When One’s bodily consciousness vanishes censure and praise seem alike.
While speaking about how saints put up so facilely with both censure and praise, ShriMaharaj said, "The grandfather is not at home, but his coat hangs from the peg. The children sometimes beat it with a stick, while sometimes someone drapes a garland over it. The grandfather is not wearing the coat, and by itself the coat has no consciousness of pain or pleasure arising out of either of these actions. Likewise, saints have lost the bodily consciousness; whether someone heaps praises on the body or censures it, they are not concerned about either. In a sense, they are not within their bodies, but withGod.w