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O My Friend! O My Friend!

December 17th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | No Comments

Who is Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada? Who then can fathom that depth, the inner wealth of this saffron-clad tridandi-bhiksu?

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Joy of Self

September 5th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | 6 Comments

Joy of Self is as simple as it is profound. It is an absolute must read for anyone with an interest in spiritual practice.

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Rasa: Love Relationships in Transcendence

August 24th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | No Comments

We live in postmodern times, and the religon of divine love of Sri Caitanya is the fulfillment of these times. It can save us from the frustration arising from the fact that we are now, after more than two centuries of so-called reason and enlightenment, morally and spiritually bankrupt.

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Aesthetic Vedanta:
 The Sacred Path of Passionate Love

August 20th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | No Comments

Widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of prose, philosophy, and translation, Aesthetic Vedanta beautifully illuminates the timeless Sanskrit poem rasa-lila, the sacred love affair of Radha and Krsna. Interspersed with original poetry and renderings of medieval verse of several Hindu mystics, this book reveals the means to access the spiritual reality of rasa-lila.

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Our Affectionate Guardians

Our Affectionate Guardians

August 20th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | No Comments

This book documents the exchanges between Pujyapada Sridhara Maharaja and Iskcon’s GBC. It also chronicles the intimate relationship of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Sridhara Maharaja from their early days together, sharing quarters during the difficult days in the Gaudiya Matha and after Srila Prabhupadas’ successful world preaching campaign.

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Tattva-sandarbha

August 20th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | No Comments

Tattva-sandarbha is a classic medieval work of Eastern philosphy written in Sanskrit prose more than four hundred years ago. It is an introduction to a larger work, Jiva Goswami’s Sat-sandarbha. The original manuscript seeks to explain the esoteric significance of the Bhagavat Purana, arguably the most important volume of India’s sacred literature. This Purana, along with the Bhagavad-gita, is one of the most widely read sacred books int he Indian subcontinent today.

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Sri Guru Parampara

August 19th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | 1 Comment

Sri Bhaktisidhanta Saraswati Thakura gave shape to the divine vision of Kedarnatha Thakura Bhaktivinoda, establishing sixty-four monasteries throughout India and a prolific publishing arm. His mission also reached out to the West beyond the borders of India.

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Bhagavad-gita: Its Feeling and Philosophy

August 19th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | 8 Comments

The Bhagavad-gita is India’s most concise expression of the perennial philosophy. Speaking directly to the soul, it pinpoints the cause of all suffering—material attachment—and offers a remedy to this common human malady: the paths of right livelihood, mystic insight, devotion, and ultimately unconditional love. In this edition, Swami B.V. Tripurari comments on the Gita’s philosophy in contemporary language, making it both traditional and contemporary at once.

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Gopala-tapani Upanisad

August 18th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | 1 Comment

This edition is the first definitive English rendering of Gopala-tapani Upanisad, the most important Upanisad for those following the path of Krishna bhakti. It includes the original Devanagari Sanskrit script, English transliteration, word-for-word meaning, English translation, and an extensive commentary that is both traditional and contemporary.

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Siksastakam of Sri Caitanya

August 11th, 2010 | Books | webmaster | 1 Comment

Sri Krishna Caitanya is perhaps the best example the world has seen of devotional ecstasy in love of God. He was a towering figure of golden complexion from whose lotus eyes hot tears of spiritual rapture poured constantly—a golden mountain erupting in ecstasy, its lava consuming everything in its path. He melted hearts as he heralded the holy name of Sri Krishna, swooning, dancing, and distributing the method to his spiritual madness— Sri Krishna sankirtana.

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