“Taking that ornament worn on the hand of her husband, from viewing it to Janaki it was like obtaining her husband’s company, so she felt delighted.” (Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.4)
gṛhītvā prekṣamāṇā sā bhartuḥ kara vibhūṣaṇam |
bhartāram iva samprāptā jānakī muditā abhavat ||
God is not far, but the task is daunting. How do you find someone you can’t see? How do you believe in their existence when there has yet to be visual evidence? The secret is that the proof is already there; just the eyes have to be purified in order to see it. In the Brahma-samhita we learn that the wise souls have the salve of devotion applied to their eyes, premanjana.
“I worship the primeval Lord, Govinda, who is always seen by the devotee whose eyes are anointed with the pulp of love. He is seen…
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