The Culmination of Devotion

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The Culmination of Devotion
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 August 11
Place Patna
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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The Culmination of Devotion is the seventh discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in the series Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1.[1]

Synopsis

Prapatti is the concept; "I am at His disposal and that He does His work, I am just a tool in His hands". The word is derived as follows: "Pra+ – "pat" + "ktin" = "Prapatti". A practitioner of "Prapatti" does not see the difference between "sorrow" and "joy" accepting both with equanimity. Spiritualists see themselves as instruments in the hands of Parama Purusa and feel —[1]

"...everything is being done by His wish, that it is by His grace that He is using me as a tool, that He may or may not use me as a tool, but ‘His will be done..."

The opposite feeling of Prapatti is "viprapatti". Here an individual feels it is "I" who does everything – and no one else.[1]

According to Anandamurti—

"The beginning point of prapattiváda is "I am, Thou art, and Thou art mine." The culminating point of prapattiváda is "Thou art, O my Lord, Thou art."

The presence of “I am” is essential for prapattiváda in the beginning; but gradually it changes to “Tvamasi, Tvaḿ Hi, Tvaḿ Hi” in the end.

References

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1 

Footnotes


Preceded by
The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
1978
With: The Culmination of Devotion
Succeeded by
"Mayametam Taranti Te" - 2 / The Nectar Beyond Maya