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Salvation of A Prostitute (Way of Living)

One’s life is reformed by listening to Satsang: -

Supreme God Kabir used to deliver satsang in people’s houses at night. In the day, all the audience and Kabir ji used to do work to earn their livelihood.

One night, Satsang was going on. At a short distance was a magnificent mansion of the famous prostitute Champakali of Kashi City. The prostitute had a shortage of customers that night. Because of which, she was staying awake waiting for them. She heard the endearing nectar-speech from the lotus-mouth of God Kabir ji. It was told in the Satsang that a human (woman/man) life is obtained as a result of a lot of virtuous deeds. Those men and women who do not do bhakti, charity or service are thieves of God. (Even in Gita Chapter 3 Verse 12, it has been mentioned that a person who does not donate some part of the money obtained from God in charity or meritorious deeds, and only fills his/her stomach, he/she is definitely a thief of God.) Those men who commit a theft, robbery, fraud or visit prostitutes are big criminals. Those women who work as prostitutes are also big criminals. They will be given harsh punishment in the court of God. A human life is obtained to perform auspicious deeds and bhakti.

Kabir, chori jaari vaishya vriti, kabahu naa karyo koye |
Punya paayi nar dehi, ochhi thaur na khoye ||

A living being who has obtained human life should first of all go in the refuge of a Complete Guru and take initiation. Then one should perform worship, service, charity and meritorious deeds while abiding by the code of conduct laid by the Guru throughout one’s life. One should also perform one’s daily chores, but one should quit all the vices. Salvation of that person is certain. Due to the lack of spiritual knowledge, a human being (man/woman) leads one’s life by only making accumulation of wealth as one’s main goal. If you have wealth or property worth billions and trillions that you have accumulated by unfair means throughout your life, and suddenly you die, then the wealth accumulated in the entire life remained here itself. Even your body did not go with you. The only thing that went with you was the sins that you incurred all your life while accumulating the wealth.

Kaya teri hai nahin, maya kahan se hoye |
Guru charno mein dhyaan rakh, in dono ko khoy ||

            Meaning: - A person even sells his property to undertake treatment to make his/her body free from disease. It has been stated that even that body will not go with you, let alone the wealth. Taking initiation from a Complete Guru, do bhakti day and night. Tread on the path of life by making the knowledge given by Guru as your basis. Collect the wealth of bhakti by detaching yourself from body and wealth.

Kabir, sab jag nirdhna, dhanvanta naa koye |
Dhanvaan vah jaaniye, jaape Ram naam dhan hoye ||

O Human Being! See the previous history of man.

Sarv sone ki lanka thi, Ravan se randheeram |
Ek palak mein Raj nasht hua, jam ke padey janjeeram ||

            Meaning: - King Ravan of Sri Lanka had so much wealth that he had built palaces of gold. When he died, he could not even take a gram of gold with him.

Garib, bhakti bina kya hot hai, bhram raha sansar |
Rati kanchan paya nahin, Ravan chalti baar ||

            Meaning: - Saint Garibdas ji has also endorsed this very thing that a living being does not get any benefit without bhakti. One keeps wandering all his life to accumulate wealth. King Ravan of Sri Lanka had limitless wealth and gold etc, but while leaving this world, he could not even take a gram of gold with him. Because of not doing the true bhakti of the SatyaPurush (True God), he was handcuffed by the messengers of Yam and taken to Yamraj above. He was put in hell. Therefore, O Man! Be afraid of wrongdoings. Do true bhakti by acquiring a Guru.

            While resolving the doubts, Supreme God Kabir told in the Satsang that because of not having the spiritual knowledge, even virtuous men have committed sins. After listening to the Satsang, they quit all the crimes, and by doing bhakti, got their welfare done. God Kabir said, “I have those true mantras of worship that destroy all the sins. Only the virtues remain. (Like currently the scientists have discovered such a medicine which when sprayed in a field, destroys the grass and the weeds, but spares the crop.) I have brought these mantras from my Lok (world).

SohM shabd Hum jag mein laaye | Saar shabd Hum gupt chhupaay ||

            (Evidence is also given in Rigved Mandal 9 Sukt 95 Mantra 2 that – “God by appearing in person inspires for the true path of bhakti through His nectar-speech. That God, who is the God of all gods, that is, the Master of all, invented the secret mantras of bhakti.) Even if someone is highly sinful, but he starts doing true worship and does not commit any sin in the future, then all his sins get destroyed. By doing bhakti, he/she can get their welfare done.

            On listening to the above mentioned nectar-words, that prostitute sister as if woke up from a deep slumber. She started trembling. She locked her house and went to the site of the Satsang. She sat down at the back among the women. After the completion of the Satsang, an announcement was made that whoever wants to take initiation may come forward near Gurudev ji. Some men and women got up and came forward. That prostitute also came forward, and introduced herself to Gurudev ji. She said, “For the first time in 40 years of my life, I have heard such benevolent words. O God! Is welfare of a sinner like me also possible? Although you have given complete solution in the Satsang, when I peep into my abhorrent life, I feel remorseful, and I cannot believe that a criminal like me will be forgiven. Supreme God Kabir said that: -

Kabir, jab hi Satyanaam hriday dhara, bhayo paap ko naash |
Jaise chingi agni ki, padae puraanae ghaas ||

            Meaning: - For example, there is a heap of a crore tonne of hay. If a lit matchstick is thrown in it, then it will turn the entire hay into ash. And then when the wind will blow, it will also blow away that ash. The task is over. Likewise, even if there are sins of crores of births, the recitation of my true mantra will reduce them to ashes. Do not commit any mistake in future; your welfare will be done.

            (This evidence is also in Yajurved Chapter 8 Mantra 13 that God destroys the (EnasH EnasH) heinous sins of His devotees. He does the welfare of the living being.)

            That sister gave up that sinful work (Prostitution). Taking initiation from God Kabir, by following all the rules and doing bhakti throughout her life, Champakali attained salvation.  

FAQs about "Salvation of a Prostitute"

Q.1 How is the article emphasizing the importance of a Complete Guru in one's spiritual journey?

The article highlights the pivotal role of seeking guidance from a Complete Guru in one's spiritual journey, emphasizing the significance of taking initiation from such a Guru to navigate the path of devotion and righteousness.

Q.2 What was Supreme God Kabir's perspective on the purpose of human life?

Supreme God Kabir stressed that human life is meant for virtuous deeds and devotion to God. He urged people to seek refuge in a Complete Guru, engage in worship, service, charity, and meritorious acts, while abstaining from vices.

Q. 3 What message did Supreme God Kabir convey regarding the accumulation of wealth?

Supreme God Kabir cautioned against accumulating wealth through unjust means, highlighting its futility. He pointed out that when a person passes away, their wealth remains behind, and even their physical body does not accompany them. Only the sins accrued during one's life go with them. He illustrated this using the example of King Ravan, who possessed immense wealth and golden palaces but left it all behind upon his death, emphasizing the transient nature of material wealth.

Q.4 What role does true devotion play in an individual's life?

True devotion to God holds a crucial place in one's spiritual well-being. It is through such devotion, under the guidance of a Complete Guru, that a person can cleanse themselves of sins and attain salvation while enjoying worldly benefits.

Q.5 Can all sins be forgiven through true worship and devotion, even for highly sinful individuals

As per Suksham Vedas, genuine worship and devotion have the power to obliterate even the gravest of sins, regardless of an individual's past. However, it is imperative to refrain from committing further sins to achieve spiritual welfare. Supreme God Kabir used the metaphor of sins being like a heap of hay, suggesting that just as a lit matchstick can turn a pile of hay into ash, his true mantra can reduce sins accumulated over countless lifetimes to ashes.

Q.6 How did Champakali, a former prostitute, transform her life through spirituality?

Champakali, a former prostitute, underwent a profound transformation in her life through spirituality. Upon hearing Supreme God Kabir Ji's Satsang, she was deeply moved. She chose to abandon her sinful profession, received initiation from God Kabir, followed spiritual guidelines, and dedicated her life to devotion, ultimately paving her way towards salvation.

Q.7 What is the significance of the "true mantras of worship"?

Initiating one's spiritual journey by receiving guidance from a Complete Guru and reciting the authentic mantras of worship can lead to the eradication of sins and the preservation of virtues in an individual's life. These mantras are highly effective in guiding individuals on the path of salvation.


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Ambrish Purohit

I disagree with this article because a person's sin cannot be easily eradicated; they must endure their trials throughout their lives. If people believe that their sin can be easily destroyed, they may become complacent and not fear God.

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we appreciate your engagement with our article. We provide our articles based on the teachings of Holy scripture, so you can place your faith in it entirely. Addressing your concern about whether God can absolve sins, in our Holy scriptures like the Yajurveda, it is written that Almighty God Kabir can absolve even the gravest sins of His sincere devotees and relieve them of their suffering. God forgives the sins of those devotees who sincerely repent and do not engage in wrongdoing in the future, becoming more devout through their worship of Almighty God. We recommend that you explore this concept further by listening to the discourses of Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj and reading the book "Jeene Ki Rah."

Santosh Indora

I diligently engage in worship, harm no one, and harbor no ill intentions towards others. However, I continue to suffer from various illnesses, and my health has not improved despite my devotion, pilgrimages, fasting, and other worship practices. Even the medications prescribed by doctors do not seem to work effectively.

Satlok Ashram

Dear reader, we are pleased that our articles are reaching people and helping them address their problems. Regarding your situation, it is stated in the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita that any form of worship that deviates from the scriptures is futile and does not bring benefits to the devotee. The practices you've mentioned are not found in any God-gifted Holy scripture, and they may not bring the desired results. According to our Holy scripture, God can absolve sins and alleviate deadly diseases, but it requires worship in accordance with the scriptures, following initiation from a complete Guru, as stated in our Holy scripture. Countless devotees have experienced relief from their problems and diseases after receiving initiation from Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj. We recommend that you listen to spiritual discourses by Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj and read the book "Jeene Ki Rah" to gain a better understanding of this knowledge.