True Bakthi

” When our devotion of God is motivated by a desire to secure some earthly benefit, it ceases to be real bhakthi, it becomes barter.
But when our bhakthi is for our spiritual elevation, we attain the peace of the river when it is near its lord, namely the ocean.”
– Sri Maha Periyavaa

Categories: Upanyasam


2 replies

  1. Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

  2. So True. I have learnt one great lesson in my life. Any prayer to any deity at any time should be :
    Unconditional and Total surrender. One doesn’t have to spell out to the deity the reason for the prayer
    or say, ” I will come to so and so Sthalam and offer this or that to you when you fulfill my request, like
    “my son should pass his exam, my daughter should get married etc ” It just doesn’t work that way for
    the deity already knows why you are praying.
    V. K. Srinivasan, Toronto.

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