7. Aspects of Mind : 3.
It is on such an occasion that he has to examine the reaction, and, from the reaction, judge about his past life.
If the reaction is to grab, he can come to the conclusion that he has been a greedy person in his previous life, and it is this tendency to be greedy that shows itself in the present life also.
It becomes all the more necessary, therefore, for him to see that he does not allow this impulse to predominate, and he should make the best effort he can by the exercise of his intellect and will-power to wipe out that tendency to be greedy.
If he does that, he acts in such a way as would give the greatest satisfaction to God.
That is God’s Will, and that is the way in which he can perform a duty which is in harmony with God’s Will.
Therefore, the solution to the question of knowing God’s Will consists in this. Analyse your own impulses.
If they happen to be bad impulses, involving injury to others, untruthfulness, incontinence, avarice and dishonesty, avoid all these; they are not God’s Will.
If contrary, they are the Will of God, which have to be judged by a motiveless, pure conscience.
This is the fundamental duty that everyone has to keep before one’s mind for all time.
Sri Swami Sadananda
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Sri Swami Venkatesananda
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