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Leading Exponent of the Science of Kṛṣṇa Consciousness in the West and the World’s Most Distinguished Teacher of Vedic Religion and Thought. Author of Bhagavad-gītā As It Is, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, KṚṢṆA and many other English Versions of Vedic literature. He is the Founder and Spiritual Master of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. » Booksplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBooks by His Divine Grace
Complete works of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda. » Nārada-bhakti-sūtraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigNārada-bhakti-sūtra
Sūtra 1Now, therefore, I will try to explain the process of devotional service.Sūtra 2Devotional service manifests as the most elevated, pure love for God.Sūtra 3This pure love for God is eternal.Sūtra 4Upon achieving that stage of transcendental devotional service in pure love of God, a person becomes perfect, immortal, and peaceful.
A person engaged in such pure devotional service neither desires anything for sense gratification, nor laments for any loss, nor hates anything, nor enjoys anything on his personal account, nor becomes very enthusiastic in material activity.
One who understands perfectly the process of devotional service in love of Godhead becomes intoxicated in its discharge. Sometimes he becomes stunned in ecstasy and thus enjoys his whole self, being engaged in the service of the Supreme Self.