Devotion

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  1. Please tell me how to keep my connection with the divine in my everyday life, and in times of distress.

    This intention to keep the connection itself indicates that you keep feeling the connection again and again.
    Just make it a habit. As soon as you wake up, feel the connection. Before going to bed, thank the divine for all that you have received. Even ...

  2. Gurudev, there is no logic in devotion. But sometimes when we listen to knowledge, then the mind becomes upset or restless. Then I feel like just swaying in your devotion. Can one not attain Moksha (liberation) without using the intellect?

    By asking this question, you have used your intellect and logic, isn’t it. The fact that you have asked this question means you have thought it with your logic and intellect (laughter). Do you get what I am saying? Suppose someone is sleepi ...

  3. Gurudev, when we see someone’s picture, we remember and miss them. Is it appropriate to do the same for God also? Is this not straying away from the essence of spirituality?

    See, if someone feels that way, then it is alright. In reality you do not need it because this entire Creation is God’s portrait. Whatever we see as manifest in this Creation is nothing but a painting crafted by God. It is His manife ...

  4. Dear Gurudev, I love singing bhajans, but sometimes I feel I am being very superficial and just treating them like nice music. How can I discover the real devotion when I sing?

    Just be natural and don’t worry about your feelings. Feelings keep changing.
    If you have had devotion and if it is not coming up the next day, you can’t force it to come. Even that devotion is a gift. You can’t demand a gift

  5. Gurudev, I am not a devoted person, I have never been one. Although I feel that I am missing a huge part of the experiences because of this. How should I handle it? Will it happen sometime?

    What do you think is devotion? Just crying and singing, is that what you think devotion is? Or running after me? No! It is a simplest state of your awareness. Whenever you are in the simplest state of awareness, that is what devotion is.

    Just reme ...

  6. I love my soul mate so much, that I fear that it does not leave much room for me to love the Divine.

    I have no experience of a soul mate.
    Why not? I don’t think there is any hindrance. If you have a soul mate, and you found some new love, you can as well see that as a gift to you.
    Your friends are a gift, your partner is a gift to you ...

  7. Gurudev what is Ananya Sharan Bhaava (single minded devotion)? How does one acquire that?

    Don’t get into the circle of acquiring this. Know that it is already inside you. Don’t do spiritual shopping.
    Sometimes people might tell you, 'Come to this place and bring a black purse with you, and you will get all this luck or power', don’t get in ...
  8. : Gurudev, being a bhakt (devotee), I only love to do bhakti (devotion). Am I escaping from my responsibilities? Are there any responsibilities of a bhakt?

    Oh, yes. Bhakti doesn't means irresponsibility, bhakti means total responsibility.
    You cannot say, 'Oh, I love plants but I don't want to do anything about it. I love people but I don't want to do anything for people', no. When you love ...
  9. Gurudev what is Ananya Sharan Bhaava (single minded devotion)? How does one acquire that?

    Don’t get into the circle of acquiring this. Know that it is already inside you. Don’t do spiritual shopping.
    Sometimes people might tell you, 'Come to this place and bring a black purse with you, and you will get all this luck or p ...

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