The concepts of brahmcharya (to remain submerged in Brahm) and ahinsa (non-violence) are fundamental to the religion of an ékantik. The ékantik devotee who has recognised the supreme being, brahm - within Yogiji Maharaj and who now endeavours to lead a life which will please Yogiji Maharaj is truly 'living' in the spiritual sense of the word. Just as a fish will perform all it's activities whilst remaining submerged in water, it would die if lifted out of the water, by the same token an ékantik's lifeline becomes brahm, the supreme being - Yogiji Maharaj. Now the ékantik can only associate with either brahm or that which is associated with brahm. He can only participate in activities (thinking, saying, acting) which would please brahm. All aspects of his life; his personal, moral, social, and spiritual behaviour will be based upon the following :

 

  • Nirdoshbhav - accepting everyone and everything to be inspired by brahm, and thus innocent. 
  • Divyabhav - accepting everyone and everything to be divine. 
  • Samp - unity and harmony 
  • Sangarthanbhav - divine friendship. 

 

For an ékantik to be lead by his mind to participate in activities which would go against the principles mentioned above would be a sin. For example, Bharatji who renounced his Kingdom to devote his life to god was lead by his mind; felt pity and compassion for a dying baby deer to such an extent that he became totally engrossed in the deer and lost all sense of his original goal. Ref. Vachnamrut G. III 17. The pity and compassion he felt were inspired from his inner mind, they were not an inspiration from brahm. Therefore, they were mun-mukhi.

 

Thus an ékantik should never mistakenly partake in any thoughts, actions or emotions unless they are inspired by brahm and are undertaken for His worship. The ékantik must never under any circumstances be fully committed and devoted with his whole mind, body and soul to anything or anyone unless inspired by brahm to do so. He should be totally devoted in this manner only to a Gunatit, such that he will be able to remember and reminisce upon the memories of such a saint. If this is achieved, the Ékantik's participation in all other activities will be detached. He will not become too involved, acting and participating only as and when required and only to the minimum required level. He will not be influenced or affected by any incidents, he will remain passive to them and will become immune to their effects. To remain submerged in brahm in this way and to utilise one's indriyas and antahkarans (senses, emotions etc.) is known as brahmcharya.

 

Ahinsa literally means non-violence. Spiritually, ahinsa is the act of freeing the soul from the clutches of Maya i.e. the redemption of the soul. The Gunatit Sant undertakes to free whoever comes into contact with Him from being the slave of their own senses; i.e. his mind, intellectual mind, emotive mind, (man, buddhi, chitta, ahum). Thus gradually giving the devotee the sambandh, association of a Para-brahm and leading the soul into a state known as brahmroop. This process is defined as ahinsa. Firstly the Indriyas will be purified, then the antahkrans. The devotee should, from the outset make it a habit to live exactly as per the instructions of his guru, this will lead to him 'receiving' the clear inspiration in the latter part of his sadhna known as anuvruti. Eventually the devotee will be able to enjoy the happiness and bliss of Akshardham via his own indriyas and antahkrans as they become purified.

 

This is exactly what Shreeji Maharaj has described in Vachnamrut G.II.52. where the indriyas and antahkrans are utilised solely for the service of the Lord.

Those who attain this ultimate state have also been described in Vachnamrut. Kariyani 7 as having attained a state of Jya Juvé tya ramji bhashé i.e. they see nothing but god.

Thus to remain submerged in brahm is brahmcharya. To participate in anything else or even to be lead by one's mind is to falter - it is deception.

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