Philosophy of Dualism
and the Personality of God
The philosophy of dualism describes a state of enlightenment in which you can perceive the personal form of God in a state of Divine duality. This means you see and know God as an existence that is separate from yourself. This experience is attained through the path of God-realization called bhakti. The practitioner on this path is called a bhakta or devotee. An enlightened Saint who has attained God-realization is called a Bhakta Saint or Rasik Saint.
The ultimate aim of bhakti path is to receive the Divine vision of God's form, attain His supreme Divine bliss, experience His loving association and be in His eternal service forever.
It is in this state of realization that God is referred to in the most intimate of terms denoting an extremely personal relationship. A Bhakta or Rasik Saint experiences this personal aspect of God with Divine mind and senses.
God-realization automatically includes liberation from maya.
Everyone is qualified for the path of bhakti from the most attached person to the most renounced. Because practice is not based in intellectual conception or physical refinement, so one's spiritual progress is not dependent on mental concentration and physical skills.
Bhakti is a process of developing a feeling of affinity or sweet relationship with God, which begins and evolves in the heart.
Bhakti is the path of grace. Because of this, although bhakti has been depicted as one of many paths to God, in essence it is the only path the unites a soul with God.
Because maya is only transcended with God's grace, no matter what path you follow, if it isn't bhakti, in the end it must include bhakti if you wish to attain Divine realization.
In this sense, bhakti is completely independent. It doesn't need to have anything added to it, but all other paths must include bhakti.
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