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1 Understanding Bhakti – Bhakti – What it is & What it is not

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It is important to appreciate what “Bhakti” actually is, and is not. Bhakti has been defined and explained by the greatest of spiritual authorities, Srila Vyasadeva, the empowered incarnation who compiled the entire Vedas over 5,000 years ago. Bhakti is not some emotion emanating from the body nor a mental expression. It is a product of the highest spiritual realization….

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3 Understanding Bhakti – Can I Truly Love God?

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Is God knowable? Should He be feared? Or should He be loved? The Vedas speak of transcendental names, transcendental form, and the transcendental loving relationships engaged in by the Supreme Soul who is known as the “All Attractive” and the “Supremely Loveable”. Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha (religiosity, economic activity, sensual happiness, and ultimately liberation) are considered in the Vedas as…

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5 Understanding Bhakti – How do I Develop Love for God?

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Yoga practice means building a “personal practice” or performing sadhana (sadhana-bhakti). In all other yoga paths, sadhana is the means to an end, but on the path of Bhakti the means becomes the end. As our natural spiritual love is awakened, our service to the Supreme Person becomes an experience of unlimited and ecstatic joy which continues eternally. In this…

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6 Understanding Bhakti – Sri Chaitanya – “Father of Kirtan”

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The great transcendentalist Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) describes Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as “The great Apostle of Love of God and the father of the congregational chanting (kirtan) of the holy name of the Lord” Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in 1486 CE and remained on this earth for 48 years. He was a leading scholar and an extraordinary personality that had…

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