'Pradeepa' means 'to ignite, to light'. Baba ignites the spark of Bhakthi and Jnana in us. He addresses us as 'Atma-swarupa', 'divyatmaswarupa', He says, "You resent being called 'liars' for your true nature is 'Truth'; you resent being described 'ugly' for your true nature is 'Beauty', you resent being damned as 'evil' for your true nature is 'goodness'. Thus, He inspires us to worship the Universal source of all Truth, Beauty and Goodness, from which we have been individualized and separated. He insists on our asking, and trying to get answers for questions like 'Who am I? 'Where have I come from?' 'And, why?' 'what is the goal of life?' these questions are the very basis of spiritual knowledge and effort. Bhakti or devotion leads to the sublimation of instincts and impulses, dedication of activity to the Lord and the consequent cleansing of the mind. In the clear mind, the lineaments of Truth are reflected without distortion.
Jnana alone can liberate. But, for the sun of Jnana to shine clear, the clouds of desire and delusion have to be dissolved; by Yoga (the control of mental activity). Of all methods of mental control Baba has said, Bhakthi Yoga is the easiest; it is available to young, old, rich and poor, learned and illiterate.