Way to Happiness
[When Bhagavat Pujypad Shri Acharya Charana [Shankaracharya Swami Brahmanand Saraswati] stayed in the Peeth Bhavan, Shri Jyotirmath for the first Chaturmasya fast, on 9th June 1944 for the wealth of happiness of all the subjects he gave the following exquisite illuminating pure discourse.]
It is an undeniable established perception that the subtle divine being is the controller and supporter of the gross world – at the prompt of the divine community’s intelligence is the managing of actions and rewarding of rewards.
Therefore for raising the corporeal, the mental or the spiritual kind, it is most necessary that the person does not only work for his own mind, but for gaining the grace of the divine world possessed of unlimited power. Make any devataa (deity) one’s own by their worship according to the Shastra. Thus, by this action, in only some little time, the god will accomplish all the worshippers’ wishes.
In Dharma-Shastra are the prayers of the gods, similarly is the description of the methods by means of whom the divine power is acquired through which man’s difficult work can be easily accomplished. For man there is nothing that is impossible provided that in the inner self comes to be able to devote and resolutely worship the image of the Lord with trust and faith. For this reason it is highly necessary for every human being, for raising his earthly life and that relating to the next world, for one’s complete strength, to be engaged in worship of the divine. This is really by the form of the formula for the whole raising of the whole fundamental means of the way to real happiness.