Saturday, March 1, 2014

Living Beings Are Of Only Two Types... The Divine And The Demonaic



Divine Beings:

"Qualities of divine beings are fearlessness, purification of ones existence, cultivation o spiritual knowledge, charity, self control, performance of sacrifice, study of the vedas, austerity, non-violence, truthfulness, freedom from anger, renunciation, tranquility, aversion to fault finding, compassion for all living entities, freedom from covetousness, gentleness, modesty, steady determination, vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy and from the passion for honor - These transcendental qualities belong to men endowed with divine nature. These transcendental qualities are conducive to liberation" - Lord Shri Krishna  

Demoniac Beings:

"Those who are demoniac do not know what is to be done and what is not to be done, neither cleanliness nor proper behavior nor truth is found in them. The say this world is unreal, with no foundation, no God in control. They say it is produced of sex desire and has no cause other than lust.Following such conclusions, the demoniac are lost to themselves and have no intelligence and are engaged in unbeneficial, horrible works meant to destroy the world. They believe that to gratify the senses is the prime necessity of human civilization. Thus until the end of life their anxiety is immeasurable. Bound by a network of hundreds of thousands of desires and absorbed in lust and anger, they secure money for sense gratification. Thus perplexed by various anxieties and bound by a network of illusions, they become too strongly attached to sense enjoyment and fall down into hell. Deluded by wealth and false prestige, they sometimes proudly perform sacrifices in name only. And such demoniac beings many times also blaspheme against the religion. To such beings, I perpetually cast into the ocean of material existence into various demoniac specifies of life, attaining repeated births, such persons can never approach Me. Gradually they sink down to the lowest abominable type of existence. There are three gates leading to hell - lust, anger and greed, demoniac being are engaged in them but divine beings try to give these up and perform acts conducive to self realization and thus gradually attains the supreme destination. The demoniac being discard scriptural injunctions and act according to his own whims, attains neither perfection, nor happiness, nor the supreme destination." - Lord Shri Krishna