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Title: Difference between Worship and Bhajati

User: Anonymous    Date: 2007-07-05 07:11:19

 

Difference between English word Worship and Sanskrit term Bhajate

 

Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 6. TEXT 47

 

yoginam api sarvesam

mad-gatenantar-atmana

sraddhavan bhajate yo mam

sa me yuktatamo matah

 

Translation

And of all yogis, he who always abides in Me with great faith, worshiping Me in transcendental loving service, is most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all.

 

Purport by HDG A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami

The word bhajate is significant here. Bhajate has its root in the verb bhaj, which is used when there is need of service. The English word "worship" cannot be used in the same sense as bhaj. Worship means to adore, or to show respect and honor to the worthy one. But service with love and faith is especially meant for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna.

 

Bilva Mangala Thakura Dasa

 

Title: Re: Difference between Worship and Bhajati

User: Damodara Svarupa dasa      Date: 2007-07-05 16:47:47

 

"And of all yogis, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me - he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all.

 

Factually, bhakti-yoga is the ultimate goal"

excerpt from "Surrender unto Me" - Ch6.47 - Bhurijana dasa