COMMUNICATION & MADURYABHAVA ( FORM OF DEVOTION TOWARDS GOD)
” I CAN’T CHANGE MY CHARACTER FOR YOU “
” I AM A VERY OPEN FRANK PERSON WHATEVER I WANT TO SAY TO PEOPLE, I TELL THEM ON THEIR FACE”
“IT IS YOUR FAULT PEOPLE CANNOT ACCEPT MY FRANKNESS”
These are lines of communication that you hear every day.
This is Sarcasm. When it is from others these so called frank people cannot accept the frankness. They brand it as arrogance. But when it is from them, they think as being ” Straight forward “
I have also seen many devotees who are very harsh in speech. When I talked about this concept to a devotee…he/she told me I am insulting devotees. ( name withheld).
Loose talk costs lives.Not only absolute surrender to the Unimanifest is Bhakthi. We are living in manifest reality. Madurya Bhava is also one form of Devotion towards Lord ( Bhakthi). There are 5 Bhavas which you can attract God. I only know about Madurya Bhava.
1) Santa Bhava – attitude of a Saint towards God 2) Vatsya Bhava- attitude of a Parent towards God 3) Dasya Bhava- attitude of a Servant towards God 4) Sakhya Bhava- attitude of a Friend towards God 5) Madurya Bhava- attitude of a Lover towards God You need a good communication to serve a love relationship with the God. You and the God are just like lover and beloved. You are lovers . It means to know Him and to be known by Him. It’s much more than just going to worship places and following God Man or reading spiritual books.
Some Years back, depending on the conversation, I would usually say my girl friend’s name as “Lakshmi” or “Saraswathi”-who ever ask my girl friend details. Because when i go foreign places in connection with my job and in party,or dinner, every body has gf/bf and ask about mine and in such circumstances , I cann’t say I have no gf. So i used to refer names of gf as -Lakshmi or Saraswathi ( Names of Hindu Goddess ) and I love her to bits-Loving and in Love. This is Madurya Bhava.