Swamiji, in this talk, defines devotion as an expression of love directed towards God.
Swamiji takes up Srimad Bhagavatam which is a compendium of all scriptures. It presents Vedantic teachings in the form of devotional stories. When King Pareekshit heard and absorbed this text, it infused transformation in him.
This text narrates excellences of the Lord, hearing which repeatedly, a seeker starts identifying with the qualities and enters into deep contemplation. Mind drops all its false notions, desires and negative tendencies and feels entirely embraced by the touch of the Lord.
Swamiji also explains how wholesome devotion will lead one to a loftier dimension. He says that a devotee with an expanded vision worships the Lord in everything and everywhere. Quoting various verses from the text, Swamiji asks us to install the Lord permanently in the cavern of our hearts by tying his feet with a cord of devotion. It will lead to contentment and peace of the mind. This is the highest form of devotion prescribed by Srimad Bhagavatam and a way to ultimate Liberation, concludes Swamiji.
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Narayanashrama Tapovanam, an Ashram located in Thrissur, Kerala, embodies the unique tradition of Guru-shishya Parampara, disseminating Brahmavidya (Science of Self-knowledge) through regular classes, satsangs, and above all, through learning in the association of a realized spiritual master.
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Those days, there were many rats staying in various pockets of the tiled roof. My room had a very low ceiling and I could even touch the roof tiles. At night, I would see big, big rats running around just near me.
I got back to my daily chores, but the scene remained in my mind – the old man’s wrinkled face, his gleaming eyes, the contentment he enjoyed, his refusal to accept more than ‘his minimum needs’! How many of us can take such a stand?
Bhakti is not so much in the worship with flowers, garlands, lamps or incense sticks. Neither it is in chanting His names and praises. It is verily in living and acting according to the wish of the Lord, pleasing Him, imbibing qualities and attitudes that He wants us to imbibe.