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.…

The Quickest Way

Question: What is the surest, safest and quickest way to God-realization? Answer: The surest, safest and quickest way is to realize that God is working through you. The moment you realize that, you have realized already. Know that you are just an instrument in the hands of God. It’s a fact. I wouldn’t even say…

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…