Bhakti Yoga

I. BhaktiYoga or The Yoga of Love and Devotion Prayer Definition of Bhakti The Philosophy of Ishvara Spiritual Realisation, The Aim of BhaktiYoga The Need of Guru Qualifications of The Aspirant and The Teacher Incarnate Teachers and ...

Author: Swami Vivekananda

Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)

ISBN: 9788175058231

Category: Religion

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Love in its varied aspects is the motive force behind all the actions of living beings. But love takes its highest form when directed towards the God. Among the different paths leading man towards the attainment of the Supreme Truth is the one of love, devotion, and complete surrender. In this book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India, Swami Vivekananda expounds how this path of Bhakti leads man to God. Being an exposition by one of the pioneers in the religious and spiritual realm of the modern times, the value of this work need not be emphasized. Lucid, simple, and to the point, the words of the Swami touch the hearts of the readers and puts them on to the divine path of love supreme. Note: This book has some Sanskrit text with embedded Devanagiri fonts. Kindly use the 'Original' font option in Google Play Books Android app.
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Addresses on Bhakti Yoga

These names of sacred symbols are used in Bhakti-Yoga. They have almost infinite power. Simply by repetition of these words we can get anything we desire, we can come to perfection. But two things are necessary.

Author: SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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Swami Vivekananda was a great social reformer and a very inspiring personality of India. Vivekananda was called by the name Narendranath Datta.. He was born in Kolkata on 12 January 1863 to Vishwanath Datta and Bhuvaneshwari Devi. His father was a successful attorney. He used to practice meditation even from his boyhood, and was associated with Brahmo Movement for some time. At the threshold of youth Narendra had to pass through a period of spiritual crisis when he was assailed by doubts about the existence of God. In November 1881, Narendra went to meet Sri Ramakrishna who was staying at the Kali Temple in Dakshineshwar. Narendra became a frequent visitor to Dakshineshwar and under the guidance of the Sri Ramakrishna, he made rapid strides on the spiritual path.
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Bhakti Yoga for Beginners

of Bhakti yoga should find a saint or a 'realised' person and devote himself or herself to that great person. The steps leading to Bhaktiyoga – Practical Formula 1 are given below. • Personal service to great men.

Author: Ravindra Kumar

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788120792180

Category: Health & Fitness

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Bhakti yoga is the path of devotion which unites the practitioners finally with God Almighty. Unless bhakti is practised, karma and jnana will lead only to unfruitful knowledge knowledge without joy. This book presents clearly and concisely the principles of Bhakti yoga and the practical formulas needed to practise it.
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Gita Darshan as Bhakti Yoga as a Chaitanyite Reads it

the real Sānkhya - yoga as is enunciated in the Kapila - devahutisamvāda ' Tu buddhi Jogetvimām shrinu ( ii . 39 ) . Now ( Arjuna ) listen to the knowledge of yoga - Bhaktiyoga ' which will help you to shake off completely the bondage ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001640023

Category: Bhagavadgītā

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An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies

The most typi- yoga would include : constant chanting the cal practices of bhakti spirituality are name of the deity in the form of a mantra , chanting the name of the deity by means singing devotional songs , reading devoof a mantra ...

Author: Orlando O. Espín

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814658563

Category: Religion

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Spanning the gamut from "Aaron" to "Zwingli," this dictionary includes nearly 3,000 entries written by about sixty authors, all of whom are specialists in their various theological and religious disciplines. The editors have designed the dictionary especially to aid the introductory-level student with instant access to definitions of terms likely to be encountered in, but not to substitute for, classroom presentations or reading assignments. - Publisher.
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Bhagavad gita As It Is

The culmination of all kinds of yoga practices lies in bhakti yoga. All other yogas are but means to come to the point of bhakti in bhakti-yoga. Yoga actually means bhakti-yoga; all other yogas are progressions toward the destination of ...

Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

ISBN: 9789171495341

Category: Philosophy

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The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better. Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India's spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries. In translating the Gita, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has remained loyal to the intended meaning of Krishna's words, and thus he has unlocked all the secrets of the ancient knowledge of the Gita and placed them before us as an exciting opportunity for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment. The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. At the last moment before entering a battle between brothers and friends, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder: Why should he fight? What is the meaning of his life? Where is he going after death? In response, Krishna brings His friend from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment, and each one of us is invited to walk the same path.
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Vaisnavism

Though the later religious literature such as the Itihāsas and Purāņas with the exception of the Bhagavad - gitā , commend the practice of bhakti - yoga and other forms of yogas , they do not provide us a practical guide to the practice ...

Author: S.M.S. Chari

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120841352

Category: Philosophy

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This is a scholarly book on one of the oldest living religions of India. Tracing the basic tenets of Vaisnavism to the hymns of Rgveda the earliest religious literature of the world, the author has shown how an ancient cult has developed itself by successive stages into a well-formulated monotheistic system in the hands of Ramanuja and his illustrious followers. In the second part of the book the fundamental philosophical theories of Visistadvaita Vedanta are presented to prove that Vaisnavism is not a mere religious cult, but has a credible philosophic foundation.
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Philosophy and Theistic Mysticism of the l v rs

the requisite eligibility to observe bhakti - yoga . I. The Views of Nammālvār on Sādhana In accordance with the teachings of the Upanișads and the Bhagavadgītā Nammālvār upholds bhakti - yoga as the means of attaining God .

Author: S. M. Srinivasa Chari

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120813421

Category: Alvari

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The Buddhist monk Upagupta, who preached and taught meditative practices in Northwest India over two thousand years ago, is venerated today by the laity in parts of Burma, Thailand, and laos as a proctective figure endowed with magical powers. The author demonstrates a remarkable continuity among traditions focused on Upagupta in ancient Sarvastivadin Sanskrit materials, key Pali texts, medieval Thai and Burmese texts, and rituals in Southeast Asia. In so doing he reflects the orientation of popular Sanskrit Hinayana Buddhism, which allows for new perspectives on such classic questions as the nature of enlightnment, the evil, the worship of the Buddha image, the veneration of saints, master-disciple relationships, the treatment of heterodoxy, and the relation of myth and ritual.
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Srimad Bhagavatam Third Canto

Śrīla Madhva Muni remarks in this connection that by practicing bhakti-yoga one can become free from all sinful reactions. Even a brahma-śāpa, or curse by a brāhmaṇa, which cannot be overcome by any other means, can be overcome by ...

Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

ISBN: 9789171496362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1888

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Srimad-Bhagavatam, an epic philosophical and literary classic, holds a prominent position in India's voluminous written wisdom. The timeless wisdom of India is expressed in the Vedas, ancient Sanskrit texts that touches upon all fields of human knowledge. Originally preserved through oral tradition, the Vedas were first put into writing by Srila Vyasadeva, the "literary incarnation of God." After compiling the Vedas, Srila Vyasadeva was inspired by his spiritual master to present their profound essence in the form of Srimad-Bhagavatam. Known as "the ripened fruit of the tree of Vedic literature," Srimad-Bhagavatam is the most complete and authoritative exposition of Vedic knowledge. After writing the Bhagavatam, Vyasa taught it to his son, Shukadeva Goswami, who later spoke the Bhagavatam to Maharaja Parikshit in an assembly of sages on the bank of the sacred Ganges River. Although Maharaja Parikshit was a great rajarshi (saintly king) and the emperor of the world, when he received notice of his death seven days in advance, he renounced his entire kingdom and retired to the bank of the Ganges to seek spiritual enlightenment. The questions of King Parikshit and Shukadeva Goswami's illuminating answers, concerning everything from the nature of the self to the origin of the universe, are the basis of Srimad-Bhagavatam. This edition of Bhagavatam is the only complete English translation with an elaborate and scholarly commentary, and it is the first edition widely available to the English-reading public. This work is the product of the scholarly and devotional effort of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the world's most distinguished teacher of Indian religious and philosophical thought. His Sanskrit scholarship and intimate familiarity with Vedic culture combine to reveal to the West a magnificent exposition of this important classic.
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Living the Bhagavad Gita

Simply by practicing bhakti yoga he attains all these, and attains the supreme abode.' Krishna's emphasis is consistent: the practice of yoga is a process of purification of the mind, body and spirit, and this purity lends clarity to ...

Author: Braja Sorensen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9789351952725

Category: Self-Help

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‘Armed with yoga, stand and fight’ In this startlingly original book, Braja Sorensen combines the teachings of Sri Krishna and the sage Patanjali to emphasize the real purpose of yoga: it is a way of life, and its goal is the union with the Divine. It is yoga, through progressive stages of inner growth, that Krishna is actually teaching Arjuna on the battlefield as he addresses the prince’s fears, doubts and dilemmas. And the questions that Arjuna asks Krishna are as relevant and pressing for the modern reader as they were centuries ago: Why am I suffering? How do I find peace within? How do I comprehend the difference between right and wrong? Who am I, and how do I understand myself? What is the purpose of life? Braja Sorensen presents a lucid analysis of the multiple meanings of the word ‘yoga’ that Krishna teaches in the Bhagavad Gita, for its every verse is about yoga. The yogic journey is a process of training and refining the mind, senses and emotions, until the very consciousness is altered and ready to meet the Divine. Patanjali, meanwhile, explains the link between the body, mind and soul, and how the practice of yoga affects each. Living the Bhagavad Gita brings to you the life-changing qualities that Krishna taught, and shows you how the Bhagavad Gita is the finest guide to understanding life, love and relationships, the body, mind and senses, and the nature of the soul.
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