lakṣaṇaṁ bhakti-yogasya
nirguṇasya hy udāhṛtam
ahaituky avyavahitā
yā bhaktiḥ puruṣottame

 lakṣaṇam - the symptom; bhakti-yogasya - of devotional service; nirguṇasya - beyond the three modes of nature; hi - certainly; udāhṛtam - is cited; ahaitukī - causeless; avyavahitā - uninterrupted;  - which; bhaktiḥ - devotional service; puruṣa-uttame - to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.


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“ ‘These are the characteristics of transcendental loving service to Puruṣottama, the Supreme Personality of Godhead: it is causeless, and it cannot be obstructed in any way.

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