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The Raganuga Tendency and Vaidhi Tendency

Jaiva Dharma Excerpt:

“As long as the intelligence is under the control of maya, human nature must be regulated by rules and prohibitions. Thus, in this condition the vaidhi nature will certainly be in effect.

When the intelligence is liberated from the bondage of maya, however, human nature no longer needs to be governed by rules and prohibitions; rather, it is prompted by spontaneous love. In this condition, the vaidhi tendency no longer remains, and the raganuga tendency becomes manifest. This raganuga tendency is the unadulterated nature of the jiva. It is the perfected state of the self, transcendental, and free from bondage to dull matter.”

Vaisnava Dasa, Jaiva Dharma

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