Prem is a Sanskrit word for “love.” More specifically, it refers to pure, unconditional love that leads to total devotion and surrender. Of the various paths of yoga, Bhakti yoga is most associated with prem, as the highest form of devotion (bhakti) is prem.

Hinduism has several words that translate as love, but each describes a different type of love. Kama, for example, is pleasurable love, but prem (also called prema) is an elevated form of love in which the devotee loves without selfishness and with no expectations of something in return for that prem love.

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