What does Bhakti Yoga say about the nature of God in the Bhagavad Gita?

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The first poster seems to me to have it right. "God is love" is a repeated phrase that I've heard in bhakti yoga, with the god Krishna being one of the key names repeated in prayers and phrases. (Hanuman's unswerving devotion to Ram is also mentioned a lot, but that's...

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The first poster seems to me to have it right. "God is love" is a repeated phrase that I've heard in bhakti yoga, with the god Krishna being one of the key names repeated in prayers and phrases. (Hanuman's unswerving devotion to Ram is also mentioned a lot, but that's from another set of writings.) As I understand the term, "yoga" is related to the English word "yoke," meaning to join the body and mind (and soul, if you will) to create a purposeful unity. Different branches (or limbs, as they're sometimes called) of yoga have different emphases, such as physical exercise, breath, meditation, or (in the case of bhakti yoga) the cultivation of love and devotion towards others in one's life. The wikipedia entry on "bhakti yoga" gives a brief overview, including a short secton on the Bhagavad Gita.

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