In Shrimad Bhagawatam, one of the Lord Vishnu’s greatest devotees, Prahalad, describes nine kinds of Bhakti through which our vrittis for the Lord can be made stronger and the Lord’s love can be made visible. In this book titled ‘Navadha Bhakti’, Swami Abhedanandaji beautifully explains those nine ways to please God, and elaborates on how we can approach God through our humility and surrender.
श्रवणं कीर्तनं विष्णोः स्मरणं पादसेवनम्।
अर्चनं वन्दनं दास्यं सख्यमात्मनिवेदनम्।।
çravaëaà kértanaà viñëoù smaraëaà pädasevanam |
arcanaà vandanaà däsyaà sakhyamätmanivedanam ||
The virtue of surrender alone makes God the sole Doer and Enjoyer of our lives. Such a life of faith and devotion is indeed the most peaceful.
Let us all be drenched and immersed in the love for the Highest!