"Those who are devoted to the Imperishable (the Impersonal Absolute) - who is the firm support of the world and is also undefinable, unmanifested, transcendent, motionless, eternal and all-pervading, - even they reach Me alone, striving with their senses controlled, and with mind tranquillised and set on the welfare of all". - Gita 12-3
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VEDANTA MASS MEDIA The Imitation of Christ | Obedience and Subjection  

 

 

         

 

 


                   

     The Ninth Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

     IT IS a very great thing to obey, to live under a superior and not to be one's own master, for it is

much safer to be subject than it is to command. Many live in obedience more from necessity than

from love. Such become discontented and dejected on the slightest pretext; they will never gain

peace of mind unless they subject themselves wholeheartedly for the love of God.

 

     Go where you may, you will find no rest except in humble obedience to the rule of authority.

Dreams of happiness expected from change and different places have deceived many.

 

     Everyone, it is true, wishes to do as he pleases and is attracted to those who agree with him.

But if God be among us, we must at times give up our opinions for the blessings of peace.

 

     Furthermore, who is so wise that he can have full knowledge of everything? Do not trust too

much in your own opinions, but be willing to listen to those of others. If, though your own be good,

you accept another's opinion for love of God, you will gain much more merit; for I have often

heard that it is safer to listen to advice and take it than to give it. It may happen, too, that while

one?s own opinion may be good, refusal to agree with others when reason and occasion demand

it, is a sign of pride and obstinacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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