• In the modern age, not many people have faith in the concept of religion. Some question the existence of God and classify scriptural narratives as mythology. Some profess belief in God but disregard the words of the scriptures. Most people do not have a clear idea of 'Who God Is' or 'How to know and worship God', as prescribed by the scriptures.
    This book is an appeal to people, to accept the authority of the bona-fide scriptures and develop or increase their conviction in the existence of God.  
    Through this book, I have tried to address general inquiries or the most common doubts that people usually have in relation to religion or spiritual subject matters.
    I can assure the reader (based on the assurance given by the scriptures) that they will definitely see God, both in His reciprocation, as well as His real form, if they sincerely attempt to follow the recommended process but ultimately it depends on the efforts each individual puts in. The book has reviews by very prominent figures like Hrishikesh Mafatlal, Seth Spellman, Dr. Vivek Bindra, Shyam Upadhyay, Dr. Vaibhav Tewari, Amogh Lila Prabhu, Gauranga Prabhu, Shubh Vilas Prabhu and many others. About Author  - Pratik Desai was born in Mumbai, India in 1984, to a Gujarati Vaishnava family. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and a Masters degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the prestigious University of Florida, USA. Being raised in a Vaishnava family, he was spiritually inclined from an early age. During his college years, he watched most of the religious TV series like Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vishnu Purana, Shiva Purana to name a few. While he was not committed to any specific path, he did not miss an episode of these series. Later on, his faith in spirituality was strengthened by grave incidents in his life, which inspired him to question material existence and to seek answers about the purpose of life, karma and the Absolute Truth. Many people want to experience God through miracles but Pratik experienced God through the reciprocations he had with God. To experience God through his loving reciprocations is abig miracle in itself since it is a more tangible experience where one desires to serve God and God reciprocates accordingly. Till now he is ardently practising Bhakti Yoga, is a family man,  and a businessman. This journey all began with the Bhagavad-Gita, which opened up his heart. This book (20+ Must Know Facts About Hinduism) satisfied his burning desire to help people by sharing his experiences, so that they can also benefit from the timeless wisdom of Sanatan Dharma and so that they attain eternal  happiness and experience a higher taste of bliss.  
  • 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 basic principle of life is: The better connected you are to yourself, the better connected you will be to the world around you and the better your life will be.   Highlighting the need to delve deeper into the meaning and purpose of life, the author offers tools to achieve peace of mind, which will enable us to live in harmony with our true selves. Written in a simple, anecdotal style, this book will improve our relationships with friends, family and colleagues. The book emphasizes on sharing mutual success and growing with care and compassion. Are You Connected? is a mantra to a life of success and happiness. Are You Connected? is a mantra to a life of happiness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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    BHAGAVATA  COSMOLOGY Consolidates and summarizes the descriptions of universal geography presented in Srimad Bhagvatam,Bhugola Varnanam,Surya - siddhanta,Ramayana,Mahabharat,Visnu Purana, Vayu Purana and other books.This book reconciles the scriptural understanding and the modern understanding by drawing parallels between them. This book systematically presents the process and purpose of the creation of universe and variety of living entities populating it. it briefly outlines the structure of the universe, with its horizontal and vertical divisions, as presented in the Bhagvata Purana, the 2D and 3D pictorial representations, flow charts and summary tables in the book reveal the working of the universe by explaining the passing of day and night, the phase of the moon, the passing of seasons and the eclipses and many more.    
  • Bhagavata Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das presents a Quick Overview of the Bhagavatam’s stories, Philosophy and Wisdom. Its a Simplified Summary of Srimad Bhagavatam with Life Lessons.
    Have you read Srimad Bhagavatam, the sweetest fruit of the Vedic tree, yet? Does its size and depth impede your progress? Wish you could acquaint yourself with a quick outline of the entire text before you could dive deeper? - Bhagavata Pravaha is your essential friend to get your Bhagavatam journey started. It familiarizes you with the flow of the Bhagavatam’s narration, its key philosophical concepts and vital teachings.Have you already studied Srimad Bhagavatam? Looking for a quick revision of all twelve cantos? Wish you could have a bird’s-eye view of the entire text in one place? - Bhagavata Pravaha is your faithful companion to take you deeper in your study and to help you better understand the connections between different sections. In the Bhagavata Pravaha, Gauranga Darshan Das presents the wisdom of Srimad Bhagavatam in a simplified and concise form. Bhagavatam Pravaha’s clarity and ease of reading leaves a beginner with an inspiration for life, taste for more, and impetus to start a deeper study. For a seasoned reader, Bhagavata Pravaha complements the meditation on the Bhagavatam’s vital characters, episodes, philosophy and themes along with invaluable life lessons. While in his earlier multi volume work "Bhagavata Subodhini", author Gauranga Darshan Das presented a detailed verse-by-verse overview of Srimad Bhagavatam based on the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakur, in the BHAGAVATA PRAVAHA, he does the same in a much simplified and concise manner, along with jewel-like life lessons. With its concise narration, simplified summary, practical wisdom and enchanting illustrations, Bhagavata Pravaha by Gauranga Darshan Das serves as an "easy start for young and new readers" and an "enlivening revision for the seasoned readers" of Srimad Bhagavatam. About the Author: Gauranga Darshan Das, is Associate Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village, and a member of the ISKCON Board of Examinations (BoEx). He has written books namely Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned and Bhagavata Pravaha. He teaches sastric courses at several places in India.
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad-Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
         
  • The Vedic Encyclopedia, Srimad Bhagavatam, like an ocean, is expansive with its nominal and phenomenal subject matters and deep in its spiritual and philosophical insights, making it a text for both research and relish by many. Bhagavata Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Bhagavatam, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Prabhupada and the previous acaryas, and thus caters to the taste and need of avid readers, scholars, and even newcomers to the Srimad Bhagavatam.
    • Have a bird’s eye view of the Srimad-Bhagavatam Cantos
    • Explore the Interconnections between different Sections
    • Familiarize yourself with the Flow of verses in a chapter
    • Dive deep into the Authentic imports of Vital verses
    • Delight on the Thematic perspectives and Compilations
    • Marvel at the richness of the Characters, Holy names and Analogies
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      Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 5 and 6
    The spiritual feelings and emotions portrayed by the characters inSrimad Bhagavatam become our own when we position ourselves in their shoes.Allow an irresistible sentiment of devotion enter our hearts by trying to understand their exemplary attitudes and responses in trying situations. Also get a glimpse of the workings and structure of cosmos which lies hidden from the imperfect vision of modern cosmologists. Enter fire and it will burn you Nature of the material world is that it is entangling! Witness the wondrous working and influence of the material nature on a dispassionate renunciant, Maharaj Priyavrata, who enters into her arena. His unexpected 'entanglement,' phenomenal activities, exalted dynasty, and finally liberation is a subject matter worth reading and contemplation.  Ideal rule, ideal teachings, ideal renunciation Troubled by the monarchy of exploitative monarchs, the modern world transformed into the Secular states. Get the first hand experience of the original servant monarch, King Risabhadev. An exemplary reign like his is sought by intelligent subjects. The incomparable rule, superexcellent activities  and teachings of King Rsabhadev, discussed in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, is inspirational for all time to come. Carelessness - Lord saves but not without teaching a lesson Are you callous and careless in your spiritual practices? You won’t remain after knowing the saga of King Bharat, whose little inattention costed him two extra births to attain the Absolute Truth. Instructions from a palanquin carrier Heard of stories wherein a king becomes a pauper and a pauper a king! In this narration, an ordinary palanquin carrier turns out to be a learned sage and the king to be an ignorant common man. Herein, Jada Bharata humbles King Rahugana by subdueing his pride with words of knowledge. Exposing the happiness that pervades this world as mental concoctions, Jada Bharata uncovers the ignorance of King Rahugana about his real position. Naked form of material world A word of caution! This narration exposes one’s sinful desire, one’s precarious situation in family life, one’s miscalculation of happiness and worthless endeavour for happiness. A materially attached person might find this harsh truth to be unpalatable. Seeing the unseen cosmos through the eyes of Scriptures Be ready to make a leap of faith to accept the Vedic model of the universe. Imperfect senses see even the obvious things imperfectly. Scriptures are perfect. They show things as they are.  Eager to Sin? Think once Hell and heaven are not myth. Of course they are consciousness, but places too. This narration describes about the workings of the criminal department in the cosmic management. A soul with criminal activity has no way to escape but to reform. The graphic description of 28 hells and the kind of punishment the accused undergo there is dreadful. The Glorious Holy name of the Lord A story of a young pure hearted Brahman who was lead off in a most unruly fashion by the senses and the mind, in the association of a prostitute. Although destined to enter hell, still how he attains liberation by utterance of the holy name of Narayana forms the central theme of this account. Opposing services - common goal A practical example of how two bonafide servants can have two conflicting services from the same master. An instructive narrative of Prajapati Daksha and Narada Muni! Pride – cometh before the fall When a person becomes proud, he is already fallen. What happen later are just details! Srimad Bhagavatam showcase the mistakes of great personalities like Indra to warn practicing devotees against the evils of pride. Opportunity for service even in curse Behold the attractive qualities of a devotee, whose all activities are directed only for the pleasure of Lord Hari. This inspiring account of the Maharaj Citraketu’s gold- standard devotional service beautifully portrays that a devotee lives to serve and dies to serve. And Many more .....
       
  • BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide to Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavata Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Bhagavatam cantos by giving the connections between chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid and colourful manner based on the commentaries of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur.

    Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 7 is the fifth volume of the series, and gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the most enchanting pastimes of Lord Narasimha-deva, the selfless and seamless devotion of Prahlada Maharaja, and the gist of the Varna-asrama dharma, along with many original illustrations.

    Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this volume on the Seventh Canto for easy readability and assimilation of its contents and delight in the splendor of its message.

    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, Bhagavata Subodhini becomes 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.

    The Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Centre and Tulsi books happily launch this volume for the auspicious occasion of Narasimha Caturdasi.

      About Author :

    Gauranga Darshan Das is the Dean of 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 and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects.

  • Read all the enthralling pastimes of the Supreme Lord in the MANVANTARAS of the current day of Lord Brahma in BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI Canto 8, in its usual colorful and concise form with verse-by-verse overview in sections and subsections, summary tables, flowcharts, nectar slokas and thematic compilations, based on the commentaries of SRILA PRABHUPADA and SRILA VISVANATHA CAKRAVARTI THAKUR, as presented by Gauranga Darshan Das.

    ‘Bhagavata Subodhini’ is a systematic study guide to Srimad Bhagavatam. Bhagavata Subodhini unveils the exciting structure and flow of the Bhagavatam cantos by giving the connections between chapters, subsections and verses in a lucid manner for easy readability and assimilation of its contents and delight in the splendor of its message.

    ‘Bhagavata Subodhini Canto 8’ is the sixth volume of the series, and gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the enchanting episodes in the Eighth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam. The Eighth Canto of the Bhagavatam vividly presents the theme of Manvantara or the reign of the Manus. Manus are the administrators of the universe, appointed by the Supreme Lord. There are fourteen Manus who rule in one kalpa or a day of Lord Brahma that spans over 1000 catur-yugas (catur-yuga is the combination of the four yugas namely Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali). Thus, each Manu rules for about seventy-one catur-yugas. In every manvantara, there are six kinds of personalities who manage various functions of the universe. They are: the Manu, the sons of Manu, the demigods, Indra, the seven great sages and the Manvantara avatara of the Lord. In this canto, Sukadeva Goswami describes the six types of main persons in each of the fourteen Manvantaras (past, present and future) in the current day of Brahma, and elaborates selected pastimes of the Lord in some manvantaras. Thus, we hear the episodes of Svayambhuva Manu, Gajendra, Samudra Manthan, Mohini Murti bewildering Lord Siva, Bali Maharaja’s deliverance by Lord Vamanadeva and the pastimes of Matsya avatara. In all these episodes, the Lord’s protection aspect is vividly described.

    Maintaining a similar style like that of his previous volumes of Bhagavata Subodhini, Gauranga Darshan Das presents this volume on the Eighth Canto with simplified flow charts, summary tables, diagrams, additional notes from the commentaries of acharyas, along with interesting thematic compilations and many other features.

    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 Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village (GEV). He teaches scriptural courses at several places in India. He has written books including Gita Subodhini, Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Disapproved but not Disowned, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a free monthly e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika and regularly writes articles on spiritual subjects.

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