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Published by University of Mysore in Mysore .
Written in English


  • Bhakti

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Edition Notes

Bibliography : p. 85-86.

StatementK. C. Varadachari.
LC ClassificationsBL1215.B5 V3
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 86 p. ;
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5133125M
LC Control Number74271932

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Devotees can be blessed with divine grace or attain union with God through their intense devotion called bhakti. This book attempts to elucidate the concepts of bhakti and traces its development theoretical as well as historical in the religious history of India. This volume is divided in two parts. Practice of Bhakti Yoga All the pages of this book ring with the sublime note that the dire need of the hour is Love and Love alone." A life without love, faith and devotion is a dreary waste. It is real death. Love is divine. Love is the greatest power on earth. It is irresistible. It is love that can really conquer a. Bhakti Vriksha books cover almost all aspects of Krishna consciousness which are must for devotees. The books have been designed based on years of experience in Bhakti Vriksha preaching. To make the discussion matter more effective we have referred to different lectures, conversations and writings of our Founder-acharya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Guana Bhakti is devotion as secondary aspect. Abheda Bhakti. This is an advanced stage of devotion is ‘undivided devotion’. Eg Prahalada at a later stage meditated on his own Self as Lord Hari. Samarasa Bhakti is a type of bhakti where the bhakta sees all the gods and goddesses like Sri Rama, Sita, Krishna, Siva, Parvati, Hari alike.

Bhakti as a religious concept means devotional surrender to a personally conceived supreme God for attaining salvation. The origin of this doctrine has been traced to both the Brahmanical and Buddhist traditions of ancient India and to various scriptures such as the Gita. The book “Shandilya Bhakti Sutra” is a Book of Aphorisms that explains what ‘Bhakti’, the spiritual philosophy dedicated to devotion and love for Lord God, actually is, and how to attain success in developing this eclectic spiritual virtue. It also points out the finer nuances of Bhakti and deals with this subject from the perspective. The Shravana aspect of Bhakti is exemplified most completely in King Parikshit, who listened to the Srimad Bhagavatam from the great sage Shukadeva. What effect did this listening have on Parikshit? At the end he said: "Respected Shukadeva Ji, you have made me experience the highest, fearless state. As a consequence I am now totally at peace. Bhakti arose in South India in the 7th to 10th centuries in poems that the Alvars and the Nayanars composed in Tamil to the gods Vishnu and Shiva, respectively. Drawing on earlier Tamil secular traditions of erotic poetry as well as royal traditions, bhakti poets applied to the god what would usually be said of an absent lover or of a king.

Then, in the actual Samhita portion of the book, he has composed Sanskrit verses and divided them into ten chapters which deal with descriptions of the spiritual world, the multifarious energies of the Lord, His incarnations, astonishing aspects of His pastimes, descriptions of Lord Krishna’s removing specific demonic obstacles in order. A pre Bhakti-sastri study. Gradually, we start having many questions about different aspects of Bhakti Yoga. The Bhakti-sadacara course is especially designed to give systematic knowledge to new devotees and to train devotees who did not have a chance for such systematic training before. Closed book exams, 2) Open book Exams, 3) Oral. For me, the central premise of Bhakti is: God is everywhere, always. Are we prepared to unconditionally accept, without any ifs, buts, perhaps, etc., this premise: God is everywhere, always? Unconditional acceptance of this premise has far reaching implications. The present paper attempts to give a historiographical critique of the various interpretations of the Bhakti movement. academic journals and books in the f ield of science, technology, social.