61. In order to face any obstacles, you first need the power of discrimination. Then you need the power of making decisions. When you have decided that this is Maya, that it is not right;when you have decided whether something is of benefit or loss, whether it brings temporary attainment or permanent attainment, only after having made the decision will you be able to imbibe the power of tolerance. First, there has to be discrimination, and then a decision about it can be made. Those who have clear decision making power will never be defeated. In order to be saved from defeat, increase your power of discrimination and the power of decision making. When you must go into the world outside to do any task for which you have to maintain a relationship with the community of devilish sanskars, then through the practice of discrimination, you can become victorious in many aspects. You need the practice of the discrimination of the present and the future of any situation or of souls with any kind of thoughts. The main method to develop the power of discrimination is: The avyakt stage, remembrance or the stage of soul consciousness is the same thing. However, together with the stage of soul consciousness, only those who do not have a lot of waste thoughts are able to discriminate others accurately. Those whose intellect is engaged in the remembrance of the One, in the task of One and who are in a constant stage will be able to discriminate others very quickly. Those whose intellect creates a lot of thoughts will have a mixture of their own waste thoughts in recognising others. Therefore, they will not be able to recognize others as they are. Those who have cleanliness of the intellect will be able to maintain a yogyukt stage. Waste thoughts and sinful thoughts become an obstacle in creating an avyakt stage. The main reason why you are attracted to the body again and again is that there is not cleanliness of the intellect. Cleanliness of the intellect means that it remains lost in the great mantra that it has received. Because of not having the remembrance of One and letting the intellect wander in many directions, it does not remain powerful. Waste thoughts and sinful thoughts make the intellect tired. Any soul who is tired will not be able to discriminate or make a decision accurately. Therefore you are not able to become victorious. The main reason for experiencing defeat is that there is not the cleanliness of the intellect. Just as those people have the cleanliness of their palms, so you can also do so much with the cleanliness of the intellect.