Bhakthi Related Thread

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    I want to dedicate this thread to bhakthi related poems, music and videos.

    I request posters to keep that in mind.
     
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    Art of Living is good place to start. Sri Sri doing great things.
     
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    Soundarya Lahari composed by Adi Sankaracharya.

    It means waves of beauty. Mother's beauty is not meant to be expressed in mere words.
     
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    Shivananda lahari composed by Sankaracharyha Bhagavatpada.

    In this, he praises the lord in all great available chandas of sanskrit.
     
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    Key notes...

    The term 'Bhakthi' also refers to a movement that arose between the 7th century and 10th century CE in India, focused on the gods Vishnu and Shiva, possibly in response to the arrival of Islam in India.[2][3]

    The Bhakti movement reached North India in the Delhi Sultanate and grew throughout the Mughal era evolving the characteristics of Hinduism as the religion of the general population as dhimmi, under the Islamic rulers in parts of the Indian subcontinent.[5] Bhakti-like movements also spread to other Indian religions during this period.

    The term bhakti, in Vedic Sanskrit literature, has a general meaning of "mutual attachment, devotion, fondness for, devotion to" such as in human relationships, It may refer to devotion towards a spiritual teacher (Guru) as guru-bhakti,[22][23] or to a personal god,[14][24] or for spirituality without form (nirguna). nirguni Bhakti is found in Sikhism.

    Bhakti can be practiced in four ways:[59][60]

    1. To the Supreme Self (Atma-Bhakti)
    2. To God or the Cosmic Lord as a formless being (Ishvara-Bhakti)
    3. To God in the form of various Gods or Goddesses (Ishta Devata-Bhakti)
    4. To God in the form of the Guru (Guru-Bhakti)
    Bhagavata Purana and Navaratnamalika[edit]
    The Navaratnamalika (garland of nine gems), nine forms of bhakti are listed: (1) śravaṇa (listening to ancient texts), (2) kīrtana (praying), (3) smaraṇa (remembering teachings in ancient texts), (4) pāda-sevana (service to the feet), (5) archana (worshiping), (6) namaskar or vandana (bowing to the divine), (7) dāsya (service to the divine), (8) sākhyatva(friendship with the divine), and (9) ātma-nivedana (self-surrender to the divine).[72][73]

    The Bhagavata Purana teaches nine similar facets of bhakti.[74][75]

    Bhavas[edit]

    Traditional Hinduism speaks of five different bhāvas or "affective essences".[76] In this sense, bhāvas are different attitudes that a devotee takes according to his individual temperament to express his devotion towards God in some form.[77] The different bhāvas are:

    1. śānta, placid love for God;
    2. dāsya, the attitude of a servant;
    3. sakhya, the attitude of a friend;
    4. vātsalya, the attitude of a mother towards her child;
    5. madhura, the attitude of a woman towards her lover.[77]
     
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    Shivoham composed by Shankaracharya Bhagavatpada.

    Shivoham means I am the shiva. It is key to Advaita philosophy.
    After Aparokshanubuthi stage, the aspirant reaches Shivoham stade.

    In this stage, you hold all the Creation inside of you. You nurture it.
     
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    Mukunda Mala Stothram comsed by Kulashekar alwar.

    Alwars are key part of Bhakthi movement in southern India. They composed beautiful songs for the Lord of Consciousness. They are even accused of alteration of Bhagavata Puranam.

    One of the slokas:

    O Lord Filled with The Six Celebrated Qualities!
    I Am Not Interested In The Acquisition of Wealth Or In The Pleasures of The OTher Worldly Life.
    I Am Not Attracted By Sensory Pleasures At All.
    Whatever That Will Happen as A Result of Purva Karmaas,let It Happen!
    The Only Thing That I Pray For is The Steady and Undiminishing Devotion At Your Lotus Feet In Every One of My Births.
     
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    Bhaja Govindam composed by Shankara Bhagavathpada.

    In this work, he tells a brahman who is more concerned about grammar than God, to do bhajana of Lord.
    One of the classics sung by M.S. Subalakshmi.
     
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    Hanuman Chalisa sung by Balakrishna Prasad Garimella, our Asthana gayaka of TTD.
     
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    Complete Bhagavat Geeta sung by Sri Vidyabhushana.
     
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    Other notable songs by him. Different language though. I don't know its meaning.
     
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    Some telugu padyalu. Very famous in older generations. It is about greatness of varanasi.

    Seems like dravidians were in love with Aryan cities in those days.
     
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    A Poem By swamiji,

    Kali The Mother


    The stars are blotted out,
    The clouds are covering clouds.
    It is darkness vibrant, sonant.
    In the roaring, whirling wind
    Are the souls of a million lunatics
    Just loosed from the prison-house,
    Wrenching trees by the roots,
    Sweeping all from the path.
    The sea has joined the fray,
    And swirled up mountain-waves,
    To reach the pitchy sky.
    The flash of lurid light
    Reveals on every side
    A thousand, thousand shades
    Of Death begrimed and black-
    Scattering plagues and sorrows,
    Dancing mad with joy,
    Come, Mother, come!
    For terror is Thy name,
    Death is in thy breath,
    And every shaking step
    Destoys a world for e’er.
    Thou Time, the All-destroyer!
    Come, O Mother, come!
    Who dares misery love,
    And hug the form of Death,
    Dance in destruction’s dance
    To him the Mother comes.
     
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    It is sri suktham.
    excerpt form it.

    12.1: (Harih Om. O Chiklita, Invoke for me your Mother) As Chiklita ( referring to Moisture represented by Water ) Creates Loveliness in all things by its presence, similarly O Chiklita (now referring to Chiklita, the son of Devi Lakshmi) you Staywith me,
    12.2:And by your presence bring your Mother, the Devi who is the Embodiment of Sri (and essence of all Loveliness) toDwell in my Family.
     
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    Good old Bhajan for a change.

     
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    Gayathri Manthra with meaning.
    People say that, this manthra can give moksha if we recite it in correct way.
     
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    One of Annamayya songs on Lord Srinivas.
    It has all basic vishnu Nama. We can get some punya by listening to the song alone.
     
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    Iskon Bhajan. It is very good one. Goes easy on ears.
     
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    Art of Living Bhajan. Swami Nithyapragya leading from front.
     
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    Another Krishna Bhajana mala.


    Voice is so good. No art work though.
     
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