A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-3-2.

Chapter-3: Kapila’s Instructions to Devahuti -2.

The principle of devotion to God emphasises this aspect of a Person, but not like a human person, which is mortal in its nature.

This is a metaphysical Person, inconceivable to the ordinary mind, the deathless Personality of God—the Mahapurusha, as we have it described in the Purusha Sukta of the Vedas.

The very name Purusha suggests the idea of the Great Person.

Also, we should be satisfied and happy during the time of meditation. It is one of the conditions of successful contact with God.

We cannot satisfactorily place ourselves before God Almighty with a sense of fear of Him, as if He is a terror in front of us and we do not know what He will do to us.

The conviction of the devotee is that God will always do good, and His response is not always so uncertain that it causes insecurity in the heart of the devotee.

We reach out to God and approach Him for succour because we feel certain that He will help us, and He will not harm us.

We cannot conceive Him like a universal magnetic field, by touching which we do not know what reaction will follow.

There is a confirmation in the heart of the devotee that only a good thing will follow.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  .....