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Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Love (Part 1)

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Bhakti yoga is the path of love and devotion; its goal is the union of the individual soul with the highest divinity. As Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains, bhakti yoga is the most simple and straightforward way of achieving life’s purpose. On the other hand, it is the most misunderstood and confusing of all the paths. People start to wonder: Which god or goddess should I follow—one of my own culture or upbringing, a more exotic divinity, or none at all? Should I place my trust in a guru or spiritual teacher? Do the scriptures contain only the truth?

In this audio satsang (part 1 of “Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Love”), Panditji draws on the Bhakti Sutra to dispel the misconceptions regarding bhakti yoga. He presents an inspiring, refreshing take on the yoga of love that distinguishes between higher (para) and lower (apara) bhakti—and tells us how the latter will lead us to establish a relationship with God that is pure, free from doubt or blind faith, and ever-nourishing.

Format: .mp3 audio file with download
Length: 55 mins

Source: Bhakti Sutra lectures (Honesdale, 2015)

About the Teacher

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.

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