Bhakti: Devotion

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AuthorHouse, Jun 15, 2007 - Religion - 176 pages
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Bhakti is a real, genuine search after God, a search beginning, continuing and ending in love. One single moment of madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. Devotional service is a process of spiritual understanding. Wherever devotional service exists, the material contamination cannot coexist. The book “Bhakti - Devotion” discusses Bhakti using various approaches. These include:

 

a) Collection of “Sayings” from the Shastras. The ancient Hindu Shastras such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, Shrimad Bhagavata, etc., contain invaluable ‘Sayings’ which are a source of enlightenment.

 

b) Sage Narada’s Bhakti-aphorisms. Sage Narada describes Bhakti as “intense love to God; when a man gets it, he loves all, hates none; he becomes satisfied for ever.”

 

c) A discussion of “Bhakti-Yoga - The Path of Devotion”, Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita. This chapter takes us deeper into the concept of Bhakti.

 

d) “Bhaktas - Devotees” of the Lord. Their lives are a source of inspiration and instill in us a sense of  devotion.

 

e) Shri Adi Shankaracharya’s devotional song “Bhaja Govindam”. It is enchanting and elevates the mind to a higher plane.

 

f) Sanskrit Epithets of Lord Krishna and Arjuna used in the Bhagavad Gita. There is great depth in their meanings.

 

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Contents

PART II NARADA BHAKTISUTRAS
21
PART III BHAGAVAD GITA CHAPTER 12 BHAKTI YOGA THE PATH OF DEVOTION ...
35
PART IV BHAKTA DEVOTEE
57
PART V SHRI ADI SHANKARACHARYAS BHAJA GOVINDAM ...
103
PART VI SANSKRIT EPITHETS OF LORD KRISHNA AND ARJUNA IN THE BHAGAVAD GITA ...
145
CONCLUSION
151
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
153
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Bhakti is a real, genuine search after God, a search beginning, continuing and ending in love. One single moment of madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. Devotional service is a process of spiritual understanding. Wherever devotional service exists, the material contamination cannot coexist. The book ?Bhakti - Devotion? discusses Bhakti using various approaches. These include:

 

a) Collection of ?Sayings? from the Shastras. The ancient Hindu Shastras such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, Shrimad Bhagavata, etc., contain invaluable ?Sayings? which are a source of enlightenment.

 

b) Sage Narada?s Bhakti-aphorisms. Sage Narada describes Bhakti as ?intense love to God; when a man gets it, he loves all, hates none; he becomes satisfied for ever.?

 

c) A discussion of ?Bhakti-Yoga - The Path of Devotion?, Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita. This chapter takes us deeper into the concept of Bhakti.

 

d) ?Bhaktas - Devotees? of the Lord. Their lives are a source of inspiration and instill in us a sense of  devotion.

 

e) Shri Adi Shankaracharya?s devotional song ?Bhaja Govindam?. It is enchanting and elevates the mind to a higher plane.

 

f) Sanskrit Epithets of Lord Krishna and Arjuna used in the Bhagavad Gita. There is great depth in their meanings.

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