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Sri Aurobindo Studies

The yoga of devotion recognizes the seminal importance of the emotional being of man, and the power that emanates from the emotions. While the reasoning intellect can tend to be dry and aloof, the emotional center provides energy, passion and involvement. It is also much easier for most individuals to access this emotional power than to harness the abstract intellectual powers. The method of the yoga of love and devotion is simply to take all forms of emotional expression and focus them, not on the outer world of relationships, but on the Divine. The entire gamut of relations can be thus utilized. While we generally associate the yoga of devotion with the sweetness of love for the divine Lover and Friend, there is even a role for the power of hatred!

There is an apocryphal story in the Bhakti tradition that several door-wardens of Vishnu were cursed by some Rishis…

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