Bhaktibase release

Over here at Gaudiya Vedanta Publications, we are so excited to announce the newest development! When you click on a book to read it, you will see that it is just like opening a book. By the mercy of Śrīla Gurudeva, we now have something that will make Śrīla Gurudeva’s books even more accessible to people all over the world. The BhaktiBase mobile application features nearly all of Śrīla Gurudeva’s books, and it works on mobile smartphones, tablets, and more. It was created by Bhagavati Kāntā[…]

New Books Arrived at Bhaktistore

This charming series of lectures given by Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja in Malaysia 1998 was previously published by Śrīpad Hṛṣikeśa Mahārāja in a book entitled Dāmodara-līlā-madhurī. GVP is publishing it for the first time, having listened again to the sound files. It is an excellent introduction to the pastimes of Śrī Kṛṣṇa and the conclusive[…]

bhakti-rasayana

Bhakti-rasāyana, or the nectar tonic of bhakti-rasa, consists of the commentaries on a compilation of verses from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam’s Tenth Canto that Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī included in the final chapter of his Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta. Like stringing pearls on a thread, he has composed a necklace of these verses for the benefit of the sādhakas (practitioners of[…]

Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu bindu

Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu-bindu (a drop from the nectarean ocean of devotion), is a brief summary of the essential topics presented in Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī. It describes the nature of uttama-bhakti, sādhana-bhakti, the stages in the development of prema, the limbs of bhajana, offences committed in the performance of devotional service, offences against the holy name,[…]

Bhajana-rahasya

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura presents an astounding analysis of the mahā-mantra based on Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s Śikṣāṣṭakam. Supporting his presentation by referencing abundant quotes from Vedic literature, he guides the practitioner of bhakti through the successive stages of perfection, from śraddhā (initial faith) to prema (pure love of God). In Bhajana-rahasya-vṛtti, the first ever commentary on[…]

Beyond Liberation

This popular booklet, based on the teachings of Jaiva-dharma, outlines three distinct paths that people follow in order to achieve happiness in life. The third is the positive principle in life, the force of pure love. That force is far beyond material enjoyment and higher than impersonal liberation. It is such a powerful force that[…]

Arcana-dipika

Arcana-dīpikā means “the lamp that illuminates arcana”. The term arcana signifies honour, or worship. As one of the nine processes of devotional service it refers to worshipping the deity form of the Lord. Arcana-dīpikā teaches us how to perform this service and thus please the Lord through this process of worship. It contains the exact[…]

Acarya kesari

The life of Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja exemplified the lofty princi­ples he taught, and thus he is known as ācārya. Just as a lion (kesarī) is gentle with her cubs and ferocious with those who may harm them, he was affectionate with those who sincerely aspired for Truth and roared like a lion[…]

Jaiva Dharma

This compelling narrative, based on spiritually developed personalities and others in cultured Bengali life a few hundred years ago, serves as the basis of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s presentation of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava philosophy, from its basic tenets to its esoteric pinnacle. Woven into the story are penetrating philosophical questions that are commonly pondered and eternally[…]