Shri Naarad Bhakti Sutra Katha
Shri Naarad Bhakti Sutra Katha by Swami ji details the complete process of bhakti (devotion). While a lot of other discourses by Swami ji focus only on the love for God, this particular one also focusses on total surrender to God with an aim to service the Almighty with utmost dedication. Renunciation of material pleasures and abstinence from the path of sin are recurrent themes of Shri Naarad Bhakti Sutra Katha. The discourse is marked by the narration of a lot of humorous and mischievous activities of sage Naarad, spanning across worlds and realms. These tales often provide an insight on how to adopt the righteous path despite innumerable roadblocks.
About Shri Naarad Bhakti Sutra
The Naarad Bhakti Sutra is a well-known scripture in Hinduism and its creation is attributed to Sage Naarad. In Hindu mythology, sage Naarad, the son of Lord Brahma, is often described as a learned but mischievous character. The scripture starts off by defining true bhakti (devotion) and focusses relentlessly on giving up of worldly desires. It also describes the methods to obtain true bhakti by being a selfless servant of the Lord and chanting his Holy name. The scripture also details the items a true bhakt should abstain from, like dealings with others who indulge in sinful habits. It winds up by saying that anyone who practices true bhakti will attain unification with the Almighty.
To view more pictures, please visit our photo gallery