Guru-Bhakti Yoga

September 16, 2013 Comments Off on Guru-Bhakti Yoga

Just as Kirtan-Sadhana has been made the special
Kali-Yuga Sadhana for quick God-vision, even so
herein you have the New Yoga, a Yoga most eminently
suitable for this age of doubt and scepticism,
pride and egoism. It is Guru-Bhakti Yoga. This Yoga
is marvellous. Its power is tremendous. Its
efficacy is most unfailing. The true glory of Guru-
Bhakti is indescribable. It is the Yoga par
excellence for this age, which makes God appear
here before you in flesh and blood and move with
you in this very life. The hard Rajasic ego is the
arch enemy of the Sadhaka. Guru-Bhakti Yoga is the
surest and best Sadhana to destroy arrogance and to
dissolve the vicious ego. Just as a particular
deadly germ can be annihilated only by a certain
specific chemical germicide, even so, to destroy
Avidya and Ahankara, this unique Guru Bhakti-Yoga
is the peerless specific. They are the gravest
‘Mayacide’ and ‘egocide’. They become quite
powerless and no longer afflict the fortunate soul
who saturates himself with the spirit of Guru-
Bhakti-Yoga. Blessed indeed is the man who
earnestly takes to this Yoga; for he will obtain
crowning success in all other Yogas. To him will
accrue the choicest fruits of perfection in Karma,
Bhakti, Dhyana and Jnana.

The qualification for taking to this Yoga is the
simple trio of sincerity, faith and obedience. Be
sincere in your aspirations for Perfection. Be not
vague or half-hearted. Then have perfect faith in
the one you have accepted as your Guru. Do not
allow even so much as a shadow of doubt to approach
you. When once you have reposed absolute faith in
him, then know that what he instructs you is indeed
for your highest good. Therefore, obey his word
implicitly. Follow his teachings to the letter. Be
earnest in doing thus, and take my word: you will
attain Perfection; I assure you emphatically.
– Swami Sivananda

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