God-Realized person looks at the rich or the poor, learned or
uneducated, saint or sinner, untouchable, even a cow, an elephant,
or even a dog with equal respect. (5.18).
One can elevate or degrade oneself by
one's own mind. The mind can become one's best friend, or the worst
enemy. The mind becomes a friend to the one who has control over it,
and becomes an enemy for the one who is controlled by the mind. One
is considered the best yogi who regards every being like himself,
and who can feel the pain and pleasures of others. One should
consider all living beings as one's own parents, brothers, sisters,
To those ever steadfast devotees, who
always remember Me (and follow My teachings) with single minded
contemplation, I personally take care of their welfare. (9.22).