The Culmination of Devotion
|The Culmination of Devotion|
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Date||1978 August 11|
|Included in||Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
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 —
"...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.
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.
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
The Three Factors for Spiritual Elevation
|Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
With: The Culmination of Devotion
| Succeeded by|
"Mayametam Taranti Te" - 2 / The Nectar Beyond Maya