I advise all of you to constantly meditate on God and Guru and be absorbed in their loving remembrance. I am reminding you that both of them are divine. Your heart will be completely purified if you meditate on them. The only condition is that you should constantly and uninterruptedly attach your mind to them. You should be careful not to bring feelings of love or hate for any worldly object into your mind. We have never practiced devotion in this way in any lifetime. Therefore, our heart could not be purified and we remained deprived of attaining God’s grace as the receptacle (our heart) was not purified. Thus, neither could we be freed from the bondage of maya nor could we attain divine bliss.
Be careful not to develop love or hate towards anyone if you really want to purify your heart. And if you have any negativity towards anyone, remove it. This may not happen within a second or within a day or two. You have to seriously practice it. Shri Krishna says to Arjuna in the Gita (6.35): abhyasen tu kaunteya vairagyen cha griyate. Constantly practice. It may take many lifetimes to attain perfection but you have to do it. If you decide to neglect this kind of devotional practice, maya will bother you and will keep inflicting suffering upon you.
An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
2 December 2011
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti
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