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Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu

Author: Rupa Goswami

Year: mid-1500s

Language: Sanskrit

The Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu, or the “Ocean of the Nectar of Devotion”, is a famous text by Srila Rupa Goswami written around the mid 1500s. It is a treatise based on the code of conduct of devotees by Sanatana Goswami through his Hari Bhakti Vilasa. The overall book explains the spiritual aspects of devotional service, forms of Krsna, guidelines of behavior, offenses to the Holy Name, proper modes and methods of worship, rules and regulations in Deity worship, process of installing Deities, how to celebrate various Krsna Conscious holidays and festivals, and how to conduct spiritual ceremonies. After understanding the basics of spiritual life given through the Bhagavad-Gita, this book helps one conduct loving service to Lord in order to achieve the ultimate and highest goal, love for Krsna.

 

While Bhakti Rasamrta Sindhu is an elaborate text, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami has written a summary study through his book “Nectar of Devotion.”

 

TRANSLATION AND PURPORT:

The Nectar of Devotion by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

 

UPDATED: March 9, 2012