Visiting the Shanti dhaama (abode of peace) is for infusing that Shaanti (peace) within us and to practice that peaceful life here too. What else is the purpose of going to a pilgrim centre? It is for acquiring through the senses the material for metaphysical life. When that is the case, even after going there if only sensual things are absorbed what is the use of visiting? People praise by saying: I had been to Tiruppullaani (a pilgrim centre) where the paayasa (porridge) was excellent; I drained 40 cups! Should one spend so much money for going to that holy place only to drink paayasa! You spent 40 rupees on travel to drink 4 rupees worth of paayasa! So you are under loss of 36 rupees!! This is all the result if one does not have proper guidance.
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