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  • BHAGAVATA VIVEKA

     175.00
    BHAGAVATA VIVEKA: Practical Wisdom from Bhagavatam Stories Book 1: ANSWERS TO LIFE'S QUESTIONS We spend time for effective resource management and money management, but how often do we spend time for life management? The timeless wisdom of Srimad Bhagavatam introduces us to emotions, situations, decisions and doubts that were felt by ancient people, but are the common inheritance of modern humans. Scriptural study is not just meant for gathering information, but must be aimed at heart transformation and for practical application. In the Bhagavata Viveka, Gauranga Darshan Das presents ageless stories from the Bhagavatam in his unique thought-inspiring style to translate wisdom into relatable and adoptable practices. For serious practitioners of bhakti-yoga, Bhagavata Viveka will be a handbook of inspirational wisdom, aiding in their pursuit for excellence. As for the newcomers to spirituality, Bhagavata Viveka will serve as the source of fundamental knowledge for inner transformation. Answers to Life’s Questions, the first book of Bhagavata Viveka series presents time tested wisdom on how to – Dodge conflicting mindsets? Enliven relationships? Win over worries? Deal with unrealistic expectations? Find meaning and purpose for life? – Answers to these questions help newcomers know the basics of spiritual life, and help seasoned devotees to strengthen their commitment.   Contents of BHAGAVATA VIVEKA, Practical Wisdom from Bhagavatam Stories, by Gauranga Darshan Das Book 1: ANSWERS TO LIFE'S QUESTIONS 1. How to Respond Effectively? 2. When To Apologize And When Not To? 3. How To Deal With Seniors and Juniors? 4. Why Does One Suffer? 5. Is God Partial? 6. Who Is My Dearest Friend? 7. Can One Man’s Mistake Make Many Culprits? 8. Do The Scriptures Have Multiple Meanings? 9. Do I Need A Guru? 10. Can God Be Not God? 11. Can God Create A Stone That He Cannot Lift? 12. What Hurts God? 13. Are Devotees Poor? 14. How to Live? How to Leave? 15. Who Is The Most Beautiful Person?  
  • From the early 1970's to the end of her life, yamuna devi lovingly conveyed a large , parchment paged binder to each ashram she reside in "The Deity Book", as it was dubbed was placed in the temple room, and guest who perused it frequently asked Yamuna to Publish it. before her passing , we planned to pursue its publications, and the study of seva- is our humble attempt to honor Yamuna devi's wish.    
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    Aids visual learning

    The captivating and bright illustrations are perfect to grasp kids’ attention, making them turn the pages to read more. This book is great for picture comprehension and color recognition.

    Imparts ethics and morals

    The book is filled with stories that are passed down from generations and continue to fascinate young readers and adults alike. Lord Ram’s heroism and Sita’s grit and devotion symbolise the triumph of good over evil. The stories throughout the book impart moral values and teachings.

    Age-appropriate content

    The book is carefully designed keeping in mind age-appropriate content to help your child comprehend and enjoy the pleasures of reading. Its easy and engaging illustrations, writing style and stories filled with lessons and morals make reading fun for your little one.

    About the Author

    Shubha Vilas is a storyteller, motivational speaker and an author, who holds a degree in engineering and patent law, but he chose to leave the mainstream society to live a life of contemplation, and study scripture in depth. As a child, his grandmother regaled him with stories from the Ramayana, which captured his heart and soul, and thus began his tryst with scriptures. He started writing stories inspired by the Ramayana and how it is still as relevant to us as it was in the Treta yuga. Some of his popular works include Open Eyed Meditations, and Mystical Tales for A Magical Life: 11 Unheard Fantastic Vedic Stories which transform Vedic literature and epics into relatable stories and contemporary life lessons. Shubha has also penned down a fun-filled version of Panchatantra stories for children titled Pandit Vishnu Sharma’s Panchatantra: Illustrated Tales from Ancient India, to captivate them with beautiful illustrations, and lessons that sharpen their thinking abilities. Shubha is deeply passionate about imparting education that helps build character in children. This has led him to create a value-education module which can be incorporated into children’s existing syllabi. With this module, he guides young minds towards an inspiring life, filled with values and principles. Ishan Trivedi is an award winning Illustrator-Storyteller from New Delhi, India. After completing his Masters in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, Ishan has worked with several top children book publishers of India and abroad. His unique art style combines several traditional Indian Folk styles and presented with a contemporary taste. Some of his notable books are Boondi and Nimboda. He also enjoys sculpting and customizing action figures.
     
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Caitanya Pravaha

     250.00
    CAITANYA PRAVAHA by Gauranga Darshan Das is a simplified summary of the pastimes, philosophy and wisdom of Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, the most famous biography of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Caitanya-caritamrita, written by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami is ranked by advanced spiritualists as the post-graduate study of the science of bhakti-yoga and the innermost sentiments of God. Wish you could acquaint yourself with a quick outline of the entire text before you could dive deeper into this divine ocean of nectar? Or are you looking for a quick revision of this masterpiece work, having already studied it in detail? Then Caitanya Pravaha is what you are looking for. Caitanya Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das is a succinct and simplified rendition of the entire Caitanya-caritamrita with practical insights and captivating illustrations. With all its philosophical depth, theological intricacies, cultural nuances, pragmatic wisdom and spiritual inspiration made accessible in an easy-to-read format, Caitanya Pravaha effectively aids all the seekers who wish to inaugurate a truly transforming spiritual journey. Caitanya Pravaha is also an invitation to the seasoned readers who have varying degrees of acquaintance with the oceanic nectar of Caitanya-caritamrita, to catch in one place all the high tides of love revealed in it. Following a similar style of his earlier book Bhagavata Pravaha, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Caitanya Pravaha in a lucid format to make Lord Caitanya's biography accessible even to newcomers and children. -- Gauranga Darshan Das (www.gaurangadarshan.com) is a spiritual author and sastric teacher. He is the Associate Academic Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village, and a member of ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx). He has written the Subodhini series of study guides and other self-development books. He runs a free monthly e-zine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes educational articles. He delivered over 5000 hours of spiritual discourses so far.  
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    GITA SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide for the Bhagavad-gita. Gita Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Gita by giving the connections between its chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid and colourful manner. Gita Subodhini gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the teachings of Lord Krishna in the Gita with simplified flow charts, summary tables, diagrams, additional notes from the commentaries of acharyas, special descriptions on vital verses, along with interesting thematic compilations and many other features. Gita Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavad-gita, by integrating the explanations of our great acharyas, Srila Prabhupada, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur and Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana, thus catering for the taste and the needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers. Following a similar style like that of his earlier books Bhagavata Subodhini and Caitanya Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Gita Subodhini for easy readability and assimilation of the Bhagavad-gita and delight in the splendor of its message. About 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 Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini and Gita 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.
  • With His chubby arms and cheeky smile , Krishna beckons you just as He relishes on sweet butter , let us relish on the story of HIs birth.

    Open the book and open up your heart to Krishna's magic

    "There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world.

    Love of books is the best of all.' Jacqueline Kennedy

  • He dwells so far, yet so close to the heart

    he pervades all, yet He stays apart 

    Behind the golden curtain, stands the supreme actor

    know from the scriptures, his divine character 

      Read , Recollect, and Relish the essential Vedic wisdom of "SRI ISHOPNISHAD", based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Baldev Vidyabhushana and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, concisely and lucidly presented by Gauranga Darshan Das , for providing deeper insights for both beginners and seasoned students alike.
  •   UPADESAMRITA SUBODHINI by Gauranga Darshan Das is a systematic study guide to Srila Rupa Goswami's "Sri Upadesamrita," which is an ingenious enumeration of the fundamental guidelines for the practice of bhakti-yoga. Read, recollect and relish the nectarean instructions of Sri Upadesamrita, based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, concisely and lucidly presented by Gauranga Darshan Das, for providing deeper insights into the essence of bhakti for both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Subodhini series, Gauranga Darshan Das presents Upadesamrita Subodhini with relevant verse titles, line-by-line translations, key concepts and profound explanations from the acarya commentaries in simplified sections, subsections, flow charts and summary tables. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Research Center (BRC) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He is a member of ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx) and GEV Administrative council. He is the author of Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Upadesamrita Subodhini, Isopanishad Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, Bhagavata Pravaha and Caitanya Pravaha and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magazine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects. He has delivered over 5000 hours of spiritual discourses so far.
  • BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI CANTO 9 by Gauranga Darshan Das is a systematic study guide to the Ninth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. This book presents all the wonderful stories of the kings of the Sun dynasty and the Moon Dynasty in the current (Vaivasvata) manvantara including Lord Rama, Lord Parasurama and several great kings including Ambarisha, Mandhata, Ikshvaku, Hariscandra, Sagara, Bhagiratha, Yayati, Pururava, Rantideva and many others, ending with a prelude to Lord Krishna's appearance and pastimes in the Tenth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini series, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this seventh volume in a colourful and concise form with verse-by-verse overview of the chapters divided into sections, subsections and their interconnections, summary tables, flowcharts, nectar slokas, thematic compilations, and additional notes from the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur. Bhagavata Subodhini attempts to become a constant companion for all Bhagavatam lovers as acknowledged by several readers across the globe. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by integrating the explanations of our beloved acharyas, thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and newcomers. About the Author : Gauranga Darshan Das is the Associate Academic Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He is a member of ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx) and GEV Administrative council. He has written books including Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, Bhagavata Pravaha and Caitanya Pravaha and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magazine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects. He has delivered over 5000 hours of spiritual discourses so far.
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