Longing for God is the quintessence of devotion. So long as man is solely engrossed with worldly values, the pursuit of pleasure and power, longing for God will not germinate in one’s mind. An Even faith of a genuine nature is impossible for one of that outlook.The nature of that divine longing, how it absorbs the whole man, is graphically described in a century of verses in this text Shivananda Lahari with highly suggestive metaphors presenting various aspects of Supreme devotion in a highly artistic form by Sri Shankaracharya, the main architect of Advaita Vedanta philosophy.

Swami Buddhidananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver the weekly lecture in Tamil every Friday at the Math Auditorium. The lecture will begin at 5.30 pm. All are welcome.