Sivarama Swami brilliantly weaves the different commentaries that the acaryas have written on Lord Krsna’s pastimes with verses from sastra into an absorbing transcendental narrative.
The scriptures, however, glorify as guru all Vaisnavas who guide a conditioned soul back to Godhead — be they instructors or initiators — advocating a culture of honor and respect. ISKCON needs to reflect upon these principles further, and the purpose of this book is to act as a catalyst toward such an end.
1. The association of Vaisnavas, and the instructions they impart, Siksa, are the assured means of success for spiritual practitioners. This is the injunction of Sastra.
2. However, Srila Prabhupada observed that when his followers received instructions outside ISKCON, their devotional practices, for various reasons, became impaired.
3.Therefore, Srila Prabhupada directed his followers to take Siksa solely from ISKCON’s members
Volume 6 continues along the parikrama path from Ujani to Bhandira-vata, Gopi-ghata to Sanorakha, Varaha-ghata to Kesi-ghata, Dhira-samira to Bhatrola, and onto Kuruksetra, Sukratal, Naimisaranya, Kinarai, Devanagara, Syama-mandira, and Ramana-reti.
Volume 8, the jewel in the crown, is the glorification of the maha-mantra, with an Appendix on the Vision for New Vraja-dhama.
Volume 7 extols the glories of the gayatri mantras: Brahma-gayatri, Guru-gayatri, Gaura Mula-mantra, Gaura-gayatri, Gopala Mantra, and Kama-gayatri, with an Appendix on The Glories of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Guru: The Universal Teacher is a compilation of articles written by Swami B. P. Puri on the topic of the spiritual master. It is a handbook for those seeking guidance in their quest for a genuine guru, for those wanting to learn more about the foundational concepts of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, or for those simply wanting to deepen their spiritual practice.
In Guru, Swami B. P. Puri systematically sets out the qualities and qualifications of both the spiritual teacher and the student disciple. The book describes the proper processes of approaching the spiritual teacher, learning from them, and offering service to them. Guru: The Universal Teacher also explains what students and teachers should avoid in their pursuit of sincere spiritual practice.
Firmly rooted in a wealth of ancient Sanskrit and Bengali poetry and accompanied by Swami B. P. Puri’s beautiful and elegant translations and commentaries, Guru: The Universal Teacher will be cherished by those with a keen interest in one of the most vital and often least understood aspects of the spiritual path: the teacher.
The Heart of a Vaishnava reminds us of Krishna's words, "The worship of My devotee is greater than even the worship of Me." To the uninitiated, this is a puzzle, for Krishna also says, "The devotee is My heart and I am His." But here Swami B. P. Puri shows that without the association of devotees there is no Krishna. The Lord is present in this world through his devotees. If we want to find Krishna, we must look for him in the midst of Vaishnava association. This book glorifies the Vaishnava: it tells us of the necessity of Vaishnava association, how to recognize the Vaishnava, and how to serve the Vaishnava.
In this compact book, Srila Prabhupada recommends seeing the world as it is – a temporary place full of anxiety – and then taking the road to higher consciousness by rediscovering our relationship with the Supreme Person, Krishna. Anyone can become elevated; the journey begins with a single step up.
E különleges filozófiai és egyben teológiai mű tartalma több mint 5000 évvel ezelőtt hangzott el Indiában, egy Kuruksetra nevű mezőn, a történelem egyik legnagyobb csatája előtt. A harcba indulva az Úr Krisna kedves barátjának Ardzsunának adta át a legfontosabb tudást, a metafizikai és lételméleti kérdéseket feszegető, mégis sok dologban rendkívül hétköznapi és gyakorlatias tudáskincset, amelyet a Védák esszenciájaként ismernek. Az ősi indiai bölcsesség számtalan korunkban is fellelhető problémára kínál megoldást helyes szemléletével és az általa javasolt életvitel követésével.
Attending Krishna's Image extends the discussion on Indian images and their worship, bringing historical and comparative dimensions and considering Krishna worship in the context of modernity, both in India and the West. It focuses on one specific worship tradition, the Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, as it develops and sustains itself in two specific locales. By applying the comparative category of ‘religious truth’, the book provides a comprehensive understanding of a living religious tradition. It successfully demonstrates the understanding of devotion as a process of participation with divine embodiment in which worship of Krishna’s image is integral.
This eBook contains all special song of Bhakti Vinod Thakur, Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Praphupada, Bhakti Siddhanta Swarasswati Thakur, Basudeb Gosh and many others vaishnava achariyas songs. Its compatible to all 'epub' reader with wonderful color presentation. The followers of Lord Chaitannya and ISKCON devotee can keep it for help.
Thanks to ISKCON-Chowpatty temple.
A Na pāraye ’ham három része Śrī Kṛṣṇa, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu és Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī szeretetét mutatja be. Szeretetük egy-egy hatalmas folyóként hömpölyög a prema óceánja felé. Ācāryáink kegyéből a bhakták megérinthetik ennek az óceánnak a partját, s néhány cseppnyi nektárt megízlelhetnek belőle.