Satsanga, the company of and service to holy persons is the direct gateway to liberation.

Nama Article 17th October 2013

 

Srimad Bhagavatham 3:25:20

 

प्रसङ्गम् अजरं पाशम् आत्मनः कवयो विदुः

स एव साधुषु कृतो मोक्ष-द्वारम् अपावृतम्

 

The wise consider attachment as an unyielding fetter for the soul. The same, however, serves as an open door to liberation, when it is directed towards saints.

 

Source: Srimad Bhagavatham : Its Message for the Modern Man by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj

 

In order to rid the mind of its attachment to worldly objects as "mine'', one must resort to the company of holy persons, Sadhus, which is the direct doorway to liberation. Thus attachment to Satsanga leads finally to detachment.

 

Satsanga, the company of and service to holy persons is the direct gateway to liberation. Thus attachment to Satsanga leads finally to detachment.

 

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

 

To remain in the Holy Feet of the Guru as a ‘nobody’ (zero); to remain like a doll in his hand. This is the only effort that can be taken by us

 

And for those who cannot follow any of those, He shows the simplest way to all, “Satsanga of a Mahan”.

 

“To remain how God wills” – being in this state is Bhagavatha Dharmam.

 

Likewise, God takes hold of his devotee and removes all the hurdles in his/her way.

 

Guru’s boundless grace is immeasurable, limitless and infinite.

 

I am not asking you to do giant tasks, but all I ask of you is, let the task be small, but do this with love and sincerity.

 

We would feel that there is none as rich as we are because we have got such a Guru Ratnam

 

Only a liberated person can awaken and liberate the person who is ignorant.

 

The common question that arises in everyone is 'What is essential to attain God – Grace or effort?'

 

God takes the form of a Guru and appears to the devotee; teaches him the Truth; purifies the mind by his teachings and contact

 

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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