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Unique Bhakti

There was a Seth Ji (rich merchant) who would never chant God’s name nor go to the temple. Sethani Ji (wife) was worried that she married an atheistic man.

One night, in his sleep while stretching, he uttered ‘Radhey’.  Sethani Ji heard this and the next morning she started giving charity (as a sign of auspiciousness). She started organizing a huge feast for Brahmans, and began rejoicing and celebrating. Just then, the Seth Ji came and said, “Tell me, it’s not Janmashtmi or Ramnavmi today is it?” She replied, “Oh my dear husband, today is a great festive day.”  He asked, “What is it?” “Last night, while turning to your side, you said ‘Radhey’.”  Upon hearing this, theSeth Ji almost died (out of devastation).  He thought, “The precious name that I treasured in my heart for so long got out.”

There are various styles of practicing bhakti that are unique to each individual. No one knows who or what anyone else is or what the inner strength of one’s devotional feelings is.

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