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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

7th March 2015 

A time may come when you become tired and weak. Then you should pray thus: “Lord, things are beyond my capacity. I am finding it difficult to do any effort. Please give me strength!” At first, God stands at a distance, watching your efforts, like the invigilator teacher watching students write answers during examination. Then when you shed attachment to sensual pleasures (bhoga) and take to good deeds and selfless service, God comes nearer to you. Like the Sun, He waits outside your closed door. Like a servant who knows their master’s rights and their own limitations, God doesn’t bang the door but simply waits outside. When one opens the door just a little, like the Sun, God rushes in and promptly drives darkness out from within. So all you need is the discrimination (viveka) to pray and the spiritual wisdom (jnana) to remember Him. (Prema Vahini, Ch 1)

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