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Foreword: By Sri Swami Satchidananda

The scriptures tell us that in this modern age, the easiest path to the Godhead is through Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of devotion. I would say that the most valuable thing of all is to develop intense love for God. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa called this as "Raga Bhakti" or passionate attachment to God. With this kind of bhav you will be able to achieve every and any success in life.

Let us cultivate that raga bhakti through kirtan, japa, puja, and all our spiritual practices. Do whatever is necessary to gain that bhakti, and if you can irrigate the garden of your heart with the waters of bhakti, then there will be no real effort required to develop dispassion. You will be simply transformed by your sincere devotion and communion with God that all the worldly desires, attachments, vasanas, and samskaras will just fall right away.

What good comes of dwelling on one's own faults and flaws? How difficult it may be t overcome through sheer willpower some problem or some attachment. How simple it is to just immerse oneself in the practice of puja and of Bhakti Yoga. As your heart melts in love of God, love toward all and compassion for all beings begins t dawn; one's own-selfish desires and preoccupation will fall away.

I am really delighted that our beloved Dr. A.V. Srinivasan has brought forth this wonderful series "How to Conduct Puja." Let these booklets inspire you to conduct puja on a daily basis in your home and to impart these traditions to your children. Let us maintain our sacred traditions and spiritual practices because truly they hold the key to peace and success in life. I congratulate Dr. A.V. Srinivasan for his noble efforts and send my best wishes and blessings to all the readers.

OM Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi.

 

 

The above are excerpts from the booklet How to Conduct Puja to SriKrishna, by Dr. A. V. Srinivasan, published by http://www.periplusbooks.com/.

These booklets may be purchased by sending a check or money order made out to Periplus Line LLC for $6.00 each, (shipping in the U.S. included) and mailing it to:

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