Bhakti is Auspicious by Nature

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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Bhakti is auspicious by nature.

Srila Rupa Goswami says (Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu 1.1.27):

shubhani prinanam sarva-jagatam anuraktata

sad-gunah sukham ityadinyakhyatani manishibhih

“Scholars define
shubha or true auspiciousness as possessing love for all living entities and becoming the object of affection of all living entities as well as possessing all good qualities, happiness, and other similar auspicious achievements.”

The Padma Purana explains what is meant by possessing love for all living entities and being the object of affection of all living entities (Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu 1.1.28):

yenarcito haris tena tarpitani jaganty api

rajyanti jantavas tatra jangamah sthavara api

“Those who have worshipped Sri Hari have satisfied the entire universe.

Therefore, all living entities, both animate and inanimate, love them.” The purport is those who are devoted exclusively to hari-bhajana love everyone without any envy; therefore, others also love them.

In devotees all varieties of good qualities develop naturally.

This is easily verified by examining the lives of devotees.

In this regard it says in Srimad-Bhagavatam (5.18.12, as well as Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu 1.1.29):

yasyasti bhaktir-bhagavaty-akincana

sarvair gunais tatra samasate surah

haravabhaktasya kuto mahad-guna

manorathenasati dhavato bahih

Those who possess undeviated and exclusive bhakti for Bhagavan become the residence of all the demigods and all good qualities.

How can such great qualities exist in non-devotees whose illicit desires compel them to run after sense gratification? The qualities of compassion, truthfulness, humility, detachment, spiritual awareness and so forth appear only in those hearts in which bhakti has arisen.

Even upon numerous endeavours these qualities don’t appear in those hearts which are occupied with desires for sense gratification.

Though happiness is included within auspiciousness, it is being reviewed separately.

By nature bhakti bestows all auspiciousness.(from Part 3 – "An Analysis of the Natural Attributes of Bhakti")

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Natural Brotherhood (Bhaktivinoda Thakura):

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"Gradually, when the offensive portions of the established religions are destroyed, there will be no more differences in the bhajana performed by the various Sampradayas nor any quarrel between them.

Then as brothers, the people of all castes and countries will spontaneously chant the Holy Names of the Supreme Lord together.

At that time, no one will hate anyone or consider others dogeaters; nor will anyone be overwhelmed by the pride of high birth.

The living entities will not forget the principle of natural brotherhood."

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