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 basic center of yoga and of Hinduism normally. lately, the time period has grow to be utilized in a slightly simplistic strategy to consult with the more and more well known perform of kirtan, or chanting in a gaggle or at huge gatherings. yet bhakti yoga is way extra advanced and historical than today’s transforming into kirtan audiences are conscious, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant makes a speciality of one well-known and significant tuition of bhakti and explores it intensive to teach what bhakti is and the way it's expressed. And he provides his personal renderings of important texts from that culture within the kind of “tales and teachings” from a major paintings referred to as the Bhagavata Purana, or “The attractive Legend of God.” This clarifying paintings establishes a baseline for figuring out, and should be welcomed through all critical scholars of the non secular background of India.

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