The fruit of a ‘Sattvik’
worship never gets destroyed.
April 6, 1988
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur
Everything in this world is perishable but the fruit of devotion to God never perishes. It keeps on increasing in every birth. In this relation Arjun asked Bhagwan Shri Krishna –
O’ Krishna, what is the destination of the unsuccessful transcendentalist, who in the beginning takes to the process of self realization with faith but who later desists due to worldly-mindedness and thus does not attain perfection in mysticism?
- Arjun asked Bhagwan Shri Krishna(Bhagavad Geeta 6:37)
To which Bhagwan Shri Krishna replied:
O’ Parth, one who is engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction either in this world or in the spiritual world because my dear friend, one who does good is never overcome by evil.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:40)
The unsuccessful Yogi, after death, goes to the abodes of the virtuous and after living there for many, many years, is born into a family of pious and prosperous people.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:41)
Or he takes his birth in a family of transcendentalists who are surely great in wisdom. Certainly, such a birth is rare in this world.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:42)
On taking such a birth, he revives the divine consciousness of his previous life, and he again tries to make further progress in order to achieve complete success, O son of Kuru.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:43)
By virtue of the divine consciousness of his previous life, he automatically becomes attracted to the yogic principles- even without seeking them. Such an inquisitive transcendentalist, striving for yoga, stands always above the ritualistic principles of the scriptures.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:44)
And when the yogi engages himself with sincere endeavor in making further progress, being washed of all contaminations, then ultimately, after many, many births of practice, he attains the supreme goal.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:45)
A yogi is greater than the ascetic, greater than the empiricist and greater than the fruitive worker. Therefore, O’ Arjuna, in all circumstances be a yogi.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:46)
And of all yogis, he who always abides in Me with great faith, worshipping Me in transcendental loving service, is most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all.
(Bhagavad Geeta 6:47)
From the above instructions, Bhagwan Shree Krishna has made it clear that the fruit of devotion does not destroy until salvation. Once this process starts then birth after birth its level gets raised and its ultimate goal is salvation.
Sometimes we are surprised to see that a person spontaneously rises from an ordinary level to a much higher level and starts having direct experience of spiritual powers. In such a situation, we should understand that his sins have been completely destroyed and that he has started receiving the fruits of the accumulated virtuous actions of previous past lives. If such a situation arises in youth, surely this will be his last birth. The start of a journey beyond the ‘Agyachakra’ is a clear sign of that.