Bhakti 10.22.10

Bhakti 10.22.10 - Bhakti The Rise of Devotionalism Lord...

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Bhakti The Rise of Devotionalism Lord Ganesa “Remover of Obstacles” Bhagavadgita introduced notion of karma-yoga also offers first textual indication of devotion as path to moksha Abandon all the laws and instead seek shelter with me alone. even simple offerings acceptable path open to all people Krsna relates to Arjuna as "father, friend, lover" Bhakti = devotion Southern tradition, matured by 5th c. CE Use of vernacular language Tension between bhakti and dharma Dignified poverty as rich spiritual state Greatest appeal to women and lower castes Promulgated by singer-saints such as Mirabai and Sur Das Characteristics of bhakti Intensely personal ( warm devotion ) Strong element of longing Goal is to be in the constant presence of the divine Bhakti practice recitation of the name of the divine puja taking darshan ( auspicious sight ) attendance at festivals shared company with other believers Misperceptions of a Hindu Trinity Five functions of all deities
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creation sustenance or maintenance destruction granting grace; granting boons
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