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The nature of envy


On the twelfth day of the second fortnight of the month of Shravan of Samvat 1877, Swami Shri Sahajanandji Maharaj was seated on a cot in the verendah near the room facing north in the Durbar of Shri Jiva Khachar at Sarangpur. Munis and the Bhaktas from the various places were assembled before him.

Then Chaitanyanand Swami asked, "Oh Maharaj ! tell us about the'nature of the instinct of envy." Then Shriji Maharaj said, "The instinct of envy is born of ego, along the instinct of Krodh, Matsar, Asuya etc. One filled with the instinct of envy experiences a feeling of gross unpleasantness when some one older and higher then him in status is honoured. And one filled with the sense of sheer envy always feels absolutely belittled when anybody other than he himself is honoured or respected.

Thus Ends Vachanamrit : Sarangpur - 8.

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