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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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DEVOTION - ITS TYPES

Vandana follows, which simply means offering obeisance to the object of adoration. Though seems simple, it is of great significance, since the receiver certainly reciprocates recognising divinity in the adorer. It establishers supremacy of both, but in the case of God , His reaction. is invisible, yet recognising the greatness He rewards the adorers.

The seventh one is Dasya. This is a step higher than all the others explained since it means and ends in the expression of servitude to the Almighty God. This expects a high development of soul and unquestioning faith in Him. This Boss-pas attitude cannot be practised by all and sundry. History or legends have recorded only a few cases of great people, who chose and tread this path, among them, Hanuman finds first place.

The eighth is Sakhya. This is still another tough and unattainable to the common folk. Here the adorer and the adored stand on equal footing, and share perfect oneness, with regard to status, ripeness of mind etc. It is an indispensable prerequisite. To rise to that height, it has fallen to the lot of one or two. Nara Narayana sakhya bhava is the standing example, who enjoyed that madhura Sakhya non-pareil.

The final one is Atmanivedana. This is the last stage and ultimate step, when the sadhaka offers his own self to the Lord and acts only as a puppet, totally surrendering his all to the Divine will. Neither his self, nor will ever surfaces at any time. This brings instant emancipation and bears the desired fruit miraculously. Despite appearing very simple, it is the most toughest of all.

Practicing anyone of the nine, everyone can gain Bhagavat kataksha and even avail the Bhagavaddarsan at any time, or at any place; for; that Omnicompassionate abiding in five places specifically observes like Karmasakshi each act of everyone in the world and is ready to hold His sarvasukhadayaka and nityamangala-umbrella for eternal protection, provided they conform themselves to the righteous tenets as envisaged clearly, elaborately, emphatically etc. in the hoary religious books. Steadfast striving, implicit faith and inexhaustible perseverance fetch the Lord from His highest eternal abode, or nearest in invisible seat-the heart. Proper understanding of the location of these divine abodes prepares one for upward journey and ensures emancipation as sure as the Sun rises in the east. Don't you wish to knock at the doors of such sacrosanct places? Then turn your attention to the reading of the next section.

 

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