Devotion is intense Heart centered ‘attention’. If it is on a circumstance or a thing, the influence is confined, and time bound coming eventually to an end. If it is placed on the ‘eternal’ in some way such through Compassion, Joy, Peace or Love, it will ‘expand’ one’s experience so that devotion and the ‘subject’ of devotion become ONE. This is Surrender and contains a kind of ‘declaration’ that says: “I AM this” … ‘this’ being infinite, imperishable and boundless.
This unspoken statement is a dedication ‘to’ the Love You Really Are and will often manifest through a lifetime of ‘service’ to the world in some way. In thIs way [the counterpart to Self Inquiry], the false self gradually disappears ‘in’ the service [through the LACK of attention given to it] … and the ONE SELF is revealed.
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