Article February 9, 2016

Thus the devotee who worships Me, the all-pervading Lord of the universe, in unflinching devotional service, gives up all aspirations to be promoted....

दिन होवे रात होवे तेरा जिक्र कराँ मैं,
हर हाल विच दाता तेरा शुक्र कराँ मैं ||
ॐ नमः शिवाय, शिवजी सदा सहाय !
ॐ नमः शिवाय, गुरूजी सदा सहाय !! ...

In the Bhagavad-gita (18.66) Lord Krsna says, “Give up all your nonsense and surrender to Me. I will protect you.”
We say, “Oh, surrender? But I have so many responsibilities.”
And maya, illusion, says to us, “Don’t do it, or you’ll be out of my clutches. Just stay in my clutches, and I’ll kick you.”...

Thus because he is completely absorbed in thought of Me, the devotee does not desire even the highest benediction obtainable in the upper planetary systems....

इक तेरे बगैर ही
ना गुजरेगी ये जिंदगी
बता मैं क्या करू....

The spiritual world can be reached by one who is nirmana-moha. What does this mean? We are after designations. Someone wants to become Lord, someone wants to become the president or a rich man or a king or something else. As long as we are attached to these designations, we are attached to the body because designations belong to the body. But we are not these bodies, and realizing this is the first stage in spiritual realization. We are as....

मैं मूर्खों तथा अल्पज्ञों के लिए कभी भी प्रकट नहीं हूँ | उनके लिए तो मैं अपनी अन्तरंगा शक्ति द्वारा आच्छादित रहता हूँ, अतः वे यह नहीं जान पाते कि मैं अजन्मा तथा अविनाशी हूँ |
I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My eternal creative potency [yoga-māyā]; and so the deluded world knows Me not, who am unborn and infallible....

Bhakti, devotional service, dissolves the subtle body of the living entity without....

आपकी शरण में आके हमें ज़िन्दगी मिली है
आपकी बन्दगी को पा के हमें ज़िन्दगी मिली है....