I could listen to Shyamdasji all day long.
There is a single essence that permeates everything … To taste that essence that exists everywhere and is also within every heart, is what the Bhakti Yoga experience is about. Everyone who understands it will love it. Because Bhakti promotes in you, the thing that is most important, which is the joy of your own soul. – Shyamdas-ji (1953 – January 20th, 2013)
.. however a blessed soul may be, she is definitely accepted. Within the Path of Grace, Hari does not judge the actions of the soul; she is uplifted through the power of grace. The soul’s spiritual dharma is to take Hari’s refuge. Shri Mahaprabhuji says in his “Krishna Ashraya”,
“I pray to Shri Krishna. He uplifts everyone who takes His shelter.”
In the Path of Grace, the main thing is Krishna’s grace and not the worthiness of the soul. Those who take refuge receive grace – Excerpt from 252 Vaishnavas, translated by Shyamdas-ji
For introducing me to the practice of Āśraya, refuge; for the gift of mantra, for his contagious love of God, for his eternal teachings … I am forever grateful to Shyamdasji. Shyamdas was a great bhakta. He was the embodiment of Hanuman. He was a saint. He showered love on Earth.