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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.
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.
Caitanya Ratnamala - a handy pocket sized compilation of nectar verses from Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Compact and complete with all the most vital, power packed and reslihing verses, this book is brought to you by the same makers of Bhagavata Subodhini – the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Team.
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We invite the readers to delight in the pastimes of the most merciful form of the Lord – Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as cited by Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraja Goswami in his great work Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. The study guide Caitanya Subodhini is a humble attempt by the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha to assist the readers in their systematic study of the Caitanya-caritamrita. We, at the Vidyapitha, found it helpful to divide the long chapters of Caitanya-caritamrita into subsections and present the technical sections in the form of crisp flowcharts and tables for easy readability, assimilation and quick reference. Even one, who hasn’t heard of the Caitanya-caritamrita, can read through Caitanya Subodhini and develop an interest in the original manuscript. Our humble endeavour in producing this systematic study guide is only to assist the readers in fully delighting in the splendour of the original book. Submerge deeply into the fundamental principles of sambandha-jnana consisting of radha-tattva, krishna-tattva, guru-tattva, jiva-tattva and other tattvas as explained by SrilaKrishnadasaKaviraja! Experience the transformation of Mahaprabhu’s Personality and character! From tender childhood There is no difference between Krishna-lila and Caitanya-lila therefore Nimai’s pastimes are as sweet or even more sweeter than the pastimes of little Gopal. Be the witness of Vishvambara’s childhood pranks and mischieves – playing with the snake, making all residents of Navadvipa chant the Holy Name, bothering the Brahmanas and Kumaris on the bank of Ganges and many others… Learned scholar Delight in the pastimes of Nimai Pandit who starts His own grammar school, derides the smarta Bhattacaryas and Cakravartis, smashes and establishes His own arguments in logic and finally destroys the pride of the great Pandit Keshava Kashmiri. Humble disciple To teach by His own example to the mankind, the God Himself accepts a guru by receiving mantra which He himself had whispered to His guru Sripad Isvara Puri and becomes a great devotee of Himself in the form of Krishna. Great leader Gauranga demonstrates the principle of “yadyadācaratiśreṣṭhas tat tad evetarojanaḥ” by inspiring the general people to revolt against the Kazi of Navadvipa by His own example and establishes the supreme position of Harinam Sankirtan. Madman A mood of supreme ecstasy never before demonstrated by the Supreme Lord in any of His previous incarnations! After accepting initiation and continuously chanting the Holy Name, Mahaprabhu becomes so absorbed in separation from Krishna that He looses His consciousness again and again and makes His associates chant appropriate verses from the scriptures to nourish His mood. Renunciation Reciprocating with the love of the Gopis who sacrificed everything for the pleasure of Krishna at the peak of their youth, the supremely beautiful Lord Gaurasundar accepts sannyasa at a young age of 24, cuts His hair off and heads off to the city of the Lord of Universe – Nilacala. Compassionate brothers Saba avatar sara siromani – Lord Gaurachandra and Nimaichand delivers the two most sinful personalities of Nadia whose sins couldn’t be counted by even Chitragupta. Their mercy makes them the unalloyed first-class devotees of Lord Krishna. And finally the dearest friend of all and especially his associates His sweet loving exchanges with NityanandaPrabhu, AdvaitaAcarya, GadadharPandit, Srinivas Acarya, Haridas Thakur, KolavecaSridhara, Budhimanta Khan, Suklambarabrahmacari… And many more…
CAITANYA SUBODHINI is a systematic study guide for Sri Caitanya Caritamrita. In four colourful volumes, it gives a bird’s eye view of the expanse and the depth of the philosophy and the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Caitanya Subodhini simplifies the apparent complexity in understanding the Caitanya-caritamrita, by uncovering and integrating the explanations of Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami and Srila Prabhupada, thus catering for the taste and the needs of avid readers, scholars and even newcomers. It presents the chapters of Caitanya Caritamrita in crisp sections and subsections with their interconnections and flow. The philosophical and technical sections are presented in the form of flowcharts and tables for easy readability, assimilation and quick references, so that one can fully delight in the splendour of the original manuscript. Caitanya Subodhini comes after the publication of a similar book, Bhagavata Subodhini, a systematic study guide for the Srimad Bhagavatam, completed up to Canto Six, in four volumes. This book has been well-received by the readers of Bhagavatam worldwide. Author & Compiler Gauranga Darshan Das is dean of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha (www.vidyapitha.in) at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village. He teaches systematic Bhagavatam courses at several places in India. He has written study guides, including Bhagavata Subodhini and Caitanya Subodhini, and compiled vital scriptural verses in the form of the Ratnamala and Tattvamala series. He runs a e-magzine called Bhagavata Pradipika.
A Systematic Study Guide for Sri Caitanya-caritamrita
Get a Birds Eye View of Caitanya Caritamrita Chapters
Drift in the Flow of Verses and Sections
Savour the Special Thematic Compilations
Zoom into the Beauty of Holy Names and Analogies
Readers will move further from the Adi-lila, having studied the tattvas of the Lord as well as a glimpse of the childhood pastimes of Lord Caitanya, to His latter pastimes. In this edition, Caitanya Subodhini will take the readers through the overview of the post-sannyasa pastimes of Lord Caitanya - from His travels towards Jagannatha Puri, to His yatra across southern India. This first volume concludes with the Lord's return to Jagannatha Puri in time to celebrate Jagannatha Ratha Yatra in great jubilation.As usual, this systematic study guide includes:
- Verse by verse overview of the chapters along with summary tables and overview charts.
- Special Map of Lord Caitanya's South India Tour
- Spectacular Darshans of Sri Gauranga and Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Behari
- Thematic Compilations such as Lord Caitanya's Prasada Pastimes, Lord's affectionate dealings and mercy.
...and many moreCaitanya Subodhini attempts to simplify the study of Sri Caitanya Caritamrita by integrating the explanations of Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Prabhupada thus catering for the taste and needs of avid readers, scholars and even new comers.Get a birds eye view of Caitanya Caritamrita chaptersDrift in the flow of verses and sectionsSavour the special thematic compilationsZoom into the beauty of Holy name and analogies.Studying the post graduate scripture of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, the Sri Caitanya Caritamrita, is now more relishable and accessible to all who would like to dive deeper into the instructive and nectarean ocean like pastimes of Lord Caitanya.
- Special Map of Lord Caitanya's South India Tour
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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- 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.
About The Game : - The Game Challenge is to be the first to own a card of each species and become a Human.
A thrilling indoor board game designed for kids
- Based on concepts of Bhagavad Gita
- Change into a different species with every roll of dice
- Swing up and down the ladder of evolution with God’s mercy or Demon’s curse