The Flower of Flowers

Divine love (or prema) is the flower of flowers. It is the rarest of all flowers and it is cultivated in the hearts of all devotees. Prema or bhakti is intense love, or the highest form of devotion to God. It is supreme attachment to the lotus-feet of the Lord. It springs from the bottom…

Get Nearer to God

Maya is the Lord’s illusory power. God creates through maya. It is maya that makes the one universal spirit appear as many, as embodied in multiple forms, and delights in the same objects, the false ideas of ‘I’ and ‘mine’. Total, unreserved self-surrender to the Lord alone will enable you to cross this maya and…

Bhakti and Jnana

Those who tread the path of jnana and yoga are liable to become proud of their powers and wisdom. Bhaktas are humble, humility being the foundation of bhakti yoga. Jnana yoga is the yoga of wisdom. It is the path of analysis and rejection. It is the path of endless negation, a very difficult path.…

Nature of Bhakti

Bhakti is resting in God. Bhakti is the flow of devotion like the flow of a river. Bhakti is continuity of devotion. Just as there is continuity in the flow of oil from one vessel to another vessel. Bhakti is the attraction of the needle to the magnet. Bhakti is love for the sake of…

Intense Devotion

“Bhakti is the slender silken thread of pure love that binds the heart of the devotee to the lotus-feet of the Lord. Bhakti is the intense devotion and supreme attachment we feel for God. It is a spontaneous out- pouring of love towards God. It is pure and unselfish. Bhakti is sacred love. It is…

Importance of Guru Bhakti

It is universally admitted that an efficient teacher is needed in all branches of knowledge, in this physical plane and that physical, mental, moral and spiritual culture and growth can only be had through the help and guidance of a competent teacher or master. This is a universal, inexorable law of nature. Why then do…

Learn, Learn, Learn

The world is for your education. You learn several lessons daily. If you learn all you can, if you utilise all opportunities to the best advantage, in the spirit of yoga, then your capacities and will-power will develop. You grow, you evolve, you expand. There is eternal development – you are moving forward towards the…

Real Peace

How long do you want to live a life of duality? A life of restlessness and discontentment? How long do you wish to lead a life of ignorance, hatred, bitterness, and separation? How long do you wish to continue your own selfish struggles? How long do you wish to behold differences and distinctions? How long…