Bhakti yoga

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Bhakti yoga is the yoga of divine love. It falls on the six o’clock line of the Cosmic Clock, in the desire quadrant. It is considered to be the easiest of all yogas because it does not tell us to give up our passions, only to turn them toward God.

Bhakti yogis practice devotion to God through devotional music, dance and constant repetition of his name. They often worship God in his incarnations. For example, Hindus believe that Vishnu has incarnated nine times as a God-man, an avatar. Worship of his incarnations as Krishna and Rama is very popular in India.

Bhakti yoga allows us to divert our desire for any human relationship into a relationship with God. And even when we have a human relationship, we are loving God through that person. We can choose the form that best suits our psychology and needs. We can worship God as father, mother, master, child, friend or lover.

See also

Yoga

Karma yoga

Jnana yoga

Raja yoga

Agni yoga

Sources

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and the Spiritual Path.