Two ways of associating - by vani and by vapu

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"two ways of associating"

Correspondence

1975 Correspondence

There are two ways of associating, by vani and by vapu. Vani means words and vapu means physical presence. Physical presence is sometimes appreciable and sometimes not. Therefore we should take advantage of the vani, not the physical presence, because the vani continues to exist eternally.
Letter to Suci -- Bombay 4 November, 1975:

You have rightly said that the best way to associate with the spiritual master is to follow his instructions. There are two ways of associating, by vani and by vapu. Vani means words and vapu means physical presence. Physical presence is sometimes appreciable and sometimes not. Therefore we should take advantage of the vani, not the physical presence, because the vani continues to exist eternally. Bhagavad-gita for example is the vani of Lord Krishna. Although Krishna was personally present 5,000 years ago and is no longer present physically from the materialistic viewpoint, still Bhagavad-gita continues. So you have correctly concluded.

Compiled byVisnu Murti +
Completed sectionsALL +
Date of first entryNovember 10, 0009 JL +
Date of last entryNovember 10, 0009 JL +
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