Other forms include the Varnam, a completely composed piece, designed to show a Raga in all its pristine purity. Pada and Javali are two kinds of love-songs depicting poetic imagery characteristic of the Bhakthi movement. The Tillana is rhythmic and is in very fast tempo.
The Sandilya and Narada Bhakthi sutras like the Bhagavata are fundamental works of mysticism . Sandilya Bhakthi sutras seem to be older on account of its archaic tone and is evidently modeled on the pattern of the great philosophical Sutras. Narada Bhakthi sutra quotes sandilya but the sandilya does not quote Narada.
Narad Bhakthi sutra surpasses not merely sandilya by its easy eloquence and fervid devotion but it may be even regarded as one of the best specimens of Bhakthi literature that have ever been written. The Sandilya-sutra is more philosophical than Narada-Sutra. It goes into the question of nature of Brahman and Jiva , their inter-relation, the question of creation , and so on.
The Narad Bhakthi Sutra takes a leap immediately into the doctrine of devotion and analyses its various aspects, and sets a ban against mere philosophical constructions.
Both the Sandilya and the Narada quote the Bhagavad Gita on the one hand, and later Bhakthi literature on the other.
Rigveda is the Veda of knowledge , Yajurveda is the Veda of Karma , Sama Veda is the Veda of Bhakthi and Atharva Veda is Brahma-Veda, an umbrella celebrating the Divine Presence.
...to attain liberation . There are three ways: The Karma Marga (the way of works or good deeds ), the Jnana Marga (the way of wisdom or knowledge ), and the Bhakthi Marga (the way of devotion).
In Manipur , dancing is charged with faith , the devotional fervour of Bhakthi . To a Manipuri, one whole life is a dance offering.
Vedanta had attracted Westerners to Indian philosophy and theology or religious study. ISKCON drew them to the path of personal devotion (Bhakthi) to a Hindu deity, Krishna , and to a guru , Swami Prabhupada.
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