Patrons’ Complimentary Course II with Swami Tattvavidananda & Pratyagbodhananda
August 30 @ 8:00 pm - September 2 @ 1:00 pm
Bhakta and Bhakti
Is bhakti an act or is it a fact? When it is an act, I am a bhakta and there is an altar of bhakti, whose presence in my life I am recognizing. This implies a lot of understanding. When bhakti is a fact, it is fulfilled in the bhakta being the bhakti. For this, a quantum leap in understanding is required. Swamiji will unfold this topic of bhakta and bhakti to help the listener arrive at the intimate understanding which fulfills the human pursuit.
Maṅgalācaraṇam from Bhāgavatam
The first three verses of Bhāgavatam serve as a prayer, invoking the grace of the Lord, the source of all, and of Sage Vyāsa. They are also a profound, concise revelation of Vedānta. The opening words are the Brahma-sūtra (1.2.1) of Vyāsa which defines Brahman—janmādyasya yataḥ, the one from whom is the birth, etc., of this world. In the unfolding of the meaning of these verses lies the complete non-dual vision that releases a person from the struggle for fulfillment.