Shri.Shankarachrya the founder of Advaita Philosophy (monism) has stated that for invoking the blessings of the Lord, upasana, and spiritual well being are quite essential. He has further stated to chant the name of Govinda to attain self-realization. (Bhaja Govindam, Bhaja Govindam).
Shri.Ramaujachrya the founder of VishistaAdvaita(ShriVaishava) has stated Bhakti as contemplation on God accompanied by love.
Shri.Madhavacharya the founder of Dwaita philosophy has described Bhakti as follows:
"Mahatma Jyana purvastu sudrudhaha sarvo Adhikaha sneho Bhaktiriti proktha tayamuktinaryachanyatha"
Bhakti is the combination of supreme knowledge, true friendship, towards Lord, which is the path towards Mukti/Liberation.
The three functions of the mind, intellect, (Jyana), emotion(Bhavana) and will(Sankalpa) have got to be purified to remove ego,to achieve this, one has to practice three yogas.viz.Jyanyoga which purifies our intellect,Bhaktiyoga purifies our emotions and karmayoga purifies our will.We are free to adopt anyone of these paths.Shri.Narada the sage who possess all the three yogas prefers to deal with Bhakti(the true divine love) as it is the easiest and most efficient of all paths. It is like an International highway open to all irrespective of caste,creed,or sex and most easiest one to practice.That is the reason why Haridasas choose the path of Bhakti and propagated the same so that any person irrespective of his intellect,caste,creed,sex can follow this path to achieve the goal of God realization.
"Any vocabulary, any finest words in the world would still be inadequate to explain/portray the unique mission and the message rendered by the Haridasas in propagating the cult of Bhakti for the benefit of the entire mankind."
The compositions of all Haridasas which are in the form of Devaranama(songs in praise of Lord),Keertans,Suladis,and Ugabhogas, etc., all are in the pen-name (Mudrika or Ankita)viz:Purandara Vithala ,Vijaya Vithala, etc., the use of the name of the Lord as mudrika instead of their own names is characteristic of the devotion and humility of the Haridasas.
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