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🧵4 Commands by #Jagadguru #Shankaracharya #SriSri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji: People are habituated to satisfy their Svartha(self-interests)."I shall act upon something only if I get something out of it."This Svartha is present in everyone.We say that everyone is selfish but
#AdiShankara #Bhagavatpada says that it is good to have Svartha – provided you know what Svartha actually is. That which is beneficial to you is Svartha. Acquiring wealth, name and fame do not actually constitute Svartha. For all of these are transitory. Exert yourself to

attain that which is permanent. Then you can be truly said to have Svartha. He who does not realize this having attained the rare human birth is indeed pitiable.

इतः को न्वस्ति मूढात्मा यस्तु स्वार्थे प्रमाद्यति ।
दुर्लभं मानुषं देहं प्राप्य तत्रापि पौरुषम् ॥


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#Jagadguru #SriSri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji on Three important qualities for a #Spiritual #aspirant:

The first is Astikyam- firm faith in the Vedic tenets. The Kathopanishad states that one devoid of Astikyam would attach more importance to materialistic possessions,1/5 Image
would believe not in the existence of other worlds, would remain unaware of साम्परायः – the means to spiritual welfare – and end up remaining in the cycle of Samsara–
न साम्परायः प्रतिभाति बालं प्रमाद्यन्तं वित्तमोहेन मूढम्
अयं लोको नास्ति पर इति मानी पुनः पुनर्वशमापद्यते मे॥2/5
The second quality that is essential for anyone in the spiritual path is Vairagya or dispassion. Someone once asked “I seek Moksha for myself and my family.” – this very statement indicates the absence of Vairagya that is essential for those in the path of liberation.Vairagya 3/5
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