BHAKTI BROPHY QUOTE: #12
I keep finding the following quote around the net, used on various platforms as a definition of Bhakti Yoga. It's important to note that I wrote these words in response to a Hatha Yoga teacher who was using the terms Seva and Bhakti Yoga interchangeably. These words are in no way the definitive last word on Bhakti Yoga, however, since the quote is showing up on teaching websites around the net, I shall share it with you all on Jai Bhakti:
BHAKTI YOGA QUOTE
"Bhakti Yoga is Love and Devotion; closely related to intense longing for Union. Offering one's work and deeds as an offering is called Seva (self-less service) which would be more along the lines of Kriya (action) Yoga. BHAKTI is an intense longing: an innate pull of intense devotion and Love for one's true Self-- both the Inner and Outer God, or whatever name one uses in naming their higher Self."
-- c. 2012 Bhakti Brophy