The Third Vow
As Explained by Maharaj Charan Singh
All the vows are very important. If we don’t have a good moral character outside, we can never make progress within at all. There are so many temptations within. If you are weak outside, you’ll be more miserable and weak within; you’ll never be able to make much progress.
Then, if our attention is always dropping to lower centres, it is difficult to withdraw our consciousness up to the eye centre. Unless we lead a good, clean life, and unless we are able to concentrate here at the eye centre, we can never make progress at all.
And we are also sowing seeds. Christ made this very clear in the Bible when the people were about to stone a lady accused of adultery. Of course he saved her, but he also advised her: “Go and sin no more.” And to the man whom he cured, he said: “You have become whole; go and sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” You must abstain from all these things, and since you have been put on the path, you have the opportunity to become whole now. And “a worse thing come unto thee” means you may have to come back to this creation again to pay for all these karmas if you don’t abstain from these acts.
Then Christ also explained how to account for what you have done. He says, “If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” Withdraw your consciousness to the eye centre and see that Light within yourself. That Light and Sound will help you to purify your mind, by pulling it from the senses and taking it back to its source.
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