Bhakti Yoga: Simplest Path of Yoga
The yoga of devotion connected with heart, the location of anahata chakra. When you perform any action with indelible image of your deity or guru in your heart, it is bhakti yoga. Any person can do this in his ordinary life to bring divinity and purity in his actions.
Destination is same, but paths are different. One can know the ultimate truth by selfless action, by wisdom or by Samadhi. But offering your highest emotions and unconditional love to personal deity is the easiest and surest way to realize bliss in your spiritual journey.
‘Bhakti’ is a Sanskrit word which means attachment, fondness, homage or faith. It is also called ‘Bhakti Marga’ (path of devotion) which is best for simple-hearted fellow who never expresses his emotions & feelings to others. It brings incredible miracles in devotional life.
- You always connected to chosen deity
- It is the simplest & surest path of yoga
- The flame of devotion never flicker
- Your emotions & feelings never go unanswered
- Attachment & bondage of subtler level
If your heart is pure & burns for union with chosen deity, then devotional yoga is for you
Surrender of All Emotions
It’s all about the expression of emotions and feelings of unconditional love towards fixed deity. You can better understand if undergo training in yoga course. The same materialistic world looks like heaven to the devotional eyes.
Bhakti is like the supreme expression of love. A devotee least cares about the people surrounding him and their bouquet of praises or bricks of criticism. He accepts whole-heartedly whatever comes in his life. He takes it as the wishes of his chosen deity.
In “Gita”, Lord Krishna, “I welcome all men; no issue how they approach me. Men pursue me from every direction.” There are different paths of yoga which goes to the same destination. The path of devotion demands surrender of all your emotions to divine being.
- A devotee sometimes weep or jump in ecstasy
- He never hides his emotions in social interaction
- His whole thoughts revolve round his deity
- No duality or complexity in life
- Spontaneous expression of higher knowledge
Focussing on Pure Devotion
For focus of mind, you need an object for adoration and to shower your love emotions. What can be a better to remain focus on your most beloved object all the time? Then the meditation and concentration comes to you effortlessly and naturally.
Like a Gyan Yogi (Yoga of Wisdom), you needn’t to go for a self-inquiry. The high devotion transcends all the knowledge that you need to reach the Supreme. All the knowledge needed automatically flows naturally like Ganga flows from top mountains to plain.
Your love and devotion never changes with change in surroundings or change in thought process. There is no doubt or fears in your mind. You know well that he is always to protect you from difficult situations ready to wipe your tears in times of stress or pain.
- You approach Him with no desires
- You attain the highest goal of yoga i.e. super consciousness
- You start seeing Him in every creature
- You remain aware in all situations
- There is divinity in all your actions & thoughts
Role of Inner Feeling
Inner feelings are the most crucial factor in the path of Bhakti Yoga. There is no revolt or repulsion in the inner opinions as all feelings are directed to the same object. You remain delighted or feel ecstasy all the time and in all occasions.
While doing any action, while moving from one place to another, your feelings remain engrossed towards your devotional deity. It makes your inner world pure, subtle and divine. Your inner journey becomes next to pilgrimage and you move nearer to Supreme Bliss.
It cleans all the dust and impurities from your inner space. It makes you fit to go for spiritual journey and touch the pinnacle of mountains of supreme joy. You gain everything in this very life. You shine like a sun in the sky which illuminates the entire universe.
- Inner purity is the hallmark of spiritual journey
- You remain in ecstasy all the time
- You have nothing to lose in this yoga path
- For the deity’s love, you are ready to sacrifice everything
- Your every step move you closer to your beloved
There is spark of faith in every human-being. You need to ignite with love and devotion. Faith is stepping-stone to devotion. Your awareness rises to the highest level. It leads to the experience of devotion. You don’t have any expectation from this path of yoga.
Ordinary love ceases with passing time, but the flame of Bhakti yoga never fades. On the contrary, it goes shining brightly with every passing years. You tastes the best taste of emotion which is another dimension of spirituality.