Spiritual aspirants can realize God through different Spiritual moods. For example -Mira Bai, Hanuman ji, Valmiki, Sudama are all examples of spiritual aspirants who achieved oneness with God using different spiritual states or (Bhaav).
These states can be that of - Devotion towards God ,as a Companion of God, as a Rishi/ or Sant ,as that of Vatsalya towards God or that of Madhurya Bhaav.
Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa describes these states in the Gospel of Ramakrishna. Enclosed below is the relevant excerpt from the Gospel of Ramakrishna.
|Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa|
Source and credits:
An excerpt from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishnahttp://www.belurmath.org/gospel/chapter04.htm
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