Devotion (in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1)

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Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 September 1
Place Patna, India
Topic If you have devotion, you have everything
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Devotion is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1978 September 1 in Patna, India. This discourse is the 30th chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1.[1]


What is then the most precious thing in human life? It is devotion. If one has gotten devotion, one has gotten everything, and nothing remains unrealized. Devotees have to serve the Lord.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

In this discourse Anandamurti is explaining a shloka: Bhaktirbhagavato sevá, Bhaktih premasvarúpińii, Bhaktiránandarúpá ca, Bhaktih bhaktasya jiivanam. Bhakti means calling the Supreme with sincere love and devotion. Serving Bhagavan (He who possesses these qualities: áeshvarya, prátapa, yasha, shrii, jiṋána, and vaerágya) means serving His creation. Anandamurti then explains those six qualities. For example, the term yasha means the entity who polarizes humanity into moral versus immoral people. Per the shloka, Anandamurti confirms the assertion that devotion is the essence of life for a devotee.[1]


  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1 
Preceded by
Who Is Gopa?
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
With: Devotion
Succeeded by
Savitr Rk