“My dear Lord, please pacify your anger completely and hear patiently whatever I submit before you. Please turn your kind attention to this. I may be very poor, but a learned man takes the essence of knowledge from all places, just as a bumblebee collects honey from each and every flower.” (Mother earth speaking to Maharaja Prithu, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 4.18.2)
Friend1: What would your advice be to someone who is interested in learning about the bhakti culture or God in general?
Friend2: Those are two very different things.
Friend1: How so?
Friend2: Bhakti is a way of life. The objectives are clearly defined, as are the different ways to practice. God, meanwhile, is open for interpretation.
Friend1: Well, that’s what I’m asking. Say they want to know God for sure, beyond doubts.
Friend2: “Now hear, O son of Pritha [Arjuna], how by practicing…
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