Umpteen opportunities are available in our mundane life for lust and anger. However where is the opportunity for (acquiring) peace, (sensual) restraint, devotion etc? One does require a Deva and a Devamandira (abode of God) which provide a window for these. Godhood can be achieved as a result of rigorous training in Bhakti (devotion), peace, restraint etc. (Unfortunately) initially we may not have a natural inclination nor a fascination for these qualities; but in order to induce such a desire in us, the Maharshis have designed into their traditions such practices as going on a pilgrimage, visiting a temple for the darshan of the Deity.
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