Non-attachment, knowledge and devotion, these are the three rivers to God. It is said in the Shrimad Bhagavata Purana that Devotion is like a mother and her two children are like knowledge and non-attachment. If you want knowledge and non-attachment, you can study, you can meditate, but by following the mother, by following the path of love, both of the children will be found. Love naturally brings the states of dispassion and wisdom.
54. There is the beautiful river called Sarayu, which represents fearlessness and dispassion. There is another beautiful river called Sona, which represents knowledge and reason. Then there is the celestial river Ganga, which represents bhakti, devotion. These three, non-attachment, knowledge and devotion lead to the manas lake, the real ocean of God which is Shri Rama, the source of all things.
Jai Shri Rama!
Friday 17th July 2015
Ramacharitmanas 54. Knowledge, Dispassion, Love: The Three Rivers To God