I’m not into organised religion..

“A religious movement is a necessary evil”

- Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati


The more I share, the more I am met with the issue: “I love chanting, I’m just not into organised religion.” Of course, I try to laugh it off – “Don’t worry our Bhakti folk are extremely disorganised!”. But the issue remains and I have to admit, the thought has crossed my mind.


One of the great teachers in the Bhakti lineage explained – “a religious movement is a necessary evil." Evil because it can kill the very spirit of dynamic spiritual character, and become a conglomerate of ‘yes men,' quite satisfied to blindly follow along with ritual and tradition.


However, it’s necessary because structure and organisation facilitates greater reach to the spiritually hungry, and provides support and association for all like minded souls.


Bhakti Yoga… an organised religion? I like to call it Synergistic Spirituality.


Yours in seva,

RD



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