There are two types of Bhakthi 1.bhagavat bhakthi 2.Bhaa gavatha bhakthi
.Laxman's bhakthi towards Sri Rama belongs to the first, Devotion to lord.The devotion of Satruguna towards Bharatha is the second one, devotion to the devotee of the Lord.Both are Praiseworthy but the second one is the preferred one by the LORD
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The Lord does not make any gradations in devotion. A devotion essentially implies a thinking beyound oneself. So whether it is Laxman or Shrtrughana\'s and what are the objects of devotion does not essentially matter. However, Ram\'s \'prference for the latter \'makes sense. Bharat was no god or his incarnation. He is held high because of his reunciation of the claim to the throne(which thouse not in keeping with the laws of succession did not entirely amount to usurpation of the throne since such successios were not unknown).However, Rama rightly helo Shagtrughna\'s devotion to brother Bharat as superior for it was love pure and simple devoid of any desire of expectation of any favours or benefits.In fact,while Ramayan does not make any mention of Shatrugfhna\'s help to Bharat in managing the kingdom for 14 years such a help must have been considerable since Bharat was more or less stationed at Nandigram for the period.There was no hope or no ...more