God Happened Because There is Devotion

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  1. cheer

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    Many truly scintillating human beings have happened — they have shone brighter than the stars in the sky. Why is it that somebody seems to have come with enormous capability and somebody else has to struggle with every little thing in his life?

    People say, "he's gifted". Nobody is gifted; you have to earn everything. Either you earn joyfully, or you earn miserably — that is all the choice there is.

    There are a variety of sadhana through which one earns. But the simplest way, the easiest way and also the most self-destructive way, is devotion.

    What is Grace, first of all? If you look at yourself as a machine — you have brains, body, everything. But what you call as 'Grace' is the lubrication.

    Without lubrication you have a great engine but you get stuck at every point, like the many number of people who are intelligent and capable, but often they get stuck because there is no lubrication.

    Devotion would be the easiest way to become receptive to this Grace, so that the process of life becomes graceful.

    The cunning mind, however, is unable to devote itself to anybody or anything. You can sing songs of devotion, but you have your own calculation: What has God done for me? Calculating minds cannot be devout.

    Trying to be devout will be just a waste of time, and life. A devotee is not somebody's devotee; devotion is a quality.

    Devotion means a certain single-pointedness — you are constantly focused towards one thing. To such a person, Grace will happen naturally and he becomes receptive.

    What or whom you are devoted to is not the issue. What you need to know is, God does not exist. But where there is a devotee, God exists.

    So the power of devotion is such that it can create the Creator. Thinking minds always have an allergy to devotion, because devotees have made such fools of themselves.

    This is simply because fear is passing off as devotion. Extreme deviousness is passing off as devotion right now, with a large population.

    If one knows the joy of devotion; devotion is truly for the intelligent, not for the stupid because without devotion there is no profundity to your life. Nothing is worthwhile if you analyse it with your thought.

    Whole existence, inclu-ding you and everybody else, is worth anything if you just cut it down with the knife of your intellect.

    Only when devotion arises, there is depth. Devotion does not mean going to the temple and chanting 'Ram, Ram'.

    Anybody who is one-pointed; anybody who can absolutely give himself to whatever he is doing, is a natural devotee. He need not have a deity to become a devotee — he is a devotee. God will happen.

    It is not because there is God that devotion has come. Because there is devotion, God has happened. Knowing devotion just as an emotion, maybe makes your life a little sweet; devotion, however, is more than that.

    It is intended to completely demolish you the way you are. If you just become a little better — that is not the intention of the devotion; devotion means dissolution. The root word for 'devotion' is 'dissolve'. Only one who is willing to dissolve himself can be a true devotee. In what and how is not the point.


    PS-Forward frm Times of India
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    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks Cheer, for this wonderful posting ....that was nice of u to post this for us though it is from Times Of India.....how thoughtful of you!

    Good article, enjoyed reading it!
     
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    You're welcome Sudha:)
     

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