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Title : Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga Of Love And Devotion
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ISBN : 9780874811575
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Number of Pages : 573 Pages
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Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga Of Love And Devotion Reviews

  • Kirtida Gautam
    2019-05-26 00:42

    Swami Vivekananda was one of the most no-nonsense thinkers of his times. His books work for me like anything. This simple 100 pager on the concept of attaining union (Yoga) through love is just what I wanted to read right now. I am going through a painful psychological phase where I am working very hard to understand what my mind truly seeks. This book was a major revelation and I am glad I read it.

  • ron btdtbttsawio
    2019-05-20 22:44

    I liked this book but found it contained general information...nothing specific about how to practice bhakti yoga.However, there is a really good online article I recommend that gets right to the point.bhakti yoga

  • P.J. Mazumdar
    2019-05-02 02:08

    This is a book that will make you rethink your old ideas on Bhakti, or devotion.In our modern cynical age, religion, and specially devotion, has come under increasing critical scrutiny. The leap of faith that underlies devotion has come under increasing skepticism, and the view has gained ground that Bhakti or devotion is directly antagonistic to science; you have to choose either one or the other.This is a book that teaches us that it is not so. Swami Vivekananda brilliantly brings before us the full range of the teachings of the path of devotion of Hinduism. Bhakti has many layers, from the simple minded dualistic beliefs to the highest Advaitic principles. It is in these heights that we find the harmony of Bhakti and science, because 'God' here is not an old bearded man in the Heavens but our conceptualization of the entire Universe. We then realize how we can gain the immense strength of faith in our hearts and combine it with the vigor of science and reason. Through such an interpretation of Bhakti, we can approach the final spiritual goal of Samadhi or immersion in the absolute even in the modern age.This book is a must for all who are looking for a fresh and strong interpretation of Bhakti which does not require us to give up science and reason....P. J. Mazumdar, author of The Circle of Fire: The Metaphysics of Yoga

  • Ananya Ghosh
    2019-05-18 01:58

    I could not make sense of Bhakti Yoga as easily as Karma Yoga. "How can one love God so much?", I would wonder reading the initial pages. Then incidents of life gave that answer to me. Quite a year this has been!

  • Jenn Moss
    2019-05-26 04:42

    Lots of valuable stuff here--I highlighted a ton of passages! But this is not a hands-on guide to deepening your devotion to God. Nor is it meant for newcomers to Hindu thought; in fact, it assumes a familiarity with sages like Shankara and Ramanuja, and their respective ideas of monism and qualified monism.Since this book isn't a hands-on guide, I have a hard time explaining what, exactly, it is. It covers lots of ground, going into interesting theological territory, and warning about some pitfalls. And these are important warnings: Don't imagine your view of God is the only one, and that everyone else should worship exactly as you do. Don't become obsessed beyond reason with diet--don't make your religion only about what happens in the kitchen. (Which is not to say the kitchen isn't important!) Don't carry even the principle of not doing harm to ridiculous extremes.While all this is useful, sometimes Vivekananda seems to realize that he's gone outside the territory that most interests bhaktas. At one point, he says: "To the Bhakta these dry details are necessary only to strengthen his will; beyond that they are of no use to him."Well, maybe some use. If you come into this book knowing that it's not a hands-on guide, I think you'll find it well worth the read.

  • Bragadeesh
    2019-04-29 22:04

    The fourth and final in the Yoga series - Bhakthi Yoga - the Yoga of love and devotion. If Jnana yoga was to attain the absolute through sheer logic, bhakthi yoga does the same through devotion which also happens to be the most natural way for human beings. The love shall be expressed through many forms and Vivekananda emphasises on the need to direct the love from lower forms towards higher forms. Again as in Jnana yoga, complete renunciation is a must to reach the ultimate goal. Vivekananda was a bridge between the classical scriptures and the modern world. Having a photographic memory and laser focussed towards Indian scriptures of way past, he has given the meat of them in the most understandable manner. Inspite being more than a century old, his logical approach and lucid explanations will easily pass the test of time. Thoroughly loved this one as well. Don't know when I went off track, his books are so addictive!

  • DHEERAJ Kumar
    2019-05-04 01:03

    A crystal clear explanation of Bhakti Yoga chapter from BhagvadGita. What it is all about. It's not about going temples and churches but your unconditional love for God. This reminds me of Gitanjali where you find Tagore's love and compassion for God. It is surely a must read explanation of Bhakti Yoga

  • Nikhil Sharathchandran
    2019-05-16 04:47

    This tiny little book contains everything you need to know about the practice of Bhakti Yoga. This is a book rich in content and short on words. Profound. Deep. Wisdom-filled. Complete. This is a must-read for anyone drawn to the Bhakti path.its gods grace, thats why we get chances to read and know these deep knowledges, Till the last breath swamiji's name will reflect in our heart .

  • Marvin Guiang
    2019-05-04 20:51

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  • Sparrow
    2019-05-15 23:49

    "The Catholic Church... is religious in the highest sense. In modern society, Protestantism is broad but shallow." So said Vivekananda at a Unitarian Church in Detroit on February 20, 1894.