2nd Step Path of Devotion
2nd step Bhakti Yoga- Path of Devotion
Devotion means Feelings of ardent love, prayer commitment dedication a sacred zeal worthy of respect. Devotion is basically a willingness to serve God. Devotion is dropping the doership. Though everyone is good by nature and believe in God at the core of their heart, need a Master to guide them at all the steps to kindle that devotion. The principle of devotion is that we become as the things that we love and worship. By worshiping God or a Master who has achieved enlightenment we can achieve it ourselves.
Devotion in your heart is kindled by the grace of Master, by keeping you in the company of disciples, and by sharing the stories of devotees inspires and guides you in channelizing your actions through good works quality service which purifies the body and mind. You eventually mature up to recognize and acknowledge unconditional divine love. Acknowledging God’s love and reflecting it back to God is called devotion, ‘Bhakti’ Yoga.
The blossoming of devotion toward God is the sweetest experience what one can have in life. Devotion means being in a state of complete surrender to God. Surrender does not mean leaving the action. usually we think surrender means stop working. Surrender is awareness being with you constantly, what ever you are doing. You are doing business and you know this business is for the divine and not for yourself. Its like you are driving for the divine. It is the willingness to serve with love and with feelings of gratitude.
A true devotee will have no selfish desires, including the desire for liberation. A devotee transcends worldly sorrows and pains. It is in devotion that we experiences total freedom from fear and worry. It is the simplest way of receiving freedom from worldly bondage. Like the river when meets the ocean and recognize that it is the ocean from beginning to the end, the moment a devotee surrenders to the divine, the devotee becomes divine.
A Yogi see divinity everywhere and in everything and recognizes love as one's own very nature, not just an emotion. When all your intense feeling flow in on direction it is called Bhakti. Unconditional love is Bhakti. A devotee sees divinity love everywhere and yet has an intense longing for the Divine. In Yoga you will be raised from the level of a disciple to the level of a devotee and thence to divine itself is the path of devotion. Love kindle devotion and both together purifies the mind and makes ready to receive and walk knowledge.