Message for the Day…”Before you start on your rounds, which you call pradakshina, offer your mind as dakshina (offering of gratitude) to the Resident of the temple, the Lord. That is the first thing to do, and perhaps the only thing to do.”

Source: http://media.radiosai.org

Natarajan

Devotion is faith, steadiness, virtue, fearlessness, surrender, and ab­sence of egoism. Worship done however elaborately and pompously is sheer waste of time and energy. Why pluck flowers and hasten their death? You may be circumambulating the temple, but be aware that while your feet are taking you round by force of habit, your tongue blabbers the faults of others, or the price of vegetables, or the dishes you propose to cook for lunch. Making the rounds is not to be taken as prescribed for loosening the limbs or giving them some exercise. The senses have to be curbed into obedient servants of the spirit. Before you start on your rounds, which you call pradakshina, offer your mind as dakshina (offering of gratitude) to the Resident of the temple, the Lord. That is the first thing to do, and perhaps the only thing to do.

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