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, Mādhurya-kādambinī answers these and other questions with unparalleled clarity, insight and beauty. “Many leaves now suddenly manifest on this vine, expanding its beauty at every moment and causing the flower of pure spiritual emotion (bhāva) to blossom to its ultimate potential and bear the fruit of rapturous love of God (prema).” Mādhurya-kādambinī, Shower 8
516 pages / 22.8cm x 17.8cm x 3cm / Hard bound with cover jacket.