jaga kamana hai shatru govinda radhe,
vako hari or mori mitra bana de
The majority of true Saints of India were illiterate. They had no desire to engage in spiritual debate. They had no doubts. A priest gave a stone to Saint Dhanna Jatt and said to him, “This is God. Serve Him food every day.” Dhanna Jatt thought, “Oh, this is God!” He took the stone home and placed a piece of bread before it and said, “Lord, please eat. The priest said to feed You. Why aren’t You eating? Are You angry? I took You from the priest’s house. You must be missing him. Alright, then I won’t eat either.” Six days passed. Now Dhanna Jatt started to feel faint. Shri Krishna was defeated by his faith and had to appear. Simply through unbreakable faith, he attained God-realisation.
To make our faith firm, there are many devotional practices. Above all, we have to remove the confusion of the mind. In uncountable lifetimes we firmly decided, “Happiness is in the world.” Now we have to practice reversing this decision to the divine side. Shri Krishna referred to this as abhyas, practice. Thus, there is just one philosophy for accomplishing everything - divert your material desires into divine desires.
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 July 2010
© Radha Govinda Samiti
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