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THE FAITHFUL

THE FAITHFUL

THE DIVISIONS OF FAITH
17.1: ARJUNA INQUIRED: What is the situation of one who does not follow the principles of scripture, but worships according to his own imagination? Is he in goodness, in passion, or in ignorance?
PURPORT
IN THE FOURTH CHAPTER, thirty-ninth verse, it is said that a person faithful to a particular type of worship gradually becomes elevated to the stage of knowledge, and thus attains the highest perfection of peace and prosperity. In the Sixteenth Chapter, it was concluded that one who does not follow the principles laid down in the scriptures is called asura, demon, and one who follows the scriptural injunctions faithfully is called deva, or godly. Now, if one with faith follows some rules which are not mentioned in the scriptural injunction, what is his position?

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