Sambandha jnanam is the clear insight into the interrelation between a) God and world, b) God and atma, c) atma and atma, d) world and world and e) atma and world. The texts we have sorted into this section therefore mainly deal with definitions of the nature of the atma, maya, Bhagavan and their interrelations.
The texts of this section deal with the method or discipline of bhakti, particularly the nature and the praise of God’s Names, as they provide the most important upaya or instrument (and objective). The focus of this section lies on the definition of what bhakti or serving is.
The texts regarding the goal or prema-rasa-seva are lila-texts, prayers or songs, praising the goal. They should be read when one is firmly rooted in sambandha-jnanam and abhideya as well.