Gyaneshwari 118

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar



36. Even if you are the worst sinner among all sinners, (still) you will cross over all sins by the lifeboat of wisdom. Even if you are the mine of sin, the sea of infatuation or the mountain of delusion, all these are trifles before the power of wisdom; wisdom possesses such splendid power. Look, if this world appearance, which is the shadow of the formless God, does not last in the light of wisdom, how can your mental impurities last? It is improper even to say this. There is nothing so grand in this world as wisdom (171-175).

37. Even as the blazing fire reduces fuel to ashes, O Arjuna, so the fire of wisdom burns all actions. Is it difficult for the whirlwind of dissolution to scatter the clouds, when it can blow away the smoke coming out of the world-destroying fire? Or will the fire, fanned by the whirlwind, which can even burn water, be extinguished by hay or firewood?