We have to be very careful not to put the spiritual master into difficulty. Not to put ourselves into difficulty. Actually because of over attachment to sense gratification person becomes cruel and violent, by being so attached to sense gratification that they even are becoming cruel and violent to the spiritual master, what else can it be? Isn’t it cruel ness and violence if they break regulative principles knowing that it is going to put their spiritual master into difficulty, to willfully, intentionally put someone else into difficulty in modern law, and just in justice it’s considered to be violence, if a worker knows that a Boeing 747 doesn’t have an essential part and willingfully doesn’t put it in, and it crashes and 500 people die, so isn’t he considered to be responsible, violent neglect of his duty?
If a doctor knows that the patient is too weak for the operation but to get money operates anyway and the patient dies, and they can prove it, that he knew he was too weak, they sue. So even just neglecting our… no. This is more than that because we know that, “Whatever am doing after I take initiation my spiritual master is directly responsible for the reaction.” So if someone even in spite of understanding that is so attached to sense gratification that doesn’t consider what would be the reaction to the spiritual master, we can understand that person has become very cruel and very violent. If… if only out of ignorance.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1983, 5th,November, SB Class @ USA