[Advaita-l] Odd types of Bhakti

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 06:43:50 EDT 2017


But hatred and anger type Bhakti is not advisable. Because it always causes
disturbance in the mind and it becomes restless. There will be no peace of

On Wed, 21 Jun 2017 at 3:56 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> In Shiva Gita of Padma Purana it is said:
> अनादरेण शाठ्येन परिहासेन मायया ।
> शिवभक्तिरतश्चेत्स्यादन्त्यजोऽपि विमुच्यते ।।
> [Devoid of fervor, out of guile, by deriding or pretension engages himself
> intensely in Shiva bhakti, even a low-born will be liberated from samsara.]
> The Shivagītā of the Padmapurana has been commented upon by Sringeri
> Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Nrsimha Bharati Swaminah [ adorned the peeṭham
> during 1599 - 1633 AD]
> The concept 'Virodhi Bhakti' itself has a great importance. Its for those
> whose intellect can't grasp the divinities positively. for eg. Kamsa,
> Chanura and Sishupala were liberated through it. They were constantly
> thinking of Lord Krishna (like in meditation) every time even it was as
> hatred and anger. Bhagavata Purana 10.29.15 also justifies it. It says:
> कामं क्रोधं भयं स्नेहं ऐक्यं सौहृदमेव च ।
> नित्यं हरौ विदधतो यान्ति तन्मयतां हि ते ॥ १५ ॥
> "15. *Persons who constantly direct their lust, anger, fear, protective
> affection, feeling of impersonal oneness or friendship toward Lord Hari are
> sure to become absorbed in thought of Him.*"
> Om Tat Sat
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