The Jnani’s Practice of Bhakti – Br. Shankara

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

The Sage Vasistha, Adi Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and Swami Vivekananda — all great teachers of Jnana Yoga (realization through knowledge) — also practiced intense devotion (bhakti) and shared its importance with their followers.

Worship Govinda! Worship Govinda, you deluded one! When the end (of life) is near, (worldly) knowledge … will not save you. 
— Shankaracharya, Bhaja Govindam (Govinda is a name for Sri Krishna)

Let nothing stand between God and your love for Him. Love Him, love Him, love Him—and let the world say what it will. 
— Vivekananda, Inspired Talks

In this talk, you will hear more devotional writings and sayings by teachers of unitive consciousness. We explore why these realized souls reported that reverence was integral to their spiritual attainment.

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