Contributed By Dr Thimappa Hegde
Recap... Chapter 11
Contributed By Dr Ravishankar
2. Jiva - Jagat
Seeing is believing - Paroksha to Pratyaksha
Ahamkara + Mamakara
Loukika Chakshu to Divya Chakshu
Sanjaya = Sam + Jaya
Stage 2. Bhayam23-30
Kala tatvam Vyavaharika- Destructive
Bhishma / Drona
Arjuna - Nimittakarana. — Dharma yuddha
•No Me / Mine — Only THINE
•Fate - Accept
•Free-Will - USE
Chapter 12 BHAKTI YOGA
Bhakti means - Devotion
Devotion is love directed towards a higher principle, reverential or sacred love like to parents, Guru, Nation or God
Salt Doll and Bhakti- story
By constantly keeping one's attention on the Source, the ego is dissolved in that Source. Like a salt-doll in the sea.
..Sri Ramana Maharshi
We love our Goals
We love the Means
1. Means the least
2. Goal is mediocre
3. Highest for oneself
Love towards God
The intensity of the love depends upon how you look upon God.
Is God a Means,
Is God my goal.
Do I see God as My Self. Soham Asmi.
God is dear, dearer, dearest.
What is Bhakti Yoga ?Bhakti Yogaha is not an exclusive or separate Sadhana
It is the entire range of all the three sadhanas
First stage of Bhakti Yoga is Karma Yoga
The second stage is Upāsana Yoga
The last stage is Jnāna Yoga
Karma Bhakti Yoga
Right Attitude Ishwara Arpana/ Prasada Bhava
A Karma Yogi should have Bhakti all the time
Upasana Bhakti Yoga
Important Gita and Upanishad Mantras
Gnana Bhakti Yoga
Before any study of scriptures, we start with a prayer and end with a prayer
In Jnāna Yoga is about discovering God in me
Therefore Jnāna Yoga also involves Bhakti Scriptures give three definitions of God
God as the Creator. Eka Roopa.
God as the Creation. Aneka Roopa.
God as the Support. Aroopa. Jagat KartāĪshvaraCreator
Any well-designed product must have an intelligent being to design and create it
God as the creator of this universe Jagat KāranamĪshvara
( raw matter)
What is the raw material out of which the world is created?
God as the
Support of the World
Jagat Adhishthānam Īshvara,
God appears as the world with different forms but not affected by any form
•Lokah na udvijate – does not disturb the world
•Udvijate na lokat – the world does not disturb him
•harsha amarsha bhaya udvega mukthaha – free elation, envy, fear, anxiety
Immanent and Transcendental.
God is the very substratum of all the forms or the entire creation, which he transcends. Existence
3 Stages of Evolution
Eka, Aneka,Arupa Bhakthi
Eka Roopa and Aroopa Coexist
The greatest Advaitin can worship God in any form also. Eka, Aneka or Arupa