A spiritual aspirant should be exclusively devoted to his guru, chosen spiritual path, and presiding deity. In other words, his life should be confined to these three alone. There is no need to go anywhere else. Neither hear, nor think, know, or do anything beyond this. If something does arise contrary to this, then be indifferent to it, that is, neither like nor dislike it...
Exclusive devotion and the Lord’s proclamation that He will take full responsibility for surrendered souls and provide them with whatever they lack and protect whatever they have complement each other. The Lord issues this decree for His selfless devotees only. Most people, however, do not even know the importance of being exclusive in their devotion, and so they derive very little benefit even after years of practice.
Jagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj placed great emphasis on exclusive devotion, that is, leaving all forms of support, a spiritual aspirant must take shelter in God and guru. In other words, instead of putting our trust in others, we must trust in the grace of God and guru alone. To explain this spiritual principle to the people of Braj, Shri Krishna enacted His pastime of lifting Mount Govardhan, His aim being to teach the lesson of exclusiveness to the residents of Braj.
This book comprises excerpts from discourses given by Kripalu Ji Maharaj related to exclusive devotion. All inquisitive seekers who imbibe these sentiments in their devotional practice will soon experience the intended benefit, as their spiritual practice progresses at a far greater pace.
|Theme||Philosophy / Tattvagyan, Gita Jnana|
|Author||Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
|Publisher||Radha Govind Samiti|
|Number of pages||80|
|Dimension||18cm X 12cm X 0.8cm|