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All About Hinduism

All About Hinduism

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Publicado porSwanand Raikar
"All About Hinduism" is intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism.
"All About Hinduism" is intended to meet the needs of those who want to be introduced to the various facets of the crystal that is Hinduism.

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Published by: Swanand Raikar on Aug 19, 2009
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(Love for Love’s Sake)

of mankind. ‘Love for Love’s Sake’ is the motto or formula of a Bhakti-Yogin. God is an
of a love as ardent and all-absorbing as the conjugal passion. Love for God must be gradually

He who loves God has neither wants nor sorrows. He does not hate any being or object. He
never takes delight in sensual objects. He includes everyone in the warm embrace of his love.

Kama (worldly desires) and Trishna (cravings) are enemies of devotion. So long as there is
any trace of desire in your mind for sensual objects, you cannot have an intense longing for God.

the highest rung in the ladder of Nava-vidha Bhakti, or nine modes of devotion. Atma-Nivedana is
Prapatti or Saranagati. The devotee becomes one with the Lord through Prapatti. He obtains the
divine grace or Prasada.



Love of God and the rapturous ecstasy enjoyed by fellowship with God, cannot be
adequately described in words. It is as if a dumb man, who had tasted some palatable food, could
not speak about it. It could be revealed only to the chosen few. He who has once experienced love
will see that alone, hear that alone and speak of that alone, because he constantly thinks of that

There is no sorrow other than lack of devotion to the Lord. There is no right course except love of
the devotee for the Lord. The Name, qualities and Lilas of the Lord are the chief things to be
remembered. The lotus-feet of the Lord are the chief objects of meditation. The devotee drinks the
nectar of Prema or divine love.

There are no distinctions of caste, creed, family, colour or race among the devotees. God
devotee of the Lord. Nanda, an untouchable; Rai Das, a cobbler; Kannappa, a hunter; Sena, a
saints. Kannappa, an illiterate barbarian who poured water from his mouth on the Linga and who
offered swine’s flesh, became the best among the Bhaktas. The Vaishnava Alvars and the Saiva
Nayanars, of South India, were from different classes of society.

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