Translated from Maratthi

by Peer Syed Dewan M. Noor-Ali Shah. These are the words of the Sat Gor who is Brahma, the Creator: 1. O, munivars! 1 Ye who live as hermits, listen to the true counsel of the Sat Gor !

2. Follow your usual preoccupations (just as a faithful wife follows hers) the whole day (being busy with her household work). But (just as she at nightfall leaves all this, and enters into communion with her lord, swami, her husband,) so you must at certain times devote yourselves to Him.

3.Abstain from speaking ill of anyone. Come to the ghat to perform the true worshipful meditation, sandhya.

4. The sandhya of the munivar is never to disobey the commandments of the Gor.

5. O, munivars! ! Brother! Dost thou really perform such a sandhya by controlling thy anger By this thou wilt secure the blessing for thy life

6.As soon as thou acquires control over thy mind, selfishness disappears. Awake, come to the ghat of the Holy Ganges ! 2

7.When you have come to the ghat , the image of the Holy Ganges, do not condemn anyone, control your minds and bodies by practicing abstinence, never taking too much food.

8. Overeating makes one lazy and somnolent, and this will later on make you repent your behaviour.

9. By abstinence and moderation you will keep yourselves awake. Only wakefulness brings victory in the spiritual struggle led by the Sat Gor.

10. Make the best use of your time the whole long day, but realise that even a year long vachan is in reality easier than even a casual talk with a friend. 3

11. Be humble and modest with those who are older than thyself, and also with those who are younger. Be tolerant towards defects noticed in those who are older than thyself.

12. Brother, even those who are younger than thyself should be treated by thee as those who are thy elders.

13. Brother, remember that those who speak kindly (politely) are like those whose mouths are filled with glittering diamonds.

14. The secret of coming into (spiritual) communion with the Sat Gor is the treating of everyone around thyself with equal kindness (courtesy).

15. If thou seest that one succeeds in life by doing evil, thou mayest be sure that he will end in disaster.

16. Avoid indolence and sleepiness. Follow the teaching of the Veds and never tell lies.

17. Abstain from doing evil in all its forms, from fraud and swindling. Devote daily some time to worship at the holy ghat .

18. Bring (to it) a donation as a proof of thy devotion, whatever thou wishest. But it should not be some thing entirely worthless.

19. Never argue with the mukhi Come before him humbly as a mendicant, thou wilt never be rejected.

20. (Avoid) such preachers of religion as are themselves irreligious and ignorant, speaking of things which they do not know.

21. If thou remainest in the state of sutak (without purifying thyself) , thou wilt harm thyself, ending in great misery.4

22. Only irreligious men become irritated. The munivar never quarrels with anyone.

23. Having pondered (on these matters), take into thy hand this rosary (of the hundred kriyas ) , and follow their rules of good behaviour persistently and unostentatiously.

24. O, munivars! , and people who wish to acquire good qualities! Follow the hundred kriyas, the commandments as they are formulated here!