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Here are some verses: Bhagavata 1.2.15 yad-anudhyāsinā yuktāḥ karma-granthi-nibandhanam | chindanti kovidās tasya ko na kuryāt kathā-ratim || Who will not develop attraction for topics of the Lord, remembrance of whom, like a sword, will cut the knots of karma? Bhagavata 1.2.21-22: bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ | kṣīyante ...


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Notable devotional works of Madhusudana Saraswati are: AnandamandAkinI (आनन्दमन्दाकिनी) Bhagavad Bhakti Rasayanam (भगवद्भक्तिरसायनम्) Ishvarapratipattiprakasha (ईश्वरप्रतिपत्तिप्रकाशः) All are available to read in Sanskrit at Sanskritdocuments.org. Upon searching I found that Hindi translation of Bhagvad Bhakti Rasayana is available on Internet Archive but ...


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There is no Bhakti for Formless reality. It is always Jnana that enables one to achieve formless Brahman. This is the definition of Bhakti in case of Nirguna-Upasana: Among things conducive to Liberation, devotion (Bhakti) holds the supreme place. The seeking after one’s real nature is designated as devotion. Vivekachudamani,32 (Adi Shankaracharya) Now, ...


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Yes, Sripad Ramanujacharya composed a total of three devotional works, which are collectively known as "Gadyatrayam works": 1) Sharanagati Gadyam, which espouses surrender to Sriman Narayana's lotus feet. You can read it here. 2) Sri Ranga Gadyam, which is a devotional work describing the auspicious qualities of Sri Ranganatha (Sriman Narayana). You can ...


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Krishna takes Arjuna through karma, jnana and bhakti yogas and gives him a choice in BG 18.63 to as he wishes after telling him whatever he has heard is confidential knowledge. And in BG 18.64, Krishna clearly tells Arjuna he is revealing this confidential knowledge because he considers Arjuna to be a friend. But, after all that, when it comes to the real ...


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Bhakti is one of the ways in developing an inclination towards the God, whereas the REALISATION stage of the sages like Sri Ramana Maharshi is the final stage. Many saints, who started in Bhakti marga, finally ended in SELF REALISATION. Yogi Ramaiah, Saint Namadev, etc, are a few such people quoted for illustration purpose. Saint Namadev was a devotee ...


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Buy Panduranga Vijayam aka maha bhaktha vijayam from Lifco publications Tamilnadu. It consists of accounts of Several Maharastra Devotees of Vittala and also includes mirabai kabirdas badrachachala Ramadasr. It was compiled by omniscient Nabhaji Daasar


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I recommend you study Sri Sikshastakam by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. You have very good books on the science of mantra meditation just to name a few: Sri Namamrita Art of Chanting Hare Krshna Japa: Nine Keys From the Siksastaka to Improve Your Japa (I recommend this one the most) As far as I have studied I haven't found more information on Japa ...


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