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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Demigods (देमिगोद्स्) refers to “(1) Celestial deities (2) Godly beings situated in the higher planets who are endowed with great piety and who have tremendous life spans and whose mental and physical prowess is superior to humans. They are entrusted with specific powers for the purpose of universal administration”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 7.23 < [Chapter 7 - Vijñāna-Yoga (Yoga through Realization of Transcendental Knowledge)]
Verse 9.25 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]
Verse 9.24 < [Chapter 9 - Rāja-guhya-yoga (Yoga through the most Confidential Knowledge)]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.2.40 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 2.2.41 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.1.66-69 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 3 < [Chapter 4 - Caturtha-yāma-sādhana (Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)]
Text 4 < [Chapter 4 - Caturtha-yāma-sādhana (Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)]
Text 20 < [Chapter 1 - Prathama-yāma-sādhana (Niśānta-bhajana–śraddhā)]
Isha Upanishad (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Ganesha Purana (abridged) (by Gregory Baily)
Bhagavad-gita-mahatmya (by Shankaracharya)