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“The one who never even received broken currency, who was so poor and nobody wanted - Tulsi says that Shri Rama, the protector of the poor, has made him worth so much.” (Dohavali, 108)

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That Peacock Is Mine

“The peacock has a strange body, speaks in a cowardly way, eats snakes for food, and has a ghastly mind. Tulsi says that Shri Hari still uses its feathers to adorn the head, and therefore everyone now says, ‘mine.’” (Dohavali, 107)

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From Impure To Pure

“Tulsi says that if someone respects Shri Rama, they have good value even if they are of bad character, like when the black ash from a lamp is put on the head to drive away evil spirits, it becomes fixed.” (Dohavali, 106)

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Am I Wasting My Time

“Shri Rama does good for everyone; through His love everyone is benefitted. Therefore, it must hold true that Rama will always do good for Tulsi.” (Dohavali, 105)

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“All people are deeply involved in working to achieve something, but there is no use without subsequently protecting. According to Tulsi’s thinking, every religious practice is similarly useless without love for Shri Rama.” (Dohavali, 104)

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Talk Is Cheap

“Just as saying is useless without doing and succeeding is useless without subsequently protecting, every solution is useless without love for Shri Rama’s lotus feet.” (Dohavali, 103)

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Beyond Piety And Sin

“One who remains apart from attachments accompanying birth and death finds happiness. In the same way, one who continues to worship stays protected by Shri Rama, wherever piety and sin may lead.” (Dohavali, 102)

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“One who holds Shankara dear but hates me or is my devotee and hates Shankara - Shri Rama says such a man lives in the mostly ghastly hellish place for an entire kalpa.” (Dohavali, 101)

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Independent Contractors

“In this world everyone is troubled by everyone else; no one is really a servant of anyone else. Tulsi says that whatever good can come will only be through the merciful Shri Rama.” (Dohavali, 100)

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Good For Nothing

“Knowers of the Vedas deride me as someone who simply holds a japa mala. Jnanis tell me that I am without knowledge, that I don’t know how to even perform rituals. Giving up the three paths, Tulsi humbly approaches Shri Rama’s door.” (Dohavali, 99)

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