|Chapter 5: Attaining Perfection|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Nārada Bhakti Sūtra
NBS 74: One should not indulge in argumentative debate.
NBS 75: Such argumentation leads to excessive entanglements and is never decisive.
NBS 76: One should respect the revealed scriptures of devotional service and discharge the duties they prescribe.
NBS 77: Patiently enduring till the time when one can put aside material happiness, distress, desire, and false gain, one should not waste even a fraction of a second.
NBS 78: One should cultivate such good qualities as nonviolence, truthfulness, cleanliness, compassion, and faith.
NBS 79: Those who are free of doubts should constantly worship the Supreme Lord with all their hearts.
NBS 80: When He is glorified, the Lord swiftly reveals Himself to His devotees and allows them to know Him as He is.
NBS 81: Devotional service is the most precious possession of a person who honestly uses his mind, body, and words.
NBS 82: Although devotional service is one, it becomes manifested in eleven forms of attachment: attachment to the Lord's glorious qualities, to His beauty, to worshiping Him, to remembering Him, to serving Him, to reciprocating with Him as a friend, to caring for Him as a parent, to dealing with Him as a lover, to surrendering one's whole self to Him, to being absorbed in thought of Him, and to experiencing separation from Him. This last is the supreme attachment.
NBS 83: Thus say the founding authorities of devotional service: the Kumāras, Vyāsa, Śuka, Śāṇḍilya, Garga, Viṣṇu, Kauṇḍilya, Śeṣa, Uddhava, Aruṇi, Bali, Hanumān, Vibhīṣaṇa, and others — speaking without fear of worldly gossip and sharing among themselves one and the same opinion.
NBS 84: Anyone who trusts these instructions spoken by Nārada and is convinced by them will be blessed with devotion and attain the most dear Lord. Yes, he will attain the most dear Lord.
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