29 Aug '11 15:08>
A saint was,one day, listening to various problems of his devotees and solving them/guiding them. A person told him that he was feeling very sad. On being asked why,the person told him that his pet parrot had died that day. The saint asked him whether there were any cockroaches in his house and whether any of them had died recently. On being told that quite a no.of them were seen dead at times, the saint asked the man whether he felt sad on the death of cockroaches. The man said no,of course not. The saint told him that the problem was that the man had called the parrot as 'his' parrot but had not conferred that distinction on the cockroaches. The attachmemt to the parrot was the root cause. The saint told other devotees that if they wanted to realize God they have to call God as their God. Unless the relation between them and their God was established,no progress was possible. Hindu Bhakti tradition allows one form of Bhakti,where you are 'friend' of God. Any comments?