The first step to devotion (Bhakti) is to keep company of the saints (Satsang).
प्रथम भगति संतन्ह कर संगा……….!!!!
Sings Tulsi in Ramcharit Manas.
That’s what Bhagavad Gita confirms also:
तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया ।
उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्त्वदर्शिनः
tad viddhi praṇipatena
upadeksyanti te jñānam
“Obtain that knowledge (from sages) through reverence, inquiry and innocent solicitation, and the sages who are aware of reality will initiate you into it.”
Seeker is advised to approach seers with reverence, self-surrender, and humility, to be instructed in true knowledge through devoted service and guileless curiosity.
These seers will enlighten him on it. The ability to acquire this knowledge comes only with a wholly dedicated service. They are seers who enable us to have direct perception of God. They know the mode of yagya and they will teach it to seeker.
[Revered Adgadanandji Gurudev]
First step which enables one to understand
to step in
“Path of Self Realization”