It is to be understood that the Shandilya Bhakti Sutra is meant for people who want to solely pursue the path of Bhakti to the exclusion of all other paths. Dry Jnana and Vairagya have no place if Bhakti is not the primary driver within spiritual practice. The work exhorts the necessity for Jnana and Vairagya to be solely subservient to Bhakti. Only when these three aspects are well-intentioned, keeping Bhakti as the goal as well as the means, can sadhana of any sort bear fruit.
The Yaksha Prashnam series highlights small aspects within one’s life that are useful for one to perform Dharma as well as to attract the immense grace of the Lord. Modern man is harassed by innumerable problems. Man does not have a clue about why he is suffering, only thing is that one sorrow follows other just like a bogie follows another, in case of a goods train. By scientifically understanding Dharma one can easily weed out all causes of suffering from material life altogether.
People consider Bhakti as sentimentalism. This is blasphemy of the first kind. In the Srimad Bhagavatham, both Jnana (Knowledge) and Vairagya (Renunciation) are considered as the two children of Bhakti alone. Jnana without Bhakti or Vairagya without Bhakti is short-lived and also false. So say the scriptures
Understanding the life of great rishis, seers and devotees is essential for our own spiritual growth. Vashishta and Vishwamitra are at the helm of the rishis.
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The Supreme Lord Sri Rama, set the highest examples of humility, obedience to parents and Guru Bhakti, surrender to the spiritual master. Even at the tender age of 12, the Lord displayed the highest the most exalted attributes of refined demeanour.
Hari Vamsha enlists the spotless character and demeanour of the Supreme Being. It describes the characteristics of the Lord and tries to elaborate on how he can be attained or reached, by contemplating upon His endless qualities, although it appears impossible to reach him. The Hari Vamsha records the various pastimes of the Lord in such a way as to attract each and every living entity to Him so that one is included into the fold of the Lord.