Question: Sakar Murli of 14.8.12 at pg. 2/3 that we should have intoxication of the imperishable jewels of knowledge. Yes I understand that. Then it states: It is difficult to break that other intoxication. The intoxication of the poor can be broken. ???? That other intoxication??? Please explain. Thank you.

Thank you for your question.

I do not have the Murli with me. I go to class and listen to it.
What I heard was: “It is difficult to break that other intoxication.” Which in the context of the Murli (See comments on Sakar Murli 8-1-12) meant wealth of the millionaires or just the “intoxication” (exhilaration is the correct word in English) of the physical world. Therefore, the other sentence that you mention: “It is difficult to break that other intoxication,” will make sense for any worldly thing which give us “exhilaration” is an obstacle to be detached from that.

The traditional Indian favorite method to deal with such “tasty obstacles” is “renunciation.” As long as there is no “inner understanding” based on inner knowledge, to renounce something seems the “right thing to do.” However, understanding is “painless,” and “natural,” which should make our life easier rather than harsh.

I am not sure about your sentence: “The intoxication of the poor can be broken.” For the “poor” has nothing to be “exhilarated” about except Baba’s gyan, in the context of that Murli. If your sentence is accurate, then we could understand that is referring to “leaving gyan.” or perhaps, the right sentence is” “the intoxication of the poor cannot be broken.”

If you have access to the Murli, please share the literal full paragraph, to be able to have a categorical answer.

Good wishes!

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  1. d

    Yes, I have the Murli right here with me.
    OK. Let me start again.

    Pg. 2/3: ……Are you remembering the cycle of 84 births? We are now going home. This is the old world. We now have to renounce our old costume. We are now becoming ready for the new world. There isn’t any intoxication of the old world. This is the intoxication of the imperishable jewels of knowledge. It is difficult to break that other intoxication. The intoxication of the poor can be broken. The Father says: I am the Lord of the Poor. It is the poor who come here.

    The intoxication of the poor can be broken. Perhaps it is a typo. That is why I was a bit confused!

    Thanks in advance.

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    • avyakt7

      Yes.. It seems like a typo to me as well. Baba usually uses contrasts in the Sakar Murli; the contrast is between the wealthy and the poor. Thus, it is difficult to break the intoxication of the wealthy but the one of the poor cannot be broken.

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  2. soul

    Here was my interpretation( there is no typo)

    Actually it need not be a contrast. If we see in the murali, Baba talks about 2 types of intoxication. One is intoxication of old world and intoxication of knowledge. Now when he says “that other intoxication” it could be “difficulty in breaking intoxication of old world”(This apply to poor and rich). Then he continues to exclude poor from that intoxication. So that leaves us with only rich who have intoxication for old world.

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    • avyakt7

      Thanks.
      the issue is with this line:”The intoxication of the poor can be broken. The Father says: I am the Lord of the Poor. It is the poor who come here.”

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