Think about it again. Where is your shelter—really and honestly? Is it in your body, mind, intelligence, strength, abilities, spouse, children, family, title, social status or possessions? In the Shrimad Bhagavata these physical shelters are called fallible soldiers against impending disease, old age, death, and rebirth . We are encouraged there to become convinced that God and his pure devotees, are our real, lasting blissful shelters. By studying the Bhakti scriptures, chanting the holy name, and engaging in devotional service, we will experience that higher spiritual taste which is food for our hungry souls.
In spiritual life and its culture, where self realization is the goal of life, things are quite the opposite: people like to accept internal dependance on others who have a similar mood and taste. Relationships are based on respect and selfless service towards each other, and it is most natural for seniors and more experienced persons…
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