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BHAKTI YOGA

By Meher Baba

 

Out of a number of practices which lead to the ultimate goal of humanity—God-Realization—Bhakti Yoga is one of the most important. Almost the whole of humanity is concerned with Bhakti Yoga, which, in simple words, means the art of worship. But it must be understood in all its true aspects, and not merely in a narrow and shallow sense, in which the term is commonly used and interpreted.

 

The profound worship based on the high ideals of philosophy and spirituality, prompted by divine love, doubtless constitutes true Bhakti Yoga. It follows then that the various ceremonies, rituals, which are part and parcel of every creed or the "shariat" of every "religion," constitute only its shadow. Nevertheless, it may be said that the ritualistic worship, which

 

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