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Posted: April 17th. 2004 5:41:23 AM
do u want to increase your devotion?
by the doc
Age Group: Adult
Now, the method by which devotion can be increased is being expressed. On becoming firm with strength and determination, from the seed-like beginnings on the path of devotion, by renouncing one’s home, and thereafter that by attentively listening to and then repeating the Leelas of God or by contemplating on them, devotion gets enriched.
Now, that the seeds of devotion be enriched is being described. For that, one must stay in one’s house, by following as far as possible the four ‘ashrams’ – that is the student, the householder, renounced or the ascetic, and by means of worship already known like singing God’s praises, constant memory of God, remaining ever in the service of the Divine feet of God, homage, respectfully bowing to God, offering oneself to God etc must be performed.
Even the one who has renounced the four ashrams as depicted earlier, must always seek to attentively listen to the great glories of God with full awareness and attention.
By these means, one gets Intense love for God which increases to profound attachment and is followed by the stage of being addicted or where one cannot survive without God. This type of devotion is mentioned in the scriptures which portrays the firmness of the seed of devotion which is not destroyed by any sorts of hindrances or in bad company.
In the stage of love for God, the attachment that one has for anything or any person not related to God disappears. In the stage of profound attachment one loses any sort of bonds with family members, and all things and people of the house seem as hindrances and insentient in their behaviour or their feelings of God. Ultimately desirable for the devotee is the stage of being unable to survive without God Krushna.
Such a person, who cannot survive without God must not stay in the house as that eventually destroys his dependencies on God, nor does the seed of devotion progress any further from what he has already attained.
By renouncing the house, one who tries to enrich himself on the path of devotion, whose only purpose is of attaining devotion of God Krushna, that firm individual obtains the Ultimate form of devotion.
VII – X
In renunciation, there are great possibilities of falling into bad company and of having one’s mind-set being altered by inappropriate food intake. Hence, only in pious places where there are other holy devouts, one must stay with them and like them in the service of God. Whether by staying near or far, it is essential to maintain the innocence, purity and the motive of the conscience and that is how one must stay. Or else, as long as one lives if one if profoundly attached to the Seva as shown by Shri Vallabhacharyaji or to Katha (sermons expounding the glory of God and His Leela) , such a one is never destroyed or debased in any form, such is my – Mahaprabhuji’s opinion. On the suspicion of facing many obstacles and hindrances, staying alone protects His devotees from all sides, is shown without doubt.
Thus, this unrevealed knowledge as described above of God and His attainment has thus been lastly disclosed and expressed by me – Mahaprabhuji. One who contemplates on this scripture too attains the loving interest in God Krushna and the path of devotion.
Author's Location: Baroda, India
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