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sādhanabhakti (‘means of [lower] devotion [that lead to the highest devotion, parābhakti]’)
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Sādhanabhakti literally means ‘means of lower devotion that lead to the highest devotion, parābhakti’.
  
Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects: parābhakti and aparābhakti.
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Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects:
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# Parābhakti - It is the intense devotion that spontaneously arises after God-realization.
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# Aparābhakti - It is the means to it. Hence it can be termed sādhanabhakti or gauni-bhakti.  
  
The former is the intense devotion that spontaneously arises after God-realisation. The latter is the means to it and hence can be termed sādhanabhakti or gauni-bhakti. In comparison, parābhakti is called sādhyabhakti.
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In comparison, parābhakti is also called as sādhyabhakti.
 
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Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects: parābhakti and aparābhakti.
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The former is the intense devotion that spontaneously arises after God-realisation. The latter is the means to it and hence can be termed sādhanabhakti or gauṇī-bhakti. In comparison, parābhakti is called sādhyabhakti.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
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sādhanabhakti (‘means of [lower] devo-tion [that lead to the highest devotion, parābhakti]’)
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Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects: parābhakti and aparābhakti.
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The former is the intense devotion that spontaneously arises after God-realisation. The latter is the means to it and hence can be termed sādhanabhakti or gauṇī- bhakti. In comparison, parābhakti is called sādhyabhakti.
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See BHAKTI and BHAKTIYOGA for details.
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Revision as of 12:33, 4 April 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sadhanabhakti, SAdhanabhakti, Saadhanabhakti


Sādhanabhakti literally means ‘means of lower devotion that lead to the highest devotion, parābhakti’.

Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects:

  1. Parābhakti - It is the intense devotion that spontaneously arises after God-realization.
  2. Aparābhakti - It is the means to it. Hence it can be termed sādhanabhakti or gauni-bhakti.

In comparison, parābhakti is also called as sādhyabhakti.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore