Spiritual Forums

Home


Donate!


Articles


CHAT!


Shop


 
Welcome to Spiritual Forums!.

We created this community for people from all backgrounds to discuss Spiritual, Paranormal, Metaphysical, Philosophical, Supernatural, and Esoteric subjects. From Astral Projection to Zen, all topics are welcome. We hope you enjoy your visits.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to most discussions and articles. By joining our free community you will be able to post messages, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos, and gain access to our Chat Rooms, Registration is fast, simple, and free, so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, check our FAQs before contacting support. Please read our forum rules, since they are enforced by our volunteer staff. This will help you avoid any infractions and issues.

Go Back   Spiritual Forums > Religions & Faiths > Hinduism

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23-02-2017, 10:31 PM
Vinayaka Vinayaka is offline
Guide
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 514
 
The joy of bhakti

- making garlands,
- singing or listening to heartfelt bhajans,
- staring to receive darshan from the eyes of your ishta,
- seeing the winks and tears,
- watching fellow devotees dressed in colorful saris, handsome dhotis and kurtas, like a fields of colourful wildflowers
- japa to the point of no return
- watching the sacred substances poured on favorite murthis
- priests chanting Sri Rudram rhythmic unison
- the fire in the homa flashing, burning the desires away
- prostrating, giving the ego to His energy
- circumbulating in silence
- hands raised in namaskaram
- taking the flame to the eyes
- putting on the cooling substances of tilak

What I really love about bhakti is that it is 'all action and no talk', and quite the opposite of the draining 'all talk and no action'
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24-02-2017, 10:35 AM
peteyzen peteyzen is offline
Master
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: leicester
Posts: 1,347
  peteyzen's Avatar
What lovely post. The aspect of bhakti I love is the simple, loving connection with the divine. When the mind is turned to the divine with love or any activity is recognised as being an aspect of the divine, the connection is wonderful.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24-02-2017, 09:02 PM
Miss Hepburn Miss Hepburn is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southwest, USA
Posts: 12,166
  Miss Hepburn's Avatar
I chose bhakti.
Or rather the Beloved has chosen me.


A person may chose to seek or dwell in nothingness...to
experience the primordial sea before creation; before consciousness.
But, that is not my choice now.

I want to taste the sugar, not be the sugar, as Ramakrishna said.
Yet, either path is valid.
This Path is personal and impersonal...I had no choice, however...it
was made more than personal, more personal and closer than most can imagine.


__________________
.
.
"Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by riding daily in a balloon of divine perception.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as
the Infinite Essence"
~Lahiri Mahasaya, the Guru of Yogananda's Guru

I have no scientific evidence for anything I say.






Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26-02-2017, 02:48 AM
running running is offline
Master
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: in my truck. anywhere usa
Posts: 4,170
  running's Avatar
its all about following the bliss of the self. drinking it as often as possible. moving it through the body. let it unravel all the gunk. until ones presence becomes that.
__________________
https://youtu.be/8ecE1UML1q8
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26-02-2017, 10:45 AM
Bindu* Bindu* is offline
Knower
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 122
  Bindu*'s Avatar
Blaize the bhakti trail ! Jay....
Repeat the ishta mantra and see all as the Lila of the universal consciousness !
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Shivani Devi Shivani Devi is offline
Master
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 5,935
  Shivani Devi's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vinayaka
- priests chanting Sri Rudram in rhythmic unison
The best!

- trying to recall past the 5th verse of the Shiva Tandava Stotram and forgetting all the words after that, so I just 'go with it' anyway.

- when somebody just randomly yells out "Hara Hara Mahadev" in the middle of a serious bhajan.

- seeing an image/picture of Lord Shiva smiling more than it initially appears to.

- somebody producing a damaru out of nowhere.

- just going into trance and not caring what happens after that.

- Japa to the point of 'what was I chanting again?'

- Giving my whole heart and soul over to Shiva with a 'take me, make me, break me'

- seeing all the tears flow through my own.

- Listening to priests chant the Namakam and Chamakam in unison.

- wearing the Shiva Kavacham.

Om Namah Shivaya
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18-05-2017, 12:11 AM
Miss Hepburn Miss Hepburn is offline
Master
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southwest, USA
Posts: 12,166
  Miss Hepburn's Avatar
I found today talking to God...I don't care about bliss...(that was actually surprising to me).
I don't care about feeling 'good' or even great.
I just want to be in love with 'Him'.
That's it....for me...that is it.

__________________
.
.
"Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by riding daily in a balloon of divine perception.
Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...Meditate unceasingly,
that you quickly behold yourself as
the Infinite Essence"
~Lahiri Mahasaya, the Guru of Yogananda's Guru

I have no scientific evidence for anything I say.






Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18-05-2017, 04:04 AM
Shivani Devi Shivani Devi is offline
Master
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 5,935
  Shivani Devi's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
I found today talking to God...I don't care about bliss...(that was actually surprising to me).
I don't care about feeling 'good' or even great.
I just want to be in love with 'Him'.
That's it....for me...that is it.

Namaste.

Wanting to love God equates to actually loving Him and if/when it occurs, the bliss and 'feeling good' happens all by itself.

As for 'tasting sugar'...give me the raw, unrefined stuff any day.

Om Namah Shivaya
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 31-05-2017, 08:22 AM
Shivani Devi Shivani Devi is offline
Master
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 5,935
  Shivani Devi's Avatar


Oh primal Lord, most omnipresent,
Within the Lotus of my dreams,
Your eyes bestow eternal wisdom,
And through Your hair, the moonlight beams.

May I aspire to reach that peak,
Though sevenfold it's steps may be,
Where I'll desire no more to seek,
A 'Thee in All' and "All in Thee'
- 'The Necromancer' 1981

OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-06-2017, 01:46 AM
NickSM11 NickSM11 is offline
Newbie ;)
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 22
 
Hello everyone. Can someone please tell me in a concise way what Bhakti Yoga really is?

I've read that it is basically loving devotion to God and that it is considered the fastest way to experience the divine in Hinduism, but how is this loving devotion practiced exactly?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) Spiritual Forums