Just a Bilva / Basil leaf will please the Lord

Lord Shiva

There will be occasions when even ardent devotees who offer their sincere prayers at the feet of God feel disheartened that their pleas have not been entertained by Him. What should be remembered in such cases is that the prayers should be backed by greater intensity. The deficiency lies in the devotees and not with […]

The Nature of Devotion

As it is commonly found to-day, devotion is self-centered, superstition- redden and often anti social. People seek god’s grace for tiding over crises or for getting their desires fulfilled- better health, money, job promotions, passing examinations and the like. If the lord does not respond. He is rejected. In short, religion reduced to business proposition. […]

Four Stages of Devotion (Bhakti)

While it is said that a devotee is under God’s loving care, it will be wrong to demand from him that he should not experience any hardship. The Lord, is not only the most compassionate. If a person had committed major transgressions in his earlier births, allowing him to go Scot free worth out any punishment in the form of suffering, will be a travesty of justice. […]