I am trying to identify the reference/source of this shloka,

Niścalātavai bhaktir yā saiva muktiḥ janārdana

निश्चलात्वै भक्तिर या सैव मुक्तिर जनार्दन

Any hints or suggestions are appreciated.

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It is apparently from the Hari Bhakta Vilasa, verse 10.93:

निश्चला त्वयि भक्तिर् या सैव मुक्तिर् जनार्दन ।
मुक्ता एव हि भक्तास् ते तव विष्णो यतो हरे ॥ ९३ ॥

niścalā tvayi bhaktir yā saiva muktir janārdana |
muktā eva hi bhaktās te tava viṣṇo yato hare || 93 ||

That said, I've seen people attributing it to the Skanda Purana's Revakhanda. I can see some similar lines in that text, but not this exact verse. But it is for sure found in Sanatana Goswami's treatise.

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