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Sakhyabhakti literally means ‘devotion to God as a friend’.
  
Bhakti or devotion to God, can assume several forms. The Nārada Bhakti-sūtras, a well-known treatise on bhakti, describes eleven such modes (sūtra 82). The sixth mode in this series is called ‘sakhyāsakti,’ same as sakhyabhakti.
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Bhakti or devotion to God, can assume several forms. The Nārada Bhakti-sūtras, a well-known treatise on bhakti, describes eleven such modes.<ref>Nārada Bhaktisūtras  82</ref> The sixth mode in this series is called ‘sakhyāsakti’. It is same as sakhyabhakti.
  
It denotes love of God as one’s dear friend. Arjuna, Uddhava, Sudāma (or Kucela) and the cowherd boys of Vṛndābana are quoted as the classic examples. The Bhagavadgītā (11.41, 42) reflects this idea very well.
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It denotes love of God as one’s dear friend. Arjuna, Uddhava, Sudāma or Kucela and the cowherd boys of Vṛndābana are quoted as the classic examples. The Bhagavadgītā<ref>Bhagavadgītā 11.41, 42</ref> reflects this idea very well.
 
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Bhakti or devotion to God, can assume several forms. The Nārada Bhakti-sutras, a well-known treatise on bhakti, describes eleven such modes (sutra 82). The sixth mode in this series is called ‘sakhyāsakti,’ same as sakhyabhakti.
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It denotes love of God as one’s dear friend. Arjuna, Uddhava, Sudāma (or Kucela) and the cowherd boys of Vṛndābana are quoted as the classic examples. The Bhagavadgītā (11.41, 42) reflects this idea very well.
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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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sakhyabhakti (‘devotion [to God] as a friend’)
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Bhakti or devotion to God, can assume several forms. The Nārada Bhakti- sutras, a well-known treatise on bhakti, describes eleven such modes (sutra 82). The sixth mode in this series is called ‘sakhyāsakti,’ same as sakhyabhakti.
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It denotes love of God as one’s dear friend. Arjuna, Uddhava, Sudāma (or Kucela) and the cowherd boys of Vṛndābana are quoted as the classic examples. The Bhagavadgītā (11.41, 42) reflects this idea very well.
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See also BHAKTI.
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Revision as of 13:47, 11 April 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sakhyabhakti, SAkhyabhakti, Saakhyabhakti


Sakhyabhakti literally means ‘devotion to God as a friend’.

Bhakti or devotion to God, can assume several forms. The Nārada Bhakti-sūtras, a well-known treatise on bhakti, describes eleven such modes.[1] The sixth mode in this series is called ‘sakhyāsakti’. It is same as sakhyabhakti.

It denotes love of God as one’s dear friend. Arjuna, Uddhava, Sudāma or Kucela and the cowherd boys of Vṛndābana are quoted as the classic examples. The Bhagavadgītā[2] reflects this idea very well.


References

  1. Nārada Bhaktisūtras 82
  2. Bhagavadgītā 11.41, 42
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore