Bhakti

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  • Prem Bhakti Analysis

    Building on the theme of the preceding verse pertaining to prem pīḍā (pangs of love) and lāy (intense desire), this verse contends that a love-stricken heart is indeed the temple of prem bhakti or loving devotion for the Lord. As the intensity of prem bhakti engulfs the a(n)tar (inner self), leading to a fixation and passion for the Beloved, concludes the verse, one should engage in incessant remembrance of the Beloved. The word bhagtī, used in the above verse is same as the Sanskrit word bhakti, which means, ‘devotion’, ‘adoration’, ‘worship’. Bhakti is not about blind love - rather, it is about being blind in love. The relationship between prem and bhakti is analogous to that of air and wind – just as wind is a current or flow of air, likewise, bhakti is an active expression of love in the form of worship or it is love in action. Therefore, love and action are two important aspects of bhakti. The third significant aspect of bhakti is mystical or spiritual knowledge, according the definition of the word bhakti provided…

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  • The Significance Of Prem Bhakti And Love For The Beloved

    the heart is the seat of loving devotion. The implied meaning here is that the heart of one smitten by prem pīḍā (pangs of love) and lāy (intense desire) eventually becomes the repository of prem bhakti or loving devotion for the Lord. The intensity of prem bhakti engulfs the a(n)tar (inner self), leading to a fixation and passion for the Beloved. In this state of loving devotion, the Pir advises his followers to remember the Beloved at all times. The word bhagtī, used in the above verse is…

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  • Nirguna Bhakti Essay

    Nirguna bhakti is the devotion towards a formless, all-encompassing God. The word ‘nirgun’ means ‘devoid of qualities,’ referring to the lack of physical attributes in God. It is one of the two forms of devotion prevalent in Hinduism, the other one being Sagun Bhakti which sees God in a physical form. A prominent preacher of Nirgun Bhakti was Saint Kabir, one of the pioneers of the Bhakti movement. NIRGUNA is the eternal all-pervading and omnipresent divine consciousness. One of the prominent…

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  • Agamic Bhakti Concept

    The Agamic Bhakti concept is, “The Agamic wisdom is implicitly present in the Nigama ,but it is the Agama which spells it out and brings the Vedic wisdom to its culmination and perfection” and concluded that “In the Agamic Bhakti tradition , there is a very positive towards the world. The world is God's own creation and His own manifestation. The world is to be accepted with the attitudeof reverence, as it isLord’s own…

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  • Krsna In Bhagavad Gita

    Bhakti comes from the Bhagavad Gita and is one of the three paths described within the scripture. The Bhagavad Gita comes from the Hindu epic Mahabharata and it is the council of Arjuna from Krsna. Krsna helps Arjuna with an internal conflict on whether to fight or not. Krsna teaches Arjuna three paths to end his internal conflict. Thus, the Bhagavad Gita show’s these three paths and has become a foundation in Hindu scripture. Krsna teaches or shows Arjuna three paths to self-realization. Among…

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  • Origin Of Hinduism

    was the bhakti movement, during which a new style of Hinduism emerged; remnants of which remain to…

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  • In The Bhagavad Gita What Does Krishna Explain To Arjuna

    It has been characterized as a routine of dedication toward God, exclusively propelled by the earnest, cherishing yearning to please God, as opposed to the trust of celestial prize or the trepidation of perfect discipline. It is a method toward a condition of otherworldly freedom or illumination through the "acknowledgment", or the accomplishment of "unity" with God. Bhakti yoga is regularly considered by Hindus to be the simplest route for normal individuals to achieve such a profoundly freed…

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  • Indian Salvation Religion Analysis

    Indian Salvation Religion(s) And Mediterranean Metaphysical Philosophy During the classical Era, the belief system an individual belonged to determine the way they behaved, acted, and they hope they had. A comparison and contrast of some written documents provide an understanding of the similarities and differences between Indian salvation religions and Mediterranean metaphysical philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita, an analysis on how individuals can function in this world and become one with…

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  • Hindu Devotional Groups In Hinduism

    With the emergence of Bhaktism in South Asia, Hindus started to show their love for Hindu deities through poetry and other forms of art. Bhakti is an intense emotional love for a personal god. It favors an immediate experience of the divine. This trend leads to the creation of major Hindu devotional groups: Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. All three major groups are unified within the realm of bhakti/devotion; however, each group is distinguishable through their belief system, traditions,…

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  • The Influences Of Daoism And Neo-Confucianism In China

    In the early modern era, as with Europe and the Protestant Reformation, China and India would go through cultural changes. Prior to the changes, China predominantly followed Confucian ideals which it mostly still did by the early modern era. However, it now had influences from Buddhism and Daoism which formed Neo-Confucianism. Religious people such as Buddhists attempted to get more people to convert by telling them they could achieve enlightenment by conducting similar rituals as monks. Certain…

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