Thursday, January 24, 2008


The amount of blissful grace that spreads out in your heart will
only be in proportion to the amount of true devotion that flows
steadily from you to God

Question: Then what is devotion [bhakti]?

Bhagavan: Whatever I do or consider myself doing is really the Lord's doing. Nothing really belongs to me. I am here for the service of the Lord. This spirit of service ... is really devotion supreme and the true devotee sees the supreme being as the Lord immanent in everything. Worship of Him by name and form leads one beyond all name and form. Devotion complete culminates in knowledge supreme.

~ verse 55 and accompanying comment from the chapter Love, Surrender and Devotion in Padamalai, Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Recorded by Muruganar, Translated by T. V. Venkatasubramanian, Robert Butler and David Godman, Edited and annotated by David Godman

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