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Date Posted: 08:40
Author: Mike-21Jul02
Subject: Re: a question!
In reply to: seeker-21Jul02 's message, "Re: a question!" on 08:40

There are said to be four stages to Bhakti yoga.

1. Salokya- The stage where the devotee desires to dwell in the same region as the Beloved.

2. Sampriya- The stage where he not only wishes to dwell in the same region but also in close proximity to his Beloved.

3. Sarup- The stage where the devotee wishes for himself the same form as that as his beloved.

4. Sayuja-The final stage when the devotee is content with nothing less than becoming one with his Beloved.

When the devotee becomes one with his beloved, he transcends his own mind and become nondual.

These terms though are really more about aspects of our own self, and how we relate, than a separate entity.

Mike

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