My Loving and Divine Ones,
On the occasion of Good Friday, Passover, and Easter I send my love and prayers to all of you, and at this same time I take the opportunity to write a few lines to express my mind and thoughts. This creation is the creation of God. It is permeated by His loving presence, but we often forget it. Instead of making this world beautiful, we often invite miseries and misfortunes by wrong thoughts, words, and deeds. To remind us that our role is to manifest love, kindness, and compassion, many divine incarnations have been born on this earth. Nevertheless, we still forget our duties and responsibilities.
In the yogic tradition, devotion — pure love or bhakti — is the essential heart of spiritual life. Without it, our other practices — be they asanas, meditation, pranayama or philosophy — we may become dry and stale. However with devotion, all practices reach their highest perfection and completion.
Kriya Yoga teacher Swami Atmavidyananda Giri will explore the beauty and practices of devotional yoga in a day-long intensive in Melbourne on 25 April (Anzac Day) 2018.
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