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.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 13th June 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27