So, if one wants God, one’s whole heart must be given to Him. The one sole objective of the devotee is to pray to Him, to take His Name and to dedicate his whole life to His service.

Nama Article 1st July 2012

 

Swami Papa Ramdas

 

Surely the aspirant’s mind must think of God as intensely as a miser thinks of his money, if not more. If he loves something else in the world more than God, naturally, his mind will stay on that something.

 

So a sincere devotee prays to God, “O God, make me love Thee above everything else.” When we love Him, our whole mind will be filled with Him and there can be no other thought coming into it.

 

Ramdas will give you an instance here of such a God-love. You must have heard the story of the famous saint Mira Bai. She was, against her will, married to a prince; but her heart was already given away to God before her marriage. When Mira was a child, a marriage procession was passing in the street. Mira and her mother were witnessing it. Jokingly her mother asked Mira whom she was going to marry. She said she would marry Lord Krishna. From that time Mira was feeling that she was actually married to Lord Krishna, and when the proposal came for her marriage with the prince, she said that she was already married to Krishna.

 

Though she was forced to marry the prince, she could not love him. One day, her husband asked her whether she did not love him at all. She replied that her entire heart was given to Lord Krishna and there was no possibility of her loving another.

 

So, if one wants God, one’s whole heart must be given to Him. The one sole objective of the devotee is to pray to Him, to take His Name and to dedicate his whole life to His service.

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

You should attain such a stage that it is impossible for you to live without Him

 

If you want God alone, why do you accept the existence of anything else ?

 

Meditate God as a fish with out water leaves its life

 

It is not the count or time that matters. It is the intensity that matters.

 

So why not take to that alone and do it in an intense manner with complete faith, instead of confusing yourself with a multitude of practices?

 

Will the Lord appear to you at your sudden call? No. You must yearn for Him in your heart! It's enough If only you chant His name; At once your fetters will fall.

 

What We Think We Become

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare 
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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