Question: What is devotion? Just a desire to do everything possible for one’s Guru?

Sri Chinmoy: For a disciple, devotion means his purified, simplified, intensified, devoted, consecrated, conscious and constant oneness with his Guru. The disciple must feel that the Guru is the spiritual magnet constantly pulling him towards the infinite Light of the Supreme. Devotion does not mean just a desire to do everything possible for one’s Guru. Devotion is something infinitely deeper than desire. Devotion is the conscious awareness of Light in operation. In this Light the aspirant will discover that when he does something for the Guru or the Guru asks him to do something for him, he has already been given more than the necessary capacity by the Guru.

Sri Chinmoy, Earth's cry meets Heaven's smile, part 1.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 137th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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