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Definition of "bhakti" [bhakti]

  • Hinduism The devotional way of achieving salvation, emphasizing the loving faith of a devotee for a deity and open to all persons irrespective of sex or caste. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bhakti" in a sentence
  • "He stands in Indian literary history at the center of an enduring religious and philosophical movement called bhakti , which stresses transcendent spiritual devotion without distracting rituals and doctrine."
  • "The Sanskrit word bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means "to adore or worship God.""
  • "Frawley calls bhakti "the sweetest of the yoga approaches" and says it is often more accessible than other forms of yoga, which may explain its growing popularity."