Qualities

Purity

In this world, the greater one’s purity, the more of the world is yours. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says that one can be the owner of the world if one becomes totally pure. He defined purity as a state where one does not desire anything from this world, there is no beggary for anything. And He defined purity of the heart where there is unity and oneness with everyone. Param Pujya Dadashri had not been the owner of His body for twenty-six years after His spontaneous enlightenment in 1958. Thus, His purity was complete.

What are the qualities in a Gnani Purush (the awakened One)? He has the silent effective aura of heat of purity (pratap) just like that of the sun and saumyata (coolness and gentleness) like that of the moon. What qualities do people have? They have either pratap or they have saumyata. They cannot have both simultaneously. These two are contradictory qualities, but the Gnani Purush has both of these qualities simultaneously, saumyata and pratap. There is no saumyata (coolness and gentleness) like that of a Sheelvan. So both of these qualities are manifest in a Gnani Purush - there is tremendous heat of purity and there is also tremendous coolness and gentleness.

A Sheelvaan (person with Sheel) will not feel Param Pujya Dadashri’s taap (heat, power). Sheelvaan means a man of ethical and moral conduct. In contrast, a person with a weak moral conduct, with a loose character will feel a lot of taap (heat).

Param Pujya Dadashri explained when someone becomes frightened by the mere sight of Him, He would understand precisely the type of stock there is within him. He recanted the story of a time when He was at home, and He pointed out, “Do you see that person climbing the stairs to come up, he will not be able to come here, he will turn back.” He will turn around and run away, just from the surrounding air! Why did he run away? Because he felt the heat (taap). This is because a person with a weak moral conduct would have felt Param Pujya Dadashri’s tremendous heat, which for him would have felt greater than the sun’s heat. The sun’s heat is alleviated even under a parasol, but the Gnani’s heat cannot be alleviated even under a thousand parasols! The emanation of His heat is felt intensely by such persons with weak moral conduct. Param Pujya Dadashri pointed out, if it were not this way, the salvation of people, would not occur.

When one attains unity/oneness (ekta) with all, it is considered purity of the heart. Param Pujya Dadashri attained unity with everyone because there was purity of heart. He felt abhedta (oneness) with everybody. Such was His unity, that when someone wrote an ‘affidavit’ [a confession letter] they did not leave out a single mistake. They confessed everything from the age of fifteen to age forty, disclosing their entire lifetime of mistakes. Thereafter, Param Pujya Dadashri would perform a vidhi (special prayer) and return the letter. Also, all the boys and girls attending satsang (spiritual discourses) disclosed all of their mistakes to Him - such was the power behind His purity.

What have the Tirthankaras said? Do alochana (acknowledgment of a mistake), pratikraman (ask for forgiveness) and pratyakhyan (make the firm resolve to never repeat the mistake). When one does an alochana to the Gnani then there is nothing else left to do. There is no other superior above to accept it. This will be the final acceptance. After it has been accepted, one should keep on doing pratikraman and maintain an inner intent that they do not want to repeat the mistake. Nothing else is required, pratikraman is the highest of all religions.

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