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Devotional Service

Devotional  Service

There are two types of persons. One who worship impersonal Brahaman and others who are involves in devotional service of God Shri Krishna. 

Out of these two worshipers, who involves in devotional service of God Krishna are better than the other because for the living entities i.e., souls inside bodies, the progress on the path of worship of impersonal Brahman is very tough.


Impersonal Brahman is the unmanifested, beyond the perception of senses, not movable, stable, not subject to change and unborn. It is the impersonal idea of supreme truth. These are basically meditators who control their senses and focus their concentration on impersonal brahman. They treat all living beings equally and remained busy in the welfare of others and finally achieve God Shri Krishna but this path is very difficult and tedious. Similarly, Gyan yoga is also a difficult path to reach God.



God Shri Krishna liberate devotee from the cycle of birth and death who fixed their minds on him with devotion without deviation and give up all their activities to God. They meditate upon God Shri Krishna.

God Shri Krishna wants his devotees to fix their mind on him and as a result of which all the devotees can remain in God Shri Krishna without any doubt. 

Those who can not fix their mind on God Shri Krisna are required to do Bhakti -Yoga
and develop a desire in them to attain God Shri Krishna.


Those who can not do Bhakti-Yoga, they are advised to work for God Shri Krishna to come on the platform of perfection. 

Those who can not work for God Shri Krishna, they should give up all results of their actions and develop the attitude of self-satisfaction and remain in peace because meditation is better than the cultivation of knowledge and giving up fruits of results of action is better than meditation and cultivation of knowledge.


QUALIFICATIONS OF DEVOTEE OF GOD SHRI KRISHNA WHO IS VERY DEAR TO GOD:

1. He is not envious of anybody.
2. He is kind.
3. He is a friend to all living beings.
4. He never think himself to be the proprietor of anything or anybody.
5. He is free from false ego.
6. He should be humble.
7. He should develop an attitude of experiencing happiness and sorrow equally.
8. He should be tolerant.
9. He should be always satisfied.
10. He should be self-controlled and disciplined.
11. He should remain involved in devotional service with zeal, integrity, determination.
12. His mind and intelligence should be fixed on God Shri Krishna.
13. He neither gets disturbed by anybody nor he disturb anyone.
14. He remained unaffected by fear and anxiety.
15. He lives a life of equilibrium in cold, hot, insult, humiliation, praise, fear, anxiety, happiness and sorrow, fame, infamy, honour and dishonour, friend and enemies.
16. He is silent, pure, free from bad company, expert, without cares, without any attachment with family and home, not desiring favourable results for work done by him, free from all pains.
17.  He should be fixed in knowledge and determined for devotional service.
18. He neither lament for anything or anybody nor desire anything or anybody.
19. He gives away both auspicious and inauspicious things.
20. He should have strong faith in devotional service.


Devotional Service to Spiritual master.

The right disciple is one who is dedicated to the spiritual master. Disciple has to keep him away from pride, fame, praise. The mind has such a type of nature that is filled with pride as soon as you possess amazing quality. Pride mitigates the devotional service. It is just like adding curd in milk or poison in nectar. 


Humble nature gives us liberation but pride leads us to downfall. Disciple has to be very humble in nature. Devotional service to your spiritual master saves you from pride generated through doing following activities on the direction of mind such as recitation of mantra, austerity, patience and control, penances. Generation of pride destroys the fruits of all the pious activities such as recitation of mantra, austerity, patience and control, penances. 


We have to make ourselves strong in devotion to our spiritual master and discard all the direction coming from the mind. To obey all the direction of the spiritual master, one should inculcate obeying in mind as the topmost requirement to be the right disciple. This can only be learned in the company of spiritual master or if the spiritual master is not alive or is far away then following his spiritual instructions is real devotion to him. One who left his false pride, lust, false ego, anger, attachment, greed and does devotional service to spiritual master with full faith is the real disciple. Contemplation on our spiritual master face every day in prayer or meditation makes our mind lose its fickleness and mind slowly comes under our control. Worship of spiritual master along with God is necessary two times every day. Increasing the attachment towards spiritual master weakens the filthy mind.

                                                                                  Devotional Service to God Shri Krishna:

Devotional service to God Shri Krishna is a tool to get rid of bad and good reactions of actions committed in this life or previous life but once on the platform of devotional service, one should desist from doing any bad action as it is detrimental or harmful to both the person and his spiritual master.


Devotional service and pride cannot stay together. If you are proud of yourself and your achievements then you cannot move ahead on the path of devotional service. If your heart contains pride then you are not doing devotional service although you may appear to be doing it physically and it is your illusion. If pride occupies your heart then devotional service leaves your heart immediately.  Heart is a seat for God and spiritual master and not for desires and lust.

Thanks for reading the blog.   


Pankaj Mannan 








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