The Independence of Bhakti

Despite Ajamila’s previous faith, at the time he chanted he did not chant with faith but only to call his son. The idea is that chanting is svarupa-siddha bhakti. So chanting harinama gives results regardless of one’s faith or understanding. Just how much bhakti acts is also up to her. In Ajamila’s case it was considerable, but it may nor be so in all cases. It’s up to her (Bhakti-devi). The idea to come away with is that if she has such power to act, how much more will she be inclined to do so if I pay attention…

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