Monday, 25 June 2012
Do everything with love for God, not mechanically
The tongue may utter the Name of the Lord, the ear may be open when the glory of God is recited and the hand may shower flowers on the image of God -- all this is of no avail, if carried out mechanically, bereft of yearning within.
Reading scriptures or performing worship without relishing the sweetness is equivalent to being like the spoon which dips into sour and sweet with equal alacrity and insensitivity. The spoon does not refuse or relish any taste.
True joy can be felt only when the heart of the devotee is aware of the Supreme; when the mind is thrilled with the recollections of the glory of God or the study of the scriptures.
-- Bhagawan Baba