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Michael Krahl's Blog – April 2010 Archive (3)

Swami Sivananda: Philosophy of Bhakti


Bhakti or devotion is indispensable for attaining jnana. Jnana is the condition necessary for bhakti to reach its fullest

development in love. Knowledge without devotion is as futile as devotion without


Love follows from the basic oneness of all beings. God is being. World is becoming. The creation of the world does not in any way affect

the integrity of God. The world does not stand apart from God, but is pervaded

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Added by Michael Krahl on April 27, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Amma / Mata Amritanandamayi:

..."Service is also a form of sadhana. If you claim that you have attained

perfection after doing sadhana sitting in a certain place, Amma will not

accept that. Getting out into the world and doing service is very much a

part of sadhana. If we want to eliminate the enemies that lurk in the

innermost depths of the heart, we have to serve the world. Only then will we be

able to tell how effective our meditation has been. Only when someone gets

angry with us,… Continue

Added by Michael Krahl on April 26, 2010 at 11:12pm — No Comments

What shall I be?

I have again and again grown like grass;
I have experienced seven hundred and seventy moulds.
I died from minerality and became vegetable;
And from vegetativeness I died and became animal.
I died from animality and became man.
Then why fear disappearance through death?
Next time I shall die, Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels:
After that soaring higher than angels--What you cannot imagine.
I shall be that! ~ Jalaludin Rumi

Added by Michael Krahl on April 12, 2010 at 11:02am — No Comments

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