|The author of the
Narada Sutras rightly points out that the true mark of bhakti is not only the
of all actions to Him, but also a feeling of anguish when His presence is withdrawn. He
also gives us the following description of Ekanta - bhaktas: -
"They ever converse with one another of their love with choking voice, with tears in
their eyes and with a thrill in their bodies. Purified are the families of such men and
purified is their land. They make holy place holier, righteous actions more righteous and
sacred books more sacred. For they are filled with His spirit. At their love the spirits
of their forefathers rejoice, the gods dance and the earth feels secure. There is no
distinction among them of caste or culture, beauty or rank, wealth or profession.
For His are they all." In short, Ekanta - bhaktas are those
who are dead to the world and alive only to God. They live and move in a radiant world of
their own, that where a mystic light into the forms of the Divine Spirit transfigures all
things. Hence they see all things in God, and God in all things. Of such the Bhagavan of the Gita says: -
"He who sees me everywhere and sees everything in me-I am never lost to him, and he
is never lost to me."
"The yogin who, having attained to oneness, worships me abiding in all things-he
lives in me, howsoever he leads his life."