Sadhana : 3 - 1 .
3. DANGERS OF MIXING WITH WOMEN (OR MEN) AND WORLDLINGS - 1.
During the period of Sadhana, avoid the company of women (or men in the case of women).
You must never mix with young ladies (or men), however strong you may be.
Maya works through under-currents so stealthily that you may not be aware of your actual downfall.
Keep the mind fully occupied with spiritual pursuits.
Keep yourself at the farthest distance from everything that would stir up your passions.
Then only you will be safe.
Do not live with householders.
Do not test your spiritual strength and purity when you are a beginner on the spiritual path.
Do not rush into evil associations when you are a spiritual neophyte to show that you have the courage to face sin and impurity.
It will be a serious mistake.
You will be running into a grave danger.
You will have a quick downfall.
A small fire will be very easily extinguished by a heap of dust.
To be continued ....