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Working with devotion
« on: June 03, 2009, 08:16:41 PM »
Working with devotion

Q. By what kind of work can God be attained?

A. There is no difference in work.
Do not think that this work will lead to God and that will not.

Everything depends upon His grace.
To have His grace, whatever work you perform, do it with sincerity and earnest longing for Him.
Through His grace the environment will become favorable and the conditions of realization will become perfect. If you want to renounce the world, and if your family depends upon you, perhaps your brother will assume its responsibility for you. Perhaps your wife will not hinder you in your spiritual life, but will rather help you; or perhaps you will not marry at all and will not be attached to the world in any way.

- Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Om Shanti ...
Homage to the Universal Being...Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ... Om Shanti ...


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Re: Working with devotion
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 11:29:23 AM »
Dear silentgreen,

Devotion [bhakti] will lead one to surrender [saranagati],
and after Saranagati nothing excepting He remains, He is
the One without the second.  Saint Tayumanavar says:
After I know You, I feel that there is only You and not me."

Arunachala Siva.