We all have both the Cynic and the Mahatma (Great Soul) in us. Step back, observe your attitudes and behavior—and candidly ask:
(a) To what extent am I a cynical carper or a great soul?
Divide 100 points between your: Cynic_____ Mahatma_____
(b) What 2 or 3 things should I do over the next year to shift my
scores more toward Mahatma?
“There are bound to be cynical people with trifling objections who lack faith and are unaware, and there are bound to be great soul (mahatmas), who are guided by their more divine nature.
___ 1) disregard Me, Divinity, when I come to the world clad in a body, and relate to Me as just an ordinary mortal
___ 2) are unaware of My transcendent majesty and thus cannot relate to the Real Me
___ 3) are ignorant of Atma, their True Self
___ 4) do not know that I am their very soul!
___ 5) are ever-agitated, never in peace
___ 6) live hurtful lives fraught with disaster
___ 7) live slothful lives of ignorance, seeking only to satisfy bodily needs
___ 8) will fail to find Me.
___ 9) know My true nature
___10) offer constant devotion to Me, Brahman, the Godhead
___11) bear great love for all others
___12) steadfastly revere Me
___13) literally become the love they feel for Me (because the mind takes on the coloring of that which it continually reveres)
___14) venerate Me as the One God in the many
___15) know that My attributes and forms are inexhaustible
___16) see My million faces in everyone
___17) perceive all things and all beings in the universe as aspects of Me, the one Self, Atma, who resides in all.
___18) To the cynics, the secret of divinity is a closed book, they are compelled to return to the cycle of death and rebirth. The great souls, however, as they constantly put their attention on Me, turn godlike and eventually merge in Me.” – Krishna
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