A person who practices bhakti yoga, will gladly accept
whatever the Lord gives him. Kooratazhvan in his Varadaraja
Stava, said that he was not aware of what was considered to
be valuable or otherwise in the eyes of the world. But
whatever the Lord chose to give him, he would accept it.
Steadfast faith is the core of bhakti yoga. In the Gita, Lord
Krishna refers to bhakti yoga as rajavidya, said Valayapet
Ramachariar, in a discourse.
One meaning is that it is the king of sciences. Another
meaning is that it is fit to be practised by kings. This is not to
be taken as excluding those who do not wield power. It
means someone who cares for the welfare of others, for is
this not what a good ruler would do? The Lord also uses the word ‘rajaguhyam’, meaning secret to be shared only with those with pure minds.
Uttamam pavitram means that this bhakti yoga destroys all
our sins. Moksha is the goal of bhakti, and this bhakti yoga
which leads us to the Lord, is therefore, very dear to the
devotee. Bhakti yoga gives the practitioner joy, besides being
easy to practise.
Bhakti is said to be avyayam. When we do something to
attain a goal, the means is forgotten once the goal is reached. But bhakti continues even after we reach the feet of the Lord. It sustains itself- svayam rakshayati.
The Lord is never satisfied with the boons he confers on
His devotees. Krishna felt remorseful with reference to
“I only helped her for her calling out to Me as Govinda.
But she used several of my other names as well, to call Me.
What did I give her for her utterance of those names?”