1. If someone gets hurt or affected by your mistakes, you should
immediately do pratikraman in your mind and settle the matter. As
long as the inner enemies of anger, pride, attachment and greed
exist within you, you will continue to create new accounts. So in
opposition to them, settle your karmic debts. If you make a
mistake, without doubt you will create a new account,but you can
erase it by instantly doing pratikraman. You should do the
same, i.e. confess (aalochana), ask for forgiveness (pratikraman)
and take a vow never to repeat the mistake (pratyakhyan), even if
you are hurt by the mistakes of others.
2. You should be grateful from within whenever your faults
manifest; only then will these faults cease to exist. If you feel
hatred towards a policeman you should be grateful to him and the
fault will cease. Consider the person that you find disagreeable
your benefactor and you will no longer find him disagreeable. Each
and every word I utter is like a medicine. All these are remedies;
how else is anyone to understand the statement that you must be
indebted to the person that calls you a thief! Take this as a
command from Dada as it is of utmost benefit for you.
Questioner: If Dada himself is grateful to the
other person, then what is wrong with us doing the same?
Dadashri: Yes, this is how you should look at
it: Tell yourself that he is just calling you a thief and not
devious or evil. It is good of him not to say anything else; after
all it is his mouth and he can say whatever he wants. Do you have
the right to stop him? You just have to feel grateful to him. By
doing this you will not spoil your mind, and you will keep your
peace. Do you understand? This is a principle! How is it so? If
someone called me a thief, I would be grateful to him. Why so Dada?
No one would say such a thing (call you 'A Thief') in the first
place. All this is nothing but a result of your own projection, a
result of whatever you yourself had uttered in your previous life.
I give you absolute written assurance that this entire world is in
the form of results of projections. That is why I am grateful and
you should also feel the same. If you felt the same way, your mind
will not be disturbed.