Constant Satsang with devotees, repetition of the Lord’s name, constant remembrance of Him, prayer, study of religious books can infuse Bhakti in your heart

Nama Article 3rd January 2013

 

BHAKTI YOGA, By Swami Sivananda

 

Bhakti can be acquired and cultivated. Constant Satsang with devotees, repetition of the Lord’s name, constant remembrance of Him, prayer, study of religious books such as Ramayana, Bhagavata, the Gita etc, singing praises of the Lord and service of Saints – all these can infuse Bhakti in your heart

 

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

 

Only in the company of Sadhus is 'premai' experienced in one's heart.

 

So also when an ignorant, bound and sorrow-stricken soul comes in contact with an illumined, liberated and all-blissful person, the former by such contact is fired with a zeal to become also like the latter.

 

To associate oneself in Satsang (being in the company of Holy persons) brings detachment towards worldly pursuits. Chant the Divine Name Govinda

 

The intention of continued chanting of the Divine names is to take one to the state of total selfless, unconditional LOVE

 

I can worship God, but how can I love LORD KRISHNA? You can love Him if you understand that Sri Krishna is pure love and love alone.

 

Mechanical chanting is the only starting point we can attempt. It matures to love by grace.

 

THE JNAANA (KNOWLEDGE) BORN OUT OF GRACE, THE VIDWAT (LEARNING) BORN OF THIS GRACE, WEALTH RECEIVED FROM SUCH A GRACE IS EVERLASTING AND SAFE (HARMLESS).

 

God gives whatever is required (by His devotee), removes whatever is not needed, leads the devotee in the path suited to him/her; Since Bhagavãn takes utmost interest in the devotee's needs the latter will not earn/attain any 'siddhi'

 

What is there in this world that devotion to the Lord cannot do?

 

By repeatedly chanting the Divine Name of Lord Hari, one attains all siddhis (powers). When Lord, the Consort of Goddess Shridevi, and the Lord of the world, is pleased, what remains an impossibility on this earth?

 

Repetition of Name will create Love. Hari will be yours when you attain Love

 

‘Similarly, my friend,’ the master says, ‘you can sit like that forever, but you’ll never be meditating or understanding truth.’

 

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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