Narada-bhakti-sutra is a collection of concise, poetic verses (sutras) spoken by the immortal sage Narada on bhakti, devotional service to the Supreme Being, Krishna. Narada offers practical insights on what love of God is, what it isn’t, how it can transform our life, and what helps or hinders progress on the spiritual path.
A short history of the Narada Bhakti Sutra:In 1967, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada translated and wrote purports for thirteen of the eighty-four aphorisms (Srila Prabhupada called them “codes”) of the Narada-Bhakti-Sutra.In 1989, at the annual GBC meeting, they suggested, that Satsvarupa and Gopiparanadhana Prabhu complete this Narada-bhakti-Sutra. They were happy to accept the assignment, especially because of Satsvarupa’s involvement with Srila Prabhupada’s initial writing of the Narada-bhakti-sutra. Narada-bhakti-sutra was begun by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and completed by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, one of Srila Prabhupada’s senior disciples and the author of many books on the science of bhakti.