“Therefore get up and prepare to fight. After conquering your enemies you will enjoy a flourishing kingdom. They are already put to death by My arrangement, and you, O Savyasachin, can be but an instrument in the fight.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 11.33)
Friend1: You realize that many spiritual teachers don’t put a lot of importance in bhakti.
Friend2: I do.
Friend1: They say it’s more a means than an end.
Friend2: A mechanism. Something like putting on training wheels while learning to ride a bike. Focus on some Divine form, a physical manifestation of Brahman. Worship it with devotion. When you become Brahman-realized, then abandon that worship.
Friend1: It seems weird to me. You’re basically tricking yourself. Follow a lie in order to reach the truth.
Friend2: Yup. Well, they’re starting out with a lie themselves, that God is impersonal. That’s why they…
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