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God of Fear/God of Love - Publisher's Desk

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2013 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Love is the basis of worship in all Hindu denominations, expressed through bhakti yoga toward one's chosen Deity." Bodhinatha clarifies that Hinduism is a joyous religion characterised by an outpouring of love from Gods and Goddesses. According to Hindu philosophy, whatever happens to us is the result of past self created actions and does not represent the wrath of God. Hinduism teaches us how to invoke the divine blessings and the importance of having a chosen deity, Istha Devatha. Bodhinatha outlines how bhakti yoga eventually leads to intense love of God.


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Sadhana is performing the same discipline over and over and over again. Just as we methodically exercise the physical body to build up its muscles, we perform spiritual disciplines over and over again to strengthen our spiritual, inner bodies.
—Gurudeva