02 February 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Bhakta Or Devotee

The Bhakta loves the Lord because He is lovable,
there is no other motive originating or directing
this divine emotion of the true devotee.
— Swami Vivekananda
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In this website we wrote an article on Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Bhakti (listed at the bottom of the page as a related article. And now we are going to write an article on Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Bhakta (Devanagri: भक्त , बंगाली: ভক্ত) or Devotee.
  • After attaining superconsiousness the Bhakta descends again to love and worship.[Source]
  • "Everything is His and He is my Lover; I love Him," says the Bhakta. In this way everything becomes sacred to the Bhakta, because all things are His.[Source]
  • He who wants to become a Bhakta must be strong, must be healthy.[Source]
  • If pain comes, "Welcome pain." If misery comes, it will say, "Welcome misery, you are also from the Beloved." If a serpent comes, it will say, "Welcome serpent." If death comes, such a Bhakta will welcome it with a smile.[Source]
  • "In this evanescent world, where everything is falling to pieces, we have to make the highest use of what time we have," says the Bhakta; and really the highest use of life is to hold it at the service of all beings.[Source]
  • It has always to be understood that the Personal God worshipped by the Bhakta is not separate or different from the Brahman.[Source]
  • It is a very dizzy height on the pinnacle of the religion of love, and few in this world have ever climbed up to it; but until a man reaches that highest point of ever-ready and ever-willing self-sacrifice, he cannot become a perfect Bhakta.[Source]
  • No Bhakta cares for anything except love, except to love and to be loved.[Source]
  • The Bhakti-Yogi, however, knows the meaning of life's struggles; he understands it. He has passed through a long series of these struggles and knows what they mean and earnestly desires to be free from the friction thereof; he wants to avoid the clash and go direct to the centre of all attraction, the great Hari This is the renunciation of the Bhakta.[Source]
  • The Bhakta in this state of perfect resignation, arising out of intense love to God and to all that are His, ceases to distinguish between pleasure and pain in so far as they affect him. He does not know what it is to complain of pain or misery; and this kind of uncomplaining resignation to the will of God, who is all love, is indeed a worthier acquisition than all the glory of grand and heroic performances.[Source]
  • The Bhakta loves the Lord because He is lovable, there is no other motive originating or directing this divine emotion of the true devotee.[Source]
  • The Bhakta wishes to realise that one generalised abstract Person, in loving whom he loves the whole universe.[Source]
  • The Bhakta's renunciation is easy, smooth flowing, and as natural as the things around us.[Source]
  • The Bhakta's renunciation is that Vairâgya or non-attachment for all things that are not God which results from Anurâga or great attachment to God.[Source]
  • The highest form of worship that had been laid down by the Bhakta was the worship of man.[Source]
  • The perfected Bhakta's idea must be never to will and work for himself. "Lord, they build high temples in Your name; they make large gifts in Your name; I am poor; I have nothing; so I take this body of mine and place it at Your feet. Do not give me up, O Lord." Such is the prayer proceeding out of the depths of the Bhakta's heart.[Source]
  • The person who aspires to be a Bhakta must be cheerful.[Source]
  • The Upanishads distinguish between a higher knowledge and a lower knowledge; and to the Bhakta there is really no difference between this higher knowledge and his higher love (Parâ-Bhakti).[Source]
  • Through every face shines to him his Hari. The light in the sun or the moon is all His manifestation.[Source]
  • To the Bhakta all these philosophical distinctions are mere idle talk. He cares nothing for argument, he does not reason, he "senses", he perceives. He wants to love himself in pure love of God, and there have been Bhaktas who maintain that this is more to be desired than liberation, who say, "I do not want to be sugar. I want to taste sugar; I want to love and enjoy the Beloved."[Source]
  • Wherever there is beauty or sublimity, to him it is all His.[Source]

See also

  1. Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Bhakti or Devotion

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