“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga # 7” – The Nectar of Devotion-
Vrndavana, November 1, 1972
2083) Whether I know which activity is called bhakti! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————- So that activity and karmis’ activity, there is difference. The karmi’s activity is on upadhi. “I am American,” “I am Indian,” “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim,” “I am Christian.” With this upadhi, we are acting. But bhakti means without upadhi. Sarvopadhi-virnirmuktam. Activity without upadhi. Working not as American. Working not as Indian. Working not as Hindu. Working not as Muslim. That is sarvopadhi-vinirmuktam tat-paratvena nirmalam [Cc. Madhya 19.170]. If we think that “I am Christian,” “I am Hindu,” “I am American,” that is with upadhi. When we purely think that “We are…,” or “I am servant of Krsna. My only business is to satisfy Krsna,” that activity is called bhakti. ——–——————————