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Narada-bhakti-sutra
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Narada Bhakti Sutra. This edition has been collated by Toke Lindegaard Knudsen from a variety of sources. Comparitive readings are given, but these have not been entered in this edition. See the other versions of NBS on this site. (2001-03-31)

This Word edition by Jagat (2005-06-28)
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Entry added: June 29th 2005
Entry updated: June 29th 2005
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Keywords: Narada, bhakti, sutra
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Nimbarki text? · Posted by Jagat on June 29th 2005 - 19:31 +0200
The influence of the Bhagavata-purana on this text is strong. However, there is a possiblity that it was a late Nimbarki product, as "Kumara" is mentioned as the first amongst "bhaktacharyas" in Sutra 83.


Little is known about the history of this text, but I would venture to say that it's total absence from the bhakti theological literature of the 16th and 17th centuries is evidence enough of its lateness. I would speculate late 18th century.