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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] The Difference Between Devotion and Emotion


The Difference Between Devotion and Emotion

By Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya

"The central message of the Bhagavad Gita, the most important scripture in all of Sanatana Dharma, is that bhakti, or devotion to the Absolute, constitutes the most effective and highly recommended path in all of the Yoga tradition. It is truly unfortunate, however, that despite the almost universally held importance of bhakti in the history of Yoga, there seems to have always been a good deal of misunderstanding on the part of many about what the terms 'bhakti' and 'Bhakti Yoga' actually mean. I've read even many supposedly knowledgeable authors mistakenly write that bhakti is to be seen as the 'Yoga of emotion', or that it somehow precludes any involvement with jnana (knowledge, or intellectualism), philosophy, or serious Yogic sadhana (practice). In actuality, nothing could be further from the truth...."



Please forward this information to all sincere spiritual seekers. Feel free to publish the entire article on your website, blog, Facebook or social site.

Aum Tat Sat

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