Bhakti - Surrender From The Narada Sutras -The philosophy of Love

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Narada gives these as the signs of Bhakti (devotion): When all thoughts, all words, and all deeds are given up to the Lord, and when the least forgetfulness of God makes one intensely miserable, then love has begun.
-Aphorism 19.

Bhakti is intense love for God.
-Aphorism 2.

In its intrinsic nature this divine love is immortal bliss.
-Aphorism 3.

By attaining It, a man becomes perfect, immortal, and satisfied forever.
-Aphorism 4.

On attaining That a man does not desire anything else; he grieves no more, he is free from hatred or jealousy; he does not take pleasure in the vanities of life; and he loses all eagerness to gain anything for himself.
-Aphorism 5.

The devotee may first become intoxicated with bliss. Then, having realized That, he becomes inert and silent and takes his delight in the Atman (Self).
-Aphorism 6.

Bhakti (devotion) cannot be used to fulfil any desire, being itself the check to all desires.
-Aphorism 7.

(Supreme love is attained) by uninterrupted and constant worship of God.
-Aphorism 36.

By hearing of and singing the glory of the Lord, even while engaged in the ordinary activities of life.
-Aphorism 37.

There is no difference between God and His devotees.
-Aphorism 41.

When a man attains this supreme love, he sees his Beloved everywhere, he hears of Him everywhere, he talks only of Him, and he thinks of Him only.
-Aphorism 55.

The devotee does not grieve at any personal loss, for he has surrendered himself, everything he has, and even the rites and ceremonies which are enjoined by the scriptures.
-Aphorism 61.

Even though the devotee may have surrendered himself utterly to the Lord, he must not renounce action in the world but continue to perform it, giving up the fruits of action to the Lord.
-Aphorism 62.

Dedicate all your actions to God and direct all your passions, such as lust, anger, pride, and so forth, toward God.
-Aphorism 65.

When such lovers of God dwell on earth, their forefathers rejoice, the gods dance in joy, this earth becomes sanctified.
-Aphorism 71.

Among them there are no distinctions based on caste, learning, beauty of form, birth in a high or low family, wealth, possessions, and the like.
-Aphorism 72.

Arguments are to be avoided.
-Aphorism 74.

Because there is no end to them and they lead to no
satisfactory result.
-Aphorism 75.

The Bhakta should cultivate harmlessness, truthfulness, purity, compassion, faith and other such virtues.
-Aphorism 78.

To love the eternal Truth- this indeed is the greatest love.
-Aphorism 82.

Whoever believes in this auspicious description of divine love by Narada, and has faith in these teachings, becomes a lover of God, attains the highest beatitude, and reaches the supreme goal of life.
-Aphorism 84.