Which is the fastest path to reach God?
When you sing from the bottom of your ❤️ heart. When you recite from the depth of your being — God listens. What cannot be achieved by spending 1000 years of penance — can be achieved through simple love and devotion. Reminds me of Changdev. Changdev was a man of many magics. He had done penance in the Himalayas for 1000 years and he had a following of thousands of disciples. One day he comes to the village of ALANDI — and the people of ALANDI welcome him by showering flowers on his way. Changdev is happy to see such a grand welcome.
But soon he came to know that in this village of ALANDI — there is also one more great Saint and his name was Saint Dyaneshwar. And Saint Dyaneshwar was 15 years old at that time! While Changdev was 500 years old! Changdev thought that I should show this Dyaneshwar my power. So he seats on the back of a ferocious Tiger and starts moving towards the river bank where Dyaneshwar with his brothers and sister was seated. And Dyaneshwar was such a beautiful fellow. His heart ❤️ was full of compassion, filled with unconditional love. He indeed was the Avatar of Sri Vishnu. He smiled and said to his siblings — Changdev is coming to meet me by driving a tiger. And they all were seated on a wall at that time. Dyaneshwar’’s sister said then let’s drive this wall and go to meet Changdev. The brothers of Dyaneshwar said “ But this wall is made of bricks — how can we go flying on this wall?”
Dyaneshwar smiled and said — Nothing is impossible for those who love God. And the greatest miracle happened — The Wall took off into the air just the way an airplane takes off! And Dyaneshwar with his siblings remain seated on the wall — while the wall continued to fly in the sky — until they reached the place where Changdev was slowly moving by mounting on his Tiger! As the wall landed before Changdev — the whole village and Changdev himself was taken aback by this greatest miracle that happened before his eyes — he had the SIDDHIS to drive all living beings in this world BUT driving a dead wall!!! Not just driving but flying by sitting on a dead wall…that was too much. He had spend thousands of years in deep penance but never had he attained such kind of unimaginable power. He quickly got down from the back of the Tiger and rushed towards Dyaneshwar and touched His feet and started crying like a child. Dyaneshwar raised him up and Changdev said “ I am sorry. I was caught up in my Ego of attaining SIDDHIS. But you have opened my eyes. I spend thousands of years in penance but I remained a BLANK SLATE. Now show me the way…..MASTER…show me the way….”
And Saint Dyaneshwar smiled and said “ Changdev — there is no need to feel bad. The moment one realizes his mistake — he starts walking on the right path. And the right path is the path of DEVOTION. The path of LOVE. The BHAKTI MARG”
And Dyaneshwar gave Changdev a warm hug. The man was back home. He had spend hundreds of years in penance but never had he felt so much love welling up in his ❤️ heart. It is said that when Saint Dyaneshwar took SAMADHI at the age of 17, it was Changdev who cried the most and he was 500 years old at that time! A real story that happened in the village of ALANDI, Maharashtra. Even today the wall which Dyaneshwar flew is present and Saint Dyaneshwar Samadhi Mandir is also present.
The whole beauty is in the BHAKTI Marg. The Devotional Path. There may be many ways to reach God but the most fastest and easiest way to reach God is the path of LOVE ❤️, path of DEVOTION!
WHEN YOU CRY WITH LOVE FROM THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HEART ❤️ — GOD IS LISTENING. REMEMBER THIS. GOD IS ABSOLUTELY NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR INTELLECTUALISM. GOD IS INTERESTED IN YOUR ❤️ HEART. BECAUSE LOVE WELLS UP ONLY FROM THE ❤️ HEART. IF YOU ARE A MAN OF HEART — THEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY MUCH. YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE AND GOD IS GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ATTAIN WHAT YOU DESIRE.
Dance. Sing. Let there be more Love ❤️ flowing through your entire being and then God will come in search of You. The Master will come in search of You.
And what a coincidence — today is Thursday. In Indian context – Thursday is called Guruvar (The (Guru) master’s day).
Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.