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Prabhata Rashmih – Making Devotion Wholesome

Parallel Paths of Wisdom and Devotion

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Parallel Paths of Wisdom and Devotion

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

Swamiji says that the devotional and wisdom practice merge and support each other.

Devotion develops the idea of total reconciliation and acceptance. Through devotion we wish to influence and set right the mind, so that it fosters faith and becomes quiet and calm. A devotee only thinks of the Lord’s lotus feet, not bothered by any outcome, fate or plight that may befall him.

Speaking on wisdom, Swamiji tells us that we must be contented by whatever providence brings about in our life. This too is an attitude of the mind which gives us peace and fullness.

Bhakti is a recognition, knowledge that God is present everywhere in everything. He alone is present, and this has to be recognized and cognized. Once we know this, this knowledge will never leave us! Our Bhakti should take us to a stage where whatever be our relationship with God, it is never affected and remains uniform and constant. This is the finale of Bhakti and Jnana. Through Jnana, our knowledge will never falter or slip and eternally remain with us, as it is unrelated to any external factors or circumstances.

A seeker can approach God with an emotion-oriented nature or with a knowledge-oriented nature. The mind represents devotion, and the intelligence represents knowledge. There is no difference between the two at all. Both are extensions of our inner mind and intelligence.

Shlokas chanted in the Track:

यद्भव्यं तद्भवतु भगवन् पूर्वकर्मानुरूपम् ।

(Mukundamala)

अवधीरितशारदारविन्दौ चरणौ ते मरणेऽपि चिन्तयामि ।।

(Mukundamala)

यदृच्छालाभसंतुष्टो द्वन्द्वातीतो विमत्सरः ।
समः सिद्धवसिद्धौ च

(Bhagavad Gita 4.22)

Prabhata Rashmih – Making Devotion Wholesome

Parallel Paths of Wisdom and Devotion

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

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