What is bhakti ? Definition ?

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#1 What is bhakti ? Definition ?

Post by classicallover » 31 Oct 2012, 15:01

So many topics are being discussed on various aspects related to Bhakti.

But what is Bhakti ? And what all are deemed to be constituents of Bhakti ? How is it different from Shraddhaa which it is normally paired with ?

These issues have to be addressed first. Then come the other issues. Who all can do or have Bhakti ? And when can it be done ? How should it be done ?

The virtues of -
1. devotion 2. loyalty 3. ultimate faith 4. loyalty 5. sense of belonging 6. piety 7. worship 8. subservient nature 9. respect 10. God-fearing nature etc.

should constitute and define what Bhakti is.

Shraddha in short, is the discipline with which Bhakti can be expressed or performed. Methodical, meticulous, progressive, rigorous, procedural conformation, attentiveness, etc are some of the related words.
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#2 Re: What is bhakti ? Definition ?

Post by perezellen » 22 Jan 2016, 12:36

Bhakti is a constant theme of sages. It means attachment or participation and also the devotion fondness , and homage ,faith or love, worship, also piety to Bhakti,.In Hinduism, it means devotion and the love of representational god. We can see in Shvetashvatara Upanishad, here it means participation in, also devotion, and love towards any endeavor, or sometimes it points towards to the possible paths of spirituality and also moksha as in bhakti marga denoted in the Bagavad Gita. This also represent to a movement that begin between the 7th and 10th century in India, pointing about the gods Vishnu and Shiva, in response to the rise of Islam in India.
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