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Book 7 Chapter 37 Srimad Deva Bhagavatam - Parvati teaches Bhakti Yoga

The Himalaya Mountains saw Parvati among the Devas, and asked Parvati to teach Bhakti Yoga.  Parvati said,

Bhakti Yoga is the easiest path to Moksha, for it requires no hardship to the body, and merely bringing the mind to perfection through devoted, loving, venerating concentration. There are three practices of Bhakti.

Tamasic.  A Tamasi will venerate Me with the intention of harming others, motivated by vanity, jealousy and anger: the Tamasi believes not only that I am different than They, but They are one among many individuals: they would not harm themselves, or Me.

Rajastic.  Rajastic Bhakti is the veneration of Me for selfish welfare, without intending harm to others - but intending some desire or gain or enjoyment as the fruit of the practice: such a person perceives Me with duality, thinking disparity exists between Me and them when none actually exists.

Sattvic. Sattviki Bhakti is undertaken with the purpose of purification, when a person offers Me their own impurities by self-improvement.  Giving me the result of all their Karmas, again they think that I am different than they. But the Sattviki makes the additional mistake of believing that just because such an offering is authorized in the Vedas it must be accepted.  It need not be.

However, only a Sattviki can attain pure love, Parabhakti, supreme Bhakti.

The reason why Sattviki is the only path to Moksha is that only a person who does not possess the least desire to obtain the fruits of Bhakti, who does not desire liberation, will be sufficiently free of desire to obtain liberation: it is easy to become attached to the self-improving. However, the desire for liberation is the vehicle by which all other desires are let go. The means of letting go this last desire is to separate the duty of service from the servant; love must utterly consume their duty. Seeing Me everywhere, manifested in all, the devotee even sees Me in themselves. Everything fuels the passion of such true love. They become a lover - of all. In such a state of pure love, they become utterly selfless, and every act becomes one of devoted Bhakti. Every duty becomes a ritualized act of worship of Me. Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga become the same. Only then does such a worshiper forget concern for their preservation from past karmas, the desire for purification - because they have become purified.

In this state of purity, all action is Bhakti Yoga, and all Bhakti Yoga becomes an act of Jnana Yoga: knowledge of Me is obtained by every act, by every interaction, limitless knowledge results. Having become enlightened, the devotee is able to attain their final liberation.

Know, oh Mountain, that it is very difficult for any non-human being to perfect Bhakti Yoga, due to their nature.  But it is very easy for any human being to attain the perfection of Bhakti. If a human being does not attain perfect Bhakti, it is because of some great calamity: for it is human nature to self-improve, to sacrifice, to let go of even letting go.