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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

11th February 2020 

Never forget that any and every spiritual effort is of no avail if your heart is not pure! Look at the fish! Living as it does perpetually in water, has it got rid itself of its foul smell to any extent? No! Inclinations (vasanas) will not disappear as long as one’s heart is full of the illusion of egotism, even if one is immersed in many different heart-purifying spiritual disciplines. Light and darkness can never coexist at the same place and at the same time, right? Similarly, negative tendencies (vikaras) such as egoism, etc. cannot coexist in the same heart with that of pure virtues. One whose heart is ruled by the group of six passions can have only ego (ahamkara) as counselor (manthri)! Those people, who would like to get rid of the feeling of “I” and “mine”, must worship the Lord (Hari). They must become true spiritual aspirants, free from preferences, likes and dislikes. (Prema Vahini, Ch 43)