Questioner: It is written in the Aptasutra, 'If you do pratikraman for a tiger, then it too will forget its violent intent.' What does that mean?
Dadashri: Yes, when the tiger forgets its violent intent, then you will lose your fear.
Questioner: Our fear will go away. That is fine, but does that have any effect on its soul?
Dadashri: Nothing occurs. When your fear goes away, the connection (with the tiger) becomes free.
Questioner: But did you not say that its violent intent goes away.
Dadashri: Its violent intent goes away.
Questioner: How does that occur?
Dadashri: When your fear goes away, its violent intent goes away.
Questioner: So does that mean that it had an effect on its soul?
Dadashri: There is a direct effect on the Soul. It does reach its Soul. Even a tiger will do whatever you command it, if you were to do its pratikraman. There is no difference between a tiger and a human. The difference is in the vibrations you emit. It is your vibrations that will affect the tiger. As long as you believe in your mind that a tiger is a violent animal, the tiger will remain violent. If you are aware that the tiger is the Soul, then it will have no violence with you. Everything is possible.
1) When you hurt anyone in the world, the inner effect and vibration of that hurt, the echo, is bound to affect you.
2) This world is one big conflict itself. This conflict is in the form of vibrations. Therefore, avoid conflicts. The world has been created through conflicts and perpetuated through revenge.
3) The whole atmosphere is full of parmanus (subatomic particles) and these vibrations reach the person who is the subject of slander. It is very dangerous to speak even a single reckless word about others. If you must say something, say something nice. Praise people but do not disgrace them.
4) Only Gnani is in such samadhi where no mental or physical circumstances can affect him nor create any vibration.
Book Name: Pratikraman Full Version (Page #387 - Paragraph #8 to #11; Page #388 - Paragraph #1 to #8)
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