BHAKTI SUTRA | SUTRA 82 | NARADA

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NARADA BHAKTI SUTRA | SUTRA 82 | NARADA

Gunamahatmyasaktirupasakti pujasaktismaranasakti dasyasakti sakhyasakti vatsalyasaktikantasakti atmanivedanasakti tanmayasakti paramavirahasakti rupaikadhapyekadasadha bhavati

1. THIS DIVINE LOVE MANIFESTS ITSELF IN 11 DIFFERENT FORMS :

  1. A Devotee Loves to chant the praises and glories of GOD
  2. Loves GOD's enchanting beauty
  3. Loves to offer GOD the worship of the heart
  4. Loves to meditate on GOD's presence constantly
  5. Loves to think of oneself as GOD's servant
  6. Loves GOD as the friend
  7. Loves GOD as one's child
  8. Loves GOD as the beloved
  9. Loves to surrender oneself to GOD completely
  10. Loves to be completely absorbed in GOD
  11. Loves to feel the pangs of separation from GOD .

2. ALTHOUGH DEVOTIONAL SERVICE IS ONE , IT BECOMES MANIFESTED IN 11 FORMS OF ATTACHMENT :

  1. Attachment to GOD's glorious qualities
  2. Attachment to GOD's beauty
  3. Attachment to worshiping GOD
  4. Attachment to remembering GOD
  5. Attachment to serving GOD
  6. Attachment to reciprocating with GOD as a friend
  7. Attachment to caring for GOD as a parent
  8. Attachment to dealing with GOD as a lover
  9. Attachment to surrendering one's whole self to GOD
  10. Attachment to being absorbed in thought of GOD
  11. Attachment to experiencing separation from GOD .
    This last is the Supreme Attachment .

3. THUS THOUGH LOVE IS ONE ONLY , IT IS EXPRESSED IN 11 DIFFERENT MODES :

  1. Love for glorifying GOD's qualities
  2. Love for GOD's Divine Form
  3. Love for worshipping GOD
  4. Love for remembering GOD
  5. Love for doing service for GOD
  6. Love for friendship in GOD
  7. Love for GOD as one’s own child
  8. Love for GOD as that to a beloved
  9. Love for a total self-offering at GOD's feet
  10. Love for complete absorption in GOD
  11. Love as expressed in the pang of separation from GOD .

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