By Edwin F. Bryant
From the writer of what has develop into the normal version of The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, an exploration of doubtless 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's the basic center of yoga and of Hinduism more often than not. in recent years, the time period has turn out to be utilized in a slightly simplistic approach to confer 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 complicated and historical than today’s turning out to be kirtan audiences are acutely aware, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant makes a speciality of one well-known and critical institution of bhakti and explores it extensive to teach what bhakti is and the way it truly is expressed. And he offers his personal renderings of primary texts from that culture within the type of “tales and teachings” from a big paintings referred to as the Bhagavata Purana, or “The appealing Legend of God.” This clarifying paintings establishes a baseline for realizing, and should be welcomed by means of all severe scholars of the non secular historical past of India.
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