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 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.
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 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.
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.