The Aphorisms of Love
What are Bhakti Sutras?
Life springs from love – the origin is love and life seeks love.The goal of life is also love, and in between, life is sustained by love.There is not a single creature or living entity on this planet that has not known love or is devoid of love. Since time immemorial Narada and Bhakti (devotion) have been synonymous. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gives an inspiring discourse on the Bhakti Sutras of Narada – Aphorisms of Love.
Commentary by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
If we are made up of a substance called love, then why don't we experience it? Why is there so much misery? If love is everywhere in creation, why is there a seeking for love? Why do we seek love?
When these questions start bothering the human mind, one's spiritual journey has begun. What is love? Rishi Narada brought out these Bhakti Sutras- aphorisms on love.
A discourse by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the writings of Rishi Narada - the sutras a dedication to Bhakti (devotion), the culmination of Love.
WHAT READERS SAY
Easiest way to understand what bhakti is.
Narada Bhakti Sutra is the simplest and easiest way to understand what bhakti is... and Sri Sri Ravishankar has elaborated on each sutras very clearly which has helped my vision to understand or to know what bhakti is.... Thank you very much for this book
Memorable... possibly life changing
Such beautiful, profound insights on love in all its forms. Sri Sri's style is very casual, with practical examples and stories. His writing is and easy to understand, while the message is very deep. This book is based on a video series which is so sweet
What true love is all about
It's a beautiful book. Narada Bhakti Sutra explains us what True Love is all about. And Sri Sri's commentary even simplifies the knowledge. A must buy!!
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Bhakti Sutras Wisdom Groups
There is a great benefit to watching Bhakti Sutras in person with a group. Through the group sharing the meaning of the knowledge unfolds and can be looked at through multiple viewpoints.
There are 84 sutras (aphorisms). These aphorisms are referred to as ‘Narada Bhakti Sutras’. The Bhakti Sutras of Sage Narada, considered to be the best guide on the path of devotion, stand out for their clarity, simplicity and internal coherence.
- The first 24 sutras deal with the nature of bhakti
- Next 9 sutras (25-33) explain why the path of bhakti is superior
- Next 17 sutras (34-50) describe the methods by which bhakti can be cultivated and practiced
- Next 16 sutras (51-66) gives the sign of true devotion
- Last 18 sutras (67-84) glorify those who have reached the pinnacle of devotion
During each knowledge session you will watch a video talk and there will be a discussion of the knowledge with the group. You will have fun and get to know the other participants.