Monday, February 28, 2011

The person who undertakes meditation considers the realization of Atmic bliss as important, but the promotion of the welfare of the world is also an equally important aim. For carrying out that aim, we must bring certain physical, verbal, and mental proclivities under control. These are known as the tenfold sins: three physical, four verbal, and another three mental. The physical tendencies are: injury to life, adulterous desire, and theft. The verbal sins are: false alarms, cruel speech, jealous talk, and lies. The negative mental attitudes are: greed, envy, and the denial of God.
- Dhyana Vahini, Chap 4, "Promote the Welfare of all Beings".
It is only when you engage in selfless service that your love can be purified. - BABA