Bhakti Yoga: Tales and Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana by Edwin F. Bryant PDF

By Edwin F. Bryant

ISBN-10: 0865477752

ISBN-13: 9780865477759

From the writer of what has develop into the traditional version 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 least difficult phrases, bhakti yoga is the perform of devotion, that is the basic middle of yoga and of Hinduism as a rule. lately, the time period has become utilized in a slightly simplistic technique to discuss with the more and more well known perform of kirtan, or chanting in a gaggle or at huge gatherings. yet bhakti yoga is much extra complicated and historic than today’s turning out to be kirtan audiences are acutely aware, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant specializes in one well-known and significant college of bhakti and explores it intensive to teach what bhakti is and the way it really is expressed. And he provides his personal renderings of vital texts from that culture within the type of “tales and teachings” from a massive 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 via all severe scholars of the religious background of India.

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