Nama Article 13th December 2011
Shankaracharya of Sringeri, Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekara Bharati Mahaswami on path of devotion
श्रेयःस्रुतिं भक्तिमुपेक्ष्य ते विभो क्लिश्यन्ति ये केवलबोधलब्धये ।
तेषामसौ क्लेशल एव शिष्यते नान्यद्यथा स्थूलतुषावघातिनाम् ॥
“O Lord! To those who tire themselves to obtain ‘Bodha’ regardless of Bhakti, remains, just as those who pound the outer husk.”
In these and other simple beautiful sayings which are the outcome of ecstasy of Bhakti, it is shown that Bhakti alone is capable of leading to Moksha without any hindrance and the path of Jñāna dissasociated with bhakti is difficult to be trodden being beset with many pitfalls and dangers.
There is not the slightest doubt that, if we pursue properly by all means, the path of Bhakti is not difficult. It is capable of yeilding unlimited benefits and we will become the recipients of greatest happiness.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
They might hesitate and ask, ‘Can I, who have committed innumerable grievous sins, utter the pure Name of the Lord?’ Such people need not hesitate or feel shy on this ground; they CAN sing the Divine Name of the Lord boldly and cheerfully!”