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Countless virtues of the nature of Supreme Reality develop in the life of the great Sadhaka, whose infatuation is thoroughly
annihilated. These virtues are contentment, humility, forgiveness,
austerity, detachment, celibacy, love of seclusion, and compassion
towards all living beings in the world.
In the first stage, one
should cultivate virtues like detachment to worldly attractions,
simplicity, obedience to the great saints, good thoughts, compassion
and gentleness. In further stages of development, one should have
control of the mind and various senses, with the inclination towards
virtuous acts, evanescence of worldly pursuits, and supremacy of the
divine self above every thing else - all these should be
One should conquer infatuation
through attainment of self-realization. Such a one, who realizes
that pure knowledge is the essence of self-Atman, is the real monk,
and he alone has really conquered infatuation.