Spontaneous Love - an essential subject
Originally yoga means "to link with God" "to connect with God." Bhakti-yoga, the yoga of love and devotion, means to re-establish our connection with God through spontanious love and devotion.
On the platform of spontaneous love one is not affected by the modes of nature, his feelings and activities are fully directed to satisfy and please the object of that love, without any hindrance or deviation to any other motives. Pure selfless and spontaneous love of God satisfies the soul in a way that no other expression of love can do.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Spontaneous Love category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 10 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|A devotee who is actually free from all designations due to complete attachment in love for the Supreme exhibits spontaneous love for Godhead, which is always superior to the devotion of regulative principles. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.26)|
|Devotional service which consists of rāga (deep attachment) is called rāgātmikā, spontaneous loving service. If a devotee covets such a position, he is considered to be most fortunate. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 22.152)|
|The Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa cannot be seen by our present conditional vision. In order to see Him, one has to change his present vision by developing a different condition of life full of spontaneous love of Godhead. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.36)|
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Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.