Anuradha Nakshatra is all about “Devotion” or “Bhakti”. Usually we relate the unconditional love of Radha for Sri Krishna to this Nakshatra.
There was another saint in india – Meera who was also a mystic poet! The blindfolded love she had for Krishna is the perfect example of how love transforms itself to devotion which leads to self realization!

“Love can become devotion. Love is the first step; only then can devotion flower.
If your love grows deeper, the other becomes more and more significant – so significant that you begin to call the other your god.

That is why Meera goes on calling Krishna, God. No one can see Krishna, and Meera cannot prove that Krishna is there, but she is not interested in proving it at all. And remember, whether you make a real person your love object or whether it is just your imagination, it makes no difference, because the whole transformation comes through devotion, not through the beloved – remember this. Krishna may not be there at all; it is irrelevant. For the lover, it is irrelevant.

For Radha, Krishna was there in reality. For Meera, Krishna was not there in reality. That is why Meera is a greater devotee than Radha. For meera, Krishna is everything and all. She cannot prove it; it is irrational. But she took a jump and she became transformed. Devotion freed her.

This feeling that Krishna is there, this total feeling of love, this total surrender, this losing oneself into one who may be or may not be, this losing itself is the transformation. Suddenly one is purified – totally purified – because when the ego is not there you cannot be impure in any way. Because ego is the seed of all impurity.

The feeling of ego is the root of all madness. For the feeling world, for the world of the devotee, ego is the disease. Ego dissolves, and it dissolves in only one way; there is no other way. There is only one way: the other becomes so important, so significant, that by and by you fade out and disappear. One day you are no more; just a consciousness of the other remains. ” – Osho

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