A real Bhakta depends solely on the Lord for all his needs.

Nama Article 10th August 2013

 

Source: THE ECSTACY OF LOVE DIVINE (Essence of Narada Bhakti Sutra) by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj

 

To many, these Siddhis come as a natural result of the Sadhana done. A real Bhakta depends solely on the Lord for all his needs.

 

Once, Jnaneswara, a Yogi and Namadeva, a Bhakta were travelling together in a desert-like region. They were both thirsty. After a long time they came across a well which was very deep and the water was at the bottom. Jnaneswara went into the well, by his yogic powers and standing on the waters drank to his heart's content. When he came up, he smiled at Namadeva triumphantly. Namadeva continued to chant the name of the Lord when suddenly the water in the well welled up and came up to the top. Namadeva was able to take the water in his palms and quench his thirst. He looked at Jnaneswara apologetically with a friendly smile.

  

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

 

What is the greatness of Bhakti? One who practices Yoga attains 'siddhis' , one who practices Vedanta enquiry attains 'siddhis', one who practices 'Karmanushtãnas' attains 'siddhis' but the one who is full of devotion does not attain any kind of 'siddhi'. Bhagavãn feels that one who is devoted to Him needs no 'siddhi'. That is because He is the protector ('Rakshaka').

 

For those men who worship Me alone, thinking of no other, for those ever-united, I secure what is not already possessed and preserve what they already possess.

 

To overcome Maya, the bhakta takes shelter under the Mahamantra

 

The Lord is attracted only to devotion

 

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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