Genuine Repentence leads to cleansing of Heart.
A man from Karnataka had received initiation (anugraha) from Shri Maharaj. He had once been a rich person, but had eventually lost all his wealth by getting entangled with a woman. Not only did his relatives hold themselves aloof from him, but even devotees of Shri Maharaj used to keep away from him. Shri Maharaj was on a visit to Bhimrao at Gadag. This man arrived there, waited at the gate, and sent up a message asking for permission to go in. Shri Maharaj immediately called him inside. He prostrated imself before Shri Maharaj and stood there, with his hands folded in supplication. Shri Maharaj said to him, “I will not forsake you even if the rest of the world were to do so. “On hearing these words, the man began to sob violently. When his outburst of feelings had subsided, Shri Maharaj said to him, “If your remorse is genuine, I undertake the responsibility for sins committed by you hitherto. But, you will have to touch the feet of Rama and take a vow that you will not behave thus henceforth.” He did accordingly. Later, he practiced chanting of Nama in an exemplary manner, and attained a greatly exalted state.