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As written at PRASANTHI NILAYAM Today

23rd June 2022 

Love directed to the Lord is called devotion, and it is the easiest of all the paths to realise the goal. Devotion can be spoken of as having several stages. There is the stage where service of the Lord alone matters and is its own reward! The devotee does not seek anything more than just service of the highest, done to the utmost of one’s capacity. This gradually becomes the stage where nothing except the Name and Form of the Beloved is cognised! For treading the path of devotion, one needs no scholarship or wealth or riches or ascetic rigours. Tell Me, what was the lineage of robber-turned-sage Valmiki, the wealth of Kuchela, scholarship of Sabari, the age of Prahlada, the status of Gajaraja, the attainments of Vidura? Love! That was all they had, and that was all they needed! - Divine Discourse, Mar 24, 1958.