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

By Edwin F. Bryant

From the writer of what has turn into the traditional variation of The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, an exploration of doubtless the main major culture in Hinduism, in addition to 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 in most cases. in recent years, the time period has end up utilized in a slightly simplistic solution 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 complicated and historic than today’s turning out to be kirtan audiences are conscious, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant makes a speciality of one well-known and demanding institution of bhakti and explores it intensive to teach what bhakti is and the way it's expressed. And he offers his personal renderings of valuable texts from that culture within the type of “tales and teachings” from an incredible paintings known as the Bhagavata Purana, or “The appealing Legend of God.” This clarifying paintings establishes a baseline for knowing, and may be welcomed via all critical scholars of the religious history of India.

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