“The nine steps of devotion, I impart to you. Listen you well and remember it always”…!!!

श्रीराम जी ने शबरी को नवधा भक्ति के बारे में ज्ञान दिया था:

अवधी भाषा में (रामचरितमानस से)

नवधा भगति कहउं तोहि पाहीं। सावधान सुनु धरु मन माहीं॥

The nine steps of devotion, I impart to you. Listen you well and remember it always.

1. प्रथम भगति संतन्ह कर संगा।

The first step to devotion (Bhakti) is to keep company of the saints (Satsang).

2. दुसरि रति मम कथा प्रसंगा॥

The second step is to enjoy listening to legends/discourses
pertaining to the Lord.

3. गुरु पद पंकज सेवा तीसरि भगति अमान।

Selfless service to the Guru’s lotus feet without any pride is the third step.

4. चौथि भगति मम गुन गन करइ कपट तजि गान॥

The fourth step is to earnestly sing praises of the Lord’s virtues with a heart clear
guile, deceit or hypocrisy.

5. मंत्र जाप मम दृढ़ बिस्वासा। पंचम भजन सो बेद प्रकासा॥

Chanting My Name with steadfast faith is the fifth step as the Vedas reveal.

6. छठ दम सील बिरति बहु करमा। निरत निरंतर सज्जन धरमा॥

The sixth, is to practice self-control, good character, detachment from manifold activities and always follow the duties as good religious person.

7. सातवँ सम मोहि मय जग देखा। मोतें संत अधिक करि लेखा॥

The seventh step is to perceive the world as God Himself
regard the saints higher than the Lord.

8. आठवँ जथालाभ संतोषा। सपनेहुं नहिं देखइ परदोषा॥

The eighth, is a state (which one arrives at when one travels the first seven steps) where there is no desire left,
the gift of perfect peace and contentment with whatever one has.
In this state,one does not see fault in others, even in a dream.

9. नवम सरल सब सन छलहीना। मम भरोस हिय हरष न दीना॥

In this state, one has full faith in the Lord, and becomes (child-like) simple with
no hypocrisy or deceit.
The devotee has strong faith in the Lord with neither exaltation or depression in
any life circumstance (but becomes equanimous).

नव महुं एकउ जिन्ह कें होई। नारि पुरूष सचराचर कोई॥
सोइ अतिसय प्रिय भामिनी मोरें। सकल प्रकार भगति दृढ़ तोरें॥

Shri Ram adds that Shabri’s Bhakti is perfectly complete.
Yet if anyone were to have taken even one step towards devotion,
out of all nine,
he/she would be very dear to the Lord.


Step by step elevation
traverse upon

“Path of Self Realization”

Humble Wishes!!!

About Mrityunjayanand

Still like a newly borne baby, crying in lap of most revered Gurudev with closed eyes. I know nothing more than this "About Me". This given name "Mrityunjayanand" is HIS blessing. Each word being shared is HIS grace, blessings, teachings where I stand simply as HIS mouthpiece and nothing is here on or of my own. My efforts to spread HIS divine and intuitive teachings are HIS instructions and my humble services in lotus feet of most revered Gurudev. Humble Wishes!!!
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