By Shri Shri Anandamurti
We must always remember that we are the progeny of Param Purusha, and He cannot hate us.
According to Ananda Marga, the only error to be considered a sin is the one that harms society, and nothing else. In the past, mental wrongdoings were considered sinful in all cases. It is, of course, a fact that all sins first originate in the mind, and that mental sins are transformed into external sins. But unless mental sins take external form, thus harming society, they should not be considered punishable. Sadhakas, however, will always rectify their mental sins, because they may take external form one day. If the mental sin does take an external form, it should be punished vigorously. An effective way of rectifying such a sin is by performing kirtan.
Those considered social criminals will have to accept punishment in accordance with the law. Even if society does not punish the wrongdoers, they are bound to be punished by Prakriti. Under no circumstances, however, will Param Purusha ever consider them as hated beings. One should not think, ‘Oh, dear, I’m such a sinner, how can I ever approach Param Purusha?’ Rather one should think that as one is a sinner one should rush up to Param Purusha as quickly as possible, saying, ‘So much dust has accumulated on my clothes. How strange it is that You still haven’t taken me on Your lap and shaken it all off.’ One should ask insistently why one was allowed to be covered with so much dust for so long.
An effective way of freeing the mind from one’s past sins is to do kirtan. This will certainly bring about the desired result. Also remember, no matter how many sins you have committed, you are never subject to hatred in the eyes of Param Purusha. He may scold you, but He cannot hate you.
Param Purusha cannot do two things: He cannot create a second Param Purusha like Himself, because whoever has established an intimate friendship with Him, whoever has identified himself with Him, becomes one with Him. Secondly, however hard He may try, He can never hate anyone, because everything is in His mind. To hate someone would mean that He is indirectly hating Himself. And that is why Param Purusha cannot hate anyone, even if He wants to.
Views expressed above are the author’s own.
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