The following was a comment I posted on The Seed of Devotion blog. As my brother Manivannan thinks this by itself is good as a blog post, I am sharing it here. :)
Your attention going to the Lord's Feet shows that you are getting closer to liberation. Worshipping the Lord's Feet is not easy...Some painful experiences can be assured. But at the end of the experience one will realise what is liberation. One will realise what was binding them and what left them, so that now they are free...
In 2004 I wrote a poem of four lines on Shri Krishna's Feet, in Tamil.
Shri Krishna's Feet
"His feet kindly walk for us
While in danger, to protect us
Destroying Karmas that are strong
Measuring the worlds they extend long!"
Every time I sang these lines I suffered. Though at the end it took me to a new level, I really didn't have guts to sing them repeatedly.
Lord Rama's Feet
In 2010, I wrote a much longer poem on Lord Rama's Feet. I had similar experiences while chanting it. I did chant it but only after long gaps as I had to prepare myself for some bitter experiences.
Last month I again wrote a poem on Lord Rama's Feet. And decided to chant it no matter what. I did have some bitter experiences, but this time not that much. At the same time, I realised how pure I became after chanting it. Wanting more of it, I chanted and chanted. Then as I cannot chant the whole poem all the time, I came up with a one liner and I am chanting it repeatedly.
"Lord Rama! I praise Your Feet!!"
Now this is my Manthra. This is the Manthra I've decided to chant all my life.
Nothing like My Lord Rama's Feet... The Feet that walked from Ayodhya to Lanka taking a share in the pains of ignorant men, liberating both sinners and saints and sanctifying the land.
Myself worshipping My Lord's Feet
All glories unto my Lord's Feet!
Jai Shri Ram!
Jai Jai Shri Ram!!
Photos taken by my brother Manivannan.