Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Love (Part 1)

Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Love (Part 1)

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD | November 29, 2018

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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 satsanga (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)

2018-10-15T13:05:07+00:00November 29, 2018|Wisdom Classics, Wisdom Library|

About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of 15 books, including his recently released The Practice of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. 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 Zoroastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.