God Is Honoring You

Question: How can a devotee honor God? Answer: God doesn’t look for your honor. If you want to honor God, express God’s image, that part of God that is functioning in you. Put yourself into God’s hands. As the Bhagavad Gita proclaims, “Whatever you do,whatever you enjoy,whatever penance you perform,in essence everything that you think,…

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God Is Love

God is love. Love is God. God is nectar. God is prem. Bhakti is supreme love towards God. Bhakti is the greatest power on earth. It gushes from one’s pure heart. It redeems and saves. It purifies the heart. Devotion is the seed. Faith is the root. Service of the saints is the shower. Communion…

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Your Only Responsibility

When we want to understand God’s Will, God has a way of helping us subdue our ego. In a way, ego is always dependent on the spirit. We are never independent in that respect. But once we consciously submit ourselves completely to that spirit, then we are independent because God’s will takes over. Then instead…

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Prema Yoga

Prema is intense, concentrated, pure love of the Lord. Prema brings the devotee face to face with the Lord. Bhakti culminates in prema. Prema is pure nectar. Prema destroys pains and sorrows. It makes one immortal and blissful and peaceful. It is very difficult to describe the nature of prema. You will have to experience…

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Unselfish Love

The innate nature of all beings is to love an external object – we cannot but cherish something in the heart. For, truly, the absolute alone is existent. Man is only an ego, apparently separated from it. Love for external things is an unconscious internal urge to become unified with everything. For, in reality, man…

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Love is the Pancea

He who has no love cannot know God – for God is love. Love is the greatest force in this world. Love is immortal Love is God. Where love is there God is. Therefore become an embodiment of love. Love is God. Love is light. Light is wisdom. Wisdom is divine life – it is…

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The Glory of God

God has no purpose. God is not bound by any action, just as the sun is not bound by the activities of the people of this world. God acts out of compassion for the individual soul. His sole purpose is to see that His creatures evolve spiritually. God is the lover and the beloved at…

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Philosophy of Bhakti

Bhakti or devotion is indispensable for attaining jnana. Jnana is the condition necessary for bhakti to reach its fullest development in love. Knowledge without devotion is as futile as devotion without knowledge. Love follows from the basic oneness of all beings. God is being. World is becoming. The creation of the world does not in…

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What Is Devotion?

Make use of this precious human birth for the achievement of this supreme purpose – God-realisation. Pray to the Lord to make you desireless. But have one strong desire and let it be for attaining self-realisation. Through a life of devotion, service, purification, charity, sadhana (spiritual practice) and meditation attain the highest self- realisation and…

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Do a Little

Eat a little, Drink a little, Speak a little, Sleep a little. Mix a little, Move a little, Serve a little, Think a little, Give a little, Work a little, Rest a little, Worship a little. Do  san a little, Prānāyām a little, Meditate a little, Do Vicār a little. Do Japa a little, Do…

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