Narada’s Way of Divine Love: The Bhakti Sutras – Swami Yogatmananda

January 3, 2015

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Swami Yogatmananda

Swami Yogatmananda is the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Providence, Rhode Island.

Swami Yogatmananda

Swami Yogatmananda

Love has a divine essence. We experience this to some degree in all of our human relationships, since the love that we feel for one another is actually the attraction of God dwelling within. This love can lead us to God-realization, for, as the ancient sage Narada teaches, God is love.

Narada’s Bhakti Sutras are the most important Hindu text on the path of love, or Bhakti-Yoga. By directing our passions towards God, we discover that it is possible to have a relationship with God. The relationship deepens until finally we realize that we are never separate from God — our true, divine nature is simply waiting to be revealed. 
— from the translation and commentary by Swami Prabhavananda

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Born in 1953 in Karnataka, India, Swami Yogatmananda joined Ramakrishna Order in 1976. He received his monastic vows in 1986. After being at Ramakrishna Math Center at Nagpur, India for 20 years, he was posted as the Head of Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

He came to United States in the summer of 2001 as the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Providence. His present responsibilities include conducting Sunday service, weekly study classes and organizing spiritual retreats. He also is invited to preach Vedanta at different places in the United States.

Swami Yogatmananda is the Hindu Religious Affiliate at the Brown University, Providence, RI and the Hindu Chaplain at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA.

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