Religion is Renunciation: Step by step: How to leave to go the lower enjoyments of senses and not stop at the intellectual enjoyments, but reach the most finer joy – Love and Devotion to God, the Para-Bhakti Yoga state…All preparations to it is the purification of the soul.
This is the renunciation of the Bhakta: this mighty attraction in the direction of God makes all other attraction vanish for him; this mighty infinite love of God which enters his heart leaves no place for any other love to live there. How can it be otherwise? Bhakti fills his heart with the divine waters of the ocean of love,which
“The intense pleasure in meditating on God took away the binding effects of her good deeds. Then her intense misery of soul in not attaining unto Him washed off all her sinful propensities; and then she became free.”the various passions, and feelings, and emotions in the human heart are not wrong in themselves; only they have to be carefully controlled
Those who talk of Him alone, the Bhakta finds to be friendly to him; while those who talk of anything else appear to him to be unfriendly. A still higher stage of love is reached when life itself is maintained for the sake of the one Ideal of Love, when life itself is considered beautiful and worth living only on
If you know that you are positively other than your body, you have then none to fight with or struggle against; you are dead to all ideas of selfishness.So the Bhakta declares that we have to hold ourselves as if we are altogether dead to all the things of the world; and that is indeed self-surrender. Let things come as
The Upanishads distinguish between a higher knowledge and a lower knowledge; and to the Bhakta there is really no difference between this higher knowledge and his higher love (Para-Bhakti). Of these the Lower (knowledge) consists of all conditioned disciplines, the Higher (knowledge) is that by which that unchangeable is known.
As long as there is in us any idea of deriving this or that favour from God in return for our respect and allegiance to Him,there can be no true love growing in our hearts. The second characteristic of love is that love knows no fear and True love never comes until the object of our love becomes to us
When the devotee has reached this point, he is no more impelled to ask whether God can be demonstrated or not, whether He is omnipotent and omniscient or not. To him He is only the God of Love: He is the highest ideal of love, and that is sufficient for all his purposes; He, as love, is self-evident; it requires
The love which is in you, if it is given to any human being, will sooner or later bring pain and sorrow as the result. Our love must, therefore, be given to the Highest One, who never dies and who never changes—to Him, in the ocean of whose love there is neither ebb nor flow.Love must get to its right