What is the power of pure devotion?

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What is the power of pure devotion? Bhagawan explains by sharing an episode from the life of the great devotee Mira and the realisation pure devotion had lifted her to.

The power of love is unparalleled. It is beyond the ken of human understanding. Love can be understood only through love.

Mira’s husband Rana had built a mandir for Krishna. Being a great devotee of the Lord, Mira was always found in the Mandir singing His glory ecstatically. Consequently, she earned the wrath of Rana. He commanded her to leave the Mandir. This came as a great shock to Mira. She thought to herself, “When Krishna is all-pervasive and not confined to this Mandir alone, how can Rana take me away from Him?” She left her home and hearth and set out to Mathura.

Where is Mathura? It is not some geographical location. The heart suffused with nectarous love is Mathura. She sang, Chalo re man Ganga Yamuna teer (Oh mind! Go to the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna). Here Ganga and Yamuna symbolically mean ida and pingala (left and right nostrils). The central part of the eyebrows where ida and pingala meet stands for Mathura. This is the esoteric meaning of the song.

– Divine Discourse, Apr 13, 2005.

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