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From: Shree (
Date: Fri Mar 06 1998 - 14:06:27 PST

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> > nako re manaa dravya te puuDhilaa.nche .
> > ati svaarthabuddhii na re paapa saa.nche ..
> > ghaDe bhogaNe paapa te karma khoTe .
> > na hotaa manaasaarikhe duHkha moThe .. 9..
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> > Hanker not, oh Mind!, after others' wealth.
> > Demerits only you will store up with selfishness.
> > Untruthful are the acts that lead one to suffer the wages of sin.
> > Great grief befalls one who sees the mind's desires unfulfilled .. 9..
> Could you explain the last line please?

> namaste,
>      If circumstances or results do not turn out to be to our liking
> (unfulfilled wishes/desires), we become angry at whatever we think brought
> this about; anger leads to grief. 
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Sunder

attached mail follows:

Hi Shree

some more thoughts on today's verses.

i am reminded of what guruji had written to me once. He had said that
success is assured to those who constantly think of others welfare.

He had also pointed out that all our frustrations and depressions arise
out of our self centeredness alone.

i am also reminded about the beautiful way in which Baba has brought
out this concept.

He says we all live but do not love. The aim of life he says is to move
from living to loving. 

Consider these two words in English language the only thing that 
separates the two is living has an "I" while loving has an "o".

Therefore to move from living (for oneself alone) to loving (to give
and to forgive) we have to make the move from the I to the O that is from
I to Others.

The moment we give up selfishness love manifests itself automatically. 

This is what the great saint has also pointed out in this shloka. If we
are not able to lead a loving life then only grief can befall us.

In this context am reminded of what Swami Turiyananda had written in many
of his letters to his disciples (incidentally this really excellent
collection of letters is available in the form of a book called Spiritual
treasures) that one should not feel that the path of improving oneself
is easy. It requires intense practice and determination to improve 
oneself and one has to be at it if one is to succeed. And so the lord
has said in the Bhagwad Gita where he tells Arjuna that 

"indeed this mind is difficult to control but you must learn to control
it by Abhyasa (practice)"

on this note i will sign off for now