Bhakti SF – 1227 Folsom St, San…
Growing up in the outskirts of London, Anantadev found himself surrounded by poverty, crime, and segregation. He understood that the world around him was not quite right, but for years, he simply watched, feeling helpless. This was his adolescence, and although he may not have known it at the time, all his rough-and-tumble experiences were preparing him for a higher calling. Every time he faced something traumatic, he was also facing his inner growth, and slowly but surely, questions arose within him – deep, meaningful questions that would guide him towards his path.
Seeing the suffering and struggles of the people around him, Anantadev felt deeply moved to make a difference in the world, but he just couldn’t understand how. An inner sense, that grew stronger with time, spoke to him –
Bhakti comes from the sanskrit root word “bhaj” which means devotion, belonging, selflessness and ultimately culminating in love (prema). It is the spirit of selfless service and seeing the divinity in everything. Bhakti is love for the sake of love – and there is no force more powerful. Bhakti is the foundation of a life of meaning. It elevates the mind, aligns intentions with a higher calling and is the key to profound wisdom.