Urged on by deep devotion, O ye singers, bring pious people to the God approaching offering.

– Rig Veda 3.06.01

In the most ancient of religious texts, the Rig Veda here in a hymn to Agni (fire) calls on the singers of the prayers to reach out and bring the wise for the blessed occasion of the sacred offering. There are two very crucial points here, firstly is that singing or chanting is a wonderful method for kindling a devotional mind-set. Devotion makes life into an offering, rather than living for greed, we live to serve God and others. The second is the call to action, to invite others to benefit and gather for the religious ceremony. When well meaning, good people get together in satsang amazing things can happen.

May my every action become an offering, creating deep devotion to the beloved.

Hanuman Dass's blogs directly here. He is founder of Godharmic.com as is the co-author of The Power of Dharma and The Eternal Path

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