Religion to us (Hindus) is not any formal cult or dogmatic creed. The heart is the birthplace of religious life and God and man meet naturally there. The heart’s hunger for God is ‘bhakti.’ It is essentially inward, a life of earnestness and sincerity. The ‘bhakta’ is happy because of his communion with or centering himself in God.
T V Viswanatha Iyer
(Source : Bhavan’s Journal, Annual Number: Vol XVIII No.1;Aug 8 1971, page.207)