Friday, 7 November 2014

Love to God is Bhakti

Swami Vivekananda says :

"Extreme love to God is Bhakti, and this love is the real immortality, getting which a man becomes perfectly satisfied, sorrows for no loss, and is never jealous; knowing which man becomes mad."

My Master used to say, "This world is a huge lunatic asylum where all men are mad, some after money, some after women, some after name or fame, and a few after God. I prefer to be mad after God. God is the philosophers stone that turns us to gold in an instant; the form remains, but the nature is changed – the human form remains, but no more can we hurt or sin"

"Thinking of God, some weep, some sing, some laugh, some dance, some say wonderful things, but all speak of nothing but God." Prophets preach, but the Incarnations like Jesus, Buddha, Ramakrishna, can give religion; one glance, one touch is enough. That is the power of the Holy Ghost, the "laying on of hands"; the power was actually transmitted to the disciples by the Master – the "chain of Gurupower". That, the real baptism, has been handed down for untold ages.(VII, 8)