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.
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.
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.
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.
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.