By Edwin F. Bryant
From the writer of what has turn into the normal variation of The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, an exploration of potentially the main major culture in Hinduism, besides a rendering of key texts and parables from that tradition
Bhakti Yoga explores one of many 8 “limbs” of yoga. within the easiest phrases, bhakti yoga is the perform of devotion, that is the fundamental middle of yoga and of Hinduism generally. lately, the time period has turn out to be utilized in a slightly simplistic strategy to confer with the more and more renowned perform of kirtan, or chanting in a gaggle or at huge gatherings. yet bhakti yoga is way extra advanced and old than today’s becoming kirtan audiences are acutely aware, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant makes a speciality of one well-known and critical tuition of bhakti and explores it intensive to teach what bhakti is and the way it's expressed. And he offers his personal renderings of critical texts from that culture within the kind of “tales and teachings” from an incredible paintings referred to as the Bhagavata Purana, or “The attractive Legend of God.” This clarifying paintings establishes a baseline for realizing, and may be welcomed by means of all critical scholars of the non secular background of India.
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