What is Bhakti Yoga?
Bhakti yoga is one of six major branches of yoga, representing the path of self-transcending love or complete devotion to God or the divine.
Bhakti yoga is based on the doctrine “Love is God and God is Love”.
Bhakti is the Sanskrit term which signifies a blissful, selfless and overwhelming love of God as the beloved Father, Mother, Child, Friend or whichever relationship or personal aspect of God that finds appeal in the devotee’s heart.
Bhakti signifies both devotion and a loving attachment to the Divine. In strictest terms, the word means “participation” (from the verbal root bhaj “to participate, partake”). As such, the yogin or yoginî on the devotional path literally participates in the Divine through surrender, devotion, service, worship, and finally is drawn into mystical union with the Divine.
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