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Nectar of Devotion (1982)

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The Nectar of Devotion
1982 edition

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga - 1982 Edition

A Summary Study of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī's Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu





1 Characteristics of Pure Devotional Service

2 The First Stages of Devotion

3 Eligibility of the Candidate for Accepting Devotional Service

4 Devotional Service Surpasses All Liberation

5 The Purity of Devotional Service

6 How to Discharge Devotional Service

7 Evidence Regarding Devotional Principles

8 Offenses to Be Avoided

9 Further Considerations of Devotional Principles

10 Techniques of Hearing and Remembering

11 Aspects of Transcendental Service

12 Further Aspects of Transcendental Service

13 Five Potent Forms of Devotional Service

14 Devotional Qualifications

15 Spontaneous Devotional Service

16 Spontaneous Devotion Further Described

17 Ecstatic Love

18 Character of One in Ecstatic Love

19 Devotional Service in Pure Love of God


20 Transcendental Mellow

21 Qualities of Śrī Kṛṣṇa

22 Qualities of Kṛṣṇa Further Explained

23 Kṛṣṇa's Personality

24 Further Traits of Śrī Kṛṣṇa

25 Devotees of Kṛṣṇa

26 Stimulation for Ecstatic Love

27 Symptoms of Ecstatic Love

28 Existential Ecstatic Love

29 Expressions of Love for Kṛṣṇa

30 Further Features of Ecstatic Love for Kṛṣṇa

31 Additional Symptoms

32 Symptoms of Continuous Ecstasy

33 Indirect Expressions of Ecstatic Love

34 The Nectar of Devotion


35 Neutral Love of God

36 Transcendental Affection (Servitude)

37 Impetuses for Kṛṣṇa's Service

38 Indifference and Separation

39 Ways of Meeting Kṛṣṇa

40 Reverential Devotion of Sons and Other Subordinates

41 Fraternal Devotion

42 Fraternal Loving Affairs

43 Parenthood

44 Devotional Service in Conjugal Love


45 Laughing Ecstasy

46 Astonishment and Chivalry

47 Compassion and Anger

48 Dread and Ghastliness

49 Mixing of Rasas

50 Further Analysis of Mixed Rasas

51 Perverted Expression of Mellows

Concluding Words