• Losing sleep over what others think about you? Or can't care less? Happiness in life nonetheless depends on what you think about yourself. Social media has certainly given us individual authorship over how we present ourselves to the world. Susceptible to live by the dictates of 'likes' and 'comments' of others, we network with the world in a carefully filtered image of ourselves. But is it truly our authentic self that we are presenting to the world? Can it cater lasting happiness and honest relationships? In this first volume of Yoga Stories, Gauranga Das takes you on an inner journey to explore your inner self, beyond the hills of expectation, through the valleys of disapprovals and beneath the layers of self-deception. Thus, bringing you closer to the home of your heart, enabling you to open the door and introduce yourself, to finally meet, the real you.

    About the Author

    Gauranga Das is a leadership and mindfulness coach based in Mumbai. A graduate of IIT Bombay, he found his calling to become a monk to best serve society. A member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission, he is actively involved in enhancing leadership effectiveness and governance of temples and communities globally. He is dedicated to helping people transform their hearts, improve their attitudes, establish sustainable and spiritual communities, and drive positive change in society. A multifaceted spiritualist on a mission to create a value-based society, Gauranga Das is a mindful meditation expert, strategic character educationist, sustainability and climate change warrior, and social welfare catalyst. Gauranga Das is director of ISKCON's Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), The GEV, representing India, has won over thirty-four national and international awards, including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award in 2017 for its innovative model of 'Eco-Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development'. He has also strategized and led execution for GEV's synergistic solution for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Climate Change and enabled GEV's accreditation to multiple United Nations bodies like the ECOSOC, UNEP and UNCCD. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has recognized him as an IGBC Fellow for his contribution to the green building movement. He sits on the board of the Govardhan School of Public Leadership, an institution that prepares students for the civil services exam. He has led several youth empowerment initiatives while successfully inculcating clarity in purpose, purity in character and compassion in relationships in thousands of youths globally. He is also the administrative director of Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC), an initiative of ISKCON to connect working professionals, housewives and students to the academic study of philosophy, create libraries of Vedic literatures and manuscripts, and facilitate MA and PhD programmes in philosophy. About The Author
  • Grihe Pratyabartan is a Bengali Translation of The Journey Home – Autobiography of an American Swami. Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
  • The Ramayana is not a story. It is a way of life. It is the game of life. Life should be predictable and smooth — this is what most of us are comfortable with. In reality, we face stress, hard times and unexpected upheavals that can knock our breath out. If we are not prepared for any hindrances, challenging situations are sure to throw us off course. This book teaches us exactly that. Every situation in the Ramayana is a reflection of our modern dilemmas and asks us an unavoidable question: “How do we cope with a sudden turn of events without losing hope”? Conquer Change is the second book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series is all about facing the reversal of fortune and moving on. Author Shubha Vilas reveals profound rules of human relationships and conduct – what works, what fails to work and how to navigate through this amazing labyrinth.
  • The Ramayana is not a story. It is a way of life. It is the game of life. Feeling frustrated over events that are out of our control is a waste of energy and time. Rama and his army survived the grim years of exile by being patient and persistent, trusting each other with their lives. The characters’ determination reflects our own set of values and judgment during challenging situations. This book teaches us that we need to be righteous to stay on course. Cheating for personal gain will not ensure our triumph. Instead, unwavering loyalty to our principles will do so. It reiterates that challenging situations will be present anywhere and everywhere we go. It is how we handle those situations that define us as a person. It teaches us to remain calm in the face of adversity.   Do you have the patience to stick with your goals till the end? Adopt Patience, is the third book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series. A modern retelling of the Aranya Kanda of Valmiki’s epic, this volume explores the dynamics of the complex games of power and greed, mirroring our own dilemmas in the modern world and prompts us to overcome them using the wisdom spilled over these pages.
  • Did you ever feel stuck in life? Everyone does, occasionally or all the time! The solution is a personality update – an update that can reboot you into a smarter version of yourself. But how? Just as smart phones have smart apps, smart people have smart ‘Life-apps’. Where do I download these life-apps from? Don’t worry – this book shall be your one-stop app store where you will find 14 life-apps to excel in all spheres of life- the life compass app to help you make prudent decisions; the habits reprogramming app to rebuild your personality bit by bit; the time treasurer app to invest your time wisely; the forgive to live app to heal and deal with emotional injuries; the friendships forever app to build the truly unsinkable ship of close friendships; and many more. These smart life-apps are zipped in with relevant concepts, models, wisdom tales and worksheets to enable faster assimilation and application. So why wait? Make the smart move to read this book today and become the Smarter You.

    About the Author

    Rasikraman Das is a monk, author, life-coach and an inspirational speaker. He serves in Ashram at ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai. Rasikraman Das did his post-graduation in engineering from IIT Bombay and after a short stint in the corporate world decided to become a lifestyle engineer at ISKCON. He has a keen interest in the field of training and education and has been instrumental in developing the GBC College for Leadership Development and the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (affiliated to the Mumbai University). He also conducts leadership and life skills seminars for youth and working professionals.
  • The Ramayana is not a story. It’s a way of life. It’s the game of life. A good game is full of twists and turns at every stage and this magical epic arms us with valuable tools to deal with anomalies in our own lives. These quirks turn us into valiant warriors in the face of the most challenging situations. It is not the divine knowledge you possess that makes you divine but What you do with it that does. Whether we like it or not, life puts us into these three categories: positive contributor, negative Destroyer or protective mediator. Are we doing anything to contribute to our society? Is anything we do negatively impactful to anyone? Are we taking any steps to thwart actions that may affect our loved ones? This book shows us to take a step back, contemplate our actions and revise our methods if required. It is a clarion call for anyone who is looking for that perfect motivation! So which Role Do you want to play in this game? Roar with Courage is the first book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series. A modern retelling of the Bala Kanda of Valmiki’s epic, it presents the realities of life with far-reaching and thought-provoking lessons. With deep wisdom, author Shubha Vilas explains the timeless values that will be relevant to the contemporary world.
  • Pele Paarno Pravas is a Gujarati Translation of The Journey Home – Autobiography of an American Swami. Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
  • Atma Grihattilekkulla Yatra is a Malayalam Translation of The Journey Home – Autobiography of an American Swami. Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
  • AT LAST!    The india story!

      In October 1970 Bhaktivedanta Swami arrives in Bombay with twenty Western disciples to revive Krishna Consciousness in India, where Krishna’s Name had gone nearly extinct. Over the next two years, in an unimaginable display of pure magic, Prabhupada quickly establishes ISKCON as a major spiritual force in India. Follow Shyamasundar’s eye-witness account, from Prabhupada’s first months in Bombay--to Amritsar, Surat, Kumbha Mela, Juhu, Delhi, Vrindaban, Calcutta, Mayapur, Madras, Vizag—as Prabhupada lays the foundations for Krishna’s movement in the land of His birth. In June 1971, Shyamasundar becomes Prabhupada’s personal secretary and travels with him for years around the globe—all over India, to cold-war Russia, to Africa, Australia, the Pacific Rim, across Europe and America—witness to Prabhupada’s incredible achievements. As they travel, Prabhupada and Shyamasundar share a rare blend of philosophy, action, and humor, debating Western philosophers and storming the citadels, laughing all the way. At last, here are Shyamasundar’s never-heard-before, action-packed stories in 500 pages, with 180 rare photos, describing in factual, poetic, and intimate details this most exciting episode in Prabhupada’s amazing journey!   About Author -  I was born in the body of Samuel Speerstra, in Salem, Oregon in May ,1942. From early childhood I thrived on adventure and risk. After graduating from Reed College in 1965, I met Bhaktivedanta Swami in San Francisco in January 1967, and immediately became his disciple Shyamasundar Das. The Swami wed me to my girlfriend Melanie (Malati Devi Dasi) in a smoke-filled storefront in Haight-Ashbury we called the Radha-Krishna Temple. In 1968, to please Swamiji, I traveled with five chosen devotees to London. There, we witnessed firsthand Krishna's magic display; we befriended the Beatles and, courtesy of Apple Records, spread Hare Krishna Mantra around the world. In October 1970, the Swami took twenty of his Western disciples to India, and together--as Prabhupad and his Dancing White Elephants--we barnstormed the country. In June 1971, Prabhupad accepted me as his Personal Secretary. I was by Prabhupad's side, day and night, in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia, Australia-even behind Brezhnev's Iron Curtain. I never saw him sleep, I never saw him make an error of any kind. How did I get this lucky, to observe close-up the life of the Perfect Person? Srila Prabhupad, the Magic Man himself!
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    We Should always be enthusiastic to try to capturing the rhinoceros. That way, if we fail, everyone will say, "Never mind,nobody can catch a rhinoceros anyway," and if we succeed, then everyone will say,"Just see what a wonderful thing they have done!"

    - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

  • The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred texts that facilitate journeys of transformation and discovery. Yet, never before have all of the spiritual traditions been distilled so simply into one easy-to-follow path—a path of love and devotion. In this long-awaited follow-up to the Journey Home, the Journey Within guides readers through the essential teachings of bhakti yoga. World-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami draws from his personal experiences to demystify the ancient devotional path of bhakti, capturing its essence and explaining its simple principles for balancing our lives. His down-to-earth writing simplifies spiritual concepts and answers timeless questions in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred philosophy beautifully to life. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we live in the physical world without losing touch with the spiritual? In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and offers solutions to life’s challenges with the simplest of resources. Reach beyond the material world and journey within to discover the beauty of the true self.
  • The Vedic texts are a wellspring of stories, of lessons, of tales that never get old. Here’s a special edition that curates eleven of the most interesting, unheard, and thought-provoking tales from the scriptures, the epics, and the Puranas and correlates them to our present-day situations. By presenting the complexities of these texts in a modern, accessible format, the book leaves you, the reader, richer with its glorious learnings. Mystical tales for a magical life is a wonderful, wise companion that nourishes and nurtures at any and every stage in life.

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