Loving is unconditional. We give love in order to receive love. Whatever we do is guided by our conditional love. It is wonderful when you are in love, but what happens when it is unrequited love. Continue reading
Baby Krishna and even as an adult would drink the milk, eat the yoghurt and polish off the butter. The gopis and gopas were ecstatic when he did this. He would sometimes break the pots and would share his booty with the monkey brigade. Continue reading
Verse 10: Elimination of nonessential desires: Worldly or emotional security, wanting to be recognized. Single goal is freedom. Active sense of renunciation is important. The only security is your self. Five stages of devotion: 1. Sakama Bhakti 2. Nishkama Bhakti. Praying to Isvara to resist your desires. “Zorba the Buddha” versus “Sin intelligently”. 3. Istha Devata Abyasa, Personal deity 4. Visvat svarupa. Worship of everything 5. Non-Duality.
Verse 11: Suitable values. Crazy wisdom gurus. Follow dharma to protect society.
Verse 12: Firmly commit yourself to maintaining an ethical code even after your devotion to Isvara/God is firm.
Verse 13: As long the notion of doership is present there is the danger of a fall. Enlightenment Sickness. Dharma trumps enlightenment.
Verse 14: For as long as the body lasts, one should minimally engage in worldly activities and only perform those actions necessary to sustain the body. Non-dual devotion is expectation-free.
Verses 15-22. Various definitions of the characteristics of devotion. Love in presence, love in absence. Unconditional love.
Verse 23: If you forget that every person is your self, only selfish passion remains.
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