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Book: The Secrets of Bhakti As Narrated by Sage Narada

‘The Secrets of Bhakti as Narrated by Sage Narada’ is a commentary on Narad Bhakti Sutras. Narad Bhatki Stutras are attributed to Devarishi Narada and is a philosophy of love for God. ‘Secrets of Bhakti’ is authored by Taoshobuddha, officially known as Brij K Saksena. Taoshobuddha calls the Narad Sutras as Aphorisms of LoveSwami Chinmayananda explains that Narad Bhakti Sutras are an authoritative text upon the philosophy of Devotion. Bhakti Sutras consists of eighty four sutras - mostly one liner which are pregnant with meaning and explaining the path of devotion. The Secrets of Bhakti as Narrated by Sage Narada by Taoshobuddha tries to unlock the world of Bhakti as explained by Sage Narada - Bhakti is the Union of Formless to Formless.Here is an example of a Sutra explained in the book (excerpt):

Deepavali 2012 date

Deepavali which symbolically celebrates the victory of good over evil is one of most popular festivals associated with Hinduism. Deepavali 2012 date is November 13, Tuesday. In South India, Deepavali is celebrated to commemorate the killing of demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. In North India, Deepavali commemorates the return of Lord Ram along with Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman to Ayodhya after his 14 years of exile. Deepavali 2012 dates Dhanteras – November 11, 2012Narak Chaturdasi, Lakshmi Puja and Deepavali – November 13, 2012Yama Diwitya, Bali Pratipada Annakut – November 14, 2012Bahu Beej – November 15, 2012 Deepavali literally means ‘an array of lamps.’ The Deepavali lamps signify the removal of spiritual darkness and ushering in of knowledge.

An important event during Deepavali is the Goddess Lakshmi Puja.

In Gujarat, the Deepavali period also marks the beginning of the Gujarati New Year. In Bengal, Kali Puja is observed on the day.

Deepavali is of great importance in all parts …