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Bhakti means "to serve the Divine." Opening the heart to the Divine is the focus of bhakti, a mystical path of personal devotion. It is the path most followed in India, and it involves surrendering oneself to the Divine through prayer, worship, and ritual. Chanting or singing the praises of whatever divine presence is meaningful to you form a substantial part of bhakti yoga.
Jnana (sometimes written gyana) is considered the most difficult path, because it requires a radical shift in perception. The goal is to seek the knowledge hidden in all of us through questioning, meditation, and contemplation. Before practicing jnana yoga, the student needs to have integrated the lessons of the other yogic paths, for without selflessness, love of God, and the strength of body and mind, the search for self-realization is nothing more than an exercise in philosophy. The jnana student uses the mind to explore his or her own nature and to find knowledge through God.
Sites related to: Sahaja Yoga, Sahaja Practice, Sahaja Meditation, Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Srivastava, Vishwa Nirmala Dharma. Personal pages go under Personal_Pages subcategory.
Karma yoga focuses on the causes and effects of an individual's actions. It teaches how to live a life of spiritual action and selfless service. The true follower of the karma path acts without thought of gain or reward. Karma achieves union with God through right action and selfless service. Karma yoga is a yoga you take inside of you and make a way of life.
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