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Have a look at the following verse from Kathopanishad's (Kath UP) Tritiya Valli: ShataichekA cha hridasya nAdyastAsAm murdhAnamabhinihsritaikA | TayorddhvamAyannmritatvameti vishvanganyA utkramane bhavanti || Among the 101 NAdis, that emerge from the region of heart, only one has gone up to the Brahmarandhra. During the time of death, only if ...


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Prapatti (or self-surrender) is an important aspect of SrI Vaishnava Teachings. According to pAncarAtra samhitas (Ahirbudhnya samhitA, LakshmI tantra), there are six aspects or angas to prapatti: आनुकुलस्य संकल्प: प्रतिकूल्यस्य वर्जनम् | रक्षीष्यतीति विश्वासो गोप्त्रुत्ववरणं तथा || LakshmI Tantra 17.60|| आत्मनिक्षेप कार्पण्ये षड्विधा शरणागति: ...


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Pāda-Sevanam, one of the Nava Vidha Bhakti, is one of the most profound ways to worship the Lord Viṣṇu! Pāda-Sevanam doesn’t literally refer to massaging his lotus feet; that honour is only given to Śrī Mahā Lakṣmī! It means worshipping the Lord by concentrating upon, or honouring his divine lotus feet or his Pādukās (his divine sandals). Pāda-Sevanam is ...


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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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In the Ramacharitmanas 3.35 - 3.36, Lord Shri Rama explains Navdha Bhakti to Shabri: नवधा भगति कहउँ तोहि पाहीं। सावधान सुनु धरु मन माहीं।। प्रथम भगति संतन्ह कर संगा। दुसरि रति मम कथा प्रसंगा॥ गुरु पद पंकज सेवा तीसरि भगति अमान। चौथि भगति मम गुन गन करइ कपट तजि गान॥ मंत्र जाप मम दृढ़ बिस्वासा। पंचम भजन सो बेद प्रकासा॥ छठ दम सील बिरति बहु ...


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As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) » 8.4, the crocodile didn't attain moksha at all. He was Gandharva King Hūhū earlier, by the curse of Devala Muni became a crocodile and again regained his original form i.e. Gandharva King Hūhū and returned to Gandharvaloka. Texts 3-4: The best of the Gandharvas, King Hūhū, having been cursed by Devala ...


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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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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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Brahman is beyond all duality. Sri Ramakrishna's conversation now turned to the Knowledge of Brahman. MASTER: "Brahman is beyond vidya and avidya, knowledge and ignorance. It is beyond maya, the illusion of duality. "The world consists of the illusory duality of knowledge and ignorance. It contains knowledge and devotion, and also attachment ...


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