This timeless classic, composed in Sanskrit in the seventeenth century, gives a compelling description of the stages of spiritual progress, likened to the flourishing of a beautiful vine. What do we, as spiritual practitioners, experience as the vine of devotion blossoms? How do our dealings with others, our attitudes and our behaviour affect its development? How can we assess and enhance its growth? Citing verses from Vedic antiquity, Madhurya-kadambini answers these and other questions with unparalleled clarity,insight and beauty. Many leaves now now suddenly manifest on this vine, expanding its beauty at every moment and causing the flower of pure spiritual emotion (bhava) to blossom to its ultimate potential and bear the fruit of rapturous love of God (prema).

Madhurya-kadambini - Śrīla Gurudeva