Saturday, November 12, 2011


Nārada Bhakti Sūtra 51

anirvacanīyam prema-svarūpam

anirvacanīyam — beyond description; prema — of mature love of God; svarūpam — the essential identity.


The true nature of pure love of God is beyond description.


Satsvarupa das Goswami writes in his purport; Although prema-bhakti is beyond words, whatever can be conveyed by authorized devotees is appreciated by those who are sincere and faithful. Krsnadāsa Kavirāja says, "Just try to hear these topics with faith, for there is great pleasure even in hearing them. That hearing will destroy all miseries pertaining to the body, mind, and other living entities, and the unhappiness of false arguments as well." [Cc. Antya 19.110]

(In case you don't know, the edition of this scripture that I am working with is the offical ISKCON edition. Here is a quote from the introduction by Satsvarupa das Goswami; In 1967, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda translated and wrote purports for thirteen of the eighty-four aphorisms (Śrīla Prabhupāda called them "codes") of the Nārada-bhakti-sūtra. In 1989, at their annual meeting, the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness suggested that I complete the book.)

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