(Hindusim, Sanskrit: devotion)

Bhakti yoga, as opposed to hatha yoga is not physical at all... It is the science of devotional service to God, as preached by the 15th century bengali saint Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and again in this century by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. It is the dogma on which Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON is founded.

Bhakti Yoga is a wider phenomena than just its single manifestation in the Hare Krishna organisation, ISKCON. The Bhakti tradition is actually the yoga of devotional love, suited to those of an emotional disposition, where the practitioner fills him/herself with passionate love for God, or some other object of affection, (perhaps a teacher figure), and through the outpouring of love attains mystical realisation. Gurdjieff referred to this as "The Way of the Monk" - a path to higher consciousness through the development of the emotional centre.

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