The Path of Love and Devotion
The word bhakti means devotion. Bhaktas are devotees and their goal is to attach themselves completely to God or the most Beloved. Our entire nature is based on such love. We are attached to so man [more]
What is Bhakti?
The great sage of the Himalayas and founder of the Divine Life Society of Rishikesh, Sri Swami Sivananda, gives a beautiful overview of all aspects of Bhakti Yoga. The term Bhakti comes from th [more]
Prayer
I once visited a home where there was a young baby. I was talking to the family and the mother was busy somewhere in the kitchen. The baby was playing with its toys. After a while, the baby cried a li [more]
Total Surrender in Bhakti
God wants proof that you are totally surrendering yourself. Tests will come. If you fail the tests, then your surrender is not complete. If your surrender is complete, no matter what test come [more]
Q & A on Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga
Question:  Can you please talk a little bit about chanting, the path of Bhakti Yoga, and developing oneness with God. Swami Satchidananda: Bhakti means heart. That’s what God wants. Being in [more]
Prescriptions for Peace
Our whole experience of life is based on the stories we tell ourselves about what occurs. These stories begin with our mind’s interpretation of what it perceives. Swami Vivekananda describes thi [more]
Attach Yourself to God
The word “bhakti” means devotion. Bhaktas are devotees whose goal is to attach themselves completely to God, or the Beloved. Our entire nature is based on such love. We are attached to so many [more]
Sincerity in Seeking
 The sincerity in seeking comes only when you know that you have a limited capacity. It's only when you say, “I can't do it anymore, please help me,” that the help comes. You then link yo [more]
The Need For Faith
The differences in views and opinions in matters like politics and economics are understandable. But, such differences of opinion and approach exist in the spiritual field also, even though the se [more]
The Path of Love: Bhakti Yoga
For those more emotional than intellectual, Bhakti Yoga is recommended. Bhakti Yoga is the path of devotion, the method of attaining God through love and the loving recollection of God. Most religio [more]