സംപൂജ്യ സ്വാമിജി, ശങ്കരാചാര്യരുടെ കൃതിയായ സൗന്ദര്യലഹരിയുടെ മാഹാത്മ്യം വിവരിക്കുന്നു.
Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha explains the relevance of Saundarya Lahari composed by Shankaracharya.
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.