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What is Vasana?


Who is an Ekantik Bhakt?

On the fourteenth day of the first fortnight of the month of Margshirsh in Samvat 1876, Shriji Maharaj was seated in the Darbar of Shri Dada Khachar at Gadhada. He was dressed in pure white clothes and the Munis and the devotees from the different were seated before him.

Then Brahmanand Swami asked him, "Oh, Maharaj ! What is Vasana?

Shriji Maharaj said, "The unceasing desire to enjoy the Panchvishays which are either enjoyed by one or seen or heard of before is called Vasana. Again if a desire persists in ones heart for enjoying Panchvishayas, which one has not enjoyed so far, that desire is also known as Vasana."

Then Muktanand Swami asked, "Oh ,Maharaj ! Who can be called an Ekantik Bhakta ? Shriji Maharaj answered, "one who has no Vasana except that of God and is engrossed in Brahm and offers worhsip to God is called an Ekantik Bhakta."

Thus Ends Vachanamrit : Gadhada First - 11.

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