Vaidhi Bhakti and Raganuga Bhakti

Hare Krishna devotees.

Srila Prabhupada says by following the process of Vaidhi Bhakti we can gradually elevate into Raganuga Bhakti. But how is this possible since the 2 are different paths and lead to different goal. Vaidhi Bhakti is supposed to lead us to Vaikuntha so if we practise this how will we go to goloka??

Ur Servant,

Raj

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    • vaidhI-rAgAnugA-mArga-bhedena parikIrtitaH 
      dvividhaH khalu bhAvo’tra sAdhanAbhinivezajaH


      “The paths of vaidhi and raganuga are known to be separate from each other. Engagement in these two forms of sadhana certainly awakens two distinct varieties of bhava.” 

      (Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu 1.3.7)

      sakala jagate more kare vidhi-bhakti
      vidhi-bhaktye vraja-bhāva pāite nāhi śakti

      Everywhere in the world people worship Me according to scriptural injunctions. But simply by following such regulative principles one cannot attain the loving sentiments of the devotees in Vrajabhūmi.(Chaitanya Caritamrita Adi 3.15)

      aiśvarya-jñāne vidhi-bhajana kariyā
      vaikuṇṭhake yāya catur-vidha mukti pāñā

      By performing such regulated devotional service in awe and veneration(Vaidhi bhakti), one may go to Vaikuṇṭha and attain the four kinds of liberation.(Chaitanya Caritamrita 3.17)

      rāga-bhaktye vraje svayaṁ-bhagavāne pāya

      By executing spontaneous devotional service(raganuga bhakti) in Vṛndāvana, one attains the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa.(Chaitanya Caritamrita Madhya 24.85)

       

      From the above verses its clear that vaidhi bhakti and raganuga bhakti are 2 different paths and lead to different goals.

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