Excerpt from "Sathakopa's Conception of Bhakti"
by Dr K.C. Aravinda RajaGopal
The AcharyaHridayakara explains certain points regarding the psychology of Bhakti in Sathakopa.
Firstly, the Alwar lays great emphasis on the point that mind abandons the individual and clings to God from the first moment of the dawn of Divine Grace.
This is the Divine sankalpa whose dawn is heralded by the stirrings of the heart towards God-devotion.
Secondly, Bhakti has 3 prajna-avasthas. Prajna means