|Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion. It is one of the principle branches of the yogic traditions. Yoga is the Sanskrit word meaning; to bind, to yoke, to join (union). |
Bhakti is the Sanskrit word meaning devotion. Bhakti Yoga is the yoking of ones soul with Supreme Divinity, through love and devotion, through the practice of living a truthful life, true to oneself and all sentient beings.
In the ancient teachings Bhakti Yoga is referred to as the superior yoga, or the superior path. It is the right path for this age of Kali Yuga, or age of darkness, iron age.
Yoga is a science that is used to attain enlightenment through study, reflection and meditation, the three key aspects in the practice of Bhakti Yoga, a way of life.
Life is a process of remembering as we move from forgetfulness into conscious immortality, yoking to the Primordial Source. All sentient Beings can reach higher consciousness; become Self Realized; not to hold onto the experience personally, but to share it with other human beings. Bhakti Yoga is an unceasing search for ones true nature, for ones Higher Self; a compassionate, loving and truthful path to Divine Mother. Willingly, a simple mastery of ourselves.
This search begins, continues and ends in Love. In the ancient teachings it is said that Bhakti Yoga is the easiest and most natural way to reach the Divine Self. Why is this? Because devotion is already there, it's innate. We are all devoted to something or someone. Devotion is something we naturally gravitate toward. Spiritual Realization is Bhakti Yoga.
In Bhakti Yoga we strive to harmoniously build character in this life, it is not a given. The character is the true nature based on the souls memory of "who am I"??? Each individual soul has unique memory patterning. This makes us an individual but not separate.