In the Narada-bhakti-sutra it is said that one who is very serious about developing Krishna consciousness has his desire to understand Krishna fulfilled very soon by the grace of the Lord. These ancient aphorisms about bhakti by the renowned Vedic sage Narada are finally available in English. Discover these unearthed treasured secrets.
Love of God, bhakti, is sometimes called “the storehouse of nectar,” and there is nothing more magnificent or pleasing to the soul. Our spirit hankers to gain the freedom of the transcendental realm, but without the gift of instruction from realized souls on the other side, we will remain here. Down through the ages, highly evolved souls of both the East and West have taught that we can attain perfect, pure, and eternal love only when we learn to love God. Bhakti-yoga, the science of devotion, teaches us this art. And there is no greater teacher than the Vedic sage Narada.
Narada’s eighty-four jewel like aphorisms on devotion, known as the Narada-bhakti-sutra, reveal the secrets of love of God—what it is, and isn’t; what its effects are; what helps or hinders our progress along the path; and much more. For the sincere seeker of life’s ultimate goal, the Narada-bhakti-sutra is essential.
There is a particular charm to the Narada-bhakti-sutra in its brevity, universality, and emphasis on total surrender to Lord Krishna. The aphorisms are strong and can be easily remembered and confidently quoted in devotional discussions and preaching. The first part of Narada-bhakti-sutra contains the commentary of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, recognized by scholars and spiritual leaders worldwide as the most distinguished teacher of Indian culture and philosophy of the modern age. The latter part has been explained by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, one of Srila Prabhupada’s senior disciples and the author of more than two dozen books on bhakti.