.

Say there is some noise in the other room while we are all sitting here, someone will say, ‘There is something there’. Now how do we know if it is a dog or a cat? But do these people know that there is at least something there? Do they know that there is something there?

Questioner: Yes.

Dadashri: They will not know whether it is a dog or a cat, how would they know? Or it may be a child who could have made the noise. But would they not know that there is something there?

Questioner: Yes, Dada.

Dadashri: What is that called? Is it called gnan (knowledge) or darshan (vision)? Or is is called drashti (vision)? ‘There is something’, what is it? Everyone says that there is something, but if you say, tell us, ‘What is it?’ They will say, ‘There is definitely something there.’ They will all say it with the same opinion, ‘There is something’. So you get up and go there to see, and say, ‘It is a cat’. So then everyone will say that it is a cat. Therefore, ‘there is something’ was knowledge (gnan), and ‘it is a cat’ is also knowledge, is it not? What is the difference between these two knowledge? Undecided knowledge, ‘there is something’ is considered darshan; it is considered seen. And decided knowledge is considered gnan, it is considered known.

Undecided gnan (knowledge) is considered drashya (that which is seen, the scene), and decided gnan is considered gneya (that which is known). ‘There is something’ is the state of the seer (drashtapanu) and when everyone agrees that it is a cat, it is the state of knowing (gnatapanu). So they are the same thing.

Questioner: The example you gave of the cat, many times we do not hear or see anything, and yet we feel that there is something there; what is that called?

Dadashri: But, ‘there is something there’ is itself called drashya. As long as decision is not reached, it is called drashya. When decision is reached, the moment it is decided, it becomes a gneya. Until then it is not called knowing (jaanyoon).

This word is in two forms, drashya (that what is being seen) and gneya (that what is being known), and the Self is in the form of both, the Seer and the Knower. That is what our Gnan says that, this is gneya and drashya, and You See as the Knower-Seer.

The Self is the Knower-Seer (Gnata-Drashta). When you say that you have a stomacache, it is a drashya, then ‘we’ say, ‘Tell me where it hurts?’ and you say it hurts here, that is called gneya.

A doctor says, ‘There is something going on, but I cannot diagnose it’. If you ask, ‘What is the diagnosis?’ the doctor will say, ‘I cannot make the diagnosis. But there is something there.’ These words are customarily used in the worldly life, but they are not aware of them.

[] There is no Difference in Them

Questioner: What is the difference between gnata-drashta (knower-seer) and jaananaar (knower) and jonaar (seer)?

Dadashri: Jananaar (knower) and jonaar (seer) itself is the gnata-drashta (knower-seer). I saw (joyoo) and I know (janyoo). The one who sees (joovey) something, sees (joovey) the drashya, and knows the gneya, he says joyoo- janyoo (see-know).

What does this light do? If there is Chetan (living Self) in it, it would say, ‘I see (joyoo). I am the one who knows (janoo)’. What is its nature?

Questioner: Of giving light.

Dadashri: It also gives the light. There are two kinds of light. Seeing and knowing. Why is is called knowing-seeing? ‘All these are stars’ is called seeing. When you specify that, ‘This is a North Star’, it is called knowing. It is the same light.

[] Upon Specific Thinking That Which is Seen Becomes Gneya

Now, if excessive thinking has caused confusion, then if you do not know them (thoughts), keep then in your vision (darshan) that all these thoughts have all come together. If they have not come separately into your knowledge (gnan, jaanvama), then see them collectively, that is called darshan. And when you see them in detail, that the following thoughts came, I had a thought of going to Aurangabad, you are considered the gnata (knower), and that other is called gneya (the known). If all the thoughts come together, it is called drashya (the seen, or the scene)

Seeing with a thought (knowing) is called gneya, and seeing without a thought (seeing) is called drashya.

Questioner: What do you mean by ‘seeing with a thought’ ?

Dadashri: When you are seeing a movie, you see everything. But in the movie, if a scene comes, and you think, ‘why does one man chase another man with a knife? He will kill him.’ That is called gneya, and the rest that goes on is a drashya.

Questioner: We first saw that a man has come with a knife, so that is drashya. But to think that what is he going to do with the knife? Then drashya becomes a gneya, is that so?

Dadashri: The moment he comes with a knife, your thought enters into it, And the moment your thought gets into it, it is a gneya. If you do not have a thought and it passess naturally, then it is all drashya.

Questioner: If I See any irritation this Chandubhai (file 1) experiences; he experiences some confusion, how does seeing-knowing apply here?

Dadashri: When you first realised that, it is considered Seeing (joyoon). As long as you do not know what it is, that is all a darshan (vision). Therefore, as long as there is no decision, it is Seeing.

Questioner: Then what is considered knowing (jaanvoo)?

Dadashri: Knowing is when you experience it. As long as it is vague, it is seeing. It is called knowing, when it is decided. Most of it is in the seeing, there is less in knowing. No a lot of it can be decided, can it?

Questioner: When does knowing happen? When is it decided?

Dadashri: It is considered knowing when you experience (anubhav) it.

Do people not say, ‘Since how many days have you been applying the medicine?’ One will say, ‘I have been applying it for four days’. Ask him why, and he will say, ‘I still do not know it’. So he applies the medicine. What does he do? As long as he sees but not know it, it is darshan. He has not experienced yet what the benefit has been of the medicine, so on the fifth day he says, ‘it is throbbing less today’. That is because that gnan (experience) has happened.

[] Seen and Known; Both Relative

Questioner: What is real-relative in these two? Is seeing the relative is seen, and even knowing is also based on the relative, is it not?

Dadashri: They are both relative, are they not? They are both based on the relative. That which is dependent (sapeksha) is all relative There is nothing, except the Self, that is independent (nirpeksha). Everything is relative and plus it is all destructible (vinashi).

Questioner: Hence everything that is seen and known based on the relative is temporary-destructible, is it not?

Dadashri: That is all destructible.

Questioner: Now what gnan (knowledge) is that which understands that this is temporary-destructible?

Dadashri: This understanding that happens is close to kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge). He is on the side of kevalGnan. Hence, with such understanding, he comes to the side of the main Gnan, permanent Gnan, real Gnan.

[] Eventually it is all one

Questioner: So, the one who is the Seer (drashta), becomes the Knower (Gnata), is it when it becomes decided?

Dadashri: Knower and Seer are both one. He becomes the Knower when it is decided.As long as the dinner is covered up, there is darshan (vision) that there is something there. And when he eats he will say, ‘this is it’. What is decided, it is called gnan. One is a drashta (seer) when he understands that ‘there is something there’, and when it is decided, he becomes the gnata (knower). The same person. ‘There is something there’, is some form of knowledge (gnan), is it not? Are you going to discard it? That is the actual gnan. Therefore, darshan and gnan, they were the same thing.

Questioner: But ultimately, the Self is all three, there is no difference in Gnan, Darshan and Charitra, is there? Is it not said that differences are made in Gnan, Darshan and Charitra for explaining them.

Dadashri: There is nothing else. The Self is only one. These differences have been made to explain them, because people do not attain Knowledge (Gnan) all of a sudden. They have Darshan (Vision, Understanding) first, it is established in their conviction (pratiti). When he attains Gnan, he becomes aware that ‘there is something there’.

[] Constant Conviction of the Self is Kshayik Samkit

Questioner: What is the real meaning of ‘the Self comes into darshan’?

Dadashri: Darshan means to see, to have pratiti (conviction). One should feel ‘there is something’, for anything. First comes darshan (vision), and then comes bhaan (awareness, laksha, jagruti). Then it becomes decided.

When one has constant conviction that ‘there is something’, it is called kshayik samkit darshan. Otherwise pratiti of ‘there is something’ will remain for a while, and then it will also go away, but this pratiti remains constantly.

Questioner: So, right now samyak darshan (right Vision) has happened.

Dadashri: In samyak darshan, some pratiti of the Self will happen and then veil of ignorance will come over it. And this is kshyak samkit (permanent conviction ‘I am pure Self’) so no veil will come over it.

How wise are they! I had become phenomenally impressed with it.

People took ‘there is something’ as Gnan. That is also correct, is it not? It is a fact that ‘there is something’, there is such Gnan there. Now how do Mahatmas become aware of Darshan? So when I give you Gnan, the same day or the next morning, You will feel that ‘there is something there’. So then I know that you have attained kshayik darshan.

So, I have given you the samyak darshan (right vision), but it is kshayik samkit. Now, what remains is for You to Know that what has been decided, Know what You are. So You should have such experience.

As the experiences (anubhav) happen for You, You will continue to attain the Knowledge (Gnan). When You say ‘yes’, that means the experience happened. That decided Gnan (Knowledge) happens. One attains Darshan first, and then Gnan happens. When Darshan (Vision, Understanding) and Gnan (Knowledge, Experience) come together, they manifest into Charitra (Conduct).

Questioner: Understanding that ‘there is something’ is Darshan, and a direct decision that is ‘made’ is Gnan.

Dadashri: That is called Gnan. Now, You have Seen the result of the gnan (knowledge), that ‘there is something’, but You have not seen anything clearly. You have not had clear experience (spashta vedan), it is an unclear experience (aspashta vedan). Therefore, You feel that ‘there is something there’, but the decision that ‘this is it’ has not come yet.

Questioner: Therefore, it is not completely decided that ‘this is it’.

Dadashri: When will decision, ‘this is it’ become complete? It is when kevalGnan happens.

[] How Knowledge or Experiece Comes From Understanding

‘We’ (Gnani Purush) ‘See’ and ‘we’ say. It is not to be seen through these (physical) eyes. It is is to be ‘Seen’ in the awareness (of the Self) , Seen through experiential awareness (of the Self), experiential vision .

When you understand what ‘we’ are saying, it is darshan. And when you explain to another person as I have explained to you, yours is called gnan, and his is darshan.

Questioner: You will not say it with the vision (view) that the other person cannot digest it.

Dadashri: It is in one’s understanding. To understand and speak, is based on knowledge.

One cannot know as much as he can understand in this world. One can understand what he knows, but he may not know (experience) what he understands (vision). I have all the understanding, but as I do not know everything, I cannot show you.


[] [3.2]

[] Seeing Generally, Knowing Specifically

[] Details of Darshan-Gnan

Say you are travelling to Anand by road with tress on the either side of the road. What does one with darshan do? He will keep seeing all the trees. And what does one with the gnan do? He sees a lemon tree, a mango tree, and he misses out on seeing other things. All the work cannot be done at the same time. Until one recognises all the trees, someone may ask, ‘What did you see there?’ He will say, ‘All the trees’. Ask him, ‘But what trees?’ He will say, ‘That, I do not know.’ That it is considered ‘seeing’. Then when he is shown that this is a mango tree, that is called knowing. Now people of the world have never delved this deep into this at all. How can this even come into their understanding? Only the knowledge of the Tirthankaras will reach so high. Mind you, this is not the knowledge (gnan) of intellect, it is the Gnan of kevalGnan.

Questioner: And it is not even of this language. Darshan and drashya are also Knowledge beyond this language.

Dadashri: This Gnan is of a very high level. ‘We’ have brought it to a lower level. There is a need for it, is there not? ‘We’ have to bring it down, do we not? But this discovery of Tirthankaras, it amazes me just seeing that wow! What a discovery! They separated Darshan and Gnan, Seeing and Knowing. What was wrong in saying just one? But there lies such great science behind it, does it not?

When you go in a car from here, therte are two kinds of darshan. One is to see generally (samanya bhaav) and is called darshan, and the other is seeing specifically (vishesha bhaav), and it is called gnan. What does vishesha bhaav darshan mean? This is a neem tree, this is a mango tree, that is called vishesha bhaav darshan. And to see with samanya bhaav (general view) is called darshan. In samanya bhaav, all the jivas (living beings) come into it, You do their Darshan (See) as Shuddhatma (pure Soul). And all the jivas are left out in vishesha bhaav , and only the neem tree and the mango tree are known. Therefore, samanya bhaav is better than vishesh bhaav. Do not go into vishesha bhaav. But sometimes there is no choice there, because when Nagindas Sheth is coming, you have to get into specific seeing (vishesha bhaav), don’t you? You do not have any choice, do you? If someone asks you if there is any mango tree here, do you not have to show him? But it is out of no choice. You should enter into specifics if you have a choice. This is neem and this is mango, you have done nothing but this for infinite lives. What else have you done? Whose child is neem and whose child is mango, why all this bother now? You have to eat your own mango, so why don’t you do that peacefully?

Questioner: There is no need to even know, just keep Seeing it. On the contrary, you will be more miserable by knowing that this is an oak tree and that other is a mango tree. Raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) will enter into it.

Dadashri: A minute is used up in seeing an oak tree. How much more can You can See within a minute! You can See so many Souls in that minute.

‘We’ do not even make an effort to know anything. ‘We’ just make an effort to see it only. If you get stuck in knowing, ‘what tree is it?’ then you have use your intellect. Then the problem of I like this and I like that will enter into it.

Therefore, this path is completely of safeside, if You understand it the way ‘we’ tell You.

[] Vitaragta With General Gnan

Interference (dakho) happens with vishesha gnan (extra or additional knowledge, specific seeing), and vitaragata (absence of attachment and abhorrence) happens through samanya gnan (ordinary or general knowledge, non-specific seeing). If you walk in the forest, Seeing Shuddhatma in all the trees, is called samanya bhaav. Therefore You can remain vitarag (unaffected) thus darshan of all the Souls happens.

If you go out looking for a lawyer, do you look at his hair or you look at his ability to plead? If he comes here with black glasses, what use do we have with those glasses? Can he plead or not? That is how we See the Self.

When a Gnani Purush is walking, he does not see that one is a woman or a man, one is fat or thin, one is dumb or lame, he does not see any such thing. So then what does he see? He Sees the Self only with this general view (samanya bhaav).

He will not do vishesha bhaav (specific view). What does one with vishesha bhaav do? Look, he is lame. So then he misses seeing the rest. He saw just one thing and so benefitted from only one thing, and lost the benefit of Seeing the Self in the other hundred. He did vishesha bhaav. Therefore, ‘we’ See everything with samanya bhaav. ‘We’ do not look at any vishesha parinam (specific attributes), that one is a wise one, or he is without any sense, he is a fool, he is an ass, why would ‘we’ enter into such unnecessary problem (dakho)?

Questioner: That is why you have told us to practice Seeing Shuddhatma (pure Soul) in everyone, every hour, have you not?

Dadashri: Yes, as you practice that, the vishesha parinam will disappear. Opinions arise from vishesha parinam. He is blind and he is dumb, that is all the play of pudgal.

[] Dwelling Only in the Self

Where you live is your own home (desh, swadesh). If you ask someone, he will tell you, ‘I live in Ahmedabad’. Ask him, ‘Where in Ahmedabad?’ and he will tell you that he lives on this street and that street. But where in that street, and he will tell you that he lives in the house number one. But others also live in that home, but where do you live? That will make him think, that what is this? Birds and other beings live in that house. He will tell you that he does not know that, all he knows is that he lives in that house. That is it; the doors to intellect close there. So then what do you live in?

Questioner: My own ‘home’, in the Self (swadesh).

Dadashri: In swadesh, right? So then there is nothing like street, is there? Rest of the places, there are streets with addresses. And the Self is without any address. There is no such thing as having to take a bath etc. How long do you remain in the Self (swadesh)? You have to come out of it for a while, do you not? How long can You remain it it?

Questioner: I have to maintain awareness in this; it will come out of it and then get back into it again.

Dadashri: Can you see the signs of coming out (of the Self)?

Questioner: I can see it immediately. I will know that this has gone out of the Self.

Dadashri: Why would it go out (of the Self), He would remain in the home department (swadesh) and continue to See (joyaa karey). This is because it does not have any ‘walls’ (to limit it). So remaining there, he keeps Seeing the thought that arises. He remains in his ‘room’ (the Self) and keeps ‘Seeing’ what goes on in the ‘foreign department’ (non-Self complex, and the world).

Questioner: Where is one when he fails ‘Seeing’? Is he in the ‘home’?

Dadashri: He is indeed in the Self.

Questioner: What are the signs of going into the ‘foreign’ (non-Self)?

Dadashr: Restlessness (ajampo) happens, suffocation happens. As soon as He goes out (of the Self), he is instantly into knowing (specifics, jaanvoo)’. If he remains in ‘Seeing’, then He can do so while remaining in his own office (the Self), and he has to come out when he goes to know it. Mooah (oh mortal)! Why did you have to know it, by knowing now? What work do you need to accomplish? That is ineed whole invited problem. He went to know it in detail. He will say that he wants to know what it is in details. Hey, forget the details. This is just all going to go away, no?

Questioner: If there is upayoga (applied awareness) on that knower, can the Self see that that ‘knower’ went out, or went somewhaere?

Dadashri: Yes, that is possible, but that cannot remain completely, because he is in the knowing, is he not? He goes to find out (to know) what it is , what it is, in details. Can he not do without knowing in detail?

Questioner: Yes, he can do without it. What is even the need for it?

Dadashri: But there is that intellect (buddhi), is there not? It looks for the details.

Questioner: What is Your knowing like? Do You get involved in knowing?

Dadashri: What is left to know after having Known everything? ‘We’ sit here having Known everything. This is the brother of my wife, what more is there to know? What is new in that to know? Whatever is left, what is the point of knowing again and again?

Questioner: So, one has to remain outside until he knows?

Dadashri: Suffocation will happen, as long as he remains outside. Went out to know the details. Where do these eggplants come from? Hey you, why bother! These are eggplants, all a play of the pudgal (non-Self complex). What is the point of dissecting more? You do dissect a lot, right? This is called magas (Indian sweet), this is called gundarpaak (sweet made with edible glue), it makes the back strong. He went to know that.

Questioner: That knowledge (gnan) will increase, will it not? As one goes to know more, his knowledge increases, no?

Dadashri: What increase of knowledge? This only causes further suffocation. This is not called knowledge. You went out to know the details. To know the Self is called Knowledge (Gnan), and to Know that this is the non-Self is Gnan. Gnan causes separation within; this is the non-Self and this is the Self. Darshan (Vision) keeps ‘Seeing’ (from) within; that is all. One enters into details when he goes out to know (jaanva gayo). He goes into details, ‘What is this? What is this? What is this?’ When the self enters into details, it enters into darshan, it enters into gnan, it enters into charitra (conduct) and it enters into details.

Questioner: I did not understand that Dada, what you said. The Self enters into gnan, enters into darshan?

Dadashri: People will accept only darshan and move forward, but the entire Self is not only in the form of Darshan (to See only), is it? It is as a whole, of Gnan-Darshan-Charitra together. How long will people understand all this as separate? It is as long as they do not have a complete experience of the Self. There is no need to see anything separate after experiencing the Self. Ours is Akram Vignan, so, all that (which needs to be experienced) remains weak; so he comes out to see all that separately. What is this? What is that?

Questioner: So, this thing about knowing and seeing, like this knowing in the example you gave, ‘this is a neem tree, this is an oak tree, and this is a mango tree; so then what is the knowing part in this—the Self?’

Dadashri: The Seeing in this is that, this is of the non-Self and this is Mine (the Self).

Questioner: That is the ‘Seeing’ (jovapanu, jovoo) but what is the ‘knowing’ (jaanvoo) in it?

Dadashri: No, ‘Seeing’ is all with samanya bhaavey (with general view, nonspecific view). He sees all the gneyas (that to be known) with one view (ek bhaavey), sees all the drashyas (to be seen) with one view (ek bhaavey)—the view of the Self.

Questioner: But in that thing, you said that this is neem tree, this is an oak tree; likewise, what matter does he see of his inner state? What does he see? So what does he get involved into seeing?

Dadashri: In that very thing; into Seeing. He does not get involved in anything else. What He enters into Seeing, that itself is His upayoga.

Questioner: No, please show us an example of that? What do we get involved into seeing?

Dadashri: When you enter into knowing a thing in detail, you are not the Drashta (Seer) at that time. So You are not in the main Self. When you just keep seeing (knowing) only the neem tree, then its whole drashya (the total vision) ends. Whole drashya is with general view only (samanya bhaavey). When one tries just to know, ‘that this is a neem tree. What does it taste like?’ He will say that it is bitter. When he keeps trying to taste it, whole drashya stops at that time.

[] It Takes Time for it to be Decided

What the world is, what it is not, it is all in ‘my’ understanding (samaj, Darshan), but it has not come into our knowledge (jaanvoo, Gnan). Just as people did not know that from the wood of a teak tree, one can make good furniture. They knew that you get wood from cutting the tree, but they do not know that the wood is useful or not for furniture. If you do not know whether this is a teak or an fruit tree wood, you will not get the details.

Questioner: You said that the understanding has come about what this world is, but it has not come into your ‘knowing’. What is that ‘knowing’?

Dadashri: Details.

Questioner: Can we say that details have not come?

Dadashri: Yes, it will do if you say that.

Questioner: But, there it time involved in both, is it not? You need time even to understand, and time is also needed in knowing? Does it take time in both?

Dadashri: You need time. But you do not need time in understanding (samaj). You need time in knowing (gnanpanu, experience).

Questioner: Is there interval time between darshan and gnan?

Dadashri: A little.

Questioner: One goes to see a cow, and hears a sound means that there is something there, but to gain the knowledge that it is a cow…

Dadashri: Yes, it takes time to make that decision, does it not? Result of darshan itself is gnan. But the Lord has not put much value on gnan. He has put value on darshan.

[] KevalGnan has Halted

Questioner: So then based on what did Lord Rushabhadev (the first Tirthankara of the current time cycle) said that ‘this one’ (ultimately Lord Mahavira) will become the twenty fourth Tirthankara, if the time was not decided?

Dadashri: He would have everything in his Gnan that one will be this, he will wander around and become this, does he not? He Saw all that in his Gnan. All his veils go away and he could See everything.’We’ can not ‘See (in Gnan)’ everything, but it is in ‘our’ understanding (samaj, Darshan). To ‘us’ it comes in understanding, and he can See (Know) everything.

Questioner: What does ‘come into understanding’ mean?

Dadashri: There is a difference between ‘coming into understanding’ and ‘knowing’.

Questioner: Lord Rushbhadev can ‘See’ (in absolute Gnan) and it comes into Your understanding, what is the difference in the two?

Dadashri: To come into understanding means that one feels that ‘there is something there’. That is called coming into understanding. And ‘this is it’ means that it has come into gnan. A decision is made, that is gnan, and decision is not made and when is seems that ‘there is something’, it is called understanding. When it seems tha ‘there is something’, it is a kind of a gnan, but it is a gnan (knowledge) in the form of understanding.

Questioner: What comes into one’s ‘seeing’, comes into ‘understanding’. And when it comes into one’s ‘knowing’, it comes into gnan. There is great difference in ‘seeing’ and ‘knowing’?

Dadashri: There is a great difference between seeing and knowing. ‘We’ have seen the whole world, have ‘we’ not? But not ‘known’ it. That is why ‘our’ kevalGnan has been halted, it went into kevalDarshan (absolute Vision).

Questioner: We say that Dada has kevalDarshan. So what is going on in that?

Dadashri: It means that ‘we’ have complete understanding of the world, but it has not come into Gnan. He knows that it has come into his understanding, but He cannot be in that Conduct.

Questioner: So one understands that this is only the way it is, this is the way it is?

Dadashri: Yes, but he cannot remain completely in that.

Questioner: So, does any circumstances of any person come into clear darshan, or does an upayoga have to be placed (by You)?

Dadashri: It comes into Darshan. All the phases (paryaya) of the entire world come into Darshan. KevalDarshan. Where does that darshan begin? Every living being has darshan. People call that sooj, based on that a living being, functions. It is this sooj, that is the support by which a living being does any work, it is only the darshan. When it (sooj) stops from within, one becomes entangled and everyone around him confuses him and torments him, so then he sits down for a while or lies down for a while and everything clears up. Then he quickly gets on with his work, because sooj happens within.

Questioner: Therefore Gnani Purush has tremendous range in his sooj, Dada?

Dadashri: There is profuse outpour in his sooj like a waterfall. For the average person there is just a trickle.

Questioner: So everything will be very clear to him, Dada.

Dadashri: Yes.

This answer of darshan-gnan that ‘we’ are giving to you will not be found in any scripture.

[] How Subtle the Understanding of the Tirthankars

What the people do not understand today, what must that talk be like when those Purush (Tirthankaras) who understood, said it! They were born in our country.

Questioner: Was the society not developed when they said it? They must have said it long time before?

Dadashri: The society was very developed at that time.

Questioner: Is it not so now?

Dadashri: There was a dark period in the middle. It is developing now. It is developing very well now.

Now, people will not understand this subtleness in the worldly life, will they? People (non-Self realized) in the world will not understand us, that much subtle detail. How much subtleness has the Lord gone into!

Questioner: Dada, you talked about Seeing and Knowing, it is very amazing thing. You You extracted a great meaning out of that. Seeing and Knowing, Darshan and Gnan, we learnt something very new today.

Dadashri: It is a wonderful thing.

Questioner: Explanation was great. It clearified darshan and gnan.

Dadashri: This is something that only the Lord would understand. The Lord has discovered a very subtle thing. And the Lord was the wise son of the wise mother.

How deep is this understanding! What a wonderful talk of theTirthankaras! Do you not think so? Have they not explained gnan-darshan in detail? Otherwise people do not know it. If you ask them they do not know it at all, all they uderstand is kadhee and khichadee (soup and rice-lentil food).

How wonderful this is? One can achieve much more if one knows only this one thing, just this word. Did you understand it? I explained the complete meaning of it in your own language. That is why it has a very high meaning to it, which ‘we’ can See in our Gnan. It can also be understood at a gross level, that ‘there is something there’. You attain some form of such gnan, but you have not attained the gnan, ‘what it is’. Therefore, decided gnan is called gnan, and undecided gnan is called darshan. How smart is that?


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[] Gnata-Drashta, Gnayak

[] Knower-Seer Nature of the Self

Questioner: Dada, when you give us Gnan, the knowledge of separation (bheda Gnan) happens; where separation of Shuddhatma (pure Self) and pratishthit atma (discharging self) happens. Now Shuddhatma is the Knower and Seer, and pratishthit atma is discharging (galan).

Dadashri: Galan means doer and sufferer (karta and bhokta).

Questioner: It is the doer and the sufferer. So whatever pratishthit atma is doing, Shuddhatma ‘Sees’ that continuously?

Dadashri: Yes, that is correct. Shuddhatma ‘Sees’ whatever the pratishthit atma is doing. What is pratishthit atma? Union (yoga) of three kinds, manoyoga (union with the mind), vachanyoga (yoga of the speech) and kayayoga (yoga of the body), is called pratishthit atma. The One that is Seeing what these three are doing is the function of Shuddhatma.

Questioner: But this activity of the Self, of Seeing-Knowing all the gneyas; Gnata-Drashta, that is also one of its activity, is it not? So that is its karma, is it not?

Dadashri: Knowing-Seeing is its main nature. Going out of one’s nature is considered karma. Anything done contrary to one’s nature is considered karma. Ones nature (swabhaav) is not called karma. When water flows downward, it is not considered karma, it is called swabhaav (nature); and one has to do karma to raise it upwards.

So Seening-Knowing is its nature. So what is its fruit? It is absolute bliss (param anand) that is all. It is all-together. Seeing-Knowing and absolute bliss. There are infinite other attributes.

[] The Self has Only Gnankriya and Darshankriya

Questioner: Even ‘seeing continuously’ is doing something, is it not?

Dadashri: No, that is not ‘doing’ something. It is called Gnan kriya (activity of the Gnan). There is no doer of it. There is no ego in it. All the other activities are of the ego. All bhaavkarma are of ego.

Questioner: Then how can one remain only the Knower-Seer in worldly interactions (vyavahar)?

Dadashri: In worldly interaction, the ‘self’ is in the form of a doer, and really the ‘Self; is the Knower-Seer. Now, what is he doer of in the worldly interaction? The ‘self’ is a ‘doer’ of worldly life, and the ‘Self’ is really the Knower-Seer; a doer of Gnan kriya and Darshan kriya. There is no other activity (kriya), there is no worldly activity.

Gnan upayoga (applied awareness of the Gnan) is Gnan kriya (activity of the Gnan), and Darshan upayoga (applied awareness of the Darshan) is Darshan kriya (activity of Darshan). Now what is Gnan upayoga? This activity filled pudgal results in activity, and the ‘Seer’ of these activity is the Gnan upayoga. It is not a doer of any activity of the non-Self complex (paudgalik). It is the doer of its own swabhav (nature; the Self) and not of the par bhaav (of the non-Self).

Gnan kriya is needed for moksha; aGnan kriya is bondage. What is considered kriya (activity)? Activity with ego is called aGnan kriya. Egoless activity is called Gnan kriya. It means to continue to ‘See’ the discharging karma effects (charitra mohaniya karma). If one goes to eat food, that is discharge karma. That is ‘seen’ and to continue ‘seeing’ is Gnan kriya. With that Gnan kriya, there is Gnankriyabhyam moksha (moksha is attained through Gnan kriya, means to remain as the Self and to ‘Know’). What you are doing now, You Know that Chandubhai is doing that, You Know that vyavasthit is the doer. When You keep Seeing that, it is a Gnan kriya.

Now, what is in people’s understanding that, ‘Gnan and kriya, Gnankriyabhyam moksha’ ‘Moksha is through the activity of knowledge. So they hold that we have the gnan (knowledge) based on scriptures, and we are also doing the kriya.’ But that kriya (activity) is called aGnan kriya (activity carried out in ignorance, as the non-Self). And ‘You’ are doing Gnan kriya (activity with Gnan; activity as the Self). Everything ‘You’ are doing is all Gnan kriya. Through that Gnan kriya, there is moksha. Whatever activity is carried with Gnan, is the basis for attaining moksha. Gnan upayoga is considered Gnan kriya. And all the solution has come through Gnan kriya.

[] Gnandhara-Kriyadhara Both run Separately

Questioner: What I was trying to understand is that, it has been said that track of doership and track of Gnan do not run together, but our tracks run must together, no?

Dadashri: No. They need not run together. The track of doership is based on the unfolding karma, and You are the Knower.

Questioner: So that is happening and ‘this’ is the Seer.

Dadashri: Yes, that is happening and the Self keeps ‘Seeing’. There is nothing else to do. The one who keeps Seeing Chandubhai is the Self; Shuddhatma. This is because the combined interaction of the doer and the Knower became separate. Before, their relation was joint; the ‘I’ was both the doer and the knower. So what was happening? It was double-edged. The track of knowing (amurtadhara), and the track of doing (vishdhara); they both ran as one. So what happened after Gnan? Both tracks became separate. Now, Shuddhatma’s amurtdhara (the track of the Knower) is separate and vishdhara ( the track of the doer) is separate. There is this Vignan (science) in this; here the slightest error will lead to a big loss. What happens when you switch the fan on and let it run whole night in winter? You have to come to me and understand this science. It is very important to understand this.

Questioner: But what if sometimes when I do something and then I feel in the mind that why did I do this?

Dadashri: The word ‘I’ should not come into that How can you use the word ‘I’; ‘I did it’ when You are not the doer at all? You are not the doer of any activity; You have become the Knower-Seer. What state have You been given?

Questioner: Knower-Seer (Gnata-Drashta) state.

Dadashri: And when You say, ‘I did it’. You became involved in it, is that not indeed wrong? You cannot say, ‘I did it’ at all. When a doubt arises, it is the tendencies (vruttis) that flow out, You do not. These tendencies are going out, but you think that You did. You have not, You are not there, so how can You say that? ‘I’ am the Knower-Seer. Do you understand all this Vignan? This is such a science that no one can touch it.

That doership now belongs to the pudgal. ‘You’ have now become the Knower, so doership does not remain, does it? The one who ‘Knows’ does not ‘do’ anything, and the one who ‘does’, does not ‘Know’ anything. Knowing and doing are two separate things. Karma is not created when it remains for You that ‘I (now) Know this’, ‘I am ‘the Knower-Seer’. And ‘this happened to me, I am doing it’, is not there.

Questioner: You have given us the Knower-Seer state, have you not?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: So you were saying that, ‘Our mahatmas have Drashta (Seer) state and ‘we’ have the Gnata-Drashta Knower-Seer state’.

Dadashri: Yes, yours is the Seer state. It is the Seer state because Your Vision has opened up.

Questioner: Do we not have the Knower state?

Dadashri: Now one becomes a Knower as the experience (as the Knower) keeps increasing. However much experience happens, that much is the Knower state.

When someone curses him, he becomes rattled, but then he feels in the mind that whoever he cursed at is not ‘I’. So because of that experience, such awareness will be longer the next time somone curses him. So this will then remain in the Gnan, and as this happens more and more, Gnata state is attained.

Questioner: So, as awareness (jagruti) increases, does the Knower state (Gnatapada) increase?

Dadashri: Awareness is there for sure, but it will not be maintained as long as there is that account of karma is not settled. As the account of karma is settled, Gnan increases. When Darshan-Gnan come together, it is called Charitra (Conduct). That is when tapa (penance) is needed within! At that time there is significant friction within, it feels sticky bandage is being violently pulled off your skin along with some hair. When your heart heats up within, it is called adeetha tapa (invisible penance). Adeetha tapa cannot be seen by anyone.

You can tell something from his face, but adeetha tapa is not visible externally. And these people do external penance, the fruit of which is worldly fruit. Fruit of adeetha tapa is moksha. The world (non-Self-realised) does not have adeetha tapa at all.

Questioner: Dada, it is going to take a long for us, will it not? It will still remain a Seer state (Drashta pad) for us, will it not?

Dadashri: Seer state is considered a very high state.

Questioner: No, for us it will still remain a Seer state (Drashta pada), will the Knower state come?

Dadashri: Seer state remains. But then He goes into the Knower state all day long. So constant Purushartha is going on, is it not?

Questioner: So it will keep on coming?

Dadashri: After becoming Purush (the Self), Purushartha is constantly going on. And five Agnas have been given only for that; to do Purushartha only. Purushartha is indeed constantly going on. Results of only saiyam (absence of anger-pride-deceit-greed) happen. Even others will notice that they were fighting, having divisiveness due to difference in opinions, disturbing each other a while ago, and now they are friends and eating and drinking together; what happened here? That is saiyam parinam (absence of kashaya).

[] Every Effect Falls off for the Gnani

Gnani Purush coughs violently, how he coughs. At that time, ‘we’ like that. Wow what Vignan!

Questioner: So who is this Gnani Purush who is coughing violently, and who is enjoying it?

Dadashri: The one coughing violently is Gnani Purush, and the one ‘enjoying’ is the pragnya (liberating energy of the Self). Owner of paristhiti (situation) is coughing. It is worth using the word paristhiti.

Questioner: But that is why Dada has said that no one is penalized or rewarded in nature, it just gives the effect.

Dadashri: Yes, it gives the effect.

Questioner: If we had not gone out last night, there not have been this time of coughing spell, no? That is the effect.

Dadashri: Then this effect would not have come. And these parmanus (subatomic particles) would have remained within. Therefore it is correct that they came out. This is proper; according to (natural) law. This is in my dhyan (awareness). This coughing needed to happen.

Questioner: But the effect has to be suffered.

Dadashri: You have to willingly and happily suffer the effect. Causes should not be created. Causes have to be stopped. If they cannot be stopped, then you should ‘know’ them. Cause cannot be stopped because they are sanskar (effects of karma caused in past life) of the past life. They cannot be stopped, but you should know that a mistake is being made, that is all.

Questioner: So Knower-Seer view (bhaav), if this happened as a part of this (coughing), then can we adopt it (Knower-Seer view) in every vyavahar (worldly interaction) of life?

Dadashri: Yes, it is necessary in every vyavahar indeed. The reason it is called vyavahar, is because there is nischaya (the Self) Vyavahar and nischaya are both separate indeed. This is proven by vyavahar itself. And whole vyavahar is a drama, and nischaya is the Self as the Knower. That is how vyavahar continues. It is a drama, and You have to keep seeing that, nothing else.

Questioner: Dada, it is not that straightforward (sarad). Until we attain Gnan, it does not come into our awareness.

Dadashri: Yes, it will not; not even a word will come in awareness. When ‘we’ give you Gnan, some separation happens, and thereafter it will come into Your awareness.

[] Seeing is Swabhaav, Walking is Vibhaav

Questioner: In Hindi Aptavani it says that in this samsaran marg (path of natural evolution), the world does not come to an end, and there is no end of us also. This path comes to end. ‘The walking that you do’ comes to an end.

Dadashri: The continuous ‘Knower’ (joyaa karnaro) became free. And if he walks with the world, then he is bound to it.

Questioner: And the world will continue.

Dadashri: It will continue.

Questioner: That connection to (the world) is broken when one keeps ‘Seeing’ what is going on.

Dadashri: It is broken, the ‘Seer’ and ‘the walker” become separate, do they not? Sansar (worldly life) exists as long as you walk with the one who is walking (ego). When one ‘Sees’ the one who is walking, it is called liberation (mukti). The world will continue for sure. Will it ever stop? Will it stop even if you ordered it to stop?

Questioner: It will not stop at all. There is a Seer and a ‘walker’ (doer) in ths body, is there not?

Dadashri: Yes, there are two parts, the Seer and the walker.

Questioner: So then the world continues, and along with it even this (the body, ego) will continue to walk with it, will it not?

Dadashri: But he, at the same time, says that, ‘I am walking and I am also seeing’, and so until then, there is bondage. He is constantly keeps ‘seeing’ and ‘walks’ with the body complex. Attribute of seeing will never go away, will it? Seeing is his nature (swabhaav), and walking is vibhaav (attribute that is not of the Self), vishesha bhaav.

Questioner: And the world will go on, it is said, is it not?

Dadashri: Yes, it will go on. And even in this as long as he walks, and continues to see and know (without separation), he will not get liberated. Only when he stops ‘walking’ and only ‘Sees’ will He become free. You keep ‘Seeing’ now onwards, don’t You?

Questioner: But I have to keep ‘Seeing’ this ‘Chandubhai’ walking, do I not?

Dadashri: Yes, that is all. You have to keep Seeing this film that is running. Before one used to walk; and also used to see (mixture of knower and doer). He was the film and also the seer of the movie.

[] Is There any Difference in ‘Seeing’?

Questioner: Many times it seems that this activity of constantly ‘seeing’ the prakruti is happening through some other entity.

Dadashri: Yes, You do ‘See’, do You not?

Questioner: Yes, I do See that.

Dadashri: So what is at gross level will gradually happen at subtle level.

What You see; the world (non-Self-realised) cannot see their own Self. All You have to see is what ‘Chandubhai is doing? What the mind is doing? What the chit is doing? What the ego is doing? Now if this Seer remains separate, hundred percent separate, then no matter how gross or how subtle anything is Seen (within); the Seer is separate.

Questioner: There seems to be difference in the activity of ‘Seeing’ that was happening in the beginning, and the activity of ‘seeing’ now.

Dadashri: When unfolding of karma happens, everything may appear dim. But it is decided that You, the Seer are separate, is it not?

Questioner: Yes, that is decided.

Dadashri: Then, if it is dim, it is because of that unfolding karma. You should not raise any objection there.

Questioner: And when there is pressure of the unfolding karma, it feels that I have been left on the side.

Dadashri: Yes. You will feel that confusion has occurred. But it is not like that.

[] Exact Understanding of Knower-Seer

Questioner: Please explain to me what exactly is Knower-Seer. Gnata (Knower) means it is based on mind-intellect, and drashta (Seer) is based on the eyes, or is it based on chit? How can one be drashta (seer) if his eyes are closed?

Dadashri: Thoughts that come to the mind, are subtle circumstances. See them.

Questioner: With what should I see them? With mind? With intellect (buddhi)?

Dadashri: Whatever You See, the mind and intellect will not be there; even eyes will not be there.

Questioner: This is the very confusion; I do not understand.

Dadashri: Seeing with mind-intellect is not considered Knowing-Seeing. Therefore, when You See subtle circumstances internally, circumstances of the mind; that is considered Knowing (Gnatapanu). This Knowing is not dependent on mind-intellect, Drashta (Seer) is not dependent on the eyes, it is also not dependent on the chit. It is dependent on pragnya shakti (direct energy of the Self).

Questioner: This Seeing happens even when the eyes are closed?

Dadashri: It will be there, whether the eyes are open or closed. Therefore, all that you see through your eyes is not considered Knowing-Seeing. Through pragnya within, You See the state of the mind; You See what thoughts the mind is doing.

Questioner: Does everyone attain Knowing-Seeing (Gnata Drashta pada) state?

Dadashri: It is after Gnani Purush cleanses all sins (paap), You can See, otherwise you cannot see the phases of the mind, can you? You can see those that are large ones, you willnot be able to see all the other ones, will you? See all those thoughts that come.

To See and Know what the entire file number one is doing, that itself is called Knowing-Seeing. Other people also say that they know. Like they saw and know this bungalow.

The Knower within does not Know the external. It does not need any help from the knowledge of the senses.

Questioner: It helps by remaining in the Agna, does it not?

Dadashri: If You remain in the Agna, then everything is done. You becomes complete.

[] The Knower is Beyond the Senses

Questioner: This Knowing-Seeing, is happening through these sense organs (indriyas)?

Dadashri: No, knowledge through indriyas is not like that. The Self Knows all the gneyas (that being known). Indriyas (the sense organs) cannot know circumstances of the mind; intellect can know them. But intellect does not know all the circumstances of the mind. Now, circumstances of the mind onthat are pleasant, aGnani will never know them. But with the power of our Gnan, what You can See is called gneya. It can neither called indriya gnan (information from the sense organs), nor buddhijanya gnan (intellect mediated knowledge). People have taken buddhijanya gnan into indriya. You may know knowledge from the senses (indriya gnan) through senses (indriyas), but Gnan (Knowledge) without any raag-dwesh is called atiindriya gnan (knowledge beyond senses). Seeing and Knowing through indriyas, without any raag-dwesh, is atiindriya Gnan (knowledge beyond senses). Whereas that other person definitely has raag-dwesh. If he does not have raag, he has dwesh, and if he does not have dwesh, he has raag. And if does not have both, then he is murchhit (deluded through moha).

Questioner: When does a state arise wherby the Self can Know and See without the assistance from indriya (the senses)?

Dadashri: It can Know right now. Rignt now, it can See all the thoughts of subjects pleasant to the mind. It can See where the chit has gone. It cam See the subjects of the mind. That is where all this (the path of liberation) has begun. Whether artadhyan arose or not, did raudradhyan arise or not? All that began to come into one’s Knower-known state. Once having started the progression (towards absolute Self), it will continue to increase day after day, step by step. And people on the outside cannot see that.

But people understand Knower-Seer in their own ‘language’ (according to their own interpretation). And in the kramic path, everyone have become so called knower-seer. They tell me, ‘We remain Knower-Seer’. I ask them, ‘Can you explain to me how you are a Knower-Seer?’ they say, ‘Know and see, that is all. Know and see’. I told them, ‘Seeing (through physical eyes) does not mean Seeing, and knowing through intellect is not considered Knowing.’ So they felt trapped, that how different from what it has been till now? I told them, ‘To See through right Vision (samyak darshan) and to Know through right Knowledge (samyak gnan) is called Seeing-Knowing.’ So You See and Know what mind-intellect are doing. You See all that through Darshan (Vision as the Self), you cannot see through your eyes. All of You can have Darshan-Gnan, but they (non-Self-realised) do not have that. They just believe that they can, in their mind. To see through sense organs is not Darshan, it is a relative darshan, and this here is a real Darshan. Samyak Darshan (Vision as and of the Self) means real (swabhaavik) Darshan.

Do you keep seeing desk and chairs in your office? Everything externally is seen through sense organ mediated knowledge (indriya gnan). Whatever is visible, it is through indriya gnan. You have to remain the Knower-Seer of that which is internal. Knowing in worldly life is considered sense organ mediated (indriya) knowing. You need Knowing beyond senses (atiindriya Knowing). This is all indriya knowing, which will not do.

Questioner: How can one distinguish between ‘this is knowing through indriyas (senses), and this is knowing beyond senses (atiindriya), through experience?

Dadashri: Atiindriya Knows also what is known through indriya. Therefore, this is gneya (that being known). Whole Chandubhai itself is a gneya. Knowing what Chandubhai is doing is called atiindriya Gnan. So, our Gnan says that You are Shudhatma, and You have to keep ‘Seeing’ what ‘Chandubhai’ is doing.

Questioner: That means that, as a Shuddhatma, when I constantly See and Know Chandubhai as gneya, is that called shuddha upayoga (pure applied awareness of the Self)?

Dadashri: That is it. Then You are separate. No matter what Chandubhai is doing, if You only ‘See’ and Know and does not get involved in any positive or negative intents (bhaav), then there is no problem. You are separate for sure.

Questioner: Now, whatever Chabdubhai is doing, whatever he experiences through his senses, I have to See that with atiindriya.

Dadashri: There is no problem with it, is it? What is the problem? You have become one with (ekakaar, tanmayakar, engrossed) in what you are eating, You have to also ‘Know’ that, that is all. And you did not become engrossed while eating, You have to Know that also.

This is a science (Vignan). This is a very straightforward path, but if you understand that. It is not difficult at all.

When you become Chandubhai and see, it is considerd a sense organ mediated knowledge (indriya gnan). It is not indriya gnan if You become Shuddhatma and then See Chandubhai .

Questioner: But seeing as a Chandubhai…

Dadashri: It will not help at all, will it?

Questioner: How does one know that?

Dadashri: One is always aware of that. He sees it as Chandubhai, does he not? You will know what Chandubhai is doing, because the Shuddhatma You have been given is so much separate that You will Know everything.

Questioner: Please give an example of how one becomes Chandubhai and then sees Chandubhai, so that we can understand?

Dadashri: Chandubhai is not seeing Chandubhai, Shuddhatma is Seeing Chandubhai.

Questioner: That is correct. But we know that through indriya gnan; please give an example of that.

Dadashri: So, all this you see with your eyes, it is all through indriya gnan (sense organ mediated knowledge), is it not? All this we hear through our ears, taste with tongue; it is all indriya gnan. Through the mind, mind is considered the sixth sense. Knowing through intellect (buddhi) is all ignorance (aGnan). All that goes into gneya. Buddhi is called aGnya, and Shuddhatma knows through pragnya. Ultimate Gnan is when pragnya knows what aGnya has done. It will not refrain from doing at least something. There is always restlessness within. You will Know that you (‘Chandulal’) have unnecessarily become insistant while eating. You are separate when You Know that. One suffers for being stubborn. He rejects and gets up without eating and then it becomes a problem when he becomes hungry.

Questioner: But when one is in more busy in the worldly interactions, at that time, say if there is a bus passing by, will Seeing with atiindriya work or not?

Dadashri: How can he see, because there is an obstruction in the middle, is it not?

Questioner: That will continue as long as there is this body.

Dadashri: No. There is no such rule.

Questioner: Worldly interaction will remain…

Dadashri: No, it is not like that. It will go down day after day, will it not? How many buses will will pass at night? So it keeps going down.

Questioner: But Chandubhai’s night will fall when he dies, will it not?

Dadashri: That is the end of all the karma. This whole account of karma has been setteled. But that other, when all the filled stock of karma has come out and emptied, then Purity will remain.

So it will all be discharged in this very life. Sooner or later it will be go down, and when new causes are not created and the old one discharge, then will anything remain? No, nothing will remain. In a short time, it will discharge, in two to five years. Mine discharged a long time ago. I am telling you that it will empty for You too. Some difficulty may arise, but there is no reason to worry about it. If any entanglement arises within, then as soon as You say, ‘That is not mine’, You will become separate. All that belongs to Chandubhai. It will try and affect you, because of the old habit. ‘That is not mine’. Is it of Your boundry (the Self) or of that (the non-Self)? And so You says, ‘It is not mine’, and so You become free.

How much am I going to speak? When will it end, when it is all being written down? I am going to continue to keep talking.

Questioner: Whatever you say gets written down.

Dadashri: One will keep writing that down; when will that end? ‘I’ will not stop talking and your writing it all down will not stop. Do you have to write down your whole life?

Questioner: Yes. It will become useful to others later on, will it not? Here, all these people listen to what you are saying, but this is for others who miss out on hearing you.

Dadashri: What you are writing, the one who Knows that is the Self. It Knows whether you are writing it carefully, writing carelessly, writing it all with mistakes.

Questioner: Who remains the Knower-Seer?

Dadashri: Chandubhai is not going to remain, is he? Ego is not going to remain, is it? Pragyna shakti (liberating light of the Self), agent of the main Self, remains the Knower-Seer.

[] Knower does not ‘do’, and doer does not Know

There is a difference between the doer and the Knower. The Knower Knows everything, and the doer does everything.

Questioner: And the doer has been called the ego?

Dadashri: That ego is different. So the part that is the doer within us is discharge part. Our real ego does not exist, so we are able to remain the Knower. Therefore the Knower is separate indeed.

So the Knower Knows everything, and doer does everything. These two act together and at the same time. The doer drinks tea, and at the same time the Knower Knows what it tastes like. The Knower has to be present at that time to know whether it was sweet or strong.

Questioner: Dadaji, this Knower is there for sure, is he not? Because he is completely separate.

Dadashr: Yes, it is when the Knower is there, that other goes away, it is gone. It goes away when it is Known.

Questioner: What do you mean by ‘gone’?

Dadashri: The doer carried out the activity, and the Knower Knows that. Then that activity is gone.

The doer and the Knower do not know the same. The doer knows very little, and the Knower Knows everything, including all the phases and attributes. The doer is unaware so he knows only little, only that ‘I did it’, nothing else. And the Knower Knows everything, including all the phases and attributes.

Questioner: You said that the Knower does not do and the doer does not Know; please explain that the doer knows very little?

Dadashri: The doer does not know, but he only knows in words, that ‘I did this’. He does not know anything, but the Knower Knows it in every way, because other intents (bhaavs) do not arise for the Knower. Bhaavs in the form of raag-dwesh, arise in (of the self). For you it is completely different. You do not have the ‘doer’ at all, do you? Whatever is happening, it is with a discharge bhaav. There is no doer left, so seeds will not be sown, will they?

Questioner: If anger (krodha) happens and if I Know that krodha has happened then will that anger go away?

Dadashri: No, it has nothing to do with that. The doer of anger is separate and the Knower is separate. We remain as the Knower. We do not like anger so We are verily separate from his (doer’s) opinion. We are separate so We do not have anything to do with him.

Questioner: I do get angry sometimes.

Dadashri: So let anger come. What do You have to do with it? If someone gets hurt then ask Chandubhai to do pratikraman.

Do You understand ‘doer’ and ‘Knower’? Knowledge of the doer is with raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) and this Knower is vitarag (without raag-dwesh). The doer has gnan (knowledge) too, does he not? But it contains raag-dwesh. Does the one drinking tea not know he is drinking tea?

Questioner: Yes he does.

Dadasdhri: But that knowledge is with raag-dwesh . Then it enters into, it is sweet or bland.

Questioner: So whatever he does, He is separate.

Dadashri: You are separate, and many times You do not even like that (which the doer does). Even with such opinion You are separate from him.

Questioner: So whoever the doer is, is it mainly the ego?

Dadashri: That was it; whoever the doer was, this is the one. It is the same one who was there before Gnan. It is the same one whom you used to believe, ‘I am that’ (Chandulal). And the one who became separate (in Gnan Vidhi) is You. You became separate when You attained Gnan, you were not separate before that.

Questioner: Before we were together within.

Dadashri: We were together; we were one.

Questioner: We have now become separate within, however he is verily the doer.

Dadashri: Yes, he verily is. He is the same.

Questioner: He indeed is doing everything. He is doing the anger, he is doing the thinking…

Dadashri: He is the same one continuing to do on his own, there will not be any change in that. He is doing all that, but the Knower of that is separate.

[] Who is the Witness?

Questioner: Witness (sakshi), Seer (Drashta), absolute bliss (param anand)…

Dadashri: The witness cannot be the Seer, witness is the ego and Seer is the Self. Knower-Seer is the nature (swabhaav) of the Self. Until one comes into the Self, there is sakshibhaav (witnessing state). There is sakshibhaav as long as there is ego. Sakshibhaav means one remains the witness of his own activity, such as ‘this many mistakes have occurred’. And sakshibhaav is the work of the ego. This Knower-Seer is a path of complete samadhi.

Questioner: What is the basic difference between witness (shakshi) and Seer (Drashta).

Dadashri: Great difference. Whole world is into witnessing, all these sadhus and acharyas (are into being the witness) The same ego is alive. Witness (shakshi) means ego. There cannot be any sakshibhaav (witnessing view) without ego, and the Self is the Knower-Seer. As long as there is ego there is shakshi, and after ego goes away there is Drashta.

Questioner: So then are [_ artadhyan -raudradhyan ] (adverse meditation states) linked with _sakshibhaav?

Dadashri: No. It is not like that. It does not have anything to do with sakshibhaav. Sakshibhaav means that lesser the moha (illusory attachment) there is within, there is only that much sakshibhaav. Otherwise, how can one remain a witness (shakshi) when there is moha there? Sakshibhaav will remain when the intoxication (from moha) goes down. When intoxication from alcohol goes down, one will became aware that, ‘Wow! How much more intoxicated I became today’. That is how intoxication of moha is. Whole world is wandering around in intoxication of moha, and believes that ‘I am doing dharma (religion). Mooah (mortal)! What dharma, it is a karma that you are doing. Dharma is something that will spread its scent from all sides. And the other dharma, Atmadharma (religion of the Self) gives moksha. How can you call this a religion? Everything is in its own dharma (natural state). Would anyone eat ice cream if it were bitter? If he ate bitter ice cream just one day, will he go there again?

Questioner: No he will not Dada, no one will go there.

Dadashri: The result of this relative ‘religion’ is intoxication. How can there be shakshibhaav when intoxication (from moha) exists whole day? For some people, some intoxication has gone down, and so shakshibhaav will remain for some time. Whereas the Knower-Seer state is constant indeed. Sakshibhaaav is a kind of an awareness of the ego. Drashta (Seer) is the awareness of the Self. It is called pragnya. It is called awareness of pragnya.

[] That is When ‘self’ Becomes the Knower

Questioner: You call Chandubhai a gneya, then he cannot become the Knower, is that what you are saying?

Dadashri: When there is a gneya, how does one become Gnata (Knower). It is when Gnani Purush make you aware of the Self that You are. Then You become free from gneya part. ‘I am Chandubhai’ is just a wrong belief. The reason it is called gneya, is because the knowledge (gnan) he knows is intellect based (buddhijanya) knowledge. So this (Chandubhai) is gneya, and You (the Self) Knows this gneya. Worldly life continues with this. When You know even this gneya (Chandubhai) then Your are Gnata (Knower).

That what is to be known, the Lord calls it gneya. He said that, ‘What you believe to be gnata (knower) today, if You understand that it as a gneya, then You become the Gnata (the Knower). The Lord says that, what you have believed till now that, ‘I m Chandubhai and I am the knower’, when you realise that as the gneya (the known), You will become a real Knower.

The Lord was vitarag, and a vitragi talk (without any attachment or abhorrence) means as clear as light. Then there is all kinds of words interweaving of words, but the talk is the same.

[] Two forms of gneya

Questioner: It is written, in Aptasutra 4226, that ‘There are two kinds of gneya; one in the form of situation (avastha), and one is in elemental (tattva) form. (1) When gnatabhaav is seen as gneyabhaav, that is when one comes into the Self. (2) As the mamata (myness) that was in gneya goes away, and as gneya is Seen asgneya, the Self progress happens.’ Please explain that.

Dadashri: There are two kninds of gneyas one in the form of situation, and one is in the form of element (tattva). As a situation all gneya are (vinashi) destructible, temporary; and in elemental form they are indestructible (avinashi).

In this Aptasutra, gnatabhaav has been written for aGnani (non-Self-realised). For the aGnani it is, ‘I am the gnatabhaav (knower)’, ‘I know that’. If can see all this as the gneyabhaav (known, to be known), then He comes into the Self. All our Mahatmas are now able to See with gneyabhaav. Before, they were seeing as ‘I am Chandubhai, and now Chandubhai has become a gneya (the known), and You have become Gnata (Knower). Before you were Chandubhai, and you were also the knower. When that gnata (knower) is Seen as gneya, that is when one comes into the Self.

Then my-ness (mamatva) that existed for gneya goes away. As one sees gneya as gneya, Atmapushti (progess as the Self) happens. ‘I’ and ‘my’ go away. Now, this gneya is Seen only as gneya. So Atmapushti (Purushartha) will continue if You keep Seeing this pudgal.

Questioner: Then in Aptasutra 4227, Dada says, ‘From the time we came into Knower-Seer relation gneya continue to become clear. Gneya that have been settled will not come again, because they became clear and thus become settled. This means they became the elemental form’. Please explain that.

Dadashri: Gneya continue to become clear from the moment You came into the Knower-Seer relationship. Knower-Seer means that You are the Knower (Gnata) and Chandubhai is the known (gneya). From the moment You come into Knower-Seer relationship, gneya is Chandubhai, meaning pudgal, continue to become clear. They automatically become clear and make You clear, free us.

‘Whatever gneya that is settled, it will not come again.’ When, what was bound through ignorance (aGnan), is settled through Gnan, it will not come again. This is because it became clear (chokkha thhaya) and settled. To clear means to become the elemental form (tattva swarupey).

Questioner: Then, Aptasutra 4226 says, ‘When the Self is Seen as the elemental Self; then all the other elements (tattva) will be Seen. The real gneya is in the elemental form, and without kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge) it cannot be seen in the elemental form. But when it comes into shraddha (Vision), it is bound to come into kevalGnan. When gnatabhaav is pulled away, then the extract that supported the self gets pulled away’. Please explain that.

Dadashri: Without kevalGnan, gneya cannot be Seen in the elemental form. That itself is called kevalGnan, is it not? But once it comes into Understanding-Vision (shraddha), it comes into kevalGnan (absolute Knowledge).

Questioner: What is considered gneya in elemental form?

Dadashri: Gneya in elemental form means these six eternal elements. To Know them as gneya is not possible without kevalGnan.

Questioner: All the six elements?

Dadashri: Yes. These six elements are eternal. All elements are always eternal. They cannot be seen without kevalGnan, but they do come into one’s shraddha (Vision through the Self). Then they are bound to come into kevalGnan. First, they come into Darshan, then into Gnan, and then they gradually come into Charitra (Conduct)

When gnatabhaav (here ‘I know as Chandubhai’) is pulled away, means the ‘extracted’ away from the body. ‘I’ (hoon-ego) was the gnatabhaav. That got pulled away. So the extract went away. Then the lifeless (nirjiv) remains.

[] Real, gneya or Gnata?

Questioner: I am the Knower (Gnata) and Chandubhai is gneya (the known), similarly all the Mahatmas sitting here are all gneya for me. Then the question is that, for me there are both; Real and relative. Are Real and relative, both considered gneya for me? Is the Real also a gneya? When Real is seeing the Real, then how can it be called gneya ? This question is to clarify what I am experiencing.

Relative form of another person is all a gneya. Now one’s own Real Knower (Gnata, The Self), likewise is other person’s Real to be considered a gneya or a Gnata?

Dadashri: It is called Knower (Gneya). The Real cannot be a gneya. When is the Real as a gneya? It is for those who are forever the relative, for those who have not attained the separation of Real and relative (aGnani). For them the Real is gneya.

Questioner: So Mahatmas has the separation, so for them it (the Self) is not gneya.

Dadashri: For the Gnanis of the kramic path, that is considered gneya. They call other atma (self) gneya. Then, if their disciples say the same, what is so special about that? It is because, for them there is no Real-relative separation. The problem arises because they do not have ( the experience of ) the Real.In the kramic path, atma (self) is a gneya for any Gnani, then what of the others (their followers)?

Questioner: So, I am constantly Seeing myself; meaning Chandubhai. I see others in the same way, because I experience that just as Chandubhai is ipart of me, all these others are included. So then question arises that these are all relative, but there is also the Real in them. So then how should I understand that? How can a connection between his Real and ‘my’ Real? Question does not arise at all if it (the other person) is a gneya. But if it is not a gneya, then if he is a Gnata (Real, Knower), and if I am also a Gnata, then what is the link between him and me?

Dadashri: The Real (exists) very rarely. Except for the Tirthankaras, kevalis (One who has attained kevalGnan), and followers of the Akram Gnani, nowhere can the word Real be used. The word ‘Real’ cannot written, or beleived for anyone elese.

Questioner: That is why this question arises that what is the relation between other people’s Real and our Real? Can his Real be considered a gneya, or as Gnata (Knower)- as one nature?

Dadashri: We are all Gnata, not gneya. Write down the meaning of gneya on a paper. Then when ‘we’ explain it to you, you will understand it.

You are Gnata (Knower), and all this is gneya, but which gneya? Relative. ‘See’ the relative, and also ‘See’ the Real within. Because all the Atmas (Self) are Real, and all the external is relative. For You, external part is gneya and the inner part is the Gnata. ‘We’ explain that to You from the very beginning.

Questioner: Yes, the day you give us the Gnan.

Dadashri: This Gnan cannot be found anywhere else. If you have been bound by three knots; ‘we’ have to undo all the three knots; and if there are two knots, ‘we’ have to undo the two knots. Will it do if I undo just one knot?

Questioner: No, all have to be undone.

Dadashri: Only Akram Gnani and Mahatmas have gneyas. How can you the Seer a gneya?

Questioner: Only because of gneya, Gnata can See and Know.

Dadashri: Others indeed say that he too the seer, does he not? How can you call (that which he sees) as gneya? There is also a Seer within (but he is unaware of the Seer). That is what they will say in ignorant state, will they not?

Questioner: Yes, that is how they will talk. How should I understand all this? It is for me to understand, not for others. it is not for the aGnanis. I am asking for my own self. How should I understand the other person; as a gneya or Gnata?

Dadashri: Yes, all that you come to see and know are not gneya. In them, whatever is relative, is gneya and what is Real is Gnata.

Questioner: So does that mean that Gnata Sees the Gnata?

Dadashri: That is how clear a meaning it is; clear as a light, the fact. Do ‘we’ not clearly say that in the first and the second Agna? You have now become Shuddhatma. See Shuddhatma in others. Violence (himsa) happens when the Gnata (Self) does not See the Gnata. Others (those who can not See the Self) are (always) in himsa. What is gneya? It is that which is worth knowing. So, in the kramic path, the Self is a thing (absolutely) worth knowing, and You have (already) Known the Self.

You have to Know gneya now. You have now Known the (old) gnata (Chandubhai). And for them (ones in kramik path) their Gnata is gneya (the goal is the Self). When that gneya becomes the Gnata (Self realization), this (the rest) becomes a gneya. One may not even know that it has to be just settled (nikal). Now, why has that gneya has not become Gnata? The answer is that all who do tyaga (renounce), all who feel that they should do this, and do that; they all consider the Self (Atma) as gneya. They have not Known the Self, so they created a solution of doing penance.

Questioner: One who has not known the Self, for him the Self is a gneya.

Dadashri: The right Vision (samyak darshan) that happened for them, they know certain part of the Self, and not the whole. Gnanis of the kramic path Know it (the Self), in its entirety (absolute experience) in their final life. Until then the ego does not go away completely. And one cannot be considered a Gnata in the presence of ego.

Questioner: Now I understand that one cannot be considered a Gnata in the presence of ego. I understand all that now.

Dadashri: If you come with three knots and tell me that you do not understand, then I have to undo all the three knots, do I not?

Questioner: Yes, Dada.

Dadashri: What people say is that they used to take care of that in just one word. Theirs was of only one knot. If there are three knots, one will have complete satisfaction only when all the three knots are undone, no? You will know how many knots are there. Now you do not have to create any new ones. But you will know how many are there.

[] Knower is Always Flawless

Questioner: I Know whatever is going on within, whatever thoughts, speech or anything else that comes within. But why is that considered a fault (dosh)?

Dadashri: Fault does not apply to the Knower. What do we consider as a fault? Worldly interaction that goes on whole day is not considered a fault.

Questioner: What I am saying is that, each and every subtlest thought that comes, I Know that…

Dadashri: Yes. You are the Knower. So this is not the fault of the Knower (jaankaar, jaannar).

Questioner: But what I am asking is that how can it be a fault of even the thought.

Dadashri: Fault is not of the Knower. There is no problem with his activity (kraman) of Knowing what Chandubhai is doing, but when he Sees that Chandubhai is scolding someone, he tells him that he is at fault.’He’ tells Chandubhai that it is his fault, and that he should not do that.

Questioner: But when I am the absolute Knower (Gnayak), Gnayak of even Chandubhai, there is nothing like fault or good in anything.

Dadashri: There is not. But what I am saying is that since this is Akram, there can’t be only the auspicious-good, can there?

Questioner: But where is the question of shubha-ashubha (auspicious and inauspicious; good and bad) at all?

Dadashri: What I am saying that there is no problem if everything that is to be Seen is auspicious, or good only. But as this is Akram, there is also the inauspicious, or bad filled within.

Questioner: Correct Dada. What I am saying is that both shubha and ashubha have been filled withion (in the past), but if I am only the absolute Knower (Gnayak), then whatever comes along, let it. Then where is the question of making the separation?

Dadashri: This is something that may appear contradictory. It is very difficult to maintain the awareness that shubha and ashubha are all gneya. So Mahatmas have been told that when Chandubhai is cursing others, You should tell Chandubhai that, ‘Why did you do atikraman? Do pratikraman.’

[] State of Gnani From a Fraction to Complete

Questioner: The mind shows ‘pamphlets’, the chit wanders, the intellect makes a decision, the ego signs on it. There is no bondage in ‘Knowing’ all of that as it is happening, is there?

Dadashri: Yes. Bondage is not there only if You ‘Know’ that. The Knower has to be separate, only then there is no bondage.

When one becomes the Knower, if he remains the Knower, then everything goes away! But one does not always remain as the Knower, does he? There is a state of complete Gnani, and a state of partial Gnani! On one side, there is state of Knowership (Gnatapad), and on the other hand that other (involvement with the non-Self) also continues, both continue until the Gnan becomes complete (sarvansha).

Until it becomes complete, it does not happen suddenly. The state of Knowership does not always remain; it remains for a short time. Then it goes back to the way it was. In this way, it starts to become complete. This is because the past (account of karma) continue to push, don’t they? When you have to climb the stairs, just because you climb a step at a time does not mean you have reached at the top. You have reached only as far as the steps you have climbed.

Questioner: Yes, but who becomes complete?

Dadashri: One (the Self) is complete indeed.

Questioner: He is; and the one who is not, is he becoming complete?

Dadashri: The one who is not is becoming complete.

Questioner: Is he becoming so automatically?

Dadashri: He is becoming complete automatically.

Questioner: And these people say that one has to make the Self complete.

Dadashri: There is nothing to be done. Who is the doer then? One is automatically becoming that. The main thing in this is that what is needed is the Vision ‘we’ give You in the Gnan Vidhi. That is the main thing. Since aGnan has been given and established, he needs Gnan.

[] The Discharge of a Mahatma is Unique

Questioner: One has come with charged batteries of mind-intellect-ego, speech, body, from the past life. They are only discharging, right? Now whatever intellect he has brought, that is how it will unfold, work in him; can any change be made in that? Can it be changed after attaining Gnan?

Dadashri: When One ‘Sees’, the change indeed happens. it will shrink (from unnecessary use). It is the same buddhi (intellect), but it will shrink. When You ‘See’, all the change happens. A pound does not remain a pound. And if you do not ‘See’, and further become a doer (karta), then it increases five fold.

Questioner: So if one ‘Sees’ the buddhi, then that which was ‘one pound’, it shrinks and becomes less. And if one keep fuelling it, it will increase by five fold.

So, that means that whatever has been charged, only that much of it will discharge is not the case anymore. It can change, it can increase or it can decrease. There is no such thing that it will discharge by only as much as it has been charged, is there? It will become less as it shrinks; does that happen?

Dadashri: Everything will become less. It will all go away. There may be a lot of snow, but it will all go away. If it is not gone away, then the tendencies (vruttis) that are filled within will not leave you in peace. These tendencies will make you very restless, even when you are sitting in a train.

Questioner: So does that mean that One can make changes in his prarabdha (effect) through Gnan or through Purushartha?

Dadashri: It will all change for sure!

Questioner: It will change; so does it mean that that the Theory of Karma can be changed, we can turn it around?

Dadashri: Not like that; it is not called a change like that.

Questioner: Then what is it called?

Dadashri: What weighed a pound (in karma effect), becomes lighter with the change in the Vision (drashtifer). And with that other vision, it increases five fold, because one becomes a doer (karta). It will be lighter if One becomes the Knower (Gnata).

Questioner: And, many times, it goes away when You ‘See’ it.

Dadashri: It may go away. It is like the work that happens with a short signature (initials). Will it not get done with just initials as signature, or not?

Questioner: It will.

Dadashri: That is how it will happen.

Questioner: Will it go away if one remains the Knower-Seer?

Dadashri : Nothing remains at all after that. All you can see is some scene- scenery; that is all. It will burden you if it (effect) remains. Nothing remains when You become the Knower-Seer. Until You become the Knower-Seer, some burden will be felt.

Questioner: You said that if I ‘See’ buddhi or antahkaran, whatever it may be, then what would have been a ‘pound’ becomes light if I remain the Knower-Seer. And if I give fuel to it, it will increase five fold. So does that mean that what is in discharge as a ‘pound, increases as I give fuel (support) to it? So then change happens in the principle of charge-discharge (of karma)?

Dadashri: It does not increase.

Questioner: Then, what happens?

Dadashri: You feel the burden. By ‘it increases’, you take it into your own language (interpretation). That feels as a bureden and that other feels light; that is all. There is no increase or decrease. Discharge means that it has come to leave. It will leave, whether it becomes (feels) ‘heavy’ or ‘light’. If it is too heavy, You will fail to ‘See’ it and so some of it will remain (to be Seen). Then You will have to settle that. Discharge means it has now come to leave. Dirty clothes have come for washing, so you will have to wash them again if you failed to them initially. That is all there is. But having washed once, we go to wash them again, it is still dirty and this is clean. If you try to do all that, there will be more to do. Whatever has been washed, it is good and complete.

Questioner: All that is washed, are washed.

Dadashri: Whatever has not been washed, remains to be washed. Not a single karma is bound when You ‘See’. Otherwise, how much problem they would have created in a hundred and fifteen people yatra (pilgrimage with Dadashri in India)? They would complain, ‘These are the customs of these people. And those are the customs. This is how it should be. This is wrong of that, and this is wrong of the other. One person will say, no, it is good; and the other will say, it is bad. They have internal conflicts, and do not remain straight and easy. And there were hundred and fifteen of our Mahatmas in the yatra, and there was no problem at all. Even if there are a thousand people , nothing will happen in our group. How wonderful a key it is ( to Be the Knower-Seer) , their mind is under natural control.

Questioner: You say that karma become less after attaining the Gnan, so when You give us Gnan, you destroy our karma; that is why our karma become less, do they not?

Dadashri: Karma are destroyed. Then, those that were not destroyed, they go away through Knowing-Seeing. Still, if there some that are very sticky, they will remain as the balance for the next life.

Questioner: I understand all this, now. But what you say that if we do not remain the Knower-Seer, then it will increase.

Dadashri: Burden will increase, will it not? One will continue to be entangled. Then, when the time is right, the entanglement will go away. All that remains then is to wash them off. It has no choice but to leave when the time is right. Everything has its time. Any circumstance has to dissipate.

Questioner: Based on the one’s wrong understanding, it remains?

Dadashri: Understanding is all good (and present), but these karma are very sticky, are they not? That is why one cannot remain the Knower-Seer. Yet, if there is Purushartha, One can remain Knower-Seer. When he falls, he will get up again, he will fall again and he will get up again, he will fall, but he will get up again. Purushartha is in One’s control, but one allows it to become lax.

Questioner: But no change happens in discharge. Discharge remains of the same amount.

Dadashri: Discharge continues to happen, but it happens through further entanglement thus increasing the burden. He has the experience, does he not? One gets entangled for upto fifteen minutes, or for upto half an hour, at some places, does he not? That is the burden indeed.

Questioner: But when does the burden increase?

Dadashri: When one does not have the Vision, or if You do not remain the Knower-Seer, then burden will increase.

Questioner: But then does he dig deeper within (the puzzle)? Does he add fuel to it?

Dadashri: No, he is not fuelling it; he does not maintain His awareness (jagruti). There is n fuelling or any such thing there.

He does not know how to deal with it. He does not know how to deal here. So that a negative opinion is does not become formed of someone, You have to say that he is helpful person, he is a helpful person. So the negative opinion will stop. That is how one should know how to deal with him.

Questioner: So does understanding of ‘how to deal’ comes only when pragnya (direct light of the Self) arises after attaining the Gnan Vidhi, does it not?

Dadashri: Yes, only after that. It cannot happen before that. How much can the intellect (buddhi) show? One will lot of intellect and ego are blind. These poor people with less buddhi are much better.

To know all this, you only need circumstance of highest nimit close to you, that is all.

Questioner: Change does happen in the current life when compared with what it was before, does it not?

Dadashri: The change does happen. However much the awareness he has, life changes that much. If he is aware, then everything goes away on its own.

[] Dada is Only as Gnani Purush During Vidhi

Not even for a minute I am in just one ‘work’, there are two ‘works’ going on every time. Only for a short period, when the Vidhi is going on, I am in just one work. Otherwise, during eating, bathing I am in two ‘works.’

Questioner: What are the two works?

Dadashri: When she (Niruben) is giving me a bath, and I am in My dhyan, s Knowing-Seeing is there. Therefore, there are always two things going for ‘us’.

Questioner: How can there be two works, when you are the Knower-Seer and she is giving you the bath.

Dadashri: I am bathing, and I am also talking to Him (Ambalal Patel) at the same time. He may know thatwe are bathing together. No one will know that I am involved in another work (Knower Seer). And, when other people become involved in another work, you will know that he is lost in that work. You will not see that in ‘our’ case.

Questioner: And what is the one work you are doing when You are doing the Vidhi?

Dadashri: In only the one work, only in doing the Vidhi.

Questioner: And as Knower-Seer, what then do You do?

Dadashri: I am not the Knower-Seer when I am doing the Vidhi. ‘We’ are exactly as Gnani Purush at that time, otherwise your work will not be fruitful, will it?

Questioner: Does exact mean that you become A.M.Patel , or what happens?

Dadashri: No, that is Gnani Purush.

Questioner: Does Gnani Purush mean A.M.Patel?

Dadashri: No, A.M.Patel is this body. ‘We’ are the Gnani Purush at that time, otherwise Vidhi will not produce any result. And we are not in a hurry, that we want to attain moksha tomorrow.

Questioner: When you are doing the Vidhi, You are the Gnani Purush, then where does ‘Dada Bhagwan’ go at that time?

Dadashri: Dada Bhagwan is sitting in the same place. My Vision towards that (Dada Bhagwan) becomes less, it stops. My vision is in Simandhar Swami at that time, or in some other place, when ‘we’ are doing your Vidhi.

[] Poised as the Self, Restless in Situations

Whatever situation (avastha) arises, it is all destrictible (temporary), and because one lives in the situation, he remains restless. Swa (the Self) is indestructible-eternal (avinashi), and if one remains in avinashi, he can remain poised (swastha), otherwise he will continue to become restless (asvastha).

Questioner: One can Know and See that he remains restless (aswastha) in this situation, and yet he can not remain calm (swastha) at other times ?

Dadashri: Yes, he can See. Still restlessness will not go away. What happens there is that the Seer is the Self that Dada has given. Shuddhatma itself is the Seer. We all remain in that state (the Self), then there is no problem. Otherwise there is no end to the cycle of restlessness (aswastha) and calmness (swastha).

Questioner: What is the key for it?

Dadashri: The key is this: Whether there is restlessness aswastha or calmness swastha for anyone the Knower of that is the Shuddhatma. One becomes aswastha so he sticks his hand in it, in the foreign (non-Self). He should not stick his hand in the foreign. Whether one becomes aswastha or swastha Your business is to Know and See; these are all paudgalik (of the non-Self complex) situations. And the Knower of all paudgalik situations is called Shuddhatma. Paudgalik means there is puran (filling) and galan (emptying).Whatever situation arises for you, it will come only if it has been charged-filled (puran).So it comes now and empties-discharges (galan).

One is bound to be burnt if he sticks his hand into the foreign. ‘We’ do not stick ‘our’ hand in it, and ‘we’ also tell others not to do so, because you are bound to receive the fruit that you are supposed to receive. Moreover, he will receive double the fruit for sticking his hand. He incurs double loss. We have to incur just one loss. Situation is of ‘Chandubhai’. ‘You’ have to continue to Know that it is just aswastha (restlessness). It will end within quarter of an hour. You will not incur double loss if You continue to ‘See’ it.

Questioner: Longer a situation lasts, is there that much avaran (veil)?

Dadashri:Yes, however much the avaran, that much longer the situation will continue. But if You keep ‘Seeing’ as a Shuddhatma, then no matter how much avaran there is, it will leave in a hurry. It will be resolved. And if one goes to stick his hand into it, then the problem arises.

Questioner: So then where should the awareness be maintained?

Dadashri: Awareness has to be maintained in ‘Seeing’. Not becoming tanmayakar (the body-mind form) in ‘Seeing’ is considered awareness. The Seer (Drashta) and what is to be seen (drashya) should remain separate, that is called awareness.

Dada ‘sees’ both; ‘what is’ and ‘what happens’. He Sees, ‘What is’ is the Self in everyone, and ‘what happens’- he Sees it as happening on its own. If you see someone gesturing in a crowd, if one keeps sticking his head, and all that; but He is not doing all that. His Self comes into Your Vision ( Darshan), but it his pudgal (non-Self complex) is carrying out all the activity. And that is a galan (discharging) activity, not puran (charging) activity.

[] All the Layers of Karma Effect Leave by Seeing

You do not have to do anything, You just have to ‘See’ what happens. You have to ‘see’ what the intent (bhaav) that is made, nischaya that happens. And thereafter You have to keep ‘Seeing’ what happens in accordance with the nischaya. Whatever is unfolding is according to the design that is from the previous life. Therefore, nothing remains for ‘us’ to do.

Questioner: Can we say that making a bhaav is in my control?

Dadashri: No, that is also not under one’s control. It is the design from the past life that is speaking (making bhaav). You do not have anything to do with it. You only have to keep ‘Seeing’ what happens.

Questioner: I have to keep Seeing the layer (of effect karma) when it comes, that is all.

Dadashri: Then that layer will leave, otherwise if You did not continue to ‘See’ instead you say, ‘why is it happening to me?’ it will increase the burden. But that layer (of karma effect) will not leave.

Questioner: Do I need to keep ‘Seeing’ even if it is right or wrong?

Dadashri: It is never right or wrong. The intellect shows you the wrong. If it is wrong, then what will You do if that layer comes? You have to keep ‘Seeing’ when it is right, and You also have to keep ‘Seeing’ when it is wrong.

Questioner: Simply keep ‘seeing’ both.

Dadashri: To maintain equanimity (samanta) in both, is Gnan.

Questioner: Both are only discharge.

Dadashri: Both are discharge, therefore, if one understands every word that ‘we’ are saying, then his work will be accomplished.

Questioner: Now the goal is only towards wanting to understand Dada’s Vignan.

Dadashri: Yes.

[] Keep ‘Seeing’ the Galan

Questioner: Should I keep ‘Seeing’ galan (discharge) after attaining Gnan, or should I do something to speed it up?

Dadashri: Who is the giver of speed? Who is the giver of speed, when the doer is gone?

Questioner: So allow it happen on its own only.

Dadashri: Keep Seeing only. You have to only keep Seeing whatever happens. Whatever you had charged (puran), will give its fruit (effect) and discharge (galan). It will be bitter if it was bitter, and sweet if it was sweet. It will give both fruits, and discharge (galan), You have to ‘See’ that. You should not interfere (dakho) with talks about speeding it up.

If you make slightest mistake in this straightforward science, then you may take a beating. If any confusion happens, then come to me, I will repeat the ‘operation’ (Gnan Vidhi) for you. There is a possibility for confusion to happen through misunderstanding, is there not?

Questioner: Do I let go of that mistake?

Dadashri: You cannot let go of Gnatapanu (Knowing). Knowing (Gnatapanu) is our nature, and gneya (what is being known) is always there. The mind will keep showing files till one’s life is over. It will keep showing You, and You keep ‘Seeing’ them. There will not be any Knower (Gnata), if there is no gneya. Gneya is like a film. Mind will show files right till the end, so Gnata will not go away.

[] Knower is the Solid Entity of the Self Only

Questioner: And this constant ‘Seeing’, what is to be ‘seen’? Who does the Seeing?

Dadashri: The One who has become Shuddhatma, one who has become the Knower (Gnata) keeps seeing.

Questioner: Dada, this experience of Shuddhatma that has happened for me, from that I feel that this is one solid entity of the Knowing-Seeing Self (Chaitanyapind) so, in that what is there to do and to See?

Dadashri: The Seer is the Self only. The mass of Chaitanya is the Seer. What does it See? It is Seeing the gneya. Therefore, the thoughts are gneya, and You are the Gnata (Knower). As long as Gnata cannot see gneya it is not considered vyavahar.

When gneya and Gnata do not become one, it is called Gnan. You are not to become gneya. This worldly life has arisen because you had done soin the past (life). Thoughts are jada (lacking Knowing Seeing ability). There is no Chetan (Knower-Seer) in it. This worldly life has arisen by becoming one with the jada. One wanders for infinite lives, and has not attained anything yet. And in this, now the Self has become the Knower. He ‘Sees’ all the gneyas. He ‘Sees’ them without any activity. The light of the Self state (jyoti swarupa) shines brightly. He does not have to do any kind of activity for that, it will shine on its own.

Questioner: It is correct that it shines in the state of the light of the Self (jyoti swarupa). Is it this jyoti swarupa who has to remain the Knower-Seer ?

Dadashri: The One who shines is the one who is the Knower-Seer. The one who is who is jyoti swarupa, who is Gnayak (absolute Knower), is Shuddhatma. That same One; no one else. Only gneya are different. Good and bad thoughts, are both gneya. That gneya is different, then intellect is also gneya, mind is gneya, ego is gneya, whole world is gneya. Lord Mahavir himself kept Seeing only the gneya, pudgal (non-Self complex) only. ‘You’ are Gnata, Gnayak, and pudgal is gneya.

[] Inside and Outside Brahmand?

Questioner: What does, ‘seeing within and Seeing from outside the brahmand ’ mean? When one becomes tanmayakar (one with) gneya, he is considered within the brahmand, and when Hee Sees gneya in its gneya form, He is considered to be outside of brahmand.’ I cannot understand this.

Dadashri: Seeing from outside the brahmand is itself called Gnan.

Questioner: What does brahmand mean?

Dadashri: All this is brahmand, is it not? All this is a reflection (photo) of it. When one becomes tanmayakar in the thought of the mind it means that he is in brahmand. When thought arises and One does not become tanmayakar (body-mind form) with it, then he is considered outside of the brahmand.

Whole world is tanmayakar in gneya, is it not? The world become tanmayakar in whatever thought that comes. And You See what thought arises and what does not.

Questioner: And what does ‘outside the brahmand’ mean?

Dadashri: It means to remain in the Self.

Questioner: Yes, is gneya same as situation (avastha), or are they different?

Dadashri: They are all the same. Gneya is all situations. Situation itself is gneya. As more and more gneya are Seen, the Gnatapada (Knower state) becomes stronger. And when One becomes the Knower of all the gneyas, it is called kevalGnan.

[] Relationship of Gneya and Gnata

The Self is continuosly Knower-Seer by nature. The Self, Shuddhatma, ‘we’ gave You, its nature verily is of Gnayak (absolute Knower). Whenever gneya presents, the Gnayak is there its awareness (jagruti).

Questioner: Yes, how should we use it in worldly interaction?

Dadashri: It is there in worldly interaction (vyavahar) indeed. The vyavahar is gneya, and nischaya is absolute Knower (Gnanyak). This is indeed the relation between the two, vyavahar-nischaya relation. There is nothing else, besides gneya in vyavahar. No one is Gnata in vyavahar, and there is nothing besides Gnata in nischaya.

Questioner: I understood that very well. So, when five to six work activity come together in vyavahar, then that view of the Knower-Seer goes awy, and then it comes back again.

Dadashri: No, it does not go away. It seems so, but it does not go away like that.

Questioner: One becomes tanmayakar in other vibhaav (non-Self) state.

Dadashri: It does not go away. Say if there is a light here, when you fall asleep, you will see darkness. Slight dozing does not mean the light is gone. It is the same shining light. So all this vyavahar is in a gneya form, and nischaya is in Gnayak form. Now, they became related, relation of gneya-Gnata.

[] Constant Knower Seer is Indeed KevalGnan

Questioner: I have much awareness of Shuddhatma, Knower-Seer view remains a lot. When I remain in the Knower-Seer view, I experience that I am a completely different thing and feel bliss.

Dadashri: Of-course You will feel that. You will feel that it is a different thing and You will experience tremendous bliss. That is considered blisss of kevalGnan. Some Mahatmas can experience the bliss of kevalGnan. Many of our mahatmas, sometimes when such moments arise within, they even say, ‘I am the Light of the absolute Knowledge (Hoon kevalGnan swarupa chhu)’. They can say that because for some moments one does become kevalGnan swarupa. Fraction of it has arisen. Now, as the karmic debt is settled, as the overdrafts (from past life) are paid off, one will understand all this more.

All of You Mahatmas have become complete Knower-Seer, but You are kevalGnani (absolute Knower) if You can constantly remain the Knower-Seer. Constancy is needed.

One who remains constantly the Knower-Seer is kevalGnani. But if one remains fractionally (time wise), then it will gradually increase by fraction. It increases as karma are settled. So there is no interference in this. This is the only path. That is the only highway. Proportion (time wise) of Knowing-Seeing increases as the files become less, fewer. It increases all the way to kevalGnan. That does not happen suddenly.

[] Knower-Seer Does not Have any Problem

Vyavasthit will run things wonderfully if one becomes the Knower-Seer. I have not given you anything, nor have you taken anything here. What You have is Your own. All You have to do is to accept the vyavahar.

Questioner: Who has to do the vyavahar that you mentioned?

Dadashri: The Seer has to. The one who is the Knower-Seer, he has to See that the film is like is like this.

Questioner: Yes. Is that just to be Seen only?

Dadashri: What else? See the vyavahar only. For the Seer, there is no such thing as good and bad. It is intellect (buddhi) that has that; the Seer does not. Intellect of profit-loss says that this is good or bad. But the Seer does not have all that.

So there is no problem in becoming the Knower-Seer. Drashya (what is to be Seen) and the Drashta (Seer) are always separate. Drashya never becomes stuck to Drashta. Eyes do not get burnt when you are watching a bonfire. So in Seeing, the world is not an impediment. There is bliss in Seeing.

[] The Self Does not Need Anyone

Questioner: Are the qualities of prakruti (non-Self) and the Self completely separate?

Dadashri: They are separate, are they not?

Questioner: When we say that Shuadhatma is only the Knower-Seer, I can understand that it is a Seer, but when we say that it is a Knower, then through what medium does it receive knowledge? It does not use prakruti as the medium at all, does it?

Dadashri: It will not use anyone; it does not also seek anyone’s help. The Self is independent. It is Paramatma (absolute Self). It has its own infinite energy. The Self does not have to acquire knowledge from anyone else. The One whose body itself is Gnan, itself is in the form of Gnan, in the form of science (Vignan), where then is the question of acquiring knowldge from someone?

Questioner: When as a Seer (Drashta) I am Seeing the prakruti, that is fine, but when I become the Knower (Gnata) of it, then I know only through some medium of the prakruti, any thoughts or its attributes. How would I know otherwise?

Dadashri: No. The Self is by nature the Knower indeed. The knowledge that prakruti brings with it, what comes into the prakruti , has been planted- established from the Self only. The intellect ( buddhi) is the ‘implantation’ of the light of the Self only (indirect light of the Self through the medium of the ego); nothing else. So, except the Self, there is no place where there is the attribute of Knowing at all. This is where all the attribute of Knowing has arisen (from the Self). If Knowing-Seeing are the two attributes, they are only of the Self. Besides that, there is no Knowing-Seeing anywhere else, and whatever prakruti knows, it is due to implantation (aropan) from the Self. There is nothing else. Attribute of knowing is not in the prakruti at all.

Questioner: What does that mean? Should one not do any implantation (aropan)?

Dadashri: ‘Not to do’ is the wrong ‘anguage indeed.

Questioner: So then how am I to remain the Knower-Seer? How can I directly remain Knower-Seer without any medium or help from anything?

Dadashri: Its nature itself is Knower-Seer. I will explain that to you. You have understood Knower-Seer in your own language (interpretation).

Questioner: Dada, It is true when we say that the Self is Knower-Seer. Now if the Self is the Knower-Seer, then does Knowing-Seeing happen with the help of the subtle (sukshma) body?

Dadashri: No. Would you see yourself in the mirror when you go in front of it or would you not? Does the mirror have to do anything in that? Similarly, all this shines in the presence of the Self. A physical mirror is aChetan (absence of Knowing-Seeing attribute) and that other, the Self is Chetan (presence of Knowing-Seeing attribute). It all shines within the Self. So then One Knows what happened, who all are visible in it. That is how the Knower-Seer is. Final Knower-Seer is like this.

Questioner: Final is fine, but suppose if I am doing some work, if I am seeing, then will I feel that is Chandubhai doing all this?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: But I feel in my mind that Chandubhai is doing something, but who is explaining all that explaining to him? At that time, mind, chit, everything become present.

Dadashri: That is called pudgal (non-Self complex) and that is Chetan (the Self). What you call the Self in that Chetan, that Self is not doing anything. There is a shakti (energy) called pragnya shakti from that Self, which becomes separate. You can See everything with that pragnya shakti. So pragnya shakti separates from it. What is the work of that pragnyashakti? It is always finding ways to see how can it can take the Self to moksha. It makes You aware or cautions You. Now what is the other energy contrary to it? It is ugnashakti (energy of ignorance of the Self), it is what we call buddhi (intellect). It does not let you go to moksha. It will keep entangling you and bring you back inside its ‘circle’. Now what does pragnya shakti do? It takes that entangled one, to the other side.

Questioner: So with pragnya shakti we can remain Knower-Seer?

Dadashri: That is it, with pragnya shakti. Not even with the Self.

[] One who Remains Knower-Seer is Indeed Vitarag

Questioner: We were discussing about who can remain absolutely a Knower-Seer? So I said that the one who is a vitarag can be so. He can constantly remain the Knower-Seer. And he was saying that, no, one can remain so even if he is not a vitarag.

Dadashri: No. That is not what vitarag means. Vitarag means, however long one remains Knower-Seer, he becomes vitarag for that long. If remains completely (constantly), then he becomes complete vitarag, that is all. Hence, Knowing-Seeing is indeed vitarag. Vitarag means that if one remains Knower-Seer for a little while, even for fifteen minutes, he is vitarag for that long.

Questioner: When raag-dwesh (attachment-abhorrence) is completely gone, then more Knowing-seeing will come, will it not? Is that correct or not?

Dadashri: Raag-dwesh are already gone, where do you have to get rid of them?

Questioner: Yes, they went away upon attaining Gnan.

Dadashri: Departure of ego is itself leaving of the raag-dwesh. Whatever raag-dwesh there is, it is discharge raag-dwesh. Where is the question of removing raag-dwesh when charge raag-dwesh is gone? Now, however pure is Your upayoga (applied awareness), only that much Knower-Seer You are. And if the upayoga cannot remain pure and you continue to become entangled in this, then that much Knowing-Seeing will not be maintained.

[] Knowing-Seeing the Antahkaran is Higher

Therefore, the highest meaning of Knower-Seer is that He Knows and Sees everything ‘he’ is doing within, what mind-intellect-chit and ego are doing. He Knows all of this, Sees all of this from all aspects, that is all. Nothing else.

You are the Self, the Knower-Seer. Whatever is happening or not, if You let go of Knowing-Seeing in the slightest, then you will have a problem. You are who You are. This Gnan that ‘I am Shuddhatma’ should remain the same.

Questioner: ‘Keval nij swabhaavnu akhand varte Gnan (the uninterrupted experience of the Selfstate only prevails)’. Then from what you said, whole day One remains only in the Self. Is that called ‘akhand varte Gnan ’?

Dadashri: It is something else it is trying to say. ‘Keval nij swabhaavnu akhand varte Gnan (uninterrupted experience of the Selfstate only prevails)’ means that there is nothing else but constant Knower-Seer State, that is what He (Krupaludev Rajchandra) is trying to say. That state is still far from us.

[] Relation of the Self With the Destructible World

Questioner: After realizing the Self, what is a relationship of the Self with the vinashi (destructible) world?

Dadashri: Have you ever been a movie? What relation do you have with the movie? There is a screen there; do you have any relation with that screen? What relation do you have?

Questioner: Just of seeing it.

Dadashri: That is it. Similarly You have to only See. There is no other relation. The Self will go away when You do not See. So You have to See. There cannot be Gnata, if there is no gneya. Presence of gneya suggests the presence of the Gnata.

As long as the movie is running, there is a value of the viewer; otherwise there is no value of the viewer of the movie if the movie is not running.

[] This is how the Link of Knower-Seer Remains

Questioner: Today, when I was sitting in nityakram (daily spiritual routine), I lost awareness towards the dhyan (meditation) of the vitarag for about seven minutes. After having lost it, I had the awareness that, ‘I am full of infinite Energy’, and when I repeated ‘I am full of infinite Energy’ every minute…

Dadashri: When the link to the awareness breaks within, You have to say, ‘I am full of infinite Energy’ or ‘I am full of infinite Vision’. When You say that then it will fit. Link is all paudgalik (non-Self), and it is in gneya form.

Questioner: Can this happen?

Dadashri: Yes, it happens, this happens many times. And it is in a gneya form and that link breaks. Gnata is always there, if the link breaks, it will will br restored when You say that.

You Know when the link breaks, You are the Knower of that and You are also the Knower of the link that is continuous. You are the Knower State. If you have gone to see a movie and it suddenly stops running, and there is a problem, then know that it has stopped. And when it runs again, then know that it is running, you do not have anything to do with it.

[] See the Waves of the Mind Like a Movie

Questioner: Please grace us so that we can be the Knower-Seer forever.

Dadashri: There is exactly such grace. You are in the Knower-Seer state forever. But when the light of this Gnan is dim, it seems that way, otherewise You are forever the Knower-Seer.

Who Knows that this light is dim? That is the main Self. So it is only in the Knower-Seer state that constant experience exists. Whenever the waves (in the mind, the antahkaran) come, You have to See them, that currently it is like that. The Self is Gnayak (absolute Knower) by nature and to Know and See gneyas is its nature. So what happens when gneya is not there? Its Knowing state stops. So these waves (distrubances within) and all the gneyas, keep seeing them. Those waves may be useful or useless. Whether they are contradictory by nature, or are contrary to scriptural knowledge, You still have to just See them; you do not have to do dwesh towards it. Our science is different. You can beome completely free through our Akram Vignan.

Questioner: Sukshma (subtle), sukshmatar (subtler) and sukshmatam (subtlest), is there difference in such niddhidhyasan (visualization)? All these are completely beyond the senses (atindriya), are they not?

Dadashri: Which?

Questioner: Sukshma (subtle), sukshmatar (subtler) and sukshmatam (subtlest), is there difference in such niddhidhyasan (visualization)? All these are completely beyond the senses (atindriya), are they not?

Dadashri: It is all atindriya. The stock of the Self is verily is (atindriya) beyond the senses.

Questioner: So is that what is called uninterrupted awareness?

Dadashri: This verily is the uninterrupted awareness. When it illuminates absolutely, it is called kevalGnan.

What was to be seen on the other side, when it cannot be seen, it is becauuse there comes an obstacle in the middle. The movie of our worldly life comes in the middle. When there is no movie of our worldly life (of raag dwesh), when the account of karma becomes empty, then there will be extraordinary bliss.

Questioner: What is there to See on the other side?

Dadashri: The other side is the exact gneya.

Questioner: What do you mean?

Dadashri: This is not exact gneya. These are all unfolding of our karma. We can See the exact gneya.

Questioner: What can we know in the exact gneya?

Dadashri: That will be understood later. For now, you should not rush.

Questioner: Is exact gneya associated with dravya (element matter) guna (attribute) paryaya (phase)?

Dadashri: Yes.

Questioner: When one becomes tanmayakar (engrossed, body-mind form) in the gneya, does not remain the Knower of gneya, then will he not be stuck in the vibhaav (non-Self, ‘I am Chandulal’)? Does that not happen?

Dadashri: No, no, no. This Gnan is such that one will not prevail (stuck) in vibhaav, because Knower remains present. Knower-Seer remains present. It is not in the nature of the Self, the Knower Seer to become vibhaavik (of non-Self), it is swabhaavik (natural; of the Self). This science is such that vibhaav (‘I am Chandulal’) will not arise at all. This Vignan is an exactly an separated Vignan. Nothing will touch it. Nothing will touch; nothing will obstruct it. Something may show its power a little bit against it. But how long will that last? It is temporary and You are permanent. Who is it to show its power? It is temporary. Do what you can, I am permanent, what is the temporary ever going to do to the permanent? If you search for the permanent in the whole body, it is just You only (Self).

Questioner: Unsteadiness comes for just one layer and then everything rearranges itself and becomes steady.

Dadashri: Yes, one will slip a little because of the experience of many life times. You should then understand that no one else is there; it is just You (the Self). It is true that one will slip because he has done nothing but this bhangfod (construct-destruct) for many lifetimes. Now it is this Vignan that has held them back him. This is a science; it will bring success in everything. It will bring total success.

[] One who Knows the Self as the Self is Absolutely Free

To keep Knowing is Our nature, and to keep becoming spoilt is the nature of the pudgal. There is only one Knower, and things to be known are infinite. One who knows the other (non-Self) as the other is free. One who knows non-Self as non-Self, and the Self as the Self, is absolutely free. When You know the non-Self as non-Self, at that time if mind-speech-body complex does not become unstable (unsteady), then it can be said that the Self has been Known as the Self. But if it becomes unstable, it means that the Self has not Known the Self.

Questioner: Dada please explain, ‘When You know the non-Self as the non-Self, at that time if the united complex of mind-speech-body does not become unsteady, then You will know the Self as the Self’?

Dadashri: Swa means the Self and para means this pudgal (non-Self complex), which is different thing. When you know it as a separate thing, at that time mind-speech-body that are within only the pudgal (non-Self complex), if they do not become unsteady, then swa (the Self) is considered to be complete. One is not in the Self if it-the non-Self becomes unsteady (imbalanced). Therefore, the One who Knows (jaannaar), if he is weak, he is bound to become unsteady (kampayamaan) , and if He is strong, He will not become unsteady. Therefore, our mahatmas will not become unsteady, because they are sitting here as the Self) with Akram Vignan, so they are sitting in the ‘lift’ (elevator).

[] Drashya ad Drashta are Always Separate

Nothing can affect you by Knowing-Seeing. Insult gives rise to dislike, the one who ‘Sees’ that dislike is Mahavir (great hero). Respect gives rise to like, the one who ‘sees’ the like is Mahavir. You say that this, bhaav (like) and abhaav (dislike) cannot happen at all, that is of no use.

Seer (Drashta) and things to be seen (drashya) do not become one. If they do become one, then it cannot ever be called the Self.

Questioner: So both things have to exist at the same time, is that so?

Dadashri: It can be called the Self when both work are happening, otherwise how can you call it the Self?

Questioner: How is that?

Dadashri: If there is only the ‘Seer’ and nothing to see, then what is he going to see? So the ‘Seer’ ceases there. Therefore you need the two. You have to have both, something to see and a ‘Knower-Seer’. Nothing can be attained by just one, can it?

Questioner: It cannot happen. But in this; why are there two things, to read and at that time to talk also?

Dadashri: The Self is the same, is it not? The Self is in everyone, is it not? The Self Sees and Knows whatever you do. The doer will do, but will he do ianything if the Self is not there?

Questioner: And the world will not be there without the two, will it?

Dadashri: There will not be any presence (of the Self) at all. The Self will not be there.

Questioner: What do you mean?

Dadashri: If the Seer becomes one (with the non-Self), then the Self will not remain. If only the Seer remains and if there is nothing to See, the Seer ceases to exist. His presence goes away.

Questioner: Does the Seer exist because of the thing to be seen?

Dadashri: Yes, only then it will happen, will it not?

Questioner: Gneya will always exist in the world, will they not?

Dadashri: But people push gneya away. When you push gneya away, the Self goes away. You need both together. Vyavahar (worldly interaction) is gneya, and the Self is the Gnata.

Mind will show You the ‘movies’, You have to remain the Knower-Seer of them. You have to remain the Knower-Seer of subtle (sukshma), subtler (sukskmatar) and subtlest (sukshmatam) circumstances.

Questioner: Dada, its settlement, its discharge; can it be made to happen quickly?

Dadashri: What will happen if that movie ends quickly? The Seer will have to go home early. So let is happen slowly. Tell him ( file 1) not to rush it.

Questioner: Dada what you are saying is correct in that way, but if I See it the way You do, so that more inner bliss is experienced, then that other thing (pain of worldly life) will quickly go away.

Dadashri: Yes