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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.
Leadership has always been a topic of interest and discussion not only amongst modern political and corporate circles, but even amongst great sages and emperors of yore. Leadership finds its relevance in spiritual circles too - spiritual leaders since ages have galvanized people for individual salvation and social transformation. In today’s times, when materialism and atheism have become super-organized, spiritual leaders also need to get their act together to organize mass movements for spiritual enlightenment. One such leader in the modern times, who has displayed a powerful combination of spiritual purity and organizational acumen is H.D.G. A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada, as his followers fondly call him, established a worldwide spiritual movement called- The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) which presents the pristine teachings of the ancient Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition in a way which is relevant and relatable to the post-modern world today.This book is a handy compilation of Srila Prabhupada’s quotes on 51 leadership themes, sourced from his books, lectures, conversations, letters, biographies, etc. The book will especially be relevant for the followers of ISKCON who wish to understand the mood, message and methods of Srila Prabhupada, especially in the context of leadership. The quotes presented in this book give insights into the sublime principles of spiritual leadership by which Srila Prabhupada was able to expand Kṛṣṇa consciousness throughout the world, cutting across all cultures, ethnicities, political leanings, geographies, races etc. - inspiring and training his fledgling disciples in culture and philosophy of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, teaching them to cooperate and surrender, invigilating the spiritual standards of his centers throughout the world, standing upto and fighting with challenges & threats—both external and internal—and, at the same time, writing spotless literatures, which would form the basis of his movement for posterity. When carefully studied, these quotes reveal a very striking model and pattern of leadership that Srila Prabhupada demonstrates with respect to each of these leadership themes. Even scholars who are interested in study of rise and growth of spiritual movements would find the book quite an interesting read.
Out of stockThis book serves to encourage us in our practice of bhakti (devotion to the supreme lord), to become more serious and diligent. Part two describes sri caitanya mahaprabhu's appearance. His activities, his mood and includes a comprehensive explanation for both the internal and external reason for the lord's experience. It is a collection of lectures maharaja gave over the last twenty years. It is with great pleasure that we present this to you, our reader. No doubt this knowledge will inspire you to attain the goal Krishna-prema (love of god). Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna himself who came in the mood of a devotee. He is a perfect example of a devotee. Therefore it is important that we understand him. This book gives us information about Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's glories and is both interesting and intriguing. We simply pray that all our readers can fully relish these glories.
This book serves to encourage us in our practice of bhakti (devotion to the supreme lord), to become more serious and diligent. Part two describes sri caitanya mahaprabhu's appearance. His activities, his mood and includes a comprehensive explanation for both the internal and external reason for the lord's experience. It is a collection of lectures maharaja gave over the last twenty years. It is with great pleasure that we present this to you, our reader. No doubt this knowledge will inspire you to attain the goal Krishna-prema (love of god). Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna himself who came in the mood of a devotee. He is a perfect example of a devotee. Therefore it is important that we understand him. This book gives us information about Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's glories and is both interesting and intriguing. We simply pray that all our readers can fully relish these glories.
Bodhivriksha (Wisdom Tree in Marathi) Wisdom is the art of converting an experience into learning. Every experience one undergoes in the course of life is like a seed. The learning that comes out from that experience is like a tree. The biggest of trees manifest from the smallest of seeds. How easy it is to misjudge the depth of content that is stored in the tiny seed! If only we could learn to decode the hidden wisdom contained in every experience, life would become a journey of learning, rather than a series of frustrating experiences. The Wisdom Tree is a book that helps you see the world from the perspective of a learner.
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- Can practicality and philosophy work together to recognize destructive emotions?
- Can impulse human behavior be transferred?
- Are destructive emotions “hardwired” in our system?
- Can we learn to live at peace with ourselves and others?
What would be your response to someone’s mistake?Can you excuse him or her wholeheartedly?Errors cannot be endorsed, but disapproval of wrong-doings need not make one apathetic to the wrongdoers.“Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner!” is the golden principle exemplified by great people.In DISAPPROVED BUT NOT DISOWNED, Gauranga Darshan Das describes the strict yet sensitive dealings of God and godly people to inspire a journey from apathy to empathy, and from rejection to reformation, while responsibly dealing with others’ mistakes. Through relevant episodes from Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrita and Ramayana, this book describes the nature of loving, compassionate and forgiving hearts, along with attractive illustrations. This book also emphasises the importance of genuine repentence for one’s mistakes, and an honest attempt to rectify them and not repeat them.About the Author : Gauranga Darshan Das is dean of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He teaches scriptural courses at several places in India. He has written study guides including Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini and Caitanya Subodhini, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika.
Evolution conveys change, growth and elevation. When seen from a biological perspective it conveys evolution of the species from having lower abilities to those having higher abilities. A diametrically different way of seeing evolution is to see it from the perspective of evolution of consciousness.In Biological evolution the change happens externally. But in the evolution of consciousness the change happens internally. Handling external changes is task of nature and handling internal changes is the task of spirit. Biologically evolution may be debatable but in terms consciousness evolution can be experienced. ‘Evolve’ is a book which helps us handle and make internal changes and thus facilitate the evolution in our consciousness. ‘Evolve’ is about growing lotuses in a desert. How can lotuses grow in a desert? A heart which is fearful of uncertainities, lacking confidence, negative in its approach, always conflicting and having no goal, is like a desert. Even a parched desert can grow lotuses if it rains continuously for days together.
“This 2 minute wisdom of ‘Evolve’ is like a incessant shower of rainfall on our hearts. Thus facilitating our desert like hearts to grow lotuses.”
Book 1: 32 Enthralling Stories of Dhruva, Brahma, Siva, Sati, Vyasa, Narada, Devahuti, Parikshit and others Age-old stories from the ancient scriptures reveal ever-fresh and relevant lessons to readers of all ages. In the entire scriptural library the position of Srimad Bhagavatam is unique. The Bhagavatam contains several enlivening tales of wonderful children like Dhruva and Prahlada, virtuous women like Suniti and Kunti, noble kings like Parikshit and Prithu, wise sages like Vyasa and Narada, and powerful incarnations of God like Rama and Narasimha. “Bhagavatam Tales” is an amazing collection of stories retold by Gauranga Darshan Das in a lucid language, to nurture the young minds with every turn of the page. This image-rich story-book enlivens both young and young-at-heart readers with vital values and thought-inspiring activities. Owing to its simplicity and applicability, this book is a close friend to every child, a faithful companion to every teacher, and a must-have in every school’s library. The first volume of Bhagavatam Tales presents 32 stories from the Bhagavatam’s first three cantos and the first twelve chapters of the Fourth Canto. The stories are narrated in a lucid language for the understanding of the younger generation. Along with colorful illustrations that bring the stories alive, each story is presented with important lessons and values like compassion, responsibility, forgiveness, positivity, friendship, respect, leadership, gratitude and so on. The activities at the end of each chapter will not only enthuse the children but adults too. Bhagavatam Tales by Gauranga Darshan Das enlivens children with fascinating stories, enthrals them with bright illustrations, enlightens them with brilliant values, and enthuses them to practically apply the lessons. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das, a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami, is a spiritual author and sastric teacher. He holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He is a resident monk at ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV) and serves as the Dean of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (BVRC). He has authored over 20 books including the Subodhini, Pravaha & Ratnamala series, and has delivered over 6000 hours of spiritual discourses. He regularly conducts scriptural courses for adults and children. Know more on gaurangadarshan.com
it is Krishna who says in the Bhagvad Gita 4.9
Janma karma ca me divyam
evam yo vetti tattavatah
tyaktva deham punar janma
naiti mam-eti so’rjunathe more we hear about the appreance of Krishna and His divine pastimes , the more assured we are of exiting the merry-go-round of birth and death and going back to him Janmashtami Wonders of the 8th Child is an attempt to evoke sublime emotions to enable a truly loving bond with Krishna through his many childhood adventures embellished with deep philosophical insights