It is not enough to chant the names of God. God must be installed in our heart. We must make our conscience our guide and preceptor. That will promote true devotion. All external paraphernalia will not help us. A true devotee should follow four principles (1) Avoid bad company (2) Welcome association with good persons (3) Remember always the transient and the permanent, and (4) Ceaselessly engage oneself in meritorious acts. Satsang or being in the company of good and holy will make us a better person and help us in our journey to our actual goal. The 9th verse of bhaja govindam teaches us the same message.
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