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1. If temples remain unconstructed, Shriji Maharaja will not rebuke you, but if religion disappears, Shriji Maharaja would scold you. Therefore be cautious in religion.

2. Like king, likes his court, Similarly, like brilliance in a teacher, like brilliance in his students.

3. Whosoever is steadfast in his religion, knowledge, renunciation and devotion, he should only concentrate his love towards God only and not in any one else. But a person who lacks the steadfastness in religion, knowledge and devotion he should only concentrate his love, affection towards a sadhu who adheres to only one absolute.

4. To avoid on's disposition is the most difficult. One who is firm in his faith, very brave, one who has someone to rebuke and who is always afraid of doing wrong, he may avoid his nature at least after seven or eight years, otherwise it may be removed only after two or three births.

5. A self-respecting saint would be flattered when he is praised. And when people honour some other saint, this self-respecting sadhu would consider himself as dead because he was not honoured. Such a self-respecting sadhu does penance, renunciation, knowledge, KATHA, discourse, meditation and devotion with a view to increasing his own honour but not for god's pleasure. Such a self-respect is too difficult to avoid.

6. There is a kind of medicinal herb that converts copper into gold. The other one is such that converts gold into ashes. Hence to be good or bad depends upon a good company or bad company.

7. If we serve a saint we may become a saint, and if we serve a no-saint we become a no-saint. If an ascetic is one day become an ascetic. And if a thief is served, one may become thief. A piece of cloth is coloured by which colour it is coloured. { A piece of cloth coloured cloth is known by the colour, we have given to it. A man is known by the company he keeps.}

8. Children play games. In one game they play, they prepare clay-idols of bride and bridegroom. They prepare sweet {KANSAR} and mong and rice from dust. This is all false but children believe them true. Thus, this social behaviour is false but people of this world are foolish like children. So they believe this social dealing as true.

9. ShrijiMaharaja has put people in trance through saints, satsangis, whip and a stick. Hence there is no wonder if one falls into trance on seeing Maharaja himself. Maharaja is juot like a wish-fulfilling gem { A philosopher's stone, CHINTAMANI} whosoever has come in contact of Maharaja , his welfare was always at the heart of Maharaja.

10. Stones having a lack mounds weight are likely to be swept away by flood of a group of 999 rivers, and nothing remains. Thus, we should understand the power of Shriji Maharaja.

This lesson is based on the volume “THE GOPALANANDA's STORIES”. You have already read the biography of Swamiji. Shriji Maharaja appointed him the chief of saints.

This lesson is the illustration which tells us Swamiji's powerful and effective use of similes and examples for explanation. They tell us much in a few words.