Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan
San Jose, California
"As confirmed in Bhagavad-gita (2.40), svalpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat: 'Even a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.' The Supreme Personality of Godhead is known as bhava-grahi janardana because He takes only the essence of a devotee's attitude. If a devotee sincerely surrenders, the Lord, as the Supersoul in everyone's heart, immediately understands this. Thus even though, externally, a devotee may not render full service, if he is internally sincere and serious the Lord welcomes his service nonetheless. Thus the Lord is known as bhava-grahi janardana because He takes the essence of one's devotional mentality."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam 8.23.2, Purport)

*Special thanks to Anandamaya das for his beautiful Deity photos from San Jose, California.
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