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"O Supreme Lord, I know that young girls have natural affection for young boys and that young boys have natural affection far young girls. I am praying at Your lotus feet that my mind may become attracted to You in the same spontaneous way." The Nectar of Devotion Chapter 9
This book is especially intended for those who are engaged in the Krsna consciousness movement. The text is flooded with nectarean stories, philosophy and poetic verses about Krsna and His pure devotees—all taken directly from the Vedic literatures. It is a summary study of Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, which was written in Sanskrit by Srila Rupa Gosvami, the chief of the six disciples of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Lord Caitanya, who appeared in India 500 years ago, is revealed by Vedic scriptures to be an incarnation of God in the role of His own devotee. He and His followers are thus most authorized to teach us how to become perfect in spiritual life.
The subject matter is love of God. The basic principle of the living condition is that we have a general propensity to love someone. At the present moment the human society teaches one to love his country or family or his personal self, but there is no information where to repose the loving propensity so that everyone can become happy. That missing point is God, or Krsna. The Nectar of Devotion teaches us how to stimulate our original love for Krsna and how to be situated in that position where we can enjoy our blissful life. The presentation of this authoritative information about the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, and our relationship to Him is simply the mercy of His pure devotee, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the acarya for the present age, who is coming in disciplic succession from Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.
Contents: Preface, Introduction, Characteristics of Pure Devotional Service, The First Stages of Devotion, Eligibility of the Candidate for Accepting, Devotional Service, Devotional Service Surpasses All Liberation, The Purity of Devotional Service, How to Discharge Devotional Service, Evidence Regarding Devotional Principles, Offenses to Be Avoided, Further Considerations of Devotional Principles, Techniques of Hearing and Remembering, Aspects of Transcendental Service, Revealed Scriptures The Mahamantra, Devotional Qualifications, Spontaneous Devotional Service, Varieties of Love for Krsna, Ecstatic Love, Character of One in Ecstatic Love, Devotional Service in Pure Love of God, Transcendental Mellow, Qualities of Sri Krsna, Qualities of Krsna Further Explained, Krsna’s Personality, Further Traits of Sri Krsna, Devotees of Krsna, Stimulation for Ecstatic Love, Symptoms of Ecstatic Love, Other Ecstatic Symptoms, Expressions of Love for Krsna, Further Features of Ecstatic Love for Krsna, Additional Symptoms, Symptoms of Continuous Ecstasy, Conjugal Affection, The Nectar of Devotion, Neutral Love of God, Transcendental Affection (Servitude), Impetuses for Krsna’s Service, Indifference and Separation, Ways of Meeting Krsna, Reverential Devotion of Sons and other Subordinates, Fraternal Devotion, Fraternal Loving Affairs, Parenthood, Devotional Service in Conjugal Love, Laughing Ecstasy, Astonishment and Chivalry, Compassion and Anger, Dread and Ghastliness, Mixing of Rasas, Further Analysis of Mixed Rasas, Perverted Expression of Mellows, Concluding Words, Glossary, Index.
Original 1972 Edition, Reprint 2016, Krishna Books Inc.(KBI)
Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Format: Hard Cover, 5.25" x 7.75"
Pages: 522 with 32 Color Plates and Illustrations
ISBNs : 978-1-60-293008-7 9781602930087 1602930082 1-602930-08-2
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 78-118082
Shipping Weight: 550 grams
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