Sādhanabhakti

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sadhanabhakti, SAdhanabhakti, Saadhanabhakti


sādhanabhakti (‘means of [lower] devotion [that lead to the highest devotion, parābhakti]’)

Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects: parābhakti and aparābhakti.

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.

See BHAKTI and BHAKTIYOGA for details.


References

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

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sādhanabhakti (‘means of [lower] devo-tion [that lead to the highest devotion, parābhakti]’) Bhakti or devotion to God has two aspects: parābhakti and aparābhakti. 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. See BHAKTI and BHAKTIYOGA for details.