Ornamented with pearls of wisdom, Bhakti Shakti serves as a guiding light to claim your spiritual identity, experience the joyous state of your pure spiritual self, and progress toward deeper intimacy with the Divine.
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The wisdom goddesses of yoga who embody Shakti, or sacred energy, continue to gain popularity as we become familiar with the ways they help us break through negativity, trauma, and dysfunction to attain self-love, peace, and abundance.
Yet we rarely hear about Sri Radha and her unique position as the primal Shakti because she is hidden deep within the Upanishads, Tantras, and Puranas as their most confidential spiritual subject.
Here, for the first time, Sri Radha is revealed. The goddess of divine love not only grants emotional, mental, and physical well-being, but she bestows the spiritual awakening of divine love, our greatest necessity.
Award-winning author and Bhakti pilgrim Pranada Comtois introduces us to charming goddess Radha and through reason and references to the ancient wisdom texts we’re shown that
When we learn the process of transforming ordinary love into divine love, our search for peace and happiness is realized, we become free, whole, peaceful, and the highest version of ourselves.
Bhakti Shakti helps you explore your own nature as well as your relationship with the primary Shaktis who are embodied as the goddesses Sri Radha and Durga Maa.
Understanding the Shakti triad of yourself and these spiritual and material energies removes the veil of illusion. Then you’re able to identify the mysterious at play in your life. You can see yourself, emotions, thoughts, the nature of the world, and your Source with a liberating clarity that reveals your true purpose and brings you inner peace and fulfillment.
In the noble pursuit of claiming our true identity through an expansion of consciousness, Sri Radha provides a framework for personal evolution and a methodology that will give you a first-hand experience of your true self and these esoteric, but common sense, spiritual truths.
In this practical guide, through clear instruction, authentic Bhakti Vedanta teachings, and meditation and mantra practices, you’ll discover how you can invoke goddess Radha’s divine feminine presence in your life and experience the unbounded joy of the self and your true nature free from limitations.
This will be Pranada Comtois’ second book. Her first book, Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness won many awards and is a key book used in several preaching programs around the world. It has been translated into Spanish, is currently being translated into Bulgarian, with plans to be translated into other languages as well.
“The books I write are directed to new devotees, friends, secular family members, acquaintances, colleagues, our children, yoga enthusiasts looking toward yoga philosophy, spiritual seekers, those curious about Bhakti. Seasoned preachers have told me they have found new ways of expressing the philosophy to a Western audience.”
All the wondrous forms of the Goddess in the Hindu traditions exhibit different expressions and flavors of feminine power, but it is Radha who is the ultimate personification of the most powerful force of all – love. It is with sweetness and love alone that Radha captures and controls Krishna, Lord of the Universe, as well as the hearts of the devotees.
Pranada combines her personal life-long insights into the nature of devotion with her natural gifts at writing to offer us a wonderful window into the highest possible expression of love of God attainable by the human soul.
Radha’s pure loving sweetness offers an opportunity to revision social paradigms and behaviors away from aggression-projecting models of patriarchal thinking, which deaden the spirit and disrupt our social consciousness and reveal a vision of transcendent love that lies at the very heart of what all embodied beings seek.
~Edwin Bryant Professor of Hindu Religion and Philosophy, Rutgers, the States University of New Jersey
Sri Radha is the pinnacle of spirituality, the feminine moiety of the Absolute Godhead, worshiped only by those who have climbed to the very top of the yoga ladder. Pranada Comtois allows her readers entrance into an otherwise esoteric realm of their everyday journey. “Worshiping Radha and what she represents,” writes Pranada, “is the antidote to chauvinism, misogyny, sexism, racism, and the equally discriminatory reactions to those attitudes by the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, which only serve to feed the problem.” Thus, in Bhakti Shakti we become privy to Radha in all her completeness, leading to our betterment both materially and spiritually. This is not a book to be missed.
~Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)
Both philosophical and practical, Bhakti Shakti is a sophisticated revelation of the mysteries and historical primacy of the Goddess in the devotional yoga tradition that illuminates the role of feminist spirituality in a modern contemplative practice and allows us to experience a substantive relationship with the feminine personification of divine love. Bhakti Shakti is a welcome addition that fills a conspicuous gap in the popular canon of yoga philosophy.
~Hari-kirtana das, Author of In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy
May 15, 2022
Sunanda Das, Temple of the Vedic Planetarium