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Chapter 17 - The Yoga of Three fold Faith
Arjuna asked Krishna, how the faith is situated in peop le who have the characteristics of
goodness (Sattva), Passion (Rajas) and Ignorance (Tamas). Krishna told Arjuna, that threefold
faith depends upon the role which they run. The human becomes the same as his faith. The men
who punish their body in the name austerity and doesn't feed and make their body suffer, are
fools as they don’t care that I am inside them. The men who eat, juicy and leafy foods can carry
the goodness characteristics, the one who eats , too sour, spicy, salty food will carry passion
characteristics and the one who eats stale, tasteless and impure food will carry Ignorance
characteristics with them. The one who is in goodness, does the worship and offering without
any expectations, and the one in a Passion, provide offerings with expectat ions and meeting
goals, and the one from ignorance, provide an offering without any faith, but as to achieve
immoral things. The Austerity of the body is achieved by worshiping god, purity,
Straightforwardness and taking care of health. Austerity of Speech is achieved by speaking
pleasant and beneficial, and speaking truth. Austerity of mind is attained by self control, silence,
purity in thinking. Beyond this any austerity which is done with the aim of getting rewarded,
result, and honor will be about nature passion, which is unstable. The Austerity which is
followed foolishly is set to be ignored. When a charity is performed, that has to be without any
result to achieve and for worthy people, then it’s goodness. The same for a result if it’s
performed then it’s about passion and the same performed in honor and for unworthy person then
it’s ignorance. For the one who performs charity, austerity and others, but with faith in supreme
power and with no other goal to achieve, he achieves all the three fold faith.
"Our Life: In our day to day life, we see television, read newspaper, travel across so many
advertisement hoardings and shops, but we don’t notice all of them. The moment, we decide that
we will buy a two wheeler or four wheeler, house, etc... We are able to see number of
advertisements in the same newspaper, television channel and in shopping places.... Are they
published as per our wish.. No.. They always exist, the only thing, we don’t notice them... The
moment we started searching, we are able to examine them ( one exception, now a day’s media
team also searches only hot topics, and once rating goes down, they go to the next topic!) ... So
search with faith, we will become what we want... For God, why do we need to explore...? He is
there with you, but faith is required...Belief is required... You need to trust that he is there within
you.... There is only one language and one short road to the supreme power , that’s nothing but
believe in him.... We swallow and excel air, do we stop this process?! No, if we stop this, we will
die.. What is the air? Is this not part of supreme power, our body is not of supreme power?!
Everything is from him.. Then why do we believe that he is only in Pooja room or in a photo or
in a place... Are we thinking, he is a genie from Aladdin lamp, that whenever i hit, god will come
out?!! :) .. Similarly we have many rituals, and I strongly believe some of them have scientific