Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
October 27 oktober
Bhakti yoga prescribes five attitudes that the devotee can adopt towards God.
The attitudes of: peaceful contemplation; mother-child or child-parent; master-servant; friendship; and lover-beloved.
When Grace descends into us and we are able to observe this, then we don't see grace or the reality of God or consciousness.
What we see are our own defects and weaknesses, the million ways in which we cheat ourselves, justify and rationalize our actions, our behaviour, our mode of life.
I am unhappy all the time because I am pursuing something.
I am pursuing a goal that is fleeting, impermanent.
What is permanent?
The pursuer of all these goals, the experiencer of all these experiences, the knowledge that forever knows remains as knowledge.
It doesn't pursue any goals thereafter, it is ever there, not static, not asleep, but awake, wide-awake, undivided, uncontaminated.

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