Intrinsic Nature of Shuddha-Bhakti (Summary)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(From "Bhakti Tattva Viveka" - click to read more from it.
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In the previous articles, the intrinsic nature of shuddha-bhakti has been explained.

Having carefully reviewed all the instructions of our predecessor acaryas, in summary form we are presenting their heartfelt sentiments in the following verse:

purna cid-atmake krishne jivasyanu cid-atmanah

upadhi-rahita ceshta bhaktih svabhaviki mata

Sri Krsna is the complete, all-pervading consciousness who always possesses all potencies, and the jiva is the infinitesimal conscious entity who is likened to a single particle of light situated within a ray of the unlimited spiritual sun.

The natural and unadulterated endeavour of the infinitesimal conscious entity towards the complete consciousness is called bhakti.

The jiva’s persistence towards anyabhilasha (acting to fulfill desires other than the desire to please Sri Krsna), jnana and karma is called “acquiring material designation.” We should understand that the natural inherent endeavour of the jiva can only mean the favorable cultivation of activities to please Sri Krsna.(from Part 1 – "The Intrinsic Nature of Devotion")

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Natural Brotherhood (Bhaktivinoda Thakura):

BhaktiVinoda Thakura

"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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