The gluttonous intense greed (lalacha) will disappear once he makes a resolution, 'I do not want any temporary things of this world.' Otherwise this intense greed in itself is a risk, is it not? Action is not the risk; avarice and gluttony are. It is a different thing when you say, 'I do not want anything temporary in this world', and then you accept it if it comes to you naturally. Excess gluttonous greed is rare amongst 'us' (Dadashri's mahatmas). Such greed will not let you progress in the Gnan.
Questioner: Will this intense greed (lalacha) persist even after one attains this Gnan?
Dadashri: It may persist in a rare individual.
Questioner: How can one become free from these avarices (lalacha) if he wants to?
Dadashri: If he resolves to be rid of it, then it will leave. One should become free from lalacha, should one not? It is for one's own benefit, isn't it? Once you make a firm decision (nischaya) that you want to be free from lalacha, you will become free and you will experience happiness. One has fear of losing happiness. On the contrary, you will become even happier and experience bliss once you are free of lalacha.
Questioner: But a person cannot get that benefit until the fear of losing the pleasure leaves, can he? As long as the fear exists, it will not allow him to make that resolution (nischaya), will it? He will not be inclined to leave the greed will he?
Dadashri: So the intense greed will not leave because of fear. And he has fear, 'This pleasure of mine will go away.' Why don't you let it go? Only then will that bliss arrive.
1) A man with intense greed (lalacha) will be tempted by anything that promises pleasure whereas a greedy man is greedy about only one thing, for example, his greed maybe only for money.
2) Everyone is free to harbor desire, of any kind. There is no problem in having desire, but there is with avarice (lalacha). If you dangle a piece of bread in front of a dog, he will run from anywhere to anywhere because a gluttonous greed has taken hold.
3) A person with greed, most of the time will not be able to abide by the Gnani's Agnas, although at times he will be able to. A person with in tense greed (lalacha) will not be able to follow the Agnas at all. This is the difference between a greedy person and a covetous (lalachu) one.
4) A lalachu commits spiritual suicide; he is constantly killing the self.
Book Name: Aptavani 9 (Page #246 - Paragraphs #2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7; Page #247 - First paragraph)
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