English Subtitled Lectures by
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
ESSENCE OF SPIRITUALITY 101
Recorded in Bhubaneshwar, India
- Nit Seva Mangun ("I am asking for Your eternal divine service") (28:35)
Every soul has one of three aims: bhukti (material happiness), mukti (absolute liberation), bhakti divine love.
Material happiness is limited. Absolute liberation does not include the experience of happiness.
True happiness is always divine. The greatness of a human birth as a means to find true divine love, and
our ultimate goal of eternal divine service.
- Lovers Day (32:05)
A definition of true love according to the Narad Bhakti Darshan. An explantion from the spiritual
point of view of what is a lover, who is the Beloved and what is true love. The difference between
selfish worldly love and selfless devotional love. Only the one who possesses true love can be the
- Means for Attaining God (15:40)
Reconciling the philosoiphies that (a) God's love is attained through grace, and, (b)
God's love is attained through self-effort.
- Importance of Pilgrimage, (17:20)
An explanation of what is a tirtha, or pilgrimage place. The importance and necessity
of visiting pilgrimage places. The qualities both the person on pilgrimage and pilgrimage place must
have to experience the greatest benefit.
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