Sri Swami Satchidananda
Founder/Sri Gurudev: Integral Yoga
Institutes and Satchidananda Ashram. The scriptures tell us that in
this modern age, the easiest path to the Godhead is through Bhakti
Yoga, the Yoga of devotion.
I would say that the most valuable
thing of all is to develop intense love for God. Sri Ramakrishna
Paramahamsa called this "Raga Bhakti" or passionate
attachment to God. With this kind of bhav you will be able to
achieve every and any success in life.
Let us cultivate that
raga bhakti through kirtan, japa, puja, and all our spiritual
practices. Do whatever is necessary to gain that bhakti,and if you can
irrigate the garden of your heart with the waters ofbhakti, then there
will be no real effort required to develop dispassion.
be simply transformed by your sincere devotion and communion with God
that all the worldly desires, attachments, vasanas, and samskaras will
just fall right away. What good comes of
dwelling on one’s own faults and flaws? How difficult it may be
to overcome through sheer willpower some problem or some attachment.