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children and property suggested by the Master is to do our duties and responsibilities as trustees and not owners. We need to note the trusteeship suggested is essentially a means for constant remembrance and is not just an aspect of Vairagya.
Essentially the remembrance of Master consists of living for His cause. Ideology apart, when the transitory nature of existence including that of our own gets generated, fear grips us and prayers for preservation of all that is dear to us including our life, forms the basis of prayer. But when the love for the Master develops and grows in us and we start living for Him and His cause we see the benefits of remembering God and we tend to do everything that would please the Divine. One of the interesting ideas we have from religions is that we offer something to the Divine so that it may remember us and grant such wishes as we pray for. Real offering is of course very useful but we should know what it is. One of the great Occidental Saints said while praying to God "You have no idea how hard I have looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right.

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