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Nine Kinds of Devotional Service in the Bhagavata Purana

Srimad Bhagavata Purana mentions the nine kinds of devotional service. The nine activities constitute pure devotional service. They are:


  1. Hearing about the transcendental name, form, qualities, paraphernalia, and pastimes of the Lord;
  2. Chanting about these things;
  3. Remembering them;
  4. Serving the lotus feet of the Lord;
  5. Offering the Lord respectful worship with incense, flowers, water, and so on;
  6. Offering prayers to the Lord
  7. Becoming his servant;
  8. Considering the Lord one’s best friend;
  9. Surrendering everything unto Him.



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