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    Prem Bhakti Analysis

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    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 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    Yoga is seen by many as a low impact exercise consisting of stretching with different pose positions held of a specific time, while controlling your breathing. By some it is seen as part of their religion. The religion that practice yoga is Hinduism. In Hinduism there are several types of yoga. The 3 yoga’s that I will be writing about in this paper are Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga. The first yoga I have chosen is Karma Yoga. Karma is usually looked at as something bad but in yoga it…

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    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(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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    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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