Applying the same test here, we must acknowledge the genuineness of feeling in bhakti.
The doctrine of bhakti finds a supreme place in the Divine Song.
This is an excellent paraphrase of bhakti and the words have an oriental ring which is not quite that of the New Testament.
It is supra-physical and full of the chit and nanda of bhakti.
From the culture of bhakti ardour is born; when ardour deepens it is called love (prem).
In some cases, caste is dropped only during the fit of fervour or bhakti.
A new feeling, the spirit of religious devotion, bhakti as it is called, is arising among them.
There remained a third way—the path of bhakti or devotion to God.
When passion (rati) in Krishna is deepened it is called prem (love), the permanent form of bhakti in Krishna.
The doctrine of bhakti is common to both Vishnuites and Śivaites.