Perception
THE BLESSED PATH

Shri Harirayaji, Shri Vallabhacharya’s great, great grandson, was a very important teacher in the history of the Path of Grace. His explanations of the Path of Grace are concise.

“When the absence of all means is the means to achieve the fruit and when the fruit is the means, know that to be the Blessed Path.

“When worldly and scriptural achievements are accomplished through the Lord’s grace alone and never through the devotee’s efforts, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When the Lord accepts the soul without considering her qualifications and does so without delay, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When a devotee who has understood the intention of the scriptural injunctions remains attached to the Lord Himself and has no obsession for scriptural practice, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When there is no consideration of virtue or defect and when there is a continual feeling of appreciation for all the Lord’s deeds, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When thought is never given to worldly and scriptural satisfaction, but is given only to please the Lord, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When there is not an infinitismal reason for the Lord’s selection of the soul and when the choice depends solely upon His divine sweet will, know this to be the the Blessed Path.

“When devotion is independent and does not require the external manifestation of the Lord and leads to all types of divine experiences, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When there is no fear of the world and the scriptures because of profuse divine attachment and when everything other than the Blessed Lord appears as an obstacle, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When relationship is both the means and the achievement and is established according to Krishna’s sweet desire, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When anything related to the Lord is treated as if it is the Lord Himself and anything unrelated is treated with indifference, while anything in opposition to the Lord is opposed, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When no concern is shown for one’s body etc. and a keen desire for Him always lingers, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When devotion has no expectation for reciprocation from God and when the divine sentiment is nourished, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When the Lord in no case provides the devotee with the fruit of worship because the ripening of His divine attachment requires that the fruit be withheld, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When one is happier in the Lord’s separation than in His union because of the inner experience of all His lilas, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When there is a reversal in the order of the means and the attainment and when devotional attachment is the attainment as well as the means, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When there is a constant feeling of divine melancholy concerning all of His activities and the bhakta’s excessive eagerness to experience the Lord’s lilas produces humility, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When humility is the singular means for the Lord’s manifestation and the humility aroused in separation is the fruit, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When there is renunciation of all sensual objects and there is dedication of the body etc. with bhava for the Lord, know this to be the Blessed Path.

“When the soul always feels remembered by Krishna due to total attachment to His feet and is able to forget mundane pleasures, that is the Blessed Path.

“Keeping Vallabhacharya in our hearts, one should always understand and rely specifically on the Blessed Path in the above-mentioned way”.

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