Bhaktiyoga, Bhakti-yoga: 13 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhaktiyoga in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग).—Disinterested devotion:1 of different kinds—tāmasa, rājasa, sātvika, nirguṇa, ātyantika;2 greater than the veda, tapas, and gifts; purifies even śvapākas;3 its relation to Sānkhya Śāstra;4 recapitulation of.5

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XI. 14. 2.
  • 2) Ib. III. 29. 7-14.
  • 3) Ib. XI. 14. 20-21; 20. 6, 8, 29 and 33.
  • 4) Ib. III. 29. 2.
  • 5) Ib. XI. 29. 8-34.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग) is praised in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, in chapters sixty-four to sixty-seven there are eloquest praise of Bhaktiyoga; glorification of the five syllable mantra “namaḥ śivāya” and the Bilva-tree, worship of Śiva with different kinds of flowers, incense etc. and its result; origin of śivaliṅga; glorification of the different śivaliṅgas and the different holy places near about Ujjainī where these liṅgas are to be found, the glorification of Prayāga and Gayā.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग) refers to “path of spiritual realization through devotional service to Bhagavān”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Bhaktiyoga in Vedanta glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग) refers to “union through devotion”, devotional disciplines, worship, prayer, chanting and singing, awakening love in the heart and opening oneself to God’s grace.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhaktiyoga in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग).—loving faith, loyal devotion; स स्थाणुः स्थिरभक्तियोगसुलभो निःश्रेयसायास्तु वः (sa sthāṇuḥ sthirabhaktiyogasulabho niḥśreyasāyāstu vaḥ) Vikr.1.1.

Derivable forms: bhaktiyogaḥ (भक्तियोगः).

Bhaktiyoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhakti and yoga (योग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग).—m.

(-gaḥ) Devotion or worship. as shewn by implicit faith in any divinity. E. bhakti and yoga devotion.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग).—m. devotion, as shown by implicit faith in any divinity. Yathā-yoga + m, adv. in due order, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 92.

Bhaktiyoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhakti and yoga (योग).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग).—[masculine] faithful devotion.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग):—[=bhakti-yoga] [from bhakti > bhaj] m. devoted attachment, loving devotion, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of 1st [chapter] of Śiva-gītā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaktiyoga (भक्तियोग):—[bhakti-yoga] (gaḥ) 1. m. Devotion.

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Bhaktiyoga in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhaktiyoga in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaktiyōga (ಭಕ್ತಿಯೋಗ):—[noun] devoted attachment or loving devotion to God.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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