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Sadhana Path - III

From: Shree (shree_at_usa.net)
Date: Fri Sep 26 1997 - 06:48:12 PDT

LINK OF DEVOTION

There can be constant and uninterrupted communion between the soul and the
Lord through the link of devotion.

Meditation (DHYAN)
By meditation (DHYAN) on His lotus feet which makes us pure and steady;

 (DARSHAN)
By seeing Him (DARSAN) everywhere, in all beings, in all things;

(JAPA)
By muttering (JAPA) the Lord's names as much as possible day and night,
being the most practical and effective medium of communion with the Lord.

We should not remain without remembering Him even for a moment.

WHERE DOES DEVOTON TAKE US?

Surender (SAMARPAN)
Surrender leads us into the process of annihilation of cravings or desires
(KAMANA)

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arath na dharam na kaam ruchi, gati na chahau.c nirbaan |
janam janam rati raam pad, yah bardaan na aan || 
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(I have no craving for wealth or religious merit or sensuous enjoyment nor
do I seek the state of non-birth.  My only urge is to have devotion to Shri
Rama's Lotus Feet and this is the only boon I ask for).

Refuge (PRAPANNATA)
Refuge in the Lord's Feet leads us into the process of annihilation of 'I'
ness (ego-sense, AHAMTA) 

Love (PREM)
Love of the Lord leads us into the process of annihilation of 'mine' ness
(MAMATA).

to be contd.

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