Bhakti-Yoga is the most simple thing of all and gives one all transcendental spiritual happiness, knowledge and detachment simultaneously. One simply must receive this knowledge and have sufficient intelligence and sincerity to act upon it. By following the advice in Bhagavd-Gita one automatically advances toward the spiritual platform.
In Bhagavad-Gita, which is considered the essence of all the Vedas in a nutshell (only 700 verses), Lord Shri Krishna says that He lives in the heart of all beings as the guide, witness and friend; so really any person can immediately practise bhakti-yoga by introspection and meditation and prayer to the Supersoul or the Lord within the heart. As such millions of people all over the world practice some form of bhakti-yoga or God consciousness in its broadest sense. Very often we see people in a distressful situation pray.
Connection With The Supreme
Bhakti-yoga practice is however to bring this natural human God consciousness to a new level by connecting with the Supreme and Primeval source of that consciousness within us all; Lord Shri Krishna, the unifying principle and root of all varieties, beauties and relationships in His Personal Form, Himself being the source and non-different from that inner Guide. That original source is a Person, an all-attractive Person who also resides in the eternal spiritual sky, a wonderful transcendental variegated environment, accompanied by millions of other liberated spiritual individual beings who all look to engage in exchange of loving mellows with that Person in full knowledge and bliss free from birth, death, sickness and old age.
This existence of Krishna and His realm beyond time and space is described in great detail in another sanskrit work called Srimad Bhagavatam, also known as the Bhagavata Purana. The Bhagavata desribes not only the spiritual realm and the activities there, but also the cosmology and history of the material universes, their creation and dimensions, the stories of yogis, incarnations, Shiva, Brahma, reincarnation, karma, Rama, Buddha, etc. It also describes the Supreme Feminine Person Who is Sri Radha, the eternal consort of Lord Krishna. It is a very long 18 volume book of 18,000 verses.
Bhakti Yoga Explained in Bhagavad Gita
Every person interested in his ultimate self-interest should at least once read Bhagavad-Gita and if they would like to go deeper into the subject then they could read the Bhagavata. The reading of the Bhagavata is considered the highest literature in the vedas because the main subject is the story of Sri Krishna as the original source of all incarnations, and His pastimes and qualities are ultimately expanded in great detail.
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