Saturday, September 24, 2005

Modes of devotion to God

There are various modes of expression of devotion to God. Sage Vyasa, writer of the Bhagavad Gita, says: “Devotion is worship of God.” Worship implies a reverential separation between the devotee and God – the worshipper and the Object of worship. Several verses in the Gita define various forms of ceremonial worship, the ultimate of which is to make one’s whole life a ceremonial offering to God; that is, all the time to be busy with expressions of devotion to attain realization of God.

—Paramahansa Yogananda, “The Devotional Way to God” from Self-Realization magazine, spring 1998.


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