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LIVING FURNACE

Meher Baba

 
Good thoughts, words and deeds of human being create good sanskaras and bad ones create bad sanskaras. But sanskaras can never be stopped unless one is fortunate to have the grace of a Sadguru and become realized.

Over the ages, you have collected a mixture of good and bad sanskaras like the black and white hairs on one's head. Yogis can erase sanskaras superficially as done when shaving but Sadguru can root them out completely.

So to stop the creation of new sanskaras and to destroy the past ones have the company and sahavas of a Sadguru. A God-Conscious Guru is like a living furnace burning away everything good, bad, past, present and future all sanskaras. The varying impressions of sin and virtue are spent, but spiritual impressions are not and always remain to one's credit — ever increasing, but never decreasing.

 

SPARKS OF SILENCE, p. 40, ed Anna Khandale
Excerpted from old diary leaves of Dr. C. D. Deshmukh
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