By Swami Harshananda
Rāgānugabhakti literally means ‘devotion that follows emotion’.
Types of Rāgānugabhakti
Vaidhībhakti follows the vidhis or the rules set in the śāstras. Rāgānugabhakti follows just one’s rāga or emotional attachment. Hence it can take any form of human emotion towards God. In this notion God can also be considered as one’s child or friend or beloved. God also will respond in the same way as towards:
- Śāstras are the holy books or scriptures.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore