Natural Devotion 7: The Practice

“Practitioners nurture interdependence more than independence because relatedness increases enjoyment. . . . People influence the future by how they live in the present, the consciousness they develop, and most importantly, the loving relationship they develop with Radha-Krishna. Devotees envision their desired future and enlist the aid of God-dess to get them there by living in the presence of God-dess constantly. . . . Expressed in the language of contemporary science, God-dess expanded through the big bang to become all things. The one became many but remains one. . . . practitioners become free of bondage to the past through natural detachment from the outcome of work. . . .

“As the transcendental cupid, God-dess urges life to new heights of enjoyment. God-dess enjoys all kinds of experience as play. People can maximize their enjoyment by considering the environment’s needs and others’ enjoyment. People co-create with God-dess by creating themselves and their environment. Experiencing ever new possibilities enhances God-dess’ enjoyment as well as the individual’s. God-dess exists as an essential part of all experience.

“Devotees play a unique role on the cosmic stage with God-dess by using their unpredictable free will to create new pastimes. . . . Devotees learn to live like the paradigmatic individuals in Radha-Krishna’s spiritual world, Braj. By following their examples, devotees attune themselves with God-dess’ promptings and their innate, pre-reflective knowing. . . . People often discern the truth of things better intuitively than rationally. Intuitive knowing comes from innate unconscious promptings from God-dess within.”

Author Steve Bohlert comments on these excerpts from his book Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: The Way of Natural Devotion.

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